Rapid Growth Continues in Our Town North Liberty
NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa – 2013 marks 100 years since North Liberty was incorporated. As the city celebrates its Centennial, it's nearly unrecognizable from the small farming community it once was.
In 1913, the town had a population of just 190 people. The population stayed relatively low, until the early 1980s. At that time, around 2,000 people lived in North Liberty. By 2000, that population had more than doubled; and in 2007 more than 10,000 called North Liberty home.
By the most recent census in 2010, the population had swelled by another 2,500. Recently commercial growth is picking up to match the population, an aspect of the community city administrator Ryan Heiar is especially proud of.
"We've seen a lot of commercial growth here in the last 10 years. We have a bigger job pool at this point. We have a lot of residential subdivision which are great, but our commercial, industrial and business communities are starting to catch up."
North Liberty Communications Director Nick Bergus adds, "We're the second fastest growing town in Iowa and people come here because we offer a great quality of life. We're an active young town even though we're 100 years old."