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Welcome to Liberty ...

The city of Liberty is located in Clay County<1> and is the County Seat for Clay County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Liberty has a population of 32,100 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Liberty.

Liberty is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Liberty lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Liberty is located in the (816) area code.

The ZIP codes for Liberty: 64068-64069, 64087<4>

Websites for Liberty ...

Official Website:   www.ci.liberty.mo.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.libertychamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Liberty had an population of 32,100 people. This is an increase of 10.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Liberty had a population of 29,149 people (which is 13.13% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Liberty the county's most populous community.

The population of Liberty represents 0.49% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,149 people, the population of Liberty increased 11.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 26,232 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Liberty.

Adding Liberty to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Liberty in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Liberty was on a map titled William Bradley Map (1866).

We also found Liberty in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Liberty on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Liberty ...

While we believe that this Liberty is located in Clay County, we know of another 2 Missouri communities named Liberty. Those communities are located in the following counties: Callaway and McDonald County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 127 communities that are also named Liberty - they are located in Alabama (7), Arizona, Arkansas (5), California (2), Colorado (4), Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Illinois (4), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky (7), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi (5), Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico (3), New York, North Carolina (4), Ohio (5), Oklahoma (6), Oregon (3), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee (17), Texas (10), Utah (2), Virginia (6), Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Liberty.

Communities near Liberty ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Liberty.

  • Kansas City [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas City
    • Kansas City [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 495,327 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<6>
  • Kansas City [Wyandotte County]
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    • Kansas City [Wyandotte County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 152,960 people
    • Former name for Kansas City:
    • Wyandotte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<6>
  • Independence [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,672 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<6>
  • Blue Springs [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
    • Blue Springs [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,829 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Raytown [Jackson County]
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      • Raytown [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raytown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raytown<6>
    • Gladstone [Clay County]
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      • Gladstone [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<6>
    • Grain Valley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grain Valley
      • Grain Valley [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,526 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grain Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grain Valley<6>
    • Excelsior Springs [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior Springs
      • Excelsior Springs [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Excelsior Springs<6>
    • Kearney [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
      • Kearney [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearney<6>
    • Smithville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Liberty. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Liberty.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Liberty. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Liberty.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Liberty. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Liberty.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Liberty ...

Looking for more information about Liberty? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Liberty, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Liberty.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Liberty: www.ci.liberty.mo.us/

The official website for Clay County: www.claycogov.com/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Clay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Liberty.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Liberty - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Liberty). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Liberty or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Liberty includes: 64068 & 64069.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Liberty) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Liberty. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LibertyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2461, Longitude: -94.4194    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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