Liberty Lake, Washington
Location of Liberty Lake, Washington
|Named for||Liberty Lake|
|• Total||6.14 sq mi (15.91 km2)|
|• Land||6.14 sq mi (15.91 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,073 ft (632 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,610.71/sq mi (621.93/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1512389|
Liberty Lake is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States located adjacent to the eponymous lake. Located just over a mile (about 2 km) west of the Washington–Idaho border, Liberty Lake is both a suburb of Spokane, Washington and a bedroom community to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The population was 7,591 at the 2010 census.
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.
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 Spokane Bridge, Washington, State Line, Idaho, and Post Falls, Idaho.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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.
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.
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 December 2017, city council members are as follows: Mayor: Steve Peterson Council Member: Shane Brickner Council Member: Dan Dunne Council Member: Cris Kaminskas Council Member: Odin Langford Council Member: Robert Moore Council Member: Hugh Severs Council Member: Mike Kennedy 
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