Liberal, Kansas Population 2020

18,265

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.

Liberal Demographics

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

  • White: 55.38%
  • Other race: 31.55%
  • Black or African American: 5.79%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Asian: 3.18%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Liberal, Kansas is 18,265, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,495.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,525.

Liberal, Kansas Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,942-419-2.00%
201921,361-419-1.96%
201821,780-419-1.92%
201722,199-679-3.06%
201622,878-392-1.71%
201523,270-65-0.28%
201423,3350.00%
201323,335-33-0.14%
201223,3682280.98%
201123,1401660.72%
201022,9740.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,21655.38%
Some Other Race6,39031.55%
Black or African American1,1735.79%
Two or More Races6813.36%
Asian6443.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native1470.73%

Liberal Population Pyramid 2020

Liberal Median Age

29.1


Total

29.1


Male

29.2


Female

Liberal Adults

There are 13,777 adults, (1,908 of whom are seniors) in Liberal.

Liberal Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Liberal Sex Ratio

Female

9,903

48.90%

Male

10,348

51.10%

Liberal Households and Families

Liberal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Liberal Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
All67.3%32.7%
Female59.7%40.3%
Non Family53%47%
Male47.6%52.4%

67.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5533.0167.3
Married2,8913.7184.4
Non Family2,0101.3153
Female9803.5959.7
Male6724.2647.6

3.61

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

11.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Liberal Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,14318.38%
9th to 12th Grade1,48012.69%
High School Graduate3,73932.07%
Some College2,12918.26%
Associates Degree9518.16%
Bachelors Degree9097.80%
Graduate Degree3082.64%

Liberal Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic6,0853,196285
White4,2643,897804
Other Race3,3051,24252
Black73649943
Asian46335261
Multiple Races23918518
Native American615617

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 91.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 27.87%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,157$34,259$26,614
Less Than High School$27,500$30,543$23,556
High School Grad$30,346$37,004$15,750
Some College$31,283$33,681$26,745
Bachelors Degree$52,521$55,398$45,972
Graduate Degree$54,219$121,250$44,653

$31,157

Average Earnings

$34,259

Average Male

$26,614

Average Female

Liberal Language

Liberal Language by Age

Liberal Language

39.44% of Liberal residents speak only English, while 60.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 54.03% of the population.

Liberal Poverty

Liberal Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,3472,66721.60%
Other6,3781,17018.34%
White5,3844889.06%
Black1,06921119.74%
Multiple64314522.55%

17.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.43%

Male Poverty Rate

19.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Liberal

The race most likely to be in poverty in Liberal is Multiple, with 22.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Liberal is White, with 9.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.39%
High School13.75%
Some College11.29%
Bachelors or Greater6.67%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.55%
Male Unemployed14.33%
Female Employed12.41%
Male Employed8.91%

Liberal Income

Liberal Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,096$59,156
Families$50,107$64,942
Married Families$65,550-
Non Families$31,011$39,831

Liberal Marital Status

Liberal Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Liberal Married by Age and Sex

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

Liberal Veterans

443

Number of Veterans

413

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam210
First Gulf War49
Korea45
World War II27
Second Gulf War12
Name Veterans % of Total
White3854.77%
Hispanic871.14%
2 or More4514.15%
Black81.04%
Indian58.20%

$Liberal Veterans by Education

8.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Liberal Employment Status

71.2%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Liberal Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.30%

Born in Kansas

69.27%

Native Born

30.73%

Foreign Born

20.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

69.27% of Liberal residents were born in the United States, with 45.30% having been born in Kansas. 20.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,265-615-3.26%
201918,880-615-3.15%
201819,495-366-1.84%
201719,861-615-3.00%
201620,476-355-1.70%
201520,831-50-0.24%
201420,881-4-0.02%
201320,885-37-0.18%
201220,9222141.03%
201120,7081550.75%
201020,5538870.44%
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%