Liberty Lake, Washington

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Liberty Lake, Washington
City
Aerial view of Liberty Lake (lake and city, 2013) from roughly south by southeast. The city is immediately north of the lake, and runs somewhat further west than the lake. The Spokane River, near the top of the photo, forms the northern border of the city.
Aerial view of Liberty Lake (lake and city, 2013) from roughly south by southeast. The city is immediately north of the lake, and runs somewhat further west than the lake. The Spokane River, near the top of the photo, forms the northern border of the city.
Location of Liberty Lake, Washington
Location of Liberty Lake, Washington
Coordinates: 47°39′22″N 117°5′11″W / 47.65611°N 117.08639°W / 47.65611; -117.08639Coordinates: 47°39′22″N 117°5′11″W / 47.65611°N 117.08639°W / 47.65611; -117.08639
Country United States
State Washington
County Spokane
Area[1]
 • Total 6.14 sq mi (15.90 km2)
 • Land 6.14 sq mi (15.90 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,073 ft (632 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 7,591
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 8,266
 • Density 1,236.3/sq mi (477.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99019
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-39335
GNIS feature ID 1512389[4]
Website www.libertylakewa.gov

Liberty Lake is an incorporated city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, on the Idaho state line. Liberty Lake is a suburb of Spokane, Washington. Thus, it is situated between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The population was 7,591 at the 2010 census.

Liberty Lake was named after an Etienne Edward Laliberte (A French Canadian-1871), later he changed his name to Steve Liberty, a mail carrier and homesteader by the Lake.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Liberty Lake ranks 42nd of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. It is also the highest rank achieved in Spokane County.

History[edit]

Liberty Lake was officially incorporated on August 31, 2001. The lake itself is located outside of the city limits as it is outside the urban growth boundary.

Geography[edit]

Liberty Lake is located at 47°39′22″N 117°5′11″W / 47.65611°N 117.08639°W / 47.65611; -117.08639 (47.656171, -117.086287).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.14 square miles (15.90 km2), all of it land.[1]

Liberty Lake is one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Washington. Liberty Lake is south of the Spokane River from Otis Orchards-East Farms, Washington, east of Greenacres, Washington (now part of Spokane Valley, Washington), and west of Post Falls, Idaho.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 4,660
2010 7,591 62.9%
Est. 2013 8,266 8.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7,591 people, 2,893 households, and 2,019 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,236.3 inhabitants per square mile (477.3 /km2). There were 3,344 housing units at an average density of 544.6 per square mile (210.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.5% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 2,893 households of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 35.2 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 10.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,660 people, 1,771 households, and 1,347 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,091.8 people per square mile (421.4/km²). There were 1,894 housing units at an average density of 443.7 per square mile (171.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.69% White, 0.71% African American, 0.28% Native American, 2.60% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.

There were 1,771 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 29.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,854, and the median income for a family was $66,985. Males had a median income of $57,425 versus $30,828 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,105. About 1.3% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Community[edit]

Only part of the community is within the City of Liberty Lake, incorporated on August 31, 2001. The city has an official population of 4,480 as of April 1, 2002, having grown nearly 25% in the previous year. The city's population as of December 31, 2002, rose to 5,030. Approximately 1,400 Liberty Lake residents live outside the city limits.

The city operates on a City Council system. As of spring 2011, city council members are as follows: Mayor: Wendy Van Orman, Position 1: Susan Schuler, Position 2: Josh Beckett, Position 3: David Crump, Position 4: Odin Langford, Position 5: Judi Owens, Position 6: Ryan Romney, Position 7: Cris Kaminskas[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "City Council Members". The City of Liberty Lake. Spokane Web Communications. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 

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