West Liberty, West Virginia Population 2024

1,436

West Liberty is a city located in Brooke County, Marshall County, and Ohio County West Virginia. West Liberty has a 2024 population of 1,436. West Liberty is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -1.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,456 in 2020.

The average household income in West Liberty is $52,847 with a poverty rate of 34.53%. The median age in West Liberty is 20.6 years: 21.3 years for males, and 20.3 years for females.

West Liberty Demographics

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

  • White: 90.31%
  • Other race: 3.4%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Black or African American: 2.72%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,315.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.37% (-20)
The current population of West Liberty, West Virginia is 1,436 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,456.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,59390.31%
Other race603.4%
Two or more races593.34%
Black or African American482.72%
Asian40.23%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Liberty Population by Race

West Liberty Population Pyramid 2024

West Liberty Median Age

20.6

Total

21.3

Male

20.3

Female

West Liberty Adults

There are 1,641 adults, (108 of whom are seniors) in West Liberty.

West Liberty Age Dependency

15.1

Age Dependency Ratio

7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

8

Child Dependency Ratio

West Liberty Sex Ratio

Female1,08561.51%
Male67938.49%

West Liberty Population by Age

West Liberty Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2732.535644
Non Family1512.0227.272.8
Married933.2592.57.5
Female202.758515
Male93.331000

3.11

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Liberty Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade143.93%
Associates Degree82.25%
Bachelors Degree5415.17%
Graduate Degree7621.35%
High School Graduate13036.52%
Less Than 9th Grade113.09%
Some College6317.7%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Liberty Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Liberty Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White343321130
Black770
Asian330
Other Race300
Hispanic300

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.9%.

West Liberty Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$21,167$0$0
Graduate Degree$58,375$0$46,563
High School Graduate$41,250$46,750$31,477
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$32,625$36,250$31,023
Some College$28,750$0$29,500

$32,625

Average Earnings

$36,250

Average Male

$31,023

Average Female

West Liberty Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Liberty Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Liberty Language

95.36% of West Liberty residents speak only English, while 4.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.44% of the population.

West Liberty Language

West Liberty Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White65521933.44%
Other1010100%
Black10770%
Hispanic33100%
Multiple19315.79%
Asian11100%

34.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.55%

Male Poverty Rate

45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Liberty

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Liberty is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Liberty is Multiple, with 15.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 66.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.33%.

West Liberty Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College35.29%
Less Than 9th Grade12%
High School0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

West Liberty Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed49.48%
Male Employed13.57%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

West Liberty Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Liberty Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$69,375$83,618
Households$39,181$52,847
Married Families$91,161$-999,999,999
Non Families-$26,420

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Liberty Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

11.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.8%

Male Marriage Rate

8.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West Liberty Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Liberty Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Liberty Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Liberty Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

27

Number of Veterans

27

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War9
Second Gulf War7
Vietnam6
Korea0
World War II0

West Liberty Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 549
18 to 347
75+6
55 to 645
65 to 740

West Liberty Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White201.35%
Black714.58%

West Liberty Veterans by Race

West Liberty Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

59.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Liberty Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

West Liberty Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Liberty Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Liberty Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.35%

Born in West Liberty

95.75%

Native Born

4.25%

Foreign Born

3.34%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.75% of West Liberty residents were born in the United States, with 56.35% having been born in West Virginia. 3.34% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,411-5-0.35%
20281,416-5-0.35%
20271,421-5-0.35%
20261,426-5-0.35%
20251,431-5-0.35%
20241,436-5-0.35%
20231,441-3-0.21%
20221,44450.35%
20211,439-17-1.17%
20201,45660.41%
20191,450-1-0.07%
20181,451-6-0.41%
20171,457-6-0.41%
20161,463-8-0.54%
20151,471-113-7.13%
20141,584-44-2.7%
20131,628-78-4.57%
20121,706-25-1.44%
20111,731-3-0.17%
20101,73400%

West Liberty Population by Year