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Liberty, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Liberty had a population of 2,804 as of July 1, 2017. Liberty ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Liberty is located at latitude 35.855 and longitude -79.5693 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Liberty (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The Town of Liberty (GNIS ID: 2406017) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Liberty is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

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, 2017.

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Liberty, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,804
Daytime Population: Workers 1,417
Daytime Population: Residents 1,615
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,032
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,792
Population in Familes 2,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 895
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $34,959
Average Household Income $45,820
Per Capita Income $18,489


Total Housing Units 1,289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 736 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 403 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $120,928
Average Home Value $166,961


Total Households 1,139
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 728
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.62%
Households 0.6% 0.56%
Families 0.58% 0.46%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Liberty, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Liberty to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 260 65th
Population Density # 265 64th
Diversity Index # 123 84th
Median Household Income # 554 25th
Per Capita Income # 602 19th

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