A Brief History and Facts about Liberty

Liberty is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of around 2,500. The median home value in the area is about $75,000. 86 percent of Liberty residents own their homes. Liberty is a borough in Allegheny County and its current mayor is Jane Weigand. An interesting fact about Liberty is that it does not have its own post office. Mail is actually addressed to the city of McKeesport. At one point, Liberty was a part of Port Vue but got its freedom from the neighborhood in 1912, which earned the town its name. Most who live in the community call it Liberty Borough or Liberty Boro.

Liberty is part of the South Allegheny School District and is home to the district’s high school and an early childhood center. The borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles. Approximately .1 square miles of this is water. The neighborhood is bounded by Port Vue and McKeesport from the north. The east borders include Versailles and the Youghiogheny River. To the south lies Lincoln and Glassport is to the west.

Liberty reached peak population in the 1960s, at around 3,600 people.

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