Liberal, Kansas Population 2021

18,320
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Liberal is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 18,320, it is the 24th largest city in Kansas and the 1991st largest city in the United States. Liberal is currently declining at a rate of -2.28% annually and its population has decreased by -10.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,525 in 2010. Liberal reached it's highest population of 20,908 in 2012. Spanning over 12 miles, Liberal has a population density of 1,602 people per square mile.

The average household income in Liberal is $60,056 with a poverty rate of 16.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $791 per month, and the median house value is $106,400. The median age in Liberal is 29.4 years, 29 years for males, and 30.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.5 males.

Liberal Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Liberal was:

  • White: 57.45%
  • Other race: 31.42%
  • Black or African American: 5.27%
  • Asian: 2.92%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
The current population of Liberal, Kansas is 18,320, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,601.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,525.

Liberal, Kansas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,480-474-2.31%
202020,954-474-2.26%
201921,428-474-2.21%
201821,902-343-1.57%
201722,245-652-2.93%
201622,897-376-1.64%
201523,273-30-0.13%
201423,303-8-0.03%
201323,311-42-0.18%
201223,3532250.96%
201123,1281580.68%
201022,9700.00%

Liberal Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,33657.45%
Some Other Race6,20031.42%
Black or African American1,0395.27%
Asian5762.92%
Two or More Races4102.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native1240.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander460.23%
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Liberal Population by Race

Liberal Population Pyramid 2021

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Liberal Median Age

29.4


Total

29


Male

30.1


Female

Liberal Adults

There are 13,595 adults, (1,763 of whom are seniors) in Liberal.

Liberal Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

14.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Liberal Sex Ratio

Female

9,649

48.90%

Male

10,082

51.10%

Liberal Population by Age

Liberal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Liberal Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
Female66.8%33.2%
All65.3%34.7%
Non Family46.6%53.4%
Male46.6%53.4%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Liberal Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5692.9365.3
Married2,9643.6481.5
Non Family1,9771.3346.6
Female9653.3966.8
Male6633.8446.6

3.46

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

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Liberal Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,56522.30%
9th to 12th Grade1,32811.54%
High School Graduate3,43129.82%
Some College2,14818.67%
Associates Degree8917.75%
Bachelors Degree7636.63%
Graduate Degree3783.29%
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Liberal Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Liberal Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic6,1363,013277
White4,0573,754640
Other Race3,2501,18555
Black76239742
Asian418319141
Multiple Races13412537
Native American484518

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 93.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 37.50%.

Liberal Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,194$35,321$25,637
Less Than High School$26,911$31,717$21,673
High School Grad$30,368$35,448$21,220
Some College$31,690$37,237$25,217
Bachelors Degree$46,442$53,289$36,682
Graduate Degree$66,500$123,478$55,476

$31,194

Average Earnings

$35,321

Average Male

$25,637

Average Female

Liberal Earnings by Educational Attainment

Liberal Language by Age

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Liberal Language

40.33% of Liberal residents speak only English, while 59.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 54.73% of the population.

Liberal Language

Liberal Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,2372,48920.34%
Other6,1811,07617.41%
White5,0943957.75%
Black93427429.34%
Multiple3937318.58%

16.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.38%

Male Poverty Rate

18.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Liberal

The race most likely to be in poverty in Liberal is Black, with 29.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Liberal is White, with 7.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.43%.

Liberal Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.84%
High School12.01%
Some College10.49%
Bachelors or Greater8.27%

Liberal Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.79%
Male Unemployed24.66%
Female Employed11.93%
Male Employed9.07%

Liberal Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Liberal Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,629$60,056
Families$50,294$64,997
Married Families$69,844-
Non Families$33,005$42,765
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Income by Household Type

Liberal Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Liberal Married by Age and Sex

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Liberal Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Liberal Marital Status by Race

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Liberal Marital Status

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443

Number of Veterans

422

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam168
Korea47
First Gulf War47
Second Gulf War38
World War II18

Liberal Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+154
65 to 74143
35 to 5473
55 to 6458
18 to 3415

Liberal Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4094.97%
Hispanic580.76%
2 or More2416.33%
Black70.89%
Indian36.25%

Liberal Veterans by Race

Liberal Veterans by Education

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8.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Liberal Veterans by Education

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72.8%

Labor Force Participation

69.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Liberal Employment by Age

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Liberal Employment by Race

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Liberal Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.50%

Born in Kansas

68.64%

Native Born

31.36%

Foreign Born

20.37%

Non Citizen

10.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.64% of Liberal residents were born in the United States, with 46.50% having been born in Kansas. 20.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Liberal Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,320-427-2.28%
202018,747-427-2.23%
201919,174-427-2.18%
201819,601-301-1.51%
201719,902-588-2.87%
201620,490-343-1.65%
201520,833-20-0.10%
201420,853-10-0.05%
201320,863-45-0.22%
201220,9082081.00%
201120,7001480.72%
201020,5528860.44%
200019,6663,0931.73%
199016,5731,6621.06%
198014,9111,0490.73%
197013,862490.04%
196013,8136,6796.83%
19507,1342,7244.93%
19404,410-884-1.81%
19305,2941,6813.89%
19203,6130.00%

Liberal Population by Year