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West Liberty, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of West Liberty had a population of 3,089 as of July 1, 2017. West Liberty ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Liberty is located at latitude 37.9118 and longitude -83.2715 in Morgan County. 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. Morgan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 817 feet.

The City of West Liberty (GNIS ID: 2405708) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of West Liberty is located within West Liberty Division of Morgan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Liberty population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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West Liberty, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,089
Daytime Population: Workers 2,462
Daytime Population: Residents 1,137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,599
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 1,796
Population in Familes 1,447
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,293
Population Density2 713
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $34,035
Average Household Income $49,370
Per Capita Income $19,830


Total Housing Units 753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 367 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $104,365
Average Home Value $130,790


Total Households 637
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.45% -0.6%
Households -1.21% -1.06%
Families -0.62% -1.2%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

West Liberty, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Liberty to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 116 79th
Population Density # 318 41st
Diversity Index # 80 86th
Median Household Income # 393 27th
Per Capita Income # 363 33rd

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