West Liberty, Iowa

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West Liberty is a city in Muscatine County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,332 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

West Liberty is home to the West Liberty Raceway. It also has a fairgrounds, where the Muscatine County Fair takes place. West Liberty Foods, a producer of turkey products, has a meat processing facility as well as its corporate headquarters here. Many community service organizations are active within the community, particularly the local Rotary Club.


West Liberty is located at 41°34′17″N 91°15′40″W / 41.571517°N 91.261229°W / 41.571517; -91.261229 (41.571517, -91.261229).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,332 people, 1,150 households, and 801 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,136.4 people per square mile (824.7/km2). There were 1,195 housing units at an average density of 766.2/sq mi (295.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.20% White, 0.30% African American, 0.42% Native American, 3.54% Asian, 25.00% from other races, and 3.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.49% of the population.

There were 1,150 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,925, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $29,963 versus $24,306 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,420. About 4.6% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

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