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Overview

Introduction to Liberal, Kansas

Liberal, Kansas, in Seward county, is located 135 miles N of Amarillo, Texas (center to center) and is 202 miles W of Wichita, Kansas.

Liberal History

The city of Liberal is the county seat of Seward County, Kansas. The first house of the area was built in 1872 by S.S. Rogers, who was known for her generosity of liberally distributing water to the passers by. Rogers also built a general store which later became the official U.S. post office and named it as "Liberal." Soon a plan of the town was plotted near the post office in the year 1888, which became populated gradually.

Liberal and nearby Attractions

  • Willow Tree Golf Course
  • Arkalon Park
  • Mid - America Air Museum
  • Beaver Dunes State Park
  • Dorothy's House
  • Seward County Museum

Things To Do In Liberal

While staying in Liberal, one can visit the Mid - America Air Museum. Visiting Beaver Dunes State Park can be a wonderful experience as the park also provides camping facilities. For an adventurous experience, tourists can explore the beauty of the Arkalon Park which has ponds, streams, marshes, and three lakes. Facilities for fishing are also available.

Liberal Transportation

Liberal Mid - America Regional Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Liberal Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued through Seward County Community College, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, and Southwest Kansas Technical School.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,607
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+9,776
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married46.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,754
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,635
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,569

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,842
% Above Poverty Level80.4%
% Below Poverty Level19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$720
Median House Value$101,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.6%
Irish5%
English3.1%
African2.5%
Somali2.3%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.7%
Scottish1%
Swedish0.4%
Italian0.4%
Polish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Liberal Almanac

CategoryValue
County Seward County
Standard Zip Codes67901
P.O. Box Zip Codes67905
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.04
Approximate Longitude-100.93

Liberal Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLIBERAL
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 46 F
Apr Temp39 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 94 F
Oct Temp43 to 73 F
Annual Precip19.7 inches
StationHOOKER
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 95 F
Oct Temp44 to 74 F
Annual Precip18.3 inches
StationSUBLETTE
Distance30.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 43 F
Apr Temp37 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip19.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kismet359$69,063
Moscow304$60,250
Plains1,060$60,938

Liberal Public Libraries

Liberal Memorial Library
519 N. KANSAS AVENUE
Liberal, Kansas
(620) 626-0180

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Liberal Hospitals

Southwest Medical Center
(Government - Local)
315 West 15th Street
(620) 629-6291

Liberal Public Schools

Cottonwood Intermediate School
1100 W. 11th
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-2700
Middle
Total Enrollment 612
Garfield Elem
516 W 1st
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Liberal South Middle
950 S Grant Ave
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-1300
Middle
Total Enrollment 318
Liberal Sr High
1611 W 2nd
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-1200
High
Total Enrollment 1259
Liberal West Middle
500 N Western
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-1400
Middle
Total Enrollment 368
Lincoln Elem
1002 W 11th
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 218
Macarthur Elem
925 S Holly
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
Mcdermott Elem
439 S Pennsylvania
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Mckinley Elem
615 W 7th
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
Sunflower Intermediate School
310 W. Pine
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-2800
Middle
Total Enrollment 585
Washington Elem
840 N Washington
ZIP: 67901
(620) 604-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Southlawn Elem
836 S Jordan
ZIP: 67905
(620) 604-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 310

Liberal Private Schools

Fellowship Baptist School
310 W Pancake Blvd
ZIP: 67901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
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