Emporia, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 24,724 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 
Males: 12,049  (48.7%)
Females: 12,675  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

29.8 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66801.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,790 (it was $30,809 in 2000)
Emporia:

$42,790
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,282 (it was $15,157 in 2000)

Emporia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,781 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Emporia:

$121,781
KS:

$150,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $646.

March 2019 cost of living index in Emporia: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.5%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 15.8% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Emporia, KS (2017)
    • 15,81163.7%White alone
    • 7,00228.2%Hispanic
    • 8473.4%Two or more races
    • 7182.9%Black alone
    • 6702.7%Asian alone
    • 210.08%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 82 registered sex offenders living in Emporia, Kansas as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Emporia is 302 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Emporia by year

Type

2005

2006

2009

2010

2011

2012

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.7)
3
(11.3)
3
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(52.4)
29
(108.8)
13
(49.4)
19
(76.4)
13
(51.8)
24
(95.6)
15
(61.3)
12
(48.8)
11
(44.3)
17
(68.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(33.7)
14
(52.5)
5
(19.0)
4
(16.1)
4
(16.0)
7
(27.9)
3
(12.3)
4
(16.3)
7
(28.2)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
40
(149.7)
71
(266.5)
60
(227.9)
60
(241.4)
60
(239.3)
26
(103.6)
18
(73.5)
19
(77.2)
28
(112.9)
11
(44.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
189
(707.1)
254
(953.3)
282
(1,071)
149
(599.5)
173
(690.0)
132
(525.9)
61
(249.2)
76
(308.9)
104
(419.3)
49
(198.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,248
(4,669)
1,389
(5,213)
979
(3,718)
832
(3,347)
856
(3,414)
673
(2,681)
429
(1,753)
482
(1,959)
570
(2,298)
368
(1,490)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(153.4)
40
(150.1)
37
(140.5)
23
(92.5)
21
(83.8)
26
(103.6)
6
(24.5)
17
(69.1)
27
(108.9)
12
(48.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(26.2)
8
(30.0)
2
(7.6)
5
(20.1)
2
(8.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)338.0465.9348.5297.5285.7257.9156.9164.9204.6141.3

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City-data.com crime index in Emporia, KS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 50 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (17.0%), American (6.3%), European (6.0%), Irish (4.6%), English (3.7%), Welsh (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 9.90 square miles.

Population density: 2,497 people per square mile   (low).

Emporia, Kansas map

3,040 residents are foreign born (8.8% Latin America).

This city:

12.2%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,802 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,636 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (51.2 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (80.0 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (389.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Americus, KS (2.8 miles ),
Olpe, KS (3.2 miles ),
Neosho Rapids, KS (3.3 miles ),
Hartford, KS (3.8 miles ),
Reading, KS (3.8 miles ),
Dunlap, KS (3.9 miles),
Bushong, KS (4.1 miles),
Admire, KS (4.1 miles)

Latitude: 38.41 N, Longitude: 96.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,625 (+10.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,856 (87.8%)

Area code: 620

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2005: 61 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 2006: 37 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2007: 52 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $246,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Emporia, KS residents
Average permit cost in Emporia, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Kansas:

3.7%
Unemployment by year
Population change in the 1990s: +1,142 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in Emporia, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (15.9%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (21.0%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Machinery (3.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.4%)
  • Food (10.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Emporia, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Food processing workers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Emporia, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Emporia-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the Emporia city center killed 6 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.3 miles away from the city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Emporia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.5 miles away from Emporia center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 259.6 miles away from Emporia center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 280.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 313.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 314.2 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 371.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Emporia topographic map

Hospitals in Emporia:

  • EMPORIA SURGICAL HOSPITAL (1602 WEST 15TH STREET)
  • HAND IN HAND HOME CARE AND HOSPI (1015 INDUSTRIAL ROAD SUITE A)
  • HILLCREST HOUSE (2322 HILLCREST DR)
  • NEWMAN REGIONAL HEALTH (Government - Local, 1201 WEST 12TH AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Emporia:

  • AT-HOME HEALTH CARE INC (417 COMMERCIAL SUITE A)

Nursing Homes in Emporia:

  • EMPORIA PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (2300 INDUSTRIAL RD)
  • EMPORIA REHABILITATION CENTER (221 W LOGAN AVE)
  • FLINT HILLS CARE CENTER (1620 WHEELER ST)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF EMPORIA (221 W LOGAN AVE)
  • HOLIDAY RESORT (2700 W 30TH ST)
  • OAKLEAF LODGE (315 S COMMERCIAL ST)
  • REGENCY HEALTH CARE CENTER EAST (217 W LOGAN)
  • ST MARYS HEALTH CTR SNF (15TH AND STATE)
  • VINTAGE MANOR (1620 WHEELER ST)

