Liberty Lake, Washington

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Liberty Lake is an incorporated city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, on the Idaho state line. Liberty Lake is a suburb of Spokane, Washington. Thus, it is situated between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The population was 4,660 at the 2000 census.

Liberty Lake was named after an Etienne Edward Laliberte (A French Canadian-1871), later he changed his name to Steve Liberty, a mail carrier and homesteader by the Lake.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Liberty Lake ranks 42nd of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. It is also the highest rank achieved in Spokane County.

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History

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.

Geography

Liberty Lake is located at 47°39′22″N 117°5′11″W / 47.65611°N 117.08639°W / 47.65611; -117.08639 (47.656171, -117.086287).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (20.04%) is water.

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 Post Falls, Idaho.

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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