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Liberal is a township in Seward County, in the Liberal metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Liberal. For links to other places called Liberal, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Liberal is 37.116N. The longitude is -100.958W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,881 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 803.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Liberal demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Seward County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67859 ZIP code.
20% of Liberal residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Liberal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Liberal was $18,232, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Liberal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Liberal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $324. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,300.
Seward County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Liberal political report.
The average commute time for Liberal workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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