Atchison, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 10,636 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.9%
 
Males: 4,973  (46.8%)
Females: 5,663  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

30.5 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66002.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,207 (it was $31,109 in 2000)
Atchison:

$43,207
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,230 (it was $14,441 in 2000)

Atchison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,079 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Atchison:

$94,079
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $134,113; detached houses: $138,440; mobile homes: $12,447

Median gross rent in 2017: $605.

March 2019 cost of living index in Atchison: 74.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.4%
(26.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Black residents, 39.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Atchison, KS (2017)
    • 9,19584.7%White alone
    • 5685.2%Two or more races
    • 5565.1%Black alone
    • 3823.5%Hispanic
    • 410.4%Asian alone
    • 330.3%American Indian alone
    • 170.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Atchison, Kansas as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Atchison is 193 to 1.


Crime rates in Atchison by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(19.6)
4
(39.1)
6
(59.2)
11
(109.4)
4
(38.5)
3
(28.6)
5
(45.1)
2
(18.2)
6
(54.8)
5
(45.8)
4
(37.3)
10
(93.9)
4
(37.6)
8
(75.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(19.6)
5
(48.8)
4
(39.5)
10
(99.4)
2
(19.3)
2
(19.1)
2
(18.0)
6
(54.6)
1
(9.1)
2
(18.3)
4
(37.3)
7
(65.7)
1
(9.4)
2
(18.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(156.6)
31
(302.7)
22
(217.0)
31
(308.2)
41
(395.1)
13
(124.0)
22
(198.4)
41
(372.8)
26
(237.7)
31
(284.2)
23
(214.6)
21
(197.1)
31
(291.7)
33
(311.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
47
(459.9)
60
(585.9)
67
(660.9)
54
(536.8)
98
(944.3)
87
(829.9)
121
(1,091)
91
(827.3)
87
(795.2)
91
(834.3)
67
(625.2)
73
(685.2)
47
(442.2)
39
(368.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
304
(2,975)
260
(2,539)
324
(3,196)
352
(3,499)
310
(2,987)
238
(2,270)
303
(2,732)
333
(3,028)
257
(2,349)
275
(2,521)
257
(2,398)
293
(2,750)
294
(2,766)
216
(2,040)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(264.2)
13
(126.9)
21
(207.1)
21
(208.8)
14
(134.9)
12
(114.5)
18
(162.3)
19
(172.7)
13
(118.8)
20
(183.4)
12
(112.0)
15
(140.8)
27
(254.0)
14
(132.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.8)
2
(19.5)
3
(29.6)
2
(19.9)
4
(38.5)
3
(28.6)
1
(9.0)
3
(27.3)
2
(18.3)
3
(27.5)
3
(28.0)
2
(18.8)
3
(28.2)
1
(9.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)225.2278.7293.3373.2312.0211.5279.8298.3253.3272.9251.3303.5272.0246.4

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City-data.com crime index in Atchison, KS

Crime rate in Atchison detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (25.5%), English (15.5%), American (10.7%), Irish (9.8%), European (3.0%), Scottish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/30/1855

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 6.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,557 people per square mile   (low).

Atchison, Kansas map

169 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,811 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,522 (1.7%)

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)

Latitude: 39.56 N, Longitude: 95.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,332 (+12.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,570 (73.0%)

Area code: 913

Distribution of median household income in Atchison, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Atchison, KS in 2017
Atchison satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Atchison, KS residents
Average permit cost in Atchison, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Kansas:

3.7%
Most common industries in Atchison, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Food (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.8%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Food (7.5%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.8%)
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Atchison, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.4%)

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

Atchison, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.3. This is about average.

City:

70.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.59
U.S.:

8.46

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 Atchison 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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Atchison topographic map

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:

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:

  • ATCHISON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 454, Location: 1500 W. RILEY ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • ATCHISON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 215 N 8TH STREET, Grades: 1-12)

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: 223, Location: 201 DIVISION ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 611 N 8TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
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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.

