West Liberty, West Virginia

West Liberty, West Virginia

Infobox Settlement
official_name = West Liberty, West Virginia
settlement_type = Town
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map_caption = Location of West Liberty shown in West Virginia

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = West Virginia
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Ohio

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area_total_km2 = 1.7
area_land_km2 = 1.7
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.7
area_land_sq_mi = 0.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1220
population_density_km2 = 720.4
population_density_sq_mi = 1865.9

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
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elevation_m = 373
elevation_ft = 1224
latd = 40 |latm = 9 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 80 |longm = 35 |longs = 41 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 26074
area_code = 304
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blank_info = 54-85876GR|2
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blank1_info = 1555947GR|3
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West Liberty is a town in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. It is the home of West Liberty State College. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.


West Liberty is located at coor dms|40|9|56|N|80|35|41|W|city (40.165495, -80.594656)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²), all land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,220 people, 241 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 724.7/km² (1,865.9/mi²). There were 285 housing units at an average density of 169.3/km² (435.9/mi²). 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.


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