Liberal, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 19,826 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 
Males: 10,140  (51.1%)
Females: 9,686  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

29.3 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67901.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,669 (it was $36,482 in 2000)
Liberal:

$50,669
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,210 (it was $15,108 in 2000)

Liberal city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,596 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Liberal:

$121,596
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $114,944; detached houses: $130,241; townhouses or other attached units: $227,802; mobile homes: $35,341

Median gross rent in 2017: $735.

March 2019 cost of living index in Liberal: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.6%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for Black residents, 28.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.1% for other race residents, 11.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Liberal, KS (2017)
    • 13,09562.9%Hispanic
    • 6,28330.2%White alone
    • 9224.4%Black alone
    • 7483.6%Asian alone
    • 2461.2%Two or more races
    • 1060.5%American Indian alone

Races in Liberal detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Liberal, Kansas as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Liberal is 399 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Liberal by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
6
(29.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.9)
1
(4.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
3
(14.2)
1
(4.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
15
(73.9)
18
(88.2)
24
(117.2)
6
(29.7)
6
(29.7)
7
(33.9)
8
(38.2)
5
(23.5)
19
(90.2)
10
(47.3)
6
(29.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(78.9)
18
(88.2)
21
(102.6)
11
(54.5)
11
(54.4)
5
(24.2)
7
(33.4)
6
(28.2)
8
(38.0)
4
(18.9)
4
(19.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
69
(340.1)
88
(431.4)
136
(664.2)
81
(401.3)
72
(356.0)
46
(222.7)
52
(248.0)
42
(197.5)
52
(247.0)
70
(331.3)
55
(270.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
220
(1,084)
266
(1,304)
222
(1,084)
122
(604.5)
160
(791.1)
135
(653.6)
153
(729.7)
115
(540.9)
102
(484.5)
78
(369.2)
70
(344.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
796
(3,924)
1,136
(5,569)
686
(3,350)
437
(2,165)
436
(2,156)
368
(1,782)
405
(1,932)
365
(1,717)
459
(2,180)
433
(2,049)
209
(1,029)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
57
(281.0)
71
(348.0)
55
(268.6)
34
(168.5)
16
(79.1)
12
(58.1)
18
(85.8)
19
(89.4)
25
(118.7)
27
(127.8)
16
(78.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(9.9)
1
(4.9)
2
(9.8)
5
(24.8)
3
(14.8)
1
(4.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.4)
6
(28.5)
6
(28.4)
3
(14.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)465.3525.2498.5262.8278.9210.3225.3180.5273.1256.2165.1

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City-data.com crime index in Liberal, KS

Crime rate in Liberal detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 49 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (5.9%), American (4.6%), Somali (2.5%), Irish (1.6%), English (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2836 feet

Land area: 11.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,793 people per square mile   (low).

Liberal, Kansas map

6,673 residents are foreign born (27.1% Latin America).

This city:

32.1%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,026 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,247 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (137.5 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (202.4 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (375.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Tyrone, OK (3.1 miles ),
Turpin, OK (3.5 miles ),
Kismet, KS (4.1 miles ),
Hooker, OK (4.5 miles ),
Forgan, OK (4.8 miles ),
Plains, KS (4.9 miles ),
Moscow, KS (5.0 miles ),
Hugoton, KS (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.04 N, Longitude: 100.93 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Land of Oz

Daytime population change due to commuting: +858 (+4.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,260 (84.4%)

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Liberal, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Liberal, KS in 2017
Liberal satellite photo by USGS

Liberal tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $127,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Liberal, KS residents
Average permit cost in Liberal, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Liberal, KS
Historical housing units in Liberal, KS

Population change in the 1990s: +3,196 (+19.4%).
Most common industries in Liberal, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (20.8%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.6%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (24.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (15.7%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Liberal, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Food processing workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (10.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Food processing workers (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)

Average climate in Liberal, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Liberal, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Liberal-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Liberal city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Liberal-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 277.7 miles away from Liberal center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from Liberal center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.3 miles away from Liberal center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 203.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Seward County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Liberal topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Liberal:

