Liberal, Missouri

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Liberal, Missouri

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High Points

Liberal strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Liberal Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Liberal Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Liberal Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Liberal Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Liberal, Missouri

Comparing Liberal to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 6 6
Racial Diversity 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 5
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
People Above Poverty 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
Median Family Income 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 6
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Housing Recently Built 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Liberal Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri
County Barton
Standard Zip Codes 64762
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.558
Longitude -94.519

Liberal Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LAMAR
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
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Liberal Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 779 100%
Male 353 45.3%
Female 426 54.7%
Under 18 237 30.4%
18+ 542 69.6%
65+ 129 16.6%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 2.98
White 748 96%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 1.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 16 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.2%

Estimated Liberal Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 811
Growth 32
Growth % 4.1%

Liberal Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 24%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
German 15.7%
Irish 15.7%
English 11%
French (except Basque) 4.7%
Dutch 2%
Italian 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
British 1.6%
Yugoslavian 0.9%
European 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Swedish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Liberal 779 $30,625
Asbury 218 $35,417
Bronaugh 245 $40,625
Jasper 1,011 $31,667
Lamar 4,425 $38,007
Mindenmines 409 $31,406
Sheldon 529 $34,286
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Liberal High Schools (2004)

Serves 158 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

Liberal Colleges

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