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Atchison:

Marital status in Atchison, KS
  • Never married: 41.2%
  • Now married: 36.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Atchison:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Atchison
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Atchison, KS (based on Atchison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,62013
Catholic2,7206
Evangelical Protestant2,48113
Other1861
Black Protestant1231
None7,794-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This 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
Atchison County:

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

8.5%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.0%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Atchison County:

14.2%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Atchison:

51.4%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.3%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.3%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Atchison:

32.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

57.5%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Atchison:

78.5%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Atchison, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 23$86,118$44,9310$0
Firefighters 19$68,280$43,1240$0
Water Supply 14$44,706$38,3190$0
Streets and Highways 12$39,062$39,0620$0
Other and Unallocable 9$27,583$36,7778$6,871
Parks and Recreation 8$20,606$30,9090$0
Sewerage 6$18,852$37,7041$1,014
Financial Administration 5$20,613$49,4710$0
Other Government Administration 4$21,890$65,6700$0
Solid Waste Management 4$10,376$31,1280$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,573$30,8760$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,663
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 105$360,659$41,21810$9,548

Atchison government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,677,000 ($439.73)
    Sewerage: $793,000 ($74.56)
    General Public Buildings: $502,000 ($47.20)
    Regular Highways: $474,000 ($44.57)
    Air Transportation: $256,000 ($24.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($7.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,553,000 ($240.03)
    Sewerage: $1,752,000 ($164.72)
    Police Protection: $1,644,000 ($154.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,368,000 ($128.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,057,000 ($99.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $895,000 ($84.15)
    Regular Highways: $777,000 ($73.05)
    General - Other: $617,000 ($58.01)
    Libraries: $573,000 ($53.87)
    Central Staff Services: $442,000 ($41.56)
    General Public Buildings: $418,000 ($39.30)
    Financial Administration: $416,000 ($39.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $337,000 ($31.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $101,000 ($9.50)
    Air Transportation: $97,000 ($9.12)
    Health - Other: $50,000 ($4.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($0.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $285,000 ($26.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $664,000 ($62.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($9.68)
    Police Protection: $86,000 ($8.09)
    Regular Highways: $73,000 ($6.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($6.49)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($4.42)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($3.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,232,000 ($397.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $386,000 ($36.29)

Atchison government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,434,000 ($228.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $148,000 ($13.92)
    Air Transportation: $61,000 ($5.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($3.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000 ($0.75)
    Other: $7,000 ($0.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $29,000 ($2.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $836,000 ($78.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $189,000 ($17.77)
    Donations From Private Sources: $104,000 ($9.78)
    General Revenue - Other: $95,000 ($8.93)
    Sale of Property: $95,000 ($8.93)
    Rents: $51,000 ($4.80)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,069,000 ($382.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $524,000 ($49.27)
    Other: $78,000 ($7.33)
    General Local Government Support: $53,000 ($4.98)
  • Tax - Property: $3,824,000 ($359.53)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,610,000 ($245.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,421,000 ($133.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $134,000 ($12.60)
    Other License: $78,000 ($7.33)

Atchison government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,185,000 ($3778.21)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $38,510,000 ($3620.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,355,000 ($2383.88)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,434,000 ($2203.27)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,088,000 ($384.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,176,000 ($204.59)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,675,000 ($157.48)

Atchison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,195,000 ($958.54)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,693,000 ($3637.93)

5.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Buchanan County, MO  0.54% ($30,613 average AGI)
from Leavenworth County, KS  0.45% ($28,500)


6.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Leavenworth County, KS  0.60% ($38,086 average AGI)
to Buchanan County, MO  0.59% ($34,706)
to Johnson County, KS  0.43% ($81,360)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Atchison fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 61Number of bridges
  • 728ft / 222mTotal length
  • $13,023,000Total costs
  • 90,401Total average daily traffic
  • 9,395Total average daily truck traffic
  • 101,224Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Atchison, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51910-1919
  • 91920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Atchison, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Atchison)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Atchison, KS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (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: 43 (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: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 54. The highest number of reported fires - 83 took place in 2005, and the least - 38 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Atchison, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.6%), and Outside Fires (37.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Atchison, KS
    • 33243.6%Structure Fires
    • 28937.9%Outside Fires
    • 13517.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 60.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Atchison, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Atchison, Kansas:

  • Americinn Lodge And Suites, 500 Us Hwy 73, Atchison, Kansas 66002 , Phone: (913) 367-4000, Fax: (913) 367-9691
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Atchison, 401 Main St, Atchison, Kansas 66002 , Phone: (800) 465-4329
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Atchison, Kansas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Atchison, KS
  • 82.9%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Atchison, KS
  • 66.8%Utility gas
  • 30.8%Electricity
  • 2.4%Other fuel


Atchison compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Atchison on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 1,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 1,000+)"
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