Atchison, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 10,925 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 
Males: 5,180  (47.4%)
Females: 5,745  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  31.6 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66002.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,105 (it was $31,109 in 2000)
Atchison:

$41,105
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,150 (it was $14,441 in 2000)

Atchison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,189 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Atchison:

$86,189
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $107,931; Detached houses: $112,347; Mobile homes: $20,368

Median gross rent in 2012: $576.

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Atchison races chart
  • White alone - 9,521 (85.8%)
  • Black alone - 871 (7.8%)
  • Two or more races - 363 (3.3%)
  • Hispanic - 210 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 33 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 27 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.06%)

Races in Atchison detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Atchison: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.0%), Irish (13.7%), English (9.7%), United States (6.1%), Scottish (3.1%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/30/1855

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 6.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,600 people per square mile   (low).

Atchison, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Atchison:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atchison city:

  • Never married: 40.3%
  • Now married: 39.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

70 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Atchison, Kansas as of May 07, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Atchison to the number of sex offenders is 378 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,765 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,224 (1.6%)

Atchison satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (20.6 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (45.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (421.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lewis and Clark Village, MO (2.2 miles) , Rushville, MO (2.4 miles ), Lancaster, KS (3.1 miles ), Iatan, MO (3.1 miles) , De Kalb, MO (3.3 miles ), Bendena, KS (3.6 miles) , Huron, KS (3.6 miles) , Denton, KS (3.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.56 N, Longitude: 95.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +800 (+7.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,003 (64.2%)

Area code: 913

Atchison household income distribution Atchison home values distribution

Crime rates in Atchison by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.09.80.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 315246114352
per 100,000 29.09.949.219.639.159.2109.438.528.645.118.2
Robberies 338254102226
per 100,000 29.029.678.819.648.839.599.419.319.118.054.6
Assaults 2722231631223141132241
per 100,000 261.2217.1226.5156.6302.7217.0308.2395.1124.0198.4372.8
Burglaries 57998047606754988712191
per 100,000 551.5976.9787.7459.9585.9660.9536.8944.3829.91091.0827.3
Thefts 313238296304260324352310238303333
per 100,000 3028.32348.52914.52974.92538.83195.93499.42987.12270.32731.93027.5
Auto thefts 2413232713212114121819
per 100,000 232.2128.3226.5264.2126.9207.1208.8134.9114.5162.3172.7
Arson 11412324313
per 100,000 9.79.939.49.819.529.619.938.528.69.027.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 267.2236.9303.5229.2283.7298.5379.9317.6215.3284.8303.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Atchison detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Kansas average:

2.68
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -542 (-5.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Work and jobs in Atchison: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Atchison, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Atchison, Kansas average temperatures Atchison, Kansas average precipitation Atchison, Kansas humidity Atchison, Kansas wind speed Atchison, Kansas snowfall Atchison, Kansas sunshine Atchison, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Atchison-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.2 miles away from the Atchison city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Atchison-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 396.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 345.5 miles away from Atchison center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 355.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.2 miles away from Atchison center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 391.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Atchison County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Atchison topographic map

Birthplace of: Amelia Earhart - Aviator, James Bennett Griffin - Archaeologist, Mary Peters Fieser - Chemist, Jesse Stone - Rhythm and blues musician and songwriter, Laura M. Cobb - Chief Nurse Navy Nurse Corps, Charles Lester Marlatt - Entomologist, Carter Elliott - Major League Baseball shortstop.

Main business address for: MGP INGREDIENTS INC (GRAIN MILL PRODUCTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Atchison:

  • ATCHISON HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 800 RAVIN HILL DRIVE)
  • ATCHISON HOSPITAL HH CARE SERVICES (1301 N 3RD STREET)
  • ATCHISON HOSPITAL SNF/NF (1301 N 2ND ST)
  • ATCHISON SENIOR VILLAGE (1419 N 6TH ST)
  • DOOLEY CENTER (801 S 8TH)
  • MEDICALODGES ATCHISON (1637 RILEY ST)

Airports located in Atchison:

  • Amelia Earhart Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 50, Itinerant Ops: 5,000, Local Ops: 11,000, Military Ops: 50)

College/University in Atchison:

  • Benedictine College (Full-time enrollment: 1,923; Location: 1020 N 2nd St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.benedictine.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atchison:

  • Highland Community College (about 22 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 23 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Grantham University (about 33 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Park University (about 36 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 37 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • University of Kansas (about 43 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (about 45 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 12,834)

Public high schools in Atchison:

Private high school in Atchison:

  • MAUR HILL - MOUNT ACADEMY (Students: 184; Location: 1000 GREEN ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Atchison:

Private elementary/middle schools in Atchison:

  • ATCHISON CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY S (Students: 242; Location: 201 DIVISION ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 611 N 8TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CAROL BAPTIST HOME SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 800 S 6TH ST; Grades: 1 - 11)
See full list of schools located in Atchison, School District: ATCHISON PUBLIC SCHOOLS USD 409

Library in Atchison:

  • ATCHISON LIBRARY (Operating income: $494,596; Location: 401 KANSAS AVENUE; 59,471 books; 1,756 audio materials; 3,410 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Trinity Lutheran School is a 3year old Pre School - 8th Grade. Thanks.

