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West Liberty, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of West Liberty is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Muscatine County at latitude 41.5724 and longitude -91.2626. Muscatine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 676 feet.

The formal official name is the City of West Liberty, but most people and references simply refer to it as West Liberty, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for West Liberty indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of West Liberty (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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West Liberty, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,768
Population in Households 3,711
Population in Familes 3,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 2,172
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 1,264
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 917
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 879 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $142,681
Average Home Value $155,973


Median Household Income $48,364
Average Household Income $57,142
Per Capita Income $19,317
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% 0.11%
Households 0.24% 0.11%
Families 0.71% -0.02%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.16%
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, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Liberty to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 105 90th
Population Density1 # 21 98th
Diversity Index2 # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 700 31st
Per Capita Income # 973 4th

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