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Liberal, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Liberal is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Barton County at latitude 37.5588 and longitude -94.5153. Barton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 902 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Liberal, but most people and references simply refer to it as Liberal, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Liberal indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Liberal (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

City of Liberal, MO Boundary Map

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Liberal, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 728
Population in Households 728
Population in Familes 618
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 876
Diversity Index2 16
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 307
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $48,821
Average Home Value $73,188
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,616
Average Household Income $44,726
Per Capita Income $17,713
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.98% -0.61%
Households -0.9% -0.59%
Families 0.8% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Liberal, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Liberal to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 430 58th
Population Density1 # 470 55th
Diversity Index2 # 358 65th
Median Household Income # 523 49th
Per Capita Income # 767 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.