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Notable locations in Atchison: Bellevue Country Club (A), Atchison Water Treatment Facility (B), Blair Grain Elevator (C), Atchison County Sheriff's Department Jail (D), State of Kansas Atchison Juvenile Correctional Facility (E), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop B - Atchison County (F), Atchison Police Department (G), Atchison County Sheriff's Department (H), Atchison County Courthouse (I), Northeast Kansas Multi - County Health Department Atchison County (J), Atchison Rail Museum (K), Atchison County Historical Society Museum (L), Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum (M), Atchison Public Library (N), Muchnic Art Gallery (O), Evah C Cray Historical Home Museum (P), Atchison Public Works Department (Q), Atchison City Hall (R), Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center (S), Atchison Heritage Conference Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West Atchison Mall (1), Atchison Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Atchison: MGP INGREDIENTS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Atchison include: New Life Assembly of God Church (A), Atchison Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Apostolic Lighthouse Church (C), Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Carol Baptist Church (E), Church of the Living God (F), Church of the Nazarene (G), Ebenezer Baptist Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Benedicts Abbey Cemetery (1), State of Kansas Children's Orphan Home Cemetery (2), Mount Saint Scholastica Cemetery (3), Oak Hill Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Brewery Creek (A), White Clay Creek (B), Whiskey Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Atchison include: Jackson Park (1), Reisner Park (2), Amelia Earhart Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Atchison Art Association (Museums; 704 North 4th Street) (1), Atchison County Historical Society-Santa Fe Depot (Museums; 200 South 10th Street) (2), Cray Carriage House Gift Shoppe (Museums; 805 North 5th Street) (3), Amelia Earhart Festival (Museums; 200 South 10th Street) (4), Atchison City - Business Office- Administrative Offices- Economic Development Dire (Museums; 200 South 10th Street) (5), Chamber of Commerce - Tourist Information (Museums; 200 South 10th Street) (6), Amelia Earhart Birthplace (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 223 North Terrace Street) (7), International Forest of Friendship (925 Main Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: St. Martin's B&B (324 Santa Fe Street) (1), Inn On Oak Street (1003 L Street) (2), Comfort Inn (410 S 9th St) (3), Americinn Atchison (500 S Highway 73) (4), Comfort Inn Atchison (509 South 9th) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Atchison-City - Business Office- Administrative Offices- Municipal Court Of (515 Kansas Avenue) (1), Atchison-County - Court Service Officers- County Attorney- Court System- District Court C (Courthouse) (2), Atchison-County - Community Corrections- Court System (111 North 8th Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Atchison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 104. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.49. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.49
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 34.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Atchison and their reported violations in the past:

ATCHISON, CITY OF (Population served: 10,953, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-07-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-17-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-25-2013)
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
ATCHISON CO RWD 6 (Population served: 670, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-04-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2012)
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
ATCHISON CO RWD 1 (Population served: 490, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
ATCHISON CO RWD 3 (Population served: 110, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-23-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 7 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.0%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.4% for Black residents, 5.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 39.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Atchison in 2010:

  • 1,010 people in college/university student housing
  • 159 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 99 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 61 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 36 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Atchison in 2000:

  • 521 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 159 people in nursing homes
  • 159 people in religious group quarters
  • 113 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 24 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Atchison, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Atchison compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Atchison (2011 data):

  • Exchange National Bank & Trust Co.: Atchison Walmart Branch, Exchange Kansas Avenue Motor Branch, at 600 Commercial Street, Atchison Country Mart Branch. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $330.5 mil, Deposits: $286.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Exchange Bankshares Corporation Of Kansas
  • UMB Bank, National Association: Motor Bank Branch at 320 Commercial Street, branch established on 1962/10/29. Info updated 2007/12/13: Bank assets: $11,205.9 mil, Deposits: $8,538.8 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • The Union State Bank of Everest: Atchison Branch at 701 Kansas, branch established on 1993/09/24. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $216.9 mil, Deposits: $183.4 mil, headquarters in Everest, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Everest Bancshares, Inc.
  • UMB National Bank of America: Atchison Branch at 626 Commercial, branch established on 1997/04/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $825.6 mil, Deposits: $401.1 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Atchison Branch at 601 Commercial St, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • United Bank of Kansas: Atchison Branch at 734 Commercial Street, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2010/01/29: Bank assets: $109.0 mil, Deposits: $93.4 mil, headquarters in Lenexa, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Jtb Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Atchison, Kansas:

