Liberal, KS Population

Population: 19,666. Estimated population in July 2020: 20,257 (+3.0% change)
Males: 10,055 (51.1%), Females: 9,611 (48.9%)

Seward County

Zip codes: 67901.

Median resident age: 28.9 years
Median household income: $36,482
Median house value: $72,500

Races in Liberal:

  • White Non-Hispanic (47.6%)
  • Hispanic (43.3%)
  • Other race (24.9%)
  • Black (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Vietnamese (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (12.5%), Irish (8.1%), United States (5.3%), English (5.1%), French (1.7%).

Elevation: 2836 feet

Land area: 11.1 square miles

Map of Liberal, KS

Population

For population 25 years and over in Liberal

  • High school or higher: 63.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Liberal city

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

28.0% Foreign born (25.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,196 (+19.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Liberal:

  • SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER (315 W 15TH ST PO BOX 1340)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Liberal:

  • STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; HUGOTON, KS)
  • SATANTA DISTRICT HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; SATANTA, KS)
  • BEAVER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 39 miles; BEAVER, OK)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Liberal:

  • LIBERAL MUNI (about 2 miles; LIBERAL, KS; Abbreviation: LBL)
  • GARDEN CITY REGIONAL (about 62 miles; GARDEN CITY, KS; Abbreviation: GCK)
  • DODGE CITY REGIONAL (about 84 miles; DODGE CITY, KS; Abbreviation: DDC)

Other public-use airports nearest to Liberal:

  • HOOKER MUNI (about 24 miles; HOOKER, OK; Abbreviation: O45)
  • SATANTA MUNI (about 29 miles; SATANTA, KS; Abbreviation: 1K9)
  • SUBLETTE FLYING CLUB (about 32 miles; SUBLETTE, KS; Abbreviation: 19S)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Liberal:

  • SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 997; Location: 1801 N. Kansas Ave.; Public; Website: www.sccc.net)
  • SOUTHWEST KANSAS TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 169; Location: 2215 N KANSAS; Public; Website: www.usd480.net/swkts)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Liberal:

  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 145 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 158 miles; CANYON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,476)
  • FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 169 miles; HAYS, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,572)
  • BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 174 miles; GREAT BEND, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
  • SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 186 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,360)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 204 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 219 miles; HUTCHINSON, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)

Schools

Public high school in Liberal:

  • LIBERAL SR HIGH (Students: 1,138; Location: 1611 W 2ND; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Liberal:

  • FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 216 W WILSON; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Liberal:

  • COTTONWOOD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 1100 W. 11TH; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • SUNFLOWER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 310 W. PINE; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • LIBERAL WEST MIDDLE (Students: 374; Location: 500 N WESTERN; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM (Students: 354; Location: 840 N WASHINGTON; Grades: PK – 03)
  • LIBERAL SOUTH MIDDLE (Students: 311; Location: 950 S GRANT AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • SOUTHLAWN ELEM (Students: 307; Location: 836 S JORDAN; Grades: KG – 03)
  • GARFIELD ELEM (Students: 257; Location: 516 W 1ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • MCDERMOTT ELEM (Students: 236; Location: 439 S PENNSYLVANIA; Grades: KG – 03)
  • MACARTHUR ELEM (Students: 193; Location: 925 S HOLLY; Grades: KG – 03)
  • LINCOLN ELEM (Students: 169; Location: 1002 W 11TH; Grades: KG – 03)

Libraries

Library in Liberal:

  • LIBERAL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $553,398; Location: 519 N. KANSAS AVENUE; 65,983 books; 1,712 audio materials; 2,456 video materials; 166 serial subscriptions)

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