West Liberty, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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West Liberty, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of West Liberty had a population of 3,186 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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West Liberty, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,186
Population in Households 1,876
Population in Familes 1,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,310
Population Density2 736
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $34,535
Average Household Income $51,452
Per Capita Income $20,434


Total Housing Units 777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 392 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $107,937
Average Home Value $137,883


Total Households 672
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.91% -0.29%
Households -0.42% -0.42%
Families 0.08% -0.56%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   0.74%

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, 2018 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 # 115 79th
Population Density # 313 42nd
Diversity Index # 84 85th
Median Household Income # 394 27th
Per Capita Income # 364 33rd

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