Seward County is located in southwest Kansas. The County Seat is Liberal and the largest city is Liberal. The Official Web Site is located at http://sewardcountyks.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,465 and the 2010 census population was 22,952. The land area is 639.50 square miles and there are 35.9 persons per square mile.
89.4% of the population is White, 4.1% is Black or African American, 58.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% is Asian, 1.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 63.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $90,000, there are 7,429 households, an average of 3.05 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,015, the median household income is $50,185, and 19.4% of the persons in Seward County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,640. Retail sales (in $1000) were $314,598, and sales per capita were $13,898. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.2%.
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