Liberty Hill, Texas

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Liberty Hill, Texas
Downtown Liberty Hill
Downtown Liberty Hill
Location of Liberty Hill, Texas
Location of Liberty Hill, Texas
Williamson County LibertyHill.svg
Coordinates: 30°39′51″N 97°54′41″W / 30.66417°N 97.91139°W / 30.66417; -97.91139Coordinates: 30°39′51″N 97°54′41″W / 30.66417°N 97.91139°W / 30.66417; -97.91139
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyWilliamson
Government
 • MayorLiz Branigan
Area
 • Total4.64 sq mi (12.01 km2)
 • Land4.63 sq mi (12.00 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,025 ft (312 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,646
 • Density632.50/sq mi (244.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
78642
Area code512
FIPS code48-42664[2]
GNIS feature ID1361161[3]

Liberty Hill is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,646 at the 2020 census.[4] Liberty Hill is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

Liberty Hill is located at 30°39′51″N 97°54′41″W / 30.664219°N 97.911261°W / 30.664219; -97.911261 (30.664219, –97.911261),[5] about 29 miles northwest of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it is land and 0.52% is water

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20001,409
2010967−31.4%
20203,646277.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Liberty Hill racial composition as of 2020[7]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 2,308 63.3%
Black or African American (NH) 92 2.52%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 20 0.55%
Asian (NH) 58 1.59%
Pacific Islander (NH) 2 0.05%
Some Other Race (NH) 16 0.44%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 160 4.39%
Hispanic or Latino 990 27.15%
Total 3,646

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,646 people, 1,244 households, and 843 families residing in the city.

At the 2010 census there were 967 people in 337 households, including 224 families, in the city. The population density was 738.7 people per square mile (284.8/km2). There were 387 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 76.1% White, 1.6% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 9.5% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.3%.[2]

Of the 459 households 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, and 33.5% were non-families. 27.9% of households were one person and 12.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.19.

The age distribution was 34.9% under the age of 18, and 12.3% 65 or older. The median age was 34.2 years.

The median household income was $56,955 and the median family income was $73,125. Males had a median income of $43,098 versus $40,481 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,112. About 9.1% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18.

History[edit]

The first settlers arrived in the 1840s. A post office was opened three miles west of the present townsite in 1853 and its first postmaster suggested for the place the name Liberty Hill. Subsequently, the town moved eastward twice.[10] In 1871, a building of hand-cut limestone was erected by S.P. Stubblefield at the corner of Main and Myrtle. He operated the property as a general store until 1881. This structure, today known as the Stubblefield Visitors Center, is perhaps the oldest still standing in Liberty Hill.[11][12]

Arts and culture[edit]

Media[edit]

Liberty Hill has one newspaper, The Liberty Hill Independent.

Sculpture[edit]

In 1976, Liberty Hill hosted an International Sculpture Symposium, which created the Liberty Hill International Sculpture Park. The park hosts 27 monumental pieces made from granite, concrete, bronze, and limestone.

Education[edit]

The City of Liberty Hill is served by the Liberty Hill Independent School District.

Academic competitions[edit]

In the 2004–2005 academic year, the Liberty Hill High School spelling team won first place at the UIL State Competition in division 3A.[13]

Notable people[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The Liberty Hill High School football team won the Texas Football State Championship in 3A Division II against Celina in 2006 and in 3A Division I against Gilmer in 2007.[15] The Liberty Hill High School Girls track team sent the 4x400 team to state in 2016 and placed second and in 2017 and placed first.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Liberty Hill has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  8. ^ Hispanic Origin, census.gov. Retrieved Oct 31st, 2022
  9. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  10. ^ Myreta Julia Matthews: Liberty Hill, TX (Williamson County), tshaonline.org. Retrieved 2022-10-30.
  11. ^ Stubblefield Visitors Center, libertyhilltx.gov. Retrieved 2022-10-30.
  12. ^ History of S.P Stubblefield and Stubblefield Building, libertyhilltx.gov. Retrieved 2022-10-30.
  13. ^ "UIL Spelling and Vocabulary State Champions". uil100.org. Archived from the original on 7 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  14. ^ "The Real Lone Ranger: John Reynolds Hughes, the Man Who Inspired the Myth". 12 June 2018.
  15. ^ "All-time state champions » Texas Football". 2013-02-04. Archived from the original on 2013-02-04.
  16. ^ Climate Summary for Liberty Hill, Texas, weatherbase.com. Retrieved Oct 31st, 2022
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[8][9]

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