Atchison County KS Information


Atchison County Subdivisions

Atchison County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,694
Daytime Population: Workers 6,888
Daytime Population: Residents 9,531
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 15,319
Population in Familes 12,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,375
Population Density2 39
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $49,497
Average Household Income $62,149
Per Capita Income $24,023


Total Housing Units 6,958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,267 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,880 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 811 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $104,895
Average Home Value $146,297


Total Households 6,147
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 4,071
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.19% -0.38%
Households -0.21% -0.42%
Families -0.32% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.06%


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, 2017 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 # 48 56th
Median Household Income # 48 55th
Per Capita Income # 86 19th

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