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Liberty
Town
Location of within Tulsa County, and the state of Oklahoma
Location of within Tulsa County, and the state of Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Okmulgee and Tulsa
Area
 • Total 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 220
 • Density 36.1/sq mi (13.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Liberty is a town that sits astride the line dividing Okmulgee and Tulsa counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 220 in the 2010 United States Census, compared to 184 at the 2000 census.

History

The earliest settler recorded in this area was Wallace W. Baird, a farmer from Illinois, who arrived in Tulsa County in 1912, and settled on a 40 acres (16 ha) farm. Liberty was incorporated as a dispersed rural community on October 1, 1978. It incorporated a second time on June 29, 1982.

Geography

Liberty is located at 35°51′26″N 95°58′9″W / 35.85722°N 95.96917°W / 35.85722; -95.96917 (35.857244, -95.969284).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 19
1990 155 715.8%
2000 184 18.7%
2010 220 19.6%
Est. 2015 218 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 184 people, 63 households, and 52 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.1 people per square mile (11.6/km²). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 11.8 per square mile (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.33% White, 9.78% Native American, and 4.89% from two or more races.

There were 63 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,833, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $30,781 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,421. About 9.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 or over.


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