is a town located in Amite County, Mississippi
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 633. It is the county seat
of Amite County6
Geography\nLiberty is located at 31°9'39" North, 90°48'14" West (31.160812, -90.804002)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 5.4 km²
). 5.3 km² (2.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.48% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 633 people, 263 households, and 170 families residing in the town. The population density
is 118.6/km² (307.6/mi²). There are 309 housing units at an average density of 57.9/km² (150.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 74.25% White, 24.17% African American
, 0.00% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 263 households out of which 25.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% are non-families. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the town the population is spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $23,882, and the median income for a family is $35,179. Males have a median income of $38,000 versus $16,944 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,062. 21.5% of the population and 19.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.7% are under the age of 18 and 25.4% are 65 or older.