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West Liberty, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of West Liberty is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Morgan County at latitude 37.9118 and longitude -83.2715. Morgan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 817 feet.

The formal official name is the City of West Liberty, but most people and references simply refer to it as West Liberty, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for West Liberty indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of West Liberty (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

City of West Liberty, KY Boundary Map


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West Liberty, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,323
Population in Households 1,866
Population in Familes 1,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,457
Population Density1 767
Diversity Index2 31
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 668
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $72,360
Average Home Value $83,377
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,763
Average Household Income $38,754
Per Capita Income $12,202
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.78% -0.65%
Households -0.96% -0.91%
Families 0.16% -1.04%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   0.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Liberty, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Liberty to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 112 79th
Population Density1 # 307 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 90 83rd
Median Household Income # 408 22nd
Per Capita Income # 515 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.