Airports located in Emporia:

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Colleges/Universities in Emporia:

  • Emporia State University (Full-time enrollment: 4,687; Location: 1200 Commercial; Public; Website: www.emporia.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Flint Hills Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 610; Location: 3301 W 18th St; Public; Website: www.fhtc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Emporia:

  • Washburn University (about 51 miles; Topeka, KS; Full-time enrollment: 5,092)
  • Allen County Community College (about 54 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • Butler Community College (about 57 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Kansas State University (about 59 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Baker University (about 60 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • University of Kansas (about 64 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 73 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)

Public high schools in Emporia:

  • EMPORIA HIGH (Students: 1,591, Location: 3302 WEST 18TH, Grades: 9-12)
  • TURNING POINT ACADEMY (Location: 315 SOUTH MARKET STREET, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Emporia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Emporia:

  • EMPORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 93, Location: 1325 C OF E DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 63, Location: 102 COTTONWOOD ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Emporia

Library in Emporia:

  • EMPORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $843,947; Location: 110 E. SIXTH AVENUE; 101,391 books; 11,267 audio materials; 4,411 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 186 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Emporia now has a separate 5th grade building and a 6th grade building where Louther North and South schools use to be. They are across the street from eachother. Then the Middle School has only 7th and 8th graders and is still on Graphic Arts road. added by Amanda
  • Emporia Christian School, 100 students, serves PK-8th, serves more than 25 different churches.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Emporia: Lyon County Fairgrounds (A), Wilson-Davis Industrial Park (B), Emporia Country Club (C), Mini Plaza (D), Flint Hills Village (E), Emporia West Plaza (F), Lyon County Sheriff's Department Jail (G), Emporia State University Police and Safety Department (H), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop H - Lyon (I), Emporia State University Student Recreation Center (J), Lyon County Sheriff's Department (K), Emporia Police Department (L), The National Teachers Hall of Fame (M), Emporia State University Anderson Library (N), Lyon County Courthouse (O), Lyon County Historical Museum (P), Emporia City Library (Q), Singular-Trusler Hall (R), Hutchinson Family Pavilion (S), Cram Science Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Twelfth Street Village Mall (1), Flinthills Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Emporia include: Cornerstone Baptist Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (B), Centro Cristiano de Emporia de las Asambleas de Dios (C), Mission de la Esperanza United Methodist Church (D), Didde Catholic Campus Center (E), Emporia Church of Christ (F), Bethel Baptist Church (G), Calvary Baptist Church (H), Free Will Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maplewood Cemetery (1), Memorial Lawn Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Wooster Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Emporia include: Emporia Municipal Zoo (1), Urbanside Park (2), Sertoma Park (3), Lakeview Park (4), Wilson Park (5), Quaker Park (6), Walnut Park (7), Southwest Santa Fe Park (8), Lowther Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: National Teachers Hall of Fame (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1320 Centre Of E Drive), Sunflower Reading Consultants (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 814 Neosho Street), Lyon County Historical Society & Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 118 East 6th Avenue), Emporia Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1024 West 12th Avenue), Emporia Miniature Train (Amusement & Theme Parks; Sodens Grove Park), Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau (719 Commercial Street).

Hotels: Econo Lodge Emporia (2511 West 18th Street), Econo Lodge (2511 W 18th Ave), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2921 W 18th Ave), Seven Gables (526 Exchange Street), Budget Host Inn (1830 East US Highway 50), Fairfield Inn Emporia (2930 Eagle Crest Drive), Emporia-Days Inn (3032 W Us Highway 50), Super 8 Emporia KS (2913 W Highway 50), Best Value Inn (2913 West US Highway 50).

Court: Lyon-County - Court Services Community Corrections (430 Commercial Street).

Birthplace of: Dean Smith - Basketball coach, R. Lee Ermey, Arthur Samuel - Computer scientist, Clint Bowyer - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: May 30, 1979), Frank A. Beach - Ethologist, J. L. Lewis - Professional golfer, Jim Everett - Football player, William Allen White - novelist, Thelma Hill - Film actor, Harry Cheshire - Actor.

