Emporia, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Emporia, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Emporia had a population of 24,266 as of July 1, 2015. Emporia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emporia is located at latitude 38.402 and longitude -96.1918 in Lyon County. 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. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,148 feet.

The City of Emporia (GNIS ID: 485571) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emporia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emporia: Columbia.

City of Emporia, KS Boundary Map

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Emporia, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,266
Population in Households 22,844
Population in Familes 16,622
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,422
Population Density1 2,051
Diversity Index2 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,614
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,431
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,824 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,790 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,757 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $106,900
Average Home Value $145,054
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,158
Average Household Income $49,038
Per Capita Income $19,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.28%
Households -0.39% -0.2%
Families -0.48% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
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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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, 2015 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 # 40 94th
Diversity Index2 # 16 98th
Median Household Income # 594 12th
Per Capita Income # 587 13th

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