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Housing Profile
Liberty County, Florida
  • Population, 2015: 8698. Liberty County ranks # 66 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2015: 2548
  • Homeownership Rate, 2015: 76.4%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.7%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Liberty County is projected to have a population of 11002, ranking it # 66 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Liberty County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Liberty County 8365 8698 9203 9700 10203 10603 11002
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $80443. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $25764.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $0.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $106874 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $95000, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Liberty County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Liberty County Single Family Homes 25000 25000 35000 33500 38000 56000 55000 88500 61750 65200 125000 121000 121000 76700 85000 69450 109107 114950 120000 63600 95000
Liberty County Condominiums NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Liberty County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Liberty County 584 998
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Liberty County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2016, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $516 for a studio apartment, $548 for a one-bedroom, $634 for a two-bedroom, $874 for a three-bedroom, and $878 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Liberty County, 2010-2014

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Liberty County 0 13 93 164 64 19 0 157 510
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are licensed manufactured housing parks in with lots in 2012.
  • There are licensed condominium developments in with units in 2012. Of these, properties with units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Liberty County, 2005-2014

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 20132014
Liberty County Liberty One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 44 35 28 17 11 14 10 49 45 99
Liberty County Liberty Manufactured housing 27 27 25 13 5 12 2 28 40 22
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2014

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

This table is not available outside of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2015, 537 Liberty County households (21%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 305 households in Liberty County (12%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Liberty County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 2011 232 305
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Liberty County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 1541 178 228
Renter 470 54 77
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Liberty County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $53600 in 2016.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Liberty County, 2015

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 102 40 231
30.01-50% AMI 227 99 59
50.01-80% AMI 321 35 6
80.01+% AMI 1361 58 9
Total 2011 232 305
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 671 households in Liberty County (26.3%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2015. In comparison, 29.6% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 591 of elderly households in Liberty (88.1%) own their homes.
  • 145 elderly households (22%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Liberty County, 2015

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 526 62 83
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Liberty County was 1617 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Liberty County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Liberty County 711 564 828 324 239 223 224 183 3296 21.6 17.1 25.1 9.8 7.3 19.1
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Liberty County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Liberty County 138 5.8 - - 148 4.5 226 6.9
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File