Lyon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

LYON CO RWD 1 (Population served: 1,595, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-12-2014), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-13-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-28-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 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 JAN-01-2013, 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 (APR-27-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-13-2011), St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2011)
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
LYON CO RWD 5 (Population served: 1,310, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emporia that have no violations reported:

  • EMPORIA, CITY OF (Population served: 24,958, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • LYON CO RWD 2 (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • GREEN ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Emporia in 2010:

  • 940 people in college/university student housing
  • 308 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 111 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 36 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Emporia in 2000:

  • 1,072 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 196 people in nursing homes
  • 122 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Emporia (2011 data):

  • ESB Financial: Industrial Plaza Branch, Esb Financial, Motor Facility. Info updated 2006/09/08: Bank assets: $161.5 mil, Deposits: $126.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Namyaw Corporation, Inc.
  • First Community Bank: 2160 W Hwy 50 Branch at 2160 West Highway 50, branch established on 1927/01/01; at 715 Merchant Street, branch established on 1900/08/09. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $48.5 mil, Deposits: $44.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Wc Bancorp, Inc.
  • CoreFirst Bank & Trust: Emporia Downtown Branch at 701 Merchant St, branch established on 2002/05/06; Emporia Branch at 1440 Industrial Road, branch established on 1997/12/02. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $1,154.4 mil, Deposits: $811.4 mil, headquarters in Topeka, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bank And Trust Holding Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • The Lyon County State Bank: Suburban Branch at 1202 Industrial Road, branch established on 1979/06/11; at 902 Merchant Street, branch established on 1913/06/27. Info updated 2010/09/28: Bank assets: $84.7 mil, Deposits: $73.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Ottawa Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capitol Federal Savings Bank: Emporia Branch at 602 Commercial St, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $9,167.4 mil, Deposits: $4,742.9 mil, headquarters in Topeka, KS, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 46 total offices
  • The Marion National Bank: Emporia Branch at 1448 Industrial Rd, branch established on 2009/09/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $24.2 mil, Deposits: $20.9 mil, headquarters in Marion, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Marion Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Emporia Branch at 527 Commercial Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Emporia:

Marital status in Emporia, KS
  • Never married: 41.4%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Emporia:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Kansas average:

11.1

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Emporia, KS (based on Lyon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,28222
Evangelical Protestant5,09831
Catholic3,3444
Other8723
Black Protestant2462
None18,848-
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: 6
Lyon County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Lyon County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Lyon County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Lyon County:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lyon County:

8.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
State:

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

18.0%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Emporia:

47.1%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.6%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Emporia:

28.3
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Emporia:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Emporia:

30.1%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.7%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Emporia, 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
Firefighters 45$200,121$53,3663$8,259
Police Protection - Officers 41$169,455$49,5971$55
Solid Waste Management 31$81,506$31,5510$0
Other and Unallocable 25$83,733$40,1921$1,342
Parks and Recreation 19$59,170$37,37131$19,982
Water Supply 18$46,721$31,1470$0
Streets and Highways 8$26,374$39,5610$0
Sewerage 8$24,875$37,3130$0
Police - Other 8$22,615$33,9234$1,351
Other Government Administration 7$48,221$82,6655$2,500
Financial Administration 6$24,136$48,2720$0
Judicial and Legal 6$24,215$48,4300$0
Airports 3$10,383$41,5320$0
Fire - Other 2$6,886$41,3163$4,145
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,961$47,5320$0
Welfare 1$4,041$48,4920$0
Totals for Government 229$836,413$43,83048$37,634

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $518,000 ($20.95)
    Water Utilities: $307,000 ($12.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000 ($6.47)
    Police Protection: $143,000 ($5.78)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $4,430,000 ($179.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,832,000 ($154.99)
    Police Protection: $3,402,000 ($137.60)
    Water Utilities: $3,269,000 ($132.22)
    Sewerage: $3,128,000 ($126.52)
    Health - Other: $2,313,000 ($93.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,899,000 ($76.81)
    General - Other: $1,595,000 ($64.51)
    Financial Administration: $945,000 ($38.22)
    General Public Buildings: $670,000 ($27.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $665,000 ($26.90)
    Regular Highways: $619,000 ($25.04)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $608,000 ($24.59)
    Air Transportation: $444,000 ($17.96)
    Central Staff Services: $328,000 ($13.27)
    Libraries: $59,000 ($2.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $694,000 ($28.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,818,000 ($437.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $161,000 ($6.51)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,299,000 ($173.88)
    Sewerage: $3,591,000 ($145.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $550,000 ($22.25)
    Air Transportation: $361,000 ($14.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $140,000 ($5.66)
    Highways: $62,000 ($2.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $591,000 ($23.90)
    General Revenue - Other: $176,000 ($7.12)
    Special Assessments: $98,000 ($3.96)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($0.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,051,000 ($204.30)
  • Tax - Property: $7,069,000 ($285.92)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,935,000 ($280.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,498,000 ($101.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000 ($0.40)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,410,000 ($1149.09)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,750,000 ($1001.05)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,105,000 ($327.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,445,000 ($179.78)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,325,000 ($53.59)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $925,000 ($37.41)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $400,000 ($16.18)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,531,000 ($102.37)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,605,000 ($873.85)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $925,000 ($37.41)