  • SOUTHWEST HOMECARE HOSPICE (315 WEST 15TH PO BOX 1340)
  • SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 315 WEST 15TH STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - LIBERAL (2160 ZINNIA LN)
  • LIBERAL GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (2160 ZINNIA LN)
  • WHEATRIDGE PARK CARE CENTER (1501 S HOLLY DR)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - LIBERAL (2319 N KANSAS)
  • LIBERAL HH AND GUYMON HOSPICE (502 NORTH KANSAS)

Airports located in Liberal:

College/University in Liberal:

  • Seward County Community College and Area Technical School (Full-time enrollment: 1,326; Location: 1801 N. Kansas Ave.; Public; Website: www.sccc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Liberal:

  • Amarillo College (about 139 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • Barton County Community College (about 153 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 153 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 154 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 162 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 180 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 187 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Public high school in Liberal:

Private high school in Liberal:

  • FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 59, Location: 310 W PANCAKE BLVD, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Liberal:

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Library in Liberal:

  • LIBERAL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $615,363; Location: 519 N. KANSAS AVENUE; 66,637 books; 175 e-books; 4,556 audio materials; 4,678 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 122 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • You don\'t List Turpin, OK as nearest town. It is only 12 miles from Liberal. added by Dicehiggins

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Liberal: Liberal Country Club (A), Liberal Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Liberal Water Plant (C), Seward County Fairgrounds (D), Fairgrounds Speedway (E), Union Pacific Railroad Yard (F), Lowry Industrial Park (G), Sage Industrial Park (H), Village Plaza (I), Mid America Industrial Park (J), Willow Tree Golf Course (K), Liberal Municipal Court (L), KZQD - FM (Liberal) (M), Seward County Sheriff's Department (N), Liberal Police Department (O), Seward County Courthouse (P), Seward County Fire Department (Q), Liberal Fire Department Station 3 (R), Liberal Fire Department Station 1 (S), Seward County Sheriff's Department Jail (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Southgate Mall (1), Western Shopping Center (2), Southgate Shopping Center (3), South Ideal Shopping Center (4), Randall Park Mall (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Liberal include: Central Christian Church (A), Deliverance Power House Church of God in Christ (B), Iglesia de Cristo Maranatha Elim (C), Latter House Church (D), Risen Glory Church (E), Templo Puerta del Cielo Asambleas de Dios (F), Faith Tabernacle Church (G), Grant Street Church of Christ (H), Church For All Nations - Liberal (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Liberal Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Liberal include: Redskin Field (1), Bellaire Park (2), Mahuron Park (3), Country Club Acres Park (4), Tower Park (5), Southlawn Park (6), Cooper Park (7), Blue Bonnet Park (8), Harrison Circle Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Baker Arts Center (Museums; 624 North Pershing Avenue), Coronado Museum-Dorothy'S House (567 East Cedar Street), Mid-America Air Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2000 West Second Street), Chamber of Commerce (4 Rock Island Road), Tourist Information Center (220 East Pancake Boulevard), Liberal City - Convention & Tourism Information Center- Visitors Information Ce (Tours & Charters; 1 Yellow Brick Road).

Hotels: Kansan Motel (310 East Pancake Boulevard), Super 8 Liberal KS (747 East Pancake Boulevard), Best Western La Fonda Motel (229 West Pancake Boulevard), Motel 9 (230 West Pancake Boulevard), Tumbleweed Motel (488 East Pancake Boulevard), Liberal Inn Restaurant (603 East Pancake Boulevard), SLEEP INN (405 E Pancake Blvd), Branding Iron Club (603 East Pancake Boulevard), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1550 North Lincoln Avenue).

Court: Seward County - District Court Clerk (415 North Washington Avenue).

Birthplace of: Jerame Tuman - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Mar 24, 1976), Melvin Sanders - Basketball player, Antonio Hanson - College basketball player (Tulsa Golden Hurricane), Martin Lewis (basketball) - Basketball player, Wayne Angell - Economist.

