West Liberty, Kentucky

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West Liberty, Kentucky

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High Points

West Liberty strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% West Liberty Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% West Liberty Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 12% West Liberty Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of West Liberty, Kentucky

Comparing West Liberty to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 9
Age of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 5
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
College Educated Adults 2 3
Median Family Income 2 3
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Working at Home 4 6
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7

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West Liberty Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles SW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Morgan
Standard Zip Codes 41472
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.921
Longitude -83.259

West Liberty Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 43 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station FARMERS 2 S
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Distance 37.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
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West Liberty Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,277 100%
Male 2,378 72.6%
Female 899 27.4%
Under 18 332 10.1%
18+ 2,945 89.9%
65+ 378 11.5%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 2.71
White 2,603 79.4%
African-American 596 18.2%
Asian 7 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.4%
Other 7 0.2%
Mixed Race 49 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 41 1.3%

Estimated West Liberty Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,349
Growth 72
Growth % 2.2%

West Liberty Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.2%
US/American 30.3%
English 10.1%
Irish 9.5%
German 5.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Italian 1.5%
Polish 1.5%
African 1.5%
Dutch 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
British 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Bulgarian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Macedonian 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, West Liberty, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Blairs Mill (41472)
Blaze (41472)
Caney (41472)
Cottle (41472)
Dingus (41472)
Elamton (41472)
Index (41472)
Lenox (41472)
Matthew (41472)
Mima (41472)
Moon (41472)
Relief (41472)
Silverhill (41472)
Stacy Fork (41472)
White Oak (41472)
Yocum (41472)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Liberty 3,277 $30,875
Campton 424 $21,528
Frenchburg 551 $28,333
Morehead 5,914 $34,375
Salyersville 1,604 $23,393
Sandy Hook 678 $21,071
Wellington 561 $67,500

West Liberty Public Libraries

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
West Liberty, Kentucky
(606) 743-4151
Library Web Site

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West Liberty Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(606) 743-3186
Emergency Service: Yes

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West Liberty High Schools (2004)

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A Title I School.
Serves 674 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

A Non-traditional School
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

West Liberty Colleges

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