Atchison County KS Information


Atchison County Subdivisions

Atchison County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,614
Population in Households 15,239
Population in Familes 12,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,375
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $46,582
Average Household Income $59,813
Per Capita Income $23,066


Total Housing Units 6,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,611 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,478 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 901 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $109,711
Average Home Value $155,812


Total Households 6,089
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 4,024
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.22% -0.34%
Households -0.3% -0.4%
Families -0.42% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.32%


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, 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 # 31 71st
Population Density # 18 84th
Diversity Index # 51 51st
Median Household Income # 63 41st
Per Capita Income # 87 18th

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