Liberty, KY

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2022 Population
2,164
7.23% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
2.06% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
30.1%
7.59% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$28,347
18.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$107,300
14.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Liberty, KY had a population of 2.16k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $28,347. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Liberty, KY grew from 2,018 to 2,164, a 7.23% increase and its median household income grew from $23,869 to $28,347, a 18.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Liberty, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), White (Hispanic) (6.93%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.2%).

None of the households in Liberty, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Liberty, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Liberty, KY was $107,300, and the homeownership rate was 42.2%.

Most people in Liberty, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Liberty, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Liberty, KY is home to a population of 2.16k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.23% of Liberty, KY residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2022, there were 12.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.87k people) in Liberty, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 150 White (Hispanic) and 82 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Liberty, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Liberty, KY was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Liberty, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.87k ± 316
  2. White (Hispanic)
    150 ± 165
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    82 ± 83.9
10.7%
Hispanic Population
232 people

In 2022, there were 12.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.87k people) in Liberty, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 150 White (Hispanic) and 82 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.7% of the people in Liberty, KY are hispanic (232 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Liberty, KY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
70 people
3.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
73 people

As of 2022, 3.23% of Liberty, KY residents (70 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Liberty, KY was 3.62%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    43 ± 54
  2. Korea
    20 ± 27
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    18 ± 27

Liberty, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Liberty, KY employs 717 people. The largest industries in Liberty, KY are Manufacturing (138 people), Retail Trade (95 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (77 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($70,179), Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,983), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,924).

Occupations

717
2022 Value
± 184
21.9%
1 Year growth
± 30.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Liberty, KY grew at a rate of 21.9%, from 588 employees to 717 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Liberty, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (97 people), Production Occupations (85 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (70 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Liberty, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

717
2022 Value
± 184
21.9%
1 Year growth
± 30.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Liberty, KY grew at a rate of 21.9%, from 588 employees to 717 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Liberty, KY, are Manufacturing (138 people), Retail Trade (95 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (77 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Liberty, KY, though some of these residents may live in Liberty, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,750
Median earning men ± $7,148
$24,308
Median earning women ± $3,810

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($34,375), Manufacturing ($29,583), and Retail Trade ($27,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,041), Retail Trade ($30,625), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($22,981).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Liberty, KY was $107,300 in 2022, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $93,400 to $107,300, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Liberty, KY is 42.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Liberty, KY have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Liberty, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$107,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,199
$374
Median Property Taxes
±$105

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Liberty, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Liberty, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

42.2%
Homeownership
2022
60%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 42.2% of the housing units in Liberty, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 41.6%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Liberty, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$28,347
Median Household Income
± $11,154
887
Number of Households
± 182

In 2022, the median household income of the 887 households in Liberty, KY grew to $28,347 from the previous year's value of $23,869.

The following chart displays the households in Liberty, KY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Liberty, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (15.6%)
  3. Walked (2.09%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Liberty, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.6%) and those who walked to work (2.09%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Liberty, KY have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.85% of the workforce in Liberty, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Liberty, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Liberty, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

30.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Liberty, KY (544 out of 1.81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Liberty, KY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.2% of the population of Liberty, KY has health coverage, with 26.9% on employee plans, 32.8% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 3.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Casey County, KY see 16159 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.71% increase from the previous year (15888 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8033 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 846 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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16,159 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Casey County, KY

Primary care physicians in Casey County, KY see an average of 16,159 patients per year. This represents a 1.71% increase from the previous year (15,888 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Casey County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 40.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 38.2% were men and 61.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
26.9%
Employer Coverage
32.8%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
3.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Liberty, KY declined by 3.07% from 13.2% to 12.8%.

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