Liberty, NC

Liberty, situated in Randolph County, is a small town made up of 2.6 square miles.

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The town was originally founded as Liberty Oak in the early 1800s. The town received the honor of placing in the North Carolina National Historic Register in 2001. In the late 1890s, Liberty experienced a fire in the center of its downtown district.  


The median resident age in Liberty is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $36,000 making it about $12,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in Liberty is about $110,000 (2015) which is $50,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Liberty is 62% White, 20% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 16% other. 76% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 47% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 29% that have never been married.

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Randolph County

Liberty belongs to Randolph County in the Piedmont (center) part of North Carolina. The County, named after Peyton Randolph, the continental congress' first president, has a population of 141,800, while its county seat and largest city, Asheboro, has a population of 25,000.

Randolph County borders Moore, Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Montgomery, Guilford counties.

Randolph County is made up of 789 square miles. 783 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Liberty, NC is about 2,600. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.


The elevation of Liberty, NC is 791 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Liberty, NC is 27298.

Area Code

The area code for Liberty, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Liberty and Randolph County have voted mostly Republican, with 75% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 65% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 33% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Liberty is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Courier-Tribune and The Liberty Leader Newspaper are the primary newspapers that cover the Randolph County area.