Seward County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Liberal and their reported violations in the past:

LIBERAL, CITY OF (Population served: 21,084, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2005)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1992, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-1993), St Intentional no-action (JUL-22-1993)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Liberal that have no violations reported:

  • WESTERN STAR RV RANCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Liberal in 2010:

  • 205 people in college/university student housing
  • 128 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Liberal in 2000:

  • 156 people in nursing homes
  • 143 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Liberal (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Liberal: Express Bank South Branch, The First National Bank Of Liberal, First National Bank Of Liberal - Exp, Wal-Mart In-Store Branch. Info updated 2009/03/31: Bank assets: $241.3 mil, Deposits: $211.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Kansas Bank Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Liberal Branch at 300 North Kansas Street, branch established on 1914/05/14; Liberal North Branch at 1325 North Kansas, branch established on 1974/08/21. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Community Bank: at 2320 North Kansas Avenue, branch established on 1998/04/06; Branch at 303 S. Kansas, branch established on 2004/07/19. Info updated 2010/10/07: Bank assets: $98.0 mil, Deposits: $87.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Light Bancshares Corporation
  • Sunflower Bank, National Association: Liberal Branch at 711 North Kansas Avenue, branch established on 1907/04/07. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $1,733.8 mil, Deposits: $1,299.6 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Sunflower Financial, Inc.
  • The Bank of Beaver City: Liberal Branch Office Branch at 10 E Tucker Road, branch established on 2007/02/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $138.4 mil, Deposits: $124.4 mil, headquarters in Beaver, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Beaver Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Liberal:

Marital status in Liberal, KS
  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Liberal:

  • High school or higher: 65.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.9
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Liberal
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Liberal, KS (based on Seward County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,2461
Evangelical Protestant3,51229
Mainline Protestant1,0406
Other5423
Black Protestant2011
None12,411-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Here:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Seward County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Seward County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Seward County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Seward County:

7.1%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Seward County:

30.7%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Seward County:

12.2%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Liberal:

45.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.9%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.4%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Liberal:

9.9%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.3%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Liberal:

53.6%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.1%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Liberal, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 43$174,353$48,6570$0
Parks and Recreation 24$79,125$39,56312$6,353
Other and Unallocable 21$71,371$40,7831$802
Firefighters 19$68,304$43,1390$0
Streets and Highways 18$56,145$37,4300$0
Water Supply 16$51,340$38,5050$0
Solid Waste Management 13$34,640$31,9750$0
Other Government Administration 11$57,115$62,3071$3,738
Sewerage 10$26,381$31,6570$0
Financial Administration 7$33,741$57,8420$0
Judicial and Legal 7$22,373$38,3540$0
Police - Other 5$12,108$29,0590$0
Airports 3$11,497$45,9880$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$12,442$49,7681$1,295
Transit 1$2,781$33,37215$13,784
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 201$713,716$42,61030$25,972

Liberal government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $291,000 ($14.68)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,734,000 ($339.65)
    General - Other: $4,537,000 ($228.84)
    Police Protection: $3,740,000 ($188.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,684,000 ($185.82)
    Water Utilities: $3,569,000 ($180.02)
    Sewerage: $2,515,000 ($126.85)
    Central Staff Services: $1,885,000 ($95.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,839,000 ($92.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,590,000 ($80.20)
    Libraries: $1,364,000 ($68.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,324,000 ($66.78)
    Air Transportation: $780,000 ($39.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $742,000 ($37.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $431,000 ($21.74)
    Health - Other: $246,000 ($12.41)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $138,000 ($6.96)
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000 ($0.55)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($0.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($1.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $199,000 ($10.04)
    Sewerage: $141,000 ($7.11)
    Water Utilities: $125,000 ($6.30)
    Air Transportation: $44,000 ($2.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,607,000 ($81.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $238,000 ($12.00)

