West Liberty, West Virginia

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West Liberty, West Virginia
Town
Location of West Liberty shown in West Virginia
Location of West Liberty shown in West Virginia
Coordinates: 40°9′56″N 80°35′41″W / 40.16556°N 80.59472°W / 40.16556; -80.59472Coordinates: 40°9′56″N 80°35′41″W / 40.16556°N 80.59472°W / 40.16556; -80.59472
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Ohio
Area[1]
 • Total 0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Land 0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,224 ft (373 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,542
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,539
 • Density 2,267.6/sq mi (875.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26074
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-85876[4]
GNIS feature ID 1555947[5]

West Liberty is a town in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,542 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

West Liberty is located at 40°9′56″N 80°35′41″W / 40.16556°N 80.59472°W / 40.16556; -80.59472 (40.165495, -80.594656)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,542 people, 243 households, and 119 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,267.6 inhabitants per square mile (875.5 /km2). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 386.8 per square mile (149.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.3% White, 3.2% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 243 households of which 18.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.0% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the town was 20.9 years. 5% of residents were under the age of 18; 73.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 8.2% were from 25 to 44; 9.2% were from 45 to 64; and 4.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 43.3% male and 56.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,220 people, 241 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,865.9 inhabitants per square mile (724.7/km²). There were 285 housing units at an average density of 435.9 per square mile (169.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.64% White, 1.89% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 241 households out of which 15.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 6.7% under the age of 18, 70.0% from 18 to 24, 10.9% from 25 to 44, 8.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,393, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $18,750 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,573. About 13.3% of families and 29.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

West Liberty is the home of West Liberty University.[7]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "West Liberty University". West Liberty University. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Thomas Ewing". Find A Grave. Retrieved 23 August 2012.