How Many People
Quality of Life
People: County Profiles: Liberty County
Population Facts and Figures
County size: 836 square miles
Population density, 2000: 8.4 people per square mile (Liberty County), 296.4 people per square mile (Florida)
Population growth rate, 1990-2000: 26.1% (Liberty County), 23.5% (Florida)
Average household size: 2.5 people
Females, percent of population: 40.8% (Liberty County), 51% (Florida)
Total number of children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools (pre-k through 12) in 2001: 1,321
Racial composition of schoolchildren,
Poverty (percent of residents living below poverty level, 1999)
Education (percent of residents age 25 and older, 2000)
Major Local Employment Sectors
Highway construction was the primary local employment sector for Liberty County in 2002. Other top employment sectors for the county include electricity, forestry, wood products, education and medical industries.
The unemployment rate was 2.7% in the 2000 census, down from 3.8% in 1990. (Source: Haas Center; U.S. Census)
County Seat: Bristol
Liberty County Emergency Management
Liberty County Sheriff’s Office
Liberty County Cooperative Extension Service
Liberty County Health Department
Apalachee Regional Planning Council
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission--Northwest Region
Bristol (population in 2000: 845)
Liberty County School Board
School District Data:
Hosford Elementary and Junior High School (PK-8)
Liberty Early Learning Center (PK)
Tolar Elementary and Middle School (K-8)
Liberty County High School (9-12)
Liberty County Adult School
Liberty County/Harrell Memorial Public Library
Hosford Resource Center
Sumatra Resource Center
Northwest Regional Library System
Chamber of Commerce:
Outdoor recreation facilities: To find state parks in northwest Florida, see www.floridastateparks.org/northwest/default.asp. For a list of Wildlife Management Areas by area and activity, see the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s recreation website myfwc.com/recreation/.
Boat ramps: Boat ramps are listed at www.floridaconservation.org/fishing/ramps/nw-ramps.html
Fishing: The Ochlockonee and Apalachicola rivers and their tributaries and several large lakes provide fishing opportunities.
Swimming: Camel Lake has a swimming area with a white sand beach. This natural lake also has other activities including camping and hiking.
Canoe trails: See the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s “Florida Trails” website for information on canoe trails in the ARROW region (myfwc.com/fltrails/region1/reg1in.html).
Hunting areas: A list of public hunting areas in northwest Florida can be found at wld.fwc.state.fl.us/hunting/wma/Northwest.htm. Florida hunting regulations can be found at wld.fwc.state.fl.us/hunting/default.html.
Hiking trails: The Greenways and Trails website lists hiking trails in the region (www.floridadep.org/gwt/). The Garden of Eden trail north of Bristol is in the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy. The rest of the preserve is not open to the public. For more information, see nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/florida/preserves/art5521.html.