Liberty Lake, Washington

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Liberty Lake is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States located adjacent to the eponymous lake. Located just over a mile (about 2 km) west of the Washington–Idaho border, Liberty Lake is both a suburb of Spokane, Washington and a bedroom community to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The population was 7,591 at the 2010 census.

Liberty Lake
Aerial view of Liberty Lake (lake and city, 2013) from roughly south by southeast. The city is immediately north of the lake, and runs somewhat further west than the lake. The Spokane River, near the top of the photo, forms the northern border of the city.
Aerial view of Liberty Lake (lake and city, 2013) from roughly south by southeast. The city is immediately north of the lake, and runs somewhat further west than the lake. The Spokane River, near the top of the photo, forms the northern border of the city.
Location of Liberty Lake, Washington
Location of Liberty Lake, Washington
Coordinates: 47°39′22″N 117°5′11″W / 47.65611°N 117.08639°W / 47.65611; -117.08639Coordinates: 47°39′22″N 117°5′11″W / 47.65611°N 117.08639°W / 47.65611; -117.08639
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountySpokane
Named forLiberty Lake
Area
 • Total6.25 sq mi (16.18 km2)
 • Land6.25 sq mi (16.18 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,073 ft (632 m)
Population
 • Total7,591
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
10,956
 • Density1,753.80/sq mi (677.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
99019
Area code509
FIPS code53-39335
GNIS feature ID1512389[4]
WebsiteLibertyLakeWA.gov

Liberty Lake was named after a pioneer who settled near the lake, Etienne Edward Laliberte,[5] later he changed his name to Steve Liberty.[6] The town was previously called Arturdee.[7]

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

Liberty Lake is located in the Spokane Valley, at 47°39′22″N 117°5′11″W / 47.65611°N 117.08639°W / 47.65611; -117.08639 (47.656171, -117.086287).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.14 square miles (15.90 km2), all of it land.[9]

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 Spokane Bridge, Washington, State Line, Idaho, and Post Falls, Idaho.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19801,599
19902,01526.0%
20004,660131.3%
20107,59162.9%
2019 (est.)10,956[3]44.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2018 Estimate[11]

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 7,591 people in 2,893 households, including 2,019 families, in the city. The population density was 1,236.3 inhabitants per square mile (477.3/km2). There were 3,344 housing units at an average density of 544.6 per square mile (210.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.5% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0%.[2]

Of the 2,893 households 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 24.6% of households were one person and 8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age was 35.2 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 10.6% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 censusEdit

At the 2000 census, there were 4,660 people, 1,771 households, and 1,347 families 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 per square mile (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.

Of the 1,771 households 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.7% of households were one person and 4.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.05.

The age distribution was 29.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median household income was $60,854 and the median family income was $66,985. Males had a median income of $57,425 versus $30,828 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,105. About 1.3% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

CommunityEdit

The Liberty Lake area includes the incorporated city, with a 2018 population of 10,594, and an unincorporated area with more residents. The city was incorporated on August 31, 2001, and operates with a mayor–council government. There are seven members on the city council who are elected to four-year terms.[12]

MediaEdit

The Liberty Lake Splash, a free community-oriented weekly newspaper is distributed in the city and in the Spokane Valley; the paper has a circulation of about 6,000 copies per week.[13][14]

EducationEdit

Liberty Lake's public schools are serviced by Central Valley School District 356, which has three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.[15]

Liberty Lake has a municipal library.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Washington: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019". United States Census Bureau. May 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ Knowles, Darlene (May 5, 1968). "Indians first settlers of valley". The Spokesman-Review. p. 28. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  6. ^ Sullivan, Julie (March 16, 1989). "Architect builds historical interest with trivia". Spokane Chronicle. pp. S9. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  7. ^ Rowe, Megan (May 19, 2019). "What's in a name? Features in local parks put on a map". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  11. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "City Council". The City of Liberty Lake. City of Liberty Lake. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  13. ^ "Liberty Lake Splash". Mondo Times. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  14. ^ "List of Official Publications". Spokane County. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  15. ^ "Schools | Liberty Lake, WA - Official Website". www.libertylakewa.gov. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  16. ^ "Liberty Lake Municipal Library needs more space, consultant's report says | The Spokesman-Review". www.spokesman.com. Retrieved 2020-09-23.

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