Liberty, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Liberty, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Liberty had a population of 2,562 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Liberty is located at latitude 40.3217 and longitude -79.8632 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Liberty (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 909 feet.

The Borough of Liberty (GNIS ID: 1214805) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Liberty population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Liberty, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,562
Population in Households 2,533
Population in Familes 2,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 1,791
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,110
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 719
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 924 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $79,035
Average Home Value $89,259


Median Household Income $52,555
Average Household Income $63,540
Per Capita Income $27,777
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.05%
Households 0.23% 0.2%
Families 0.07% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Liberty, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Liberty to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 525 70th
Population Density1 # 753 57th
Diversity Index2 # 1290 27th
Median Household Income # 707 60th
Per Capita Income # 584 67th

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