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Total population: 3,670 (Urban population: 3,620 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 50 (all nonfarm))

West Liberty,IA index of house prices


Houses: 1,212 (1,154 occupied: 795 owner occupied, 359 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

23%

Housing density: 777 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $119,140.


Median contract rent in 2009: $503 (lower quartile is $208, upper quartile is $603)


Median gross rent in West Liberty, IA in 2009: $608


Housing units in West Liberty with a mortgage: 471 (41 second mortgage, 39 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 192


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $57,361


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $29,904


Median monthly housing costs: $812





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West Liberty, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $133,378 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
West Liberty:

$133,378
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,342 - $168,766

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $108,283
Here:

$108,283
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $272,909
Here:

$272,909
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $76,525
Here:

$76,525
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $25,266
Here:

$25,266
State:

$29,315

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,267
  • In family households: 2,884 (693 male householders, 137 female householders)
    668 spouses, 1,104 children (971 natural, 19 adopted, 114 stepchildren), 31 grandchildren, 35 brothers or sisters, 26 parents, 104 other relatives, 86 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 383 (132 male householders (111 living alone)), 194 female householders (173 living alone)), 57 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 63 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 325 2-persons, 137 3-persons, 165 4-persons, 113 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 284 1-person, 28 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

714 married couples with children.
183 single-parent households (46 men, 137 women).

61.0% of residents of West Liberty speak English at home.
34.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).
3.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 852 (25.6%)
(30.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.2

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Rooms in houses/apartments in West Liberty, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 34
  • 4 rooms: 47
  • 5 rooms: 172
  • 6 rooms: 208
  • 7 rooms: 111
  • 8 rooms: 124
  • 9 or more rooms: 83
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 97
  • 4 rooms: 140
  • 5 rooms: 25
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9 or more rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in West Liberty, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 63
  • 2 bedrooms: 155
  • 3 bedrooms: 375
  • 4 bedrooms: 184
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 130
  • 2 bedrooms: 154
  • 3 bedrooms: 32
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in West Liberty, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 35
  • 1 vehicle: 212
  • 2 vehicles: 326
  • 3 vehicles: 162
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5+ vehicles: 22
  • no vehicle: 81
  • 1 vehicle: 190
  • 2 vehicles: 69
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 151
  • 1990 to 1999: 125
  • 1980 to 1989: 129
  • 1970 to 1979: 245
  • 1960 to 1969: 67
  • 1950 to 1959: 35
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 498

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


West Liberty, IA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in West Liberty, IA:

  • Less than $10,000: 24
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 12
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 11
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 7
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 3
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 0
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 0
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 3
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 7
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 28
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 44
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 56
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 49
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 210
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 216
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 90
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 49
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 44
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 16
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 5
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 0
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 0
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 0
  • $1,000,000 or more: 0
 


West Liberty rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in West Liberty:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 16
  • $150 to $199: 48
  • $200 to $249: 11
  • $250 to $299: 10
  • $300 to $349: 0
  • $350 to $399: 0
  • $400 to $449: 0
  • $450 to $499: 14
  • $500 to $549: 35
  • $550 to $599: 0
  • $600 to $649: 30
  • $650 to $699: 0
  • $700 to $749: 31
  • $750 to $799: 8
  • $800 to $899: 0
  • $900 to $999: 32
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 42
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 0
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 0
  • $2,000 or more: 0
  • No cash rent: 22
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 172
  • 1990 to 1994: 181
  • 1985 to 1989: 172
  • 1980 to 1984: 98
  • 1975 to 1979: 84
  • 1970 to 1974: 93
  • 1970 to 1974: 29
  • 1965 to 1969: 23


West Liberty, IA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 53.3%
Number of people working at home: 47 (3.1% of all workers)


West Liberty commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 156
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 362
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 98
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 108
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 246
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 180
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 201
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 35
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 30
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 54
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 15
  • 90 or more minutes: 6
 


West Liberty mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,046 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 270 (18%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (1%)
  • Walked: 156 (10%)
  • Other means: 10 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 47 (3%)
 


West Liberty, IA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 71
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 91
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 48
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 127
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 100
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 94
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 91
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 95
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 49
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 164
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 110
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 76
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 23
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 3
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 5
  • $200,000 or more: 9
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 1550
 German: 537
 Irish: 150
 English: 146
 United States or American: 84
 Dutch: 77
 Danish: 54
 French (except Basque): 51
 Italian: 35
 Scotch-Irish: 30
 Norwegian: 29
 Swedish: 29
 Czech: 28
 Scottish: 18
 Polish: 13
 Welsh: 13
 European: 12
 French Canadian: 9
 Belgian: 8
 Swiss: 7
 Austrian: 6
 Czechoslovakian: 5
 British: 4
 Finnish: 4


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Mexico (85%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Germany (1%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1870
  • Northeast: 27
  • Midwest: 207
  • South: 207
  • West: 146

60% of West Liberty residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Iowa.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 48
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 19
  • 5th and 6th grade: 117
  • 7th and 8th grade: 68
  • 9th grade: 16
  • 10th grade: 14
  • 11th grade: 30
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 52
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 255
  • Less than 1 year of college: 42
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 92
  • Associate degree: 94
  • Bachelor's degree: 91
  • Master's degree: 34
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 10

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 25
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 23
  • 5th and 6th grade: 36
  • 7th and 8th grade: 64
  • 9th grade: 22
  • 10th grade: 62
  • 11th grade: 22
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 26
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 327
  • Less than 1 year of college: 86
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 103
  • Associate degree: 76
  • Bachelor's degree: 121
  • Master's degree: 33
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 3

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 3.9%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 2.2%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 10.0%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 4.5%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 20.4%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 2.8%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 11.2%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $47,320
  • Black householders: $19,982
  • Asian householders: $62,746
  • Some other race householders: $46,587
  • Two or more races householders: $47,872
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $39,036
West Liberty household income for White non-Hispanic householders
West Liberty household income for Black householders
West Liberty household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
West Liberty household income for Some other race householders
West Liberty household income for Two or more races householders
West Liberty household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

West Liberty marital status for males
West Liberty marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $136,431
  • Black or African American householders: $152,661
  • Asian householders: $147,037
  • Some other race householders: $130,003
  • Two or more races householders: $148,644
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $133,860

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 783
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 89
  • 3 or 4: 123
  • 5 to 9: 45
  • 10 to 19: 20
  • 20 to 49: 23
  • Mobile homes: 108

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 7 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in West Liberty:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in West Liberty
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (94.5%)
  • Electricity (4.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (56.8%)
  • Electricity (38.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

0.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

25.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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