The City of Liberal had a population of 20,411 as of July 1, 2018. Liberal ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Liberal is located at latitude 37.0461 and longitude -100.929 in Seward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Liberal (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Seward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,835 feet.
The City of Liberal (GNIS ID: 485613) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Liberal: Neutral City.
|Population in Households||19,935|
|Population in Familes||17,021|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||476|
|Median Household Income||$43,500|
|Average Household Income||$56,561|
|Per Capita Income||$18,301|
|Total Housing Units||7,111 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,471 (62.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,008 (28.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||632 ( 8.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$98,490|
|Average Home Value||$121,695|
|Average Household Size||3.08|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.54%|
|Per Capita Income||1.11%|
The table below compares Liberal to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 22||97th|
|Population Density||# 69||90th|
|Diversity Index||# 2||100th|
|Median Household Income||# 485||28th|
|Per Capita Income||# 651||3rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.