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West Liberty, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of West Liberty had a population of 1,475 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 1,475
Daytime Population: Workers 323
Daytime Population: Residents 704
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,027
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 792
Population in Familes 569
Population in Group Qrtrs 683
Population Density2 1,351
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $39,883
Average Household Income $54,287
Per Capita Income $19,493


Total Housing Units 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $101,389
Average Home Value $141,167


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 141
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 -0.58% -0.22%
Households -0.11% -0.42%
Families 2.49% -0.57%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.01%

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, 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 # 110 73rd
Population Density # 108 74th
Diversity Index # 117 71st
Median Household Income # 179 56th
Per Capita Income # 298 27th

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