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Housing Profile
Liberty County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 8736. Liberty County ranks # 66 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 2573
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 76.6%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Liberty County is projected to have a population of 10799, ranking it # 66 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Liberty County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Liberty County 8365 8736 9200 9699 10100 10501 10799
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, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Liberty County, Florida 573 1002
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, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Liberty County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $532 for a studio apartment, $565 for a one-bedroom, $652 for a two-bedroom, $916 for a three-bedroom, and $919 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, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Liberty County 13 16 96 253 46 13 0 0 0 0 0 195 632
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, 2011-2015 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, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Liberty County Liberty One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 44 35 28 17 11 14 10 49 45 99 60
Liberty County Liberty Manufactured housing 27 27 25 13 5 12 2 28 40 22 22
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

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 2016, 545 Liberty County households (21%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 312 households in Liberty County (12%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Liberty County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 2028 233 312
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, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 1557 180 233
Renter 471 53 79
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 $52700 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Liberty County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 105 40 236
30.01-50% AMI 233 101 60
50.01-80% AMI 323 35 6
80.01+% AMI 1367 57 10
Total 2028 233 312
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 699 households in Liberty County (27.2%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 615 of elderly households in Liberty (88.0%) own their homes.
  • 152 elderly households (22%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Liberty County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 547 64 88
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, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Liberty County 5 768 539 838 416 250 208 179 206 3409 0.1 22.5 15.8 24.6 12.2 7.3 17.4
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, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Liberty County, 2011-2015 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 87 3.6 - - 113 3.3 138 4.0
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, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File