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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Liberty is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 30,928. Liberty is in Clay County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Liberty offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Liberty there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Liberty and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Liberty are highly rated.
About Liberty...
Population
30,928

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$871
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Liberty Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    254.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    216.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,202.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    185.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Liberty

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,686
National
$55,322

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Liberty Reviews

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Liberty is the perfect mix between city and country living! There are plenty of cute shops all around the town, there is a precious farmer's market on the downtown square, and there are plenty of parks to choose from to have a quite picnic. I would absolutely recommend living here because the school district is incredible!
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I enjoy the general tranquility of the town. People are respectful, they're not quick to judge, however, unpleasant people do reside here. Liberty has William Jewell College which is a beautiful addition. Liberty has a nature sanctuary, and a historic downtown that is pedestrian friendly.
I would love to see more sidewalks as well as a Liberty exclusive public transportation system as well as more parks and community meetings about how the town is doing and steps to improve life standards and qualities. I would also like to see the rent of Liberty reflect the actual wage of the jobs and surrounding community to make it more affordable.
I like Liberty, it has great established restaurants and continues to get great new options. We have a new state of the art movie theatre. It would be great however to have a few more entertainment/activity businesses. I would love if we had an escape room more locally. There are a few chain restaurants I would love to have in the area--Shake Shack and Nando's for instance. I'm hoping to get a Planet Fitness location soon because the closest one is inconvenient unless you get closer to the Kansas City area more often. Overall though, Liberty is a good area with a lot of quality places to eat, shop, and stay entertained.