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Emporia, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Emporia had a population of 25,027 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emporia: Columbia.

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


Total Population 25,027
Daytime Population: Workers 15,133
Daytime Population: Residents 12,452
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,585
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 23,605
Population in Familes 17,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,422
Population Density2 2,092
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $38,809
Average Household Income $50,866
Per Capita Income $20,568


Total Housing Units 11,459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,200 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,655 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,604 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $103,088
Average Home Value $123,341


Total Households 9,855
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 5,534
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 0.05% 0.11%
Households 0.05% 0.12%
Families -0.1% 0.03%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

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, 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 # 16 98th
Population Density # 39 94th
Diversity Index # 15 98th
Median Household Income # 588 13th
Per Capita Income # 618 8th

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