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West Liberty, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of West Liberty had a population of 1,481 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Liberty is located at latitude 40.1644 and longitude -80.5971 in Ohio County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Liberty (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ohio County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,224 feet.

The Town of West Liberty (GNIS ID: 2391477) 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.

The Town of West Liberty is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ohio 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Liberty: Blacks Cabin, Short Creek.

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West Liberty, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,481
Population in Households 787
Population in Familes 567
Population in Group Qrtrs 694
Population Density1 1,357
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $97,778
Average Home Value $137,669


Median Household Income $39,656
Average Household Income $53,651
Per Capita Income $19,248
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.35%
Households -0.27% -0.51%
Families 2.77% -0.58%
Median Household Income   -0.68%
Per Capita Income   0.17%
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, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Liberty to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 73rd
Population Density1 # 110 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 110 73rd
Median Household Income # 153 62nd
Per Capita Income # 275 32nd

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