Liberty Hill, Texas

Liberty Hill is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. The population is 1,608 people as of March 2012 Census Bureau estimates, The population was 967 at the 2010 census.[3] Liberty Hill is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area.

Liberty Hill, Texas
Downtown Liberty Hill
Location of Liberty Hill, Texas
Coordinates: 30°39′51″N 97°54′41″W
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyWilliamson
Area
  Total2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
  Land2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,025 ft (312 m)
Population
 (United States Census, 2012)
  Total1,608
  Density800/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78642
Area code(s)512 Exchangss: 515,778
FIPS code48-42664[1]
GNIS feature ID1361161[2]

Geography

Liberty Hill is located at 30°39′51″N 97°54′41″W (30.664219, -97.911261),[4] about 29 miles northwest of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it is land and 0.52% is water

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
20001,409
2010967−31.4%
Est. 20182,433[5]151.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 967 people, 337 households, and 224 families residing in the city. The population density was 738.7 people per square mile (284.8/km2). There were 387 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 76.1% White, 1.6% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 9.5% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.3% of the population.

There were 459 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out with 34.9% under the age of 18, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.2 years.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,955, and the median income for a family was $73,125. Males had a median income of $43,098 versus $40,481 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,112. About 9.1% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18.

Arts and culture

Media

Liberty Hill has one newspaper, The Liberty Hill Independent.

Sculpture

In 1976, Liberty Hill hosted an International Sculpture Symposium, which created the Liberty Hill International Sculpture Park. The park hosts 27 monumental pieces made from granite, concrete, bronze, and limestone.

Education

The City of Liberty Hill is served by the Liberty Hill Independent School District.

Academic competitions

In the 2004-2005 academic year, the Liberty Hill High School spelling team won first place at the UIL State Competition in division 3A.[7]

Notable people

Athletics

The Liberty Hill High School football team won the Texas Football State Championship in 3A Division II against Celina in 2006 and in 3A Division I against Gilmer in 2007. [9]

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Liberty Hill has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

References

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