5.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  0.40% ($36,429 average AGI)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.31% ($27,568)
from Coffey County, KS  0.30% ($33,833)


6.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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 Johnson County, KS  0.59% ($44,556 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.56% ($35,132)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.47% ($47,586)
Businesses in Emporia, KS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's4
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone1New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike6
Best Western1Nissan1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Dennys1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Starbucks1
Goodwill3Subway3
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile3
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell2
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jimmy John's1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul4
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Knights Inn1UPS8
Kroger2Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Village Inn1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Marriott1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Strongest AM radio stations in Emporia:

  • KVOE (1400 AM; 1 kW; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: EMPORIA RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Emporia:

  • KFFX (104.9 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: EMPORIA RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNGM (91.9 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: CHRISTIAN ACTION TEAM, INC.)
  • KRWV (96.1 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: C & C CONSULTING, INC)
  • KPOR (90.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K209CB (89.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KVOE-FM (101.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: EMPORIA RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • K280EK (103.9 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KANH (89.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • KANS (92.9 FM; OSAGE CITY, KS; Owner: C&C CONSULTING, INC.)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDVV (100.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Emporia:

  • KETM-CA (Channel 17; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Emporia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 150Number of bridges
  • 1,972ft / 601mTotal length
  • $25,605,000Total costs
  • 598,204Total average daily traffic
  • 126,006Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Emporia, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 61920-1929
  • 101930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 391950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 191980-1989
  • 181990-1999
  • 172000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Emporia, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Emporia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 189 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Emporia, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Emporia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Emporia)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 137. The highest number of reported fires - 260 took place in 2006, and the least - 9 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Emporia, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (48.2%), and Structure Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Emporia, KS
    • 1,12648.2%Outside Fires
    • 77333.1%Structure Fires
    • 36715.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 703.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Emporia, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Emporia, Kansas:

  • Guesthouse Inn & Conference Center, 2700 W 18TH Ave, Emporia, Kansas 66801 , Phone: (620) 341-9199, Fax: (620) 341-9338
  • Best Western Hospitality House, 3021 W Hwy 50, Emporia, Kansas 66801 , Phone: (620) 342-7587, Fax: (620) 342-9271
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2913 W Hwy 50, Emporia, Kansas 66801 , Phone: (620) 342-7567, Fax: (620) 343-7374
  • Fairfield Inn, 2930 Eaglecrest Dr, Emporia, Kansas 66801 , Phone: (620) 342-4445, Fax: (620) 342-0676
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2921 W 18TH Ave, Emporia, Kansas 66801 , Phone: (620) 341-9393, Fax: (620) 341-9339
  • Comfort Inn, 2836 W 18th Ave, Emporia, Kansas 66801 , Phone: (620) 342-9700, Fax: (620) 342-7841
  • Econo Lodge, 2511 W 18th St, Emporia, Kansas 66801 , Phone: (620) 343-7750, Fax: (620) 343-1140
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 3007 W 18th Ave, Emporia, Kansas 66801 , Phone: (620) 343-1111
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton, 2900 Eaglecrest Dr, Emporia, Kansas 66801 , Phone: (620) 412-9040
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Emporia, Kansas
Most common first names in Emporia, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16682.9 years
John16478.8 years
William13476.6 years
Charles10177.0 years
Robert10074.4 years
Helen9182.1 years
George8277.7 years
James8071.9 years
Margaret7782.3 years
Dorothy6978.0 years
Most common last names in Emporia, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8876.9 years
Williams5976.3 years
Jones5981.1 years
Brown5378.1 years
Miller4978.1 years
Davis4881.0 years
Johnson3778.4 years
Wilson3379.5 years
White3077.4 years
Fowler2681.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Emporia, KS
  • 79.8%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Emporia, KS
  • 55.9%Utility gas
  • 42.9%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%No fuel used


Emporia compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above 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.

Emporia on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most recent year of entry for the foreign-born population (2,000+ people)+"
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