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Liberty is a city in Clay County, in the Kansas City metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Missouri named Liberty. For links to other places called Liberty, MO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Liberty is 39.246N. The longitude is -94.418W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 886 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,982.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Liberty demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64157 ZIP code.
24% of Liberty residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Liberty ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Liberty was $23,415, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Liberty residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Liberty, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $466. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,075.
Libraries in Liberty include Liberty Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Liberty include Liberty Tribune
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Liberty political report.
The average commute time for Liberty workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Liberty between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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