Liberal is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 18,265, it is the 24th largest city in Kansas and the 1988th largest city in the United States. Liberal is currently declining at a rate of -3.26% annually and its population has decreased by -11.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,525 in 2010. Liberal reached it's highest population of 20,922 in 2012. Spanning over 12 miles, Liberal has a population density of 1,597 people per square mile.
The average household income in Liberal is $59,156 with a poverty rate of 17.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $743 per month, and the median house value is $100,000. The median age in Liberal is 29.1 years, 29.1 years for males, and 29.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.5 males.