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Liberty, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Liberty is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pickens County at latitude 34.791 and longitude -82.7014. Pickens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Liberty, but most people and references simply refer to it as Liberty, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Liberty indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Liberty (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Liberty: Salubrity.

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Liberty, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,179
Population in Households 3,174
Population in Familes 2,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 714
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,343
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 915
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 990 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $100,546
Average Home Value $105,051


Median Household Income $36,293
Average Household Income $44,111
Per Capita Income $18,061
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.65% -0.42%
Households -0.55% -0.39%
Families 0.47% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Liberty, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Liberty to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 129 68th
Population Density1 # 182 54th
Diversity Index2 # 352 11th
Median Household Income # 197 50th
Per Capita Income # 234 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.