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West Liberty, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of West Liberty had a population of 1,425 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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


Total Population 1,425
Population in Households 777
Population in Familes 555
Population in Group Qrtrs 648
Population Density2 1,305
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $41,486
Average Household Income $60,281
Per Capita Income $20,786


Total Housing Units 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $107,639
Average Home Value $155,612


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 139
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 -0.93% -0.31%
Households -0.3% -0.6%
Families 2.01% -0.73%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

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, 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 # 113 72nd
Population Density # 114 72nd
Diversity Index # 110 73rd
Median Household Income # 162 60th
Per Capita Income # 265 35th

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