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The City of Liberal had a population of 747 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Liberal is located at latitude 37.5588 and longitude -94.5153 in Barton County. 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. Barton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Liberal (GNIS ID: 2395699) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Liberal is located within Township of Ozark, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Liberal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Liberal, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 747
Population in Households 747
Population in Familes 631
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 899
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $37,578
Average Household Income $51,369
Per Capita Income $20,117


Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $78,774
Average Home Value $92,703


Total Households 314
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 215
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.35%
Households -0.19% -0.32%
Families 0.7% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2018 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 # 424 59th
Population Density # 438 58th
Diversity Index # 350 66th
Median Household Income # 775 25th
Per Capita Income # 780 25th

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