Liberal government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,960,000 ($98.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,862,000 ($93.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $770,000 ($38.84)
    Other: $726,000 ($36.62)
    Air Transportation: $259,000 ($13.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $37,000 ($1.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,079,000 ($155.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $750,000 ($37.83)
    Interest Earnings: $259,000 ($13.06)
    General Revenue - Other: $205,000 ($10.34)
    Rents: $120,000 ($6.05)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($1.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,359,000 ($169.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,795,000 ($191.42)
    Other: $2,621,000 ($132.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $756,000 ($38.13)
    General Local Government Support: $513,000 ($25.88)
    Health and Hospitals: $42,000 ($2.12)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,895,000 ($499.09)
    Property: $5,666,000 ($285.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,178,000 ($109.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $810,000 ($40.86)
    Other License: $138,000 ($6.96)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $26,000 ($1.31)

Liberal government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,560,000 ($280.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,600,000 ($232.02)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,835,000 ($92.56)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,769,000 ($89.23)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $960,000 ($48.42)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $66,000 ($3.33)

Liberal government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,593,000 ($231.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,272,000 ($871.18)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,073,000 ($205.44)

9.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.59%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Texas County, OK  0.65% ($32,500 average AGI)
to Beaver County, OK  0.45% ($41,897)
to Finney County, KS  0.43% ($38,514)
Businesses in Liberal, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Applebee's1New Balance2
Arby's1Nike6
AutoZone1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut3
Chevrolet1Quality1
ColorTyme1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx5SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS3
Kroger1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Strongest AM radio stations in Liberal:

  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KYUU (1470 AM; 1 kW; LIBERAL, KS)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Liberal:

  • KZQD (105.1 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: MARIO LOREDO)
  • K242AK (96.3 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • KSLS (101.5 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLDG (102.7 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY B/CASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSCB-FM (107.5 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KJIL (99.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KYBD (98.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: MAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHYM (103.9 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Liberal fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 19.8mTotal length
  • $1,257,000Total costs
  • 24,230Total average daily traffic
  • 4,522Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,527Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Liberal)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 143 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Liberal, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Liberal)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Liberal)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 81 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 139. The highest number of fires - 222 took place in 2008, and the least - 90 in 2005. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Liberal, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (51.9%), and Structure Fires (31.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Liberal, KS
    • 1,22851.9%Outside Fires
    • 75031.7%Structure Fires
    • 36115.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 261.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Liberal, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Liberal, Kansas:

  • Days Inn Liberal, 405 E Pancake, Liberal, Kansas 67901 , Phone: (620) 624-7377, Fax: (620) 626-7887
  • Rodeway Inn, 488 E Pancake Blvd, Liberal, Kansas 67901 , Phone: (620) 624-5642, Fax: (620) 624-5642
  • Quality Inn, 720 E Pancake Blvd, Liberal, Kansas 67901 , Phone: (620) 624-0242, Fax: (620) 624-1952
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 564 E Pancake Blvd, Liberal, Kansas 67901 , Phone: (620) 624-6203, Fax: (620) 626-4940
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 508 Hotel Dr, Liberal, Kansas 67901 , Phone: (620) 604-0699, Fax: (620) 604-0704
  • Comfort Suites, 2891 Centennial Blvd, Liberal, Kansas 67901 , Phone: (620) 626-5439, Fax: (620) 417-7374
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Liberal, Kansas
Most common first names in Liberal, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7680.1 years
William7374.5 years
John6674.0 years
Robert6270.7 years
James5968.7 years
Charles4573.8 years
George4174.7 years
Dorothy3077.1 years
Mildred2881.5 years
Harold2674.2 years
Most common last names in Liberal, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5779.3 years
Jones4272.0 years
Johnson3471.9 years
Davis3375.8 years
Miller2973.9 years
Williams2875.6 years
Brown2278.0 years
King1977.7 years
White1874.3 years
Scott1872.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Liberal, KS
  • 90.5%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Liberal, KS
  • 69.7%Utility gas
  • 29.1%Electricity
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Liberal compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Liberal on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
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