Liberty, Illinois

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Liberty is a village in Adams County, Illinois, United States. The population was 519 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Liberty is located at 39°52′48″N 91°6′29″W / 39.88°N 91.10806°W / 39.88; -91.10806 (39.879948, -91.108137)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Liberty, Illinois, in Adams county, is 78 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center) and 97 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri.


Liberty is a very small town located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,185 people and just one neighborhood, Liberty is the 470th largest community in Illinois.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Liberty is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.9% of the Liberty workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 24.7%. Overall, Liberty is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Liberty who work in office and administrative support jobs (14.82%), sales jobs (8.99%), and farm management (6.91%).

In addition, many people in Liberty have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.


"Liberty Township began with the first settlement made on Section 28, by Daniel Lile, in the spring of 1822, and many old settlers followed about the same time. The first regular preacher was George Wolfe of the Dunkard denomination. First horse mill was built by Daniel Lile. The first marriage was that of Jacob Waggle to a Miss Hunsaker, by the Rev. George Wolfe, at the house of the bride's father. The first birth and death, was an infant child of Mr. Kimbrick. The first Supervisor was David Wolfe. The town of Liberty is nearly in the center of the township and is quite a flourishing little town. Liberty is inhabited by an industrious and intelligent people, who have fine farms and desirable houses."

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