Liberty County, Texas

Liberty County: County in Texas, United States

About

Liberty County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,643 and a population density of 25 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 91,547 inhabitants. Its county seat is Liberty. The county was created 188 years ago in 1835.

Liberty County is located in southeastern Texas near the Trinity River. It was created in 1831 as one of the original counties when Texas was still under Mexican rule. The county was named for its early settlers' devotion to liberty.

The town of Liberty became the county seat in 1830. The original settlers migrated from the southern United States seeking inexpensive and fertile land.

Key Facts About Liberty County Today

Population: As of 2021, Liberty County has over 88,000 residents. The largest city is Liberty with about 10,000 people.

Major Industries: The economy is driven by oil refining, petrochemicals, lumber, healthcare, retail, and education. ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical have major plants here.

Attractions: Top attractions are the Liberty Municipal Park, Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, and historic homes.

Things to See and Do in Liberty County

Some top attractions and activities in Liberty County include:

  • Wildlife viewing in the wetlands of Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Researching family history records at the Sam Houston Regional Library
  • Camping, boating, and fishing at Liberty Municipal Park
  • Touring historic homes and buildings in towns like Liberty and Hardin
  • Shopping for antiques and collectibles in downtown Liberty

With its proximity to Houston and mix of industry, nature, and history, Liberty County offers a unique southeast Texas experience.

Liberty County locator map
Location of Liberty County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Liberty County

Population : 91,547 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Different from : Liberty County, Liberty County, Liberty County
Area : 3046 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.5%
Land as percent of area : 98.5%
Named for : Liberty
Capital : Liberty
Establishment : January 01, 1836
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 09:49:26 (24th February 2024)
Density : 30 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.37% (2010-2020)
Liberty county tx courthouse 2014 image
Liberty county tx courthouse 2014
Liberty county tx courthouse 2014 image

Geography

Liberty County is located at 30°9'6"N 94°48'44"W (30.1516100, -94.8122100). It has 7 neighbors: Chambers County, Hardin County, Harris County, Jefferson County, Montgomery County, Polk County and San Jacinto County.

Liberty County map

The largest city of Liberty County is Dayton with a population of 8,628. Other cities include, Cleveland population 7,858, Franklin population 1,643, Daisetta population 1,175 and Ames population 1,064. See all Liberty County cities & populated places.

Liberty County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Liberty County.

City Name Population Title
Dayton 8,628 City in Liberty County, Texas, United States
Cleveland 7,858 City in Liberty County, Texas
Franklin 1,643 City in Robertson County, Texas, United States
Daisetta 1,175 City in Liberty County, Texas, United States
Ames 1,064 City in Liberty County, Texas, United States
Hardin 966 City in Liberty County, Texas, United States
Kenefick 722 Town of the United States
Devers 545 City in Liberty County, Texas, United States
North Cleveland 313 City in Liberty County, Texas, United States
Woodson 237 Town of the United States
Dayton Lakes 107 City in Liberty County, Texas, United States

Liberty County has 7 neighbours.

  • Liberty

Demographics

The population of Liberty County increased by 17.37% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 75,643 - census
2011 75,990 0.46% estimation process
2012 76,370 0.5% estimation process
2013 76,849 0.62% estimation process
2014 78,045 1.53% estimation process
2015 79,537 1.88% estimation process
2016 81,354 2.23% estimation process
2017 83,597 2.68% estimation process
2018 85,802 2.57% estimation process
2019 88,219 2.74% estimation process
2020 91,547 3.64% estimation process

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People born in Liberty County (1)

U.S. herpetologist and mammalogist (1912–1984) William Franklin Blair was born in Liberty County

Other places with the same name (4)

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