Emporia, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Emporia, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Emporia had a population of 25,173 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emporia: Columbia.

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


Total Population 25,173
Population in Households 23,751
Population in Familes 17,314
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,422
Population Density2 2,104
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $36,936
Average Household Income $48,951
Per Capita Income $19,761


Total Housing Units 11,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,544 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,344 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,633 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $105,601
Average Home Value $131,171


Total Households 9,887
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 5,538
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.12% 0.27%
Households 0.08% 0.27%
Families -0.08% 0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.37%
Per Capita Income   0.54%

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, 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 # 16 98th
Population Density # 37 95th
Diversity Index # 15 98th
Median Household Income # 631 6th
Per Capita Income # 627 7th

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