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Emporia, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Emporia is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lyon County at latitude 38.402 and longitude -96.1918. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,148 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Emporia 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 Emporia (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emporia: Columbia.

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Emporia, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,389
Population in Households 22,967
Population in Familes 16,669
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,422
Population Density1 2,061
Diversity Index2 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,644
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,433
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,881 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,763 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,750 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $103,190
Average Home Value $141,433
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,856
Average Household Income $46,947
Per Capita Income $18,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.5% -0.23%
Households -0.41% -0.13%
Families -0.59% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
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.

Emporia, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emporia to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 17 98th
Population Density1 # 38 94th
Diversity Index2 # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 597 11th
Per Capita Income # 608 10th

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