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West Liberty, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of West Liberty had a population of 3,821 as of July 1, 2016. West Liberty ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Liberty is located at latitude 41.5724 and longitude -91.2626 in Muscatine County. 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. Muscatine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 676 feet.

The City of West Liberty (GNIS ID: 2397269) 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 City of West Liberty is located within Township of Wapsinonoc, a minor civil division (MCD) of Muscatine 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.

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


Total Population 3,821
Population in Households 3,766
Population in Familes 3,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 2,203
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 1,274
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 926
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 883 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 392 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $139,275
Average Home Value $167,554


Median Household Income $53,547
Average Household Income $63,027
Per Capita Income $21,241
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.32%
Households 0.29% 0.3%
Families 0.64% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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, 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 # 106 90th
Population Density1 # 19 98th
Diversity Index2 # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 471 53rd
Per Capita Income # 953 6th

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