West Liberty, Iowa Population 2021

3,738
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West Liberty is a city located in Muscatine County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 3,738, it is the 105th largest city in Iowa and the 5593rd largest city in the United States . West Liberty is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually but its population has increased by 0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,736 in 2010. West Liberty reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, West Liberty has a population density of 2,113 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Liberty is $66,897 with a poverty rate of 3.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $889 per month, and the median house value is $125,300. The median age in West Liberty is 31.4 years, 31.3 years for males, and 33.2 years for females.

West Liberty Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Libertywas:

  • White: 83.50%
  • Other race: 7.67%
  • Two or more races: 3.65%
  • Asian: 3.14%
  • Black or African American: 2.05%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Liberty, Iowa is 3,738 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,766.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,736.

West Liberty, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,13783.50%
Some Other Race2887.67%
Two or More Races1373.65%
Asian1183.14%
Black or African American772.05%
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West Liberty Population by Race

West Liberty Population Pyramid $2021

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West Liberty Median Age

31.4


Total

31.3


Male

33.2


Female

West Liberty Adults

There are 2,592 adults, (431 of whom are seniors) in West Liberty.

West Liberty Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.9

Child Dependency Ratio

West Liberty Sex Ratio

Female

1,739

46.29%

Male

2,018

53.71%

West Liberty Population by Age

West Liberty Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Liberty Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male36.8%63.2%
Non Family43.2%56.8%
Female56.2%43.8%
All66.9%33.1%
Married84.2%15.8%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Liberty Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1563.266.9
Married6144.0384.2
Non Family3451.4643.2
Female1783.6256.2
Male194.1636.8

3.8

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

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West Liberty Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade35615.64%
9th to 12th Grade24910.94%
High School Graduate86137.83%
Some College38116.74%
Associates Degree1576.90%
Bachelors Degree1908.35%
Graduate Degree823.60%
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West Liberty Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Liberty Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,1411,038216
Hispanic91746313
Other Race22014613
Asian772918
Black646413
2+ Races121212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

West Liberty Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,000$32,360$36,902
Less Than 9th Grade$31,162$30,682$33,110
High School Graduate$39,853$40,139$39,375
Some College$35,366$36,346$34,167
Bachelors Degree$53,194$61,328$46,429
Graduate Degree$48,750$$49,063

$35,000

Average Earnings

$32,360

Average Male

$36,902

Average Female

West Liberty Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Liberty Language by Age

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West Liberty Language

51.15% of West Liberty residents speak only English, while 48.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 45.72% of the population.

West Liberty Language

West Liberty Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,498845.61%
Black772836.36%
Hispanic1,852100.54%
Other263103.80%

3.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.45%

Male Poverty Rate

2.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Liberty

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Liberty is Black, with 36.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Liberty is Hispanic, with 0.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.16%.

West Liberty Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.06%
Some College3.25%
Less Than 9th Grade1.69%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

West Liberty Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed71.79%
Male Employed3.75%
Female Employed1.11%
Female Unemployed0.00%

West Liberty Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Liberty Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,365$66,897
Families$62,679$74,820
Married Families$84,333-
Non Families$32,466$42,594
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Income by Household Type

West Liberty Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

West Liberty Married by Age and Sex

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West Liberty Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Liberty Marital Status by Race

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West Liberty Marital Status

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117

Number of Veterans

109

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam59
Second Gulf War23
First Gulf War16
World War II10
Korea8

West Liberty Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5440
65 to 7436
75+33
55 to 648
18 to 34

West Liberty Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1175.35%
Hispanic80.71%

West Liberty Veterans by Race

West Liberty Veterans by Education

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6.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Liberty Veterans by Education

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71.9%

Labor Force Participation

70.1%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Liberty Employment by Age

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West Liberty Employment by Race

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West Liberty Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.21%

Born in West Liberty

78.04%

Native Born

21.96%

Foreign Born

9.74%

Non Citizen

12.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.04% of West Liberty residents were born in the United States, with 58.21% having been born in Iowa. 9.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Liberty Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,738-14-0.37%
20203,752-14-0.37%
20193,766-14-0.37%
20183,780240.64%
20173,756330.89%
20163,723-15-0.40%
20153,738-3-0.08%
20143,741-13-0.35%
20133,75410.03%
20123,75370.19%
20113,746-6-0.16%
20103,7524201.19%
20003,3323971.28%
19902,9352120.75%
19802,7230.00%

West Liberty Population by Year