Liberty, NY


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Liberty is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,134 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Liberty is the 355th largest community in New York.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Liberty is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.55% of the Liberty workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Liberty is a village of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Liberty who work in office and administrative support (11.10%), sales jobs (10.67%), and maintenance occupations (5.64%).

The citizens of Liberty are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.90% of adults in Liberty have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Liberty in 2010 was $23,489, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,956 for a family of four. However, Liberty contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Liberty is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Liberty home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Liberty residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Liberty also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.71% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Liberty include Irish, Italian, Polish, and Dutch.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Liberty's cultural character, accounting for 16.33% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Liberty is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.