|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Liberal is 19,640. Liberal, Kansas is the 1,896th largest city in the US.
Liberal is located entirely in Seward County.
The peak population of Liberal was in 2010, when its population was 20,525. In 2010, Liberal was the 1,683rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,896th largest city in the US. Liberal is currently 4.3% smaller than it was in 2010.
Liberal has shrunk 0.2% since the year 2000. Liberal, Kansas's growth is below average. 78% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Liberal has a population density of 1,768 people per square mile.
|1893||Broadview Heights, Ohio||19,686||23.0%|
|1895||Lake Zurich, Illinois||19,660||5.9%|
|1900||South El Monte, California||19,590||-7.4%|
|1901||Knightdale, North Carolina||19,576||210.1%|
|1902||Kinston, North Carolina||19,546||-17.9%|
The total voting age population of Liberal, Kansas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 9,702. The voting age population is 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 8.9% of the residents of Liberal are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Liberal are 57.5% White, 31.4% Other, 5.3% Black, 2.9% Asian, 2.1% Two or more races, 0.6% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 62.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Liberal, 16.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 20.2%. On a per-household basis, 13.9% of families are below the poverty line in Liberal.
Among those aged 16 and older, 72.8% of Liberal residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 66.2% of Liberal residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 9.9% have a bachelor's degree and 3.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Liberal residents aged 5 and older, 59.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 54.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Liberal is 5.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Liberal, 14.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Liberal is $48,629.
In Liberal, 65.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 34.7% of housing units in Liberal.
Of all the housing units in Liberal, 6.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Liberal, 6.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 490 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Liberal is $791.
In Liberal, 82.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.