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Liberty
Location in Weber County and the state of Utah
Location in Weber County and the state of Utah
Country United States
State Utah
County Weber
Settled 1859
Area
 • Total 5.9 sq mi (15 km2)
 • Land 5.9 sq mi (15 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
5,167 ft (1,575 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,257
 • Density 213.1/sq mi (82.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84310
Area code(s) 385, 801
GNIS feature ID 2584770

Liberty is a census-designated place in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,257 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Liberty lies in the northwestern Ogden Valley of the Wasatch Range, some 7 miles (11 km) up North Ogden Canyon eastward from North Ogden and 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Eden. East of Liberty are Nordic Valley, Utah State Route 158, and the Wolf Mountain ski resort. To the southeast, just past Eden, are Pineview Reservoir and the town of Huntsville. Avon Road, formerly State Route 162, leads north through the mountains to Avon.

History

British trapper and explorer Peter Skene Ogden was the first European to map and describe the "Ogden Hole" valley which would later include Liberty. The Liberty area was settled beginning in 1859 as an outgrowth of Eden. In 1892, a separate townsite was laid out and a separate ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized. The name came from John Freeman's remarks that both cattle and people took "full liberty" in the area.

Settlement happened gradually, homes built one at a time rather than in tract housing. Traditionally a farming and ranching community, Liberty has developed in recent years into a recreational community and commuter town for the Ogden area.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 274
1910 275 0.4%
1920 252 −8.4%
1930 281 11.5%
1940 234 −16.7%
1950 196 −16.2%
2010 1,257
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,257 people residing in the CDP. There were 437 housing units. The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.2% White, 1.0% Asian, 0.7% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.9% from some other race, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

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