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Population (year 2000): 19,666. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,257 (+3.0% change)
Males: 10,055 (51.1%), Females: 9,611 (48.9%)

Seward County

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Median resident age: 28.9 years
Median household income: $36,482 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,500 (year 2000)

Liberal, KS residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Liberal:

  • White Non-Hispanic (47.6%)
  • Hispanic (43.3%)
  • Other race (24.9%)
  • Black (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Vietnamese (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (12.5%), Irish (8.1%), United States (5.3%), English (5.1%), French (1.7%).

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Elevation: 2836 feet

Land area: 11.1 square miles

Liberal,

For population 25 years and over in Liberal

  • High school or higher: 63.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Liberal city

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

28.0% Foreign born (25.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,196 (+19.4%).



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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: KS Wichita, (250.8 miles pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (408.8 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: OK (11.4 miles Tyrone, KS (19.2 miles Kismet, OK (23.3 miles Hooker, KS (27.2 miles Moscow, KS (27.5 miles Satanta, KS (27.6 miles Plains, OK (28.3 miles Forgan, KS (30.1 miles Hugoton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 25 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 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

Latitude: 37.04 N, Longitude: 100.93 W

Area code: 620


Liberal, Kansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.7%), Educational,health and social services (16.7%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,147 (+5.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,206 (85.7%)


 

Crime in Liberal by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 15.3
Rapes 13 9 10
    per 100,000 66.1 45.8 50.8
Robberies 8 9 12
    per 100,000 40.7 45.8 61.0
Assaults 55 65 64
    per 100,000 279.7 330.5 325.4
Burglaries 208 276 254
    per 100,000 1057.7 1403.4 1291.6
Thefts 922 824 918
    per 100,000 4688.3 4190.0 4668.0
Auto thefts 66 57 57
    per 100,000 335.6 289.8 289.8
383.0 387.2 419.3


Average climate in Liberal, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Liberal,

Liberal-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1993, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the Liberal city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1951, a category 3 (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.


Birthplace of: Jerame Tuman - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Mar 24, 1976), Antonio Hanson - College basketball player (Tulsa Golden Hurricane).


Hospital/medical center in Liberal:
  • SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER (315 W 15TH ST PO BOX 1340)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Liberal:
  • STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; HUGOTON, KS)
  • SATANTA DISTRICT HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; SATANTA, KS)
  • BEAVER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 39 miles; BEAVER, OK)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Liberal:
  • LIBERAL MUNI (about 2 miles; LIBERAL, KS; ID: LBL)
  • GARDEN CITY REGIONAL (about 62 miles; GARDEN CITY, KS; ID: GCK)
  • DODGE CITY REGIONAL (about 84 miles; DODGE CITY, KS; ID: DDC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Liberal:
  • HOOKER MUNI (about 24 miles; HOOKER, OK; ID: O45)
  • SATANTA MUNI (about 29 miles; SATANTA, KS; ID: 1K9)
  • SUBLETTE FLYING CLUB (about 32 miles; SUBLETTE, KS; ID: 19S)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3 $14,956 $59,824 5 $2,551
Judicial and Legal 7 $16,705 $28,637 3 $744
Police Protection - Officers 38 $129,951 $41,037 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $17,931 $26,896 0 $0
Firefighters 16 $42,876 $32,157 10 $824
Streets and Highways 21 $44,481 $25,417 0 $0
Airports 3 $5,683 $22,732 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 11 $20,254 $22,095 0 $0
Sewerage 9 $18,655 $24,873 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $30,429 $40,572 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $34,574 $27,659 7 $3,221
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,288 $37,728 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 27 $63,586 $28,260 1 $627
Natural Resources 2 $7,501 $45,006 0 $0
Water Supply 15 $32,395 $25,916 0 $0
Totals for Government 186 $486,265 $31,371 26 $7,966


Colleges/Universities in Liberal:
  • SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 997; Location: 1801 N. Kansas Ave.; Public; Website: www.sccc.net)
  • SOUTHWEST KANSAS TECHNICAL SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 169; Location: 2215 N KANSAS; Public; Website: www.usd480.net/swkts)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Liberal:
  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 145 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 158 miles; CANYON, TX; FT enrollment: 5,476)
  • FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 169 miles; HAYS, KS; FT enrollment: 4,572)
  • BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 174 miles; GREAT BEND, KS; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 186 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; FT enrollment: 4,360)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 204 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; FT enrollment: 2,578)
  • HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 219 miles; HUTCHINSON, KS; FT enrollment: 2,268)
Public high school in Liberal:
  • LIBERAL SR HIGH (Students: 1,138; Location: 1611 W 2ND; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Liberal:
  • FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 216 W WILSON; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Liberal:
  • COTTONWOOD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 1100 W. 11TH; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • SUNFLOWER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 310 W. PINE; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • LIBERAL WEST MIDDLE (Students: 374; Location: 500 N WESTERN; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM (Students: 354; Location: 840 N WASHINGTON; Grades: PK - 03)
  • LIBERAL SOUTH MIDDLE (Students: 311; Location: 950 S GRANT AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SOUTHLAWN ELEM (Students: 307; Location: 836 S JORDAN; Grades: KG - 03)
  • GARFIELD ELEM (Students: 257; Location: 516 W 1ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • MCDERMOTT ELEM (Students: 236; Location: 439 S PENNSYLVANIA; Grades: KG - 03)
  • MACARTHUR ELEM (Students: 193; Location: 925 S HOLLY; Grades: KG - 03)
  • LINCOLN ELEM (Students: 169; Location: 1002 W 11TH; Grades: KG - 03)
Library in Liberal:
  • LIBERAL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $553,398; Location: 519 N. KANSAS AVENUE; 65,983 books; 1,712 audio materials; 2,456 video materials; 166 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

Notable locations in Liberal: Village Plaza (A), Lowry Industrial Park (B), Mid America Industrial Park (C), Sage Industrial Park (D), Seward County Courthouse (E).

Shopping Centers: South Ideal Shopping Center (1), Southgate Shopping Center (2), Western Shopping Center (3), Randall Park Mall (4).

Churches in Liberal include: Church of Christ (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Community Baptist Church (C), Western Avenue Church of Christ (D), Liberal Friends Church (E), Life Tabernacle (F), Emmanuel Baptist Church (G), South Church of God (H).

Cemetery: Liberal Cemetery (1).

Parks in Liberal include: Harrison Circle Park (1), Cooper Park (2), Bellaire Park (3), Redskin Field (4), Country Club Acres Park (5), Blue Bonnet Park (6), Tower Park (7), Mahuron Park (8), Mary Frame Park (9).


Liberal compared to Kansas state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

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.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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