Atchison County KS Information


Atchison County Subdivisions

Atchison County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,871
Population in Households 15,496
Population in Familes 12,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,375
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 6,215
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 4,133
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,271 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,944 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 775 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $98,925
Average Home Value $147,442


Median Household Income $46,334
Average Household Income $59,248
Per Capita Income $22,953
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.19%
Households -0.07% -0.21%
Families -0.13% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.


Atchison County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atchison County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 31 71st
Population Density1 # 18 84th
Diversity Index2 # 47 55th
Median Household Income # 47 56th
Per Capita Income # 82 23rd

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