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. Take a look below for 20 amazing and awesome facts about Liberty Lake, Washington, United States.
1. The population was 7,591 at the 2010 census.
2. Liberty Lake was named after a pioneer who settled near the lake, Etienne Edward Laliberte, later he changed his name to Steve Liberty.
3. The town was previously called Arturdee.
4. Liberty Lake was officially incorporated on August 31, 2001.
5. The lake itself is located outside of the city limits as it is outside the urban growth boundary.
6. Liberty Lake is located in the Spokane Valley, at 47°39′22″N 117°5′11″W (47.656171, -117.086287).
7. 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.
8. Liberty Lake is one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Washington.
9. 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.
10. At the 2010 census there were 7,591 people in 2,893 households, including 2,019 families, in the city.
11. 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).
12. 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%.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. The Liberty Lake area includes the incorporated city, with a 2018 population of 10,594, and an unincorporated area with more residents.
16. The city was incorporated on August 31, 2001, and operates with a mayor–council government.
17. There are seven members on the city council who are elected to four-year terms.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Tyler Johnson, Liberty Lake native and back-to-back Stanley Cup winner with the Tampa Bay Lightning.