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West Liberty, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of West Liberty had a population of 3,852 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.57 and longitude -91.2638 in Muscatine County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Liberty 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.

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


Total Population 3,852
Population in Households 3,796
Population in Familes 3,198
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 2,221
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $54,432
Average Household Income $66,642
Per Capita Income $22,344


Total Housing Units 1,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 861 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 420 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $138,551
Average Home Value $170,901


Total Households 1,281
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 926
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.37% 0.35%
Households 0.29% 0.29%
Families 0.48% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 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 # 102 90th
Population Density # 18 98th
Diversity Index # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 546 46th
Per Capita Income # 964 5th

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