  • Americinn Lodge And Suites, 500 Us Hwy 73, Atchison, KS 66002 , Phone: (913) 367-4000, Fax: (913) 367-9691
  • Comfort Inn, 502 S 9TH, Atchison, KS 66002 , Phone: (913) 367-7666
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Atchison, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Atchison travel time to work - commute Atchison mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Atchison city (based on Atchison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.51%
Here: 62.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents38.8%13.0%12.8%8.3%7.0%
Congregations20.0%6.7%3.3%16.7%3.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.3%5.0%3.4%1.8%4.4%
Congregations6.7%6.7%13.3%3.3%20.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Atchison County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Atchison County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Atchison County:

30.0%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.2%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$19,627$47,1050$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,038$64,1525$31
Judicial and Legal 1$3,060$36,7200$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$79,712$43,4790$0
Police - Other 2$5,556$33,3360$0
Firefighters 19$67,263$42,4820$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,997
Streets and Highways 10$27,349$32,8190$0
Solid Waste Management 6$13,819$27,6380$0
Sewerage 4$13,288$39,8640$0
Parks and Recreation 9$21,222$28,2960$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$7,247$43,4820$0
Water Supply 14$43,172$37,0050$0
Other and Unallocable 6$23,759$47,5181$1,366
Totals for Government 103$341,112$39,7417$3,394

Atchison government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,747,000 ($159.91)
    Police Protection: $1,413,000 ($129.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,104,000 ($101.05)
    General - Other: $869,000 ($79.54)
    Sewerage: $765,000 ($70.02)
    Regular Highways: $611,000 ($55.93)
    Central Staff Services: $488,000 ($44.67)
    Financial Administration: $412,000 ($37.71)
    Libraries: $363,000 ($33.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000 ($30.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $279,000 ($25.54)
    General Public Buildings: $205,000 ($18.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $77,000 ($7.05)
    Health - Other: $39,000 ($3.57)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($1.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $5,000 ($0.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $576,000 ($52.72)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $355,000 ($32.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,233,000 ($112.86)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($1.74)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($1.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,612,000 ($330.62)

Atchison government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,293,000 ($118.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $374,000 ($34.23)
    All Other: $321,000 ($29.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $570,000 ($52.17)
    Interest Earnings: $185,000 ($16.93)
    Special Assessments: $46,000 ($4.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($0.37)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,771,000 ($253.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $454,000 ($41.56)
    Highways: $356,000 ($32.59)
    General Local Government Support: $217,000 ($19.86)
  • Tax - Property: $3,306,000 ($302.61)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,462,000 ($225.35)
    Public Utilities Sales: $843,000 ($77.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $69,000 ($6.32)
    Other License: $33,000 ($3.02)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.09)

Atchison government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,122,000 ($1750.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,896,000 ($1271.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,226,000 ($478.35)

Atchison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,549,000 ($416.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $249,000 ($22.79)

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buchanan County, MO  0.49% ($22,000 average AGI)
from Leavenworth County, KS  0.34% ($20,650)
from Douglas County, KS  0.25% ($30,200)


6.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buchanan County, MO  0.60% ($27,611 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.47% ($44,214)
to Leavenworth County, KS  0.44% ($32,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Atchison:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KAIR (1470 AM; 1 kW; ATCHISON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atchison:

  • K210CR (89.9 FM; ATCHISON, KS; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Atchison:

  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KQTV (Channel 2; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Atchison fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 153 meters (502ft)
Total costs: $15,240,000
Total average daily traffic: 60,288
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,695

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Atchison, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Atchison)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Atchison, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Atchison)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Atchison)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 53
  • Hazardous Condition: 125
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Atchison

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Atchison, KS
Most common first names in Atchison, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary20180.6 years
John16975.0 years
William16077.7 years
Charles10976.8 years
James9274.1 years
Robert7972.7 years
George7979.0 years
Anna7384.1 years
Helen6580.5 years
Frank6278.8 years
Most common last names in Atchison, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4774.8 years
Jones4375.3 years
Miller4181.9 years
Martin3579.1 years
Brown3172.4 years
Wilson3076.5 years
Handke2676.8 years
Moore2578.1 years
Wood2481.0 years
Baker2380.6 years
Businesses in Atchison, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
AmericInn1SAS Shoes1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
Long John Silver's1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1
New Balance1

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
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  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life and physical scientists (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
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