West Liberty, West Virginia

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West Liberty is a town in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,220 at the 2000 census. It is the home of West Liberty University. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

West Liberty is located at 40°9′56″N 80°35′41″W / 40.16556°N 80.59472°W / 40.16556; -80.59472 (40.165495, -80.594656)[3].

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

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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.

References

Wheeling

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