U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Kansas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-22-2008, 07:33 PM
 
2 posts, read 6,972 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Can someone tell about Emporia? I would like to know what kind of farming is there and what kind of industry(s) are there. How are out of state people viewed? Any comments would be appreciated.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-22-2008, 11:22 PM
 
Location: IN
22,241 posts, read 38,797,715 times
Reputation: 14810
Emporia is rather mixed.
It has the Emporia State University there.
It also has some blue collar jobs in a few industries. (I don't know off the top of my head what those are)
They are also building a natural gas plant near the town.
Overall, it has about 25,000 people and has good Interstate highway acess to other towns in E Kansas.
Here is some more information:
City of Emporia Kansas
EMPORIA.COM, Your Hometown Guide to Emporia, Kansas!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:15 AM
 
2 posts, read 6,972 times
Reputation: 10
Thanks for the info & links.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-24-2008, 03:51 PM
 
8 posts, read 28,152 times
Reputation: 13
Smile Emporia

Most of the farming ground around here is good but very very little would ever come open for lease or sale... the flint hills west of town offer very little in way of grain farming but are mostly cattle grazing with none absoultely none for sale... Chase where I live is owned by a very very few owners who have large landholdings and are not interested now or ever in selling.


Emporia just lost its biggest employer and the second biggest is in trouble..if you have a good job then the housing is of course the biggest benefit as it has dropped dramatically.... lots of housing is up for sale as many are anxious to get out while the employers benefits are still there.. I think they are up in a couple of weeks from now...

The biggest drawback to Emporia is there is no good resteraunts here at all... but clean water and clear air is good...

Crime in the city is mostly gang wannabe but not all that bad as I work downtown and have never even seen a fistfight.. but I am in bed and asleep by 9 pm most nights so that may be a reason why...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-27-2008, 06:58 AM
 
Location: N.E. Kansas
105 posts, read 412,130 times
Reputation: 38
I was born in Emporia, and have family in and around there. It is a fairly decent town to live in. Do not know much about the jobs, and about farmland. But think that you would like it. It's location to other large cities is good.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2008, 06:13 PM
 
3 posts, read 13,497 times
Reputation: 11
I was born and raised in Emporia, It is a great town to grow up in but other then that, i would now consider it a dead end town, im a 07 graduate from EHS. Very few jobs, i would say farming is the best option if thats what your up for, now that Tyson and many other places are currently or already have shut their doors.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2011, 12:18 PM
 
65 posts, read 118,838 times
Reputation: 52
So, if Tyson was there, and they are now shutting their doors, would that explain the very high percentage of Hispanics in the area? I was checking out stats, and saw that and thought, WTHey? I mean, Kansas is not Dallas, right? Why would hispanics be such a large percentage in a small town in corn-fed Kansas?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Kansas
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top