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Emporia, KS (Kansas) Houses and Residents

Emporia,KS index of house prices

Total population: 24,560 (All urban)

Houses: 11,320 (9,778 occupied: 4,900 owner occupied, 4,924 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

50%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1,143 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $77,970.

Median contract rent in 2016: $347 (lower quartile is $265, upper quartile is $428)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $496


Median gross rent in Emporia, KS in 2016: $421

Housing units in Emporia with a mortgage: 2,839 (37 second mortgage, 228 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,065

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $62,320

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $45,392

Median monthly housing costs: $652


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Emporia, Kansas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $94,030 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Emporia:

$94,030
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,509 - $146,124
Median year house/condo built: 1962

Median year apartment built: 1969

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,783
  • In family households: 17,984 (2,739 male householders, 2,766 female householders)
    3,585 spouses, 6,386 children (5,964 natural, 67 adopted, 370 stepchildren), 305 grandchildren, 474 brothers or sisters, 324 parents, 390 other relatives, 1,111 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,622 (1,930 male householders (1,537 living alone)), 2,391 female householders (1,802 living alone)), 1,308 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,225

Size of family households: 2,224 2-persons, 1,306 3-persons, 944 4-persons, 719 5-persons, 161 6-persons, 116 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,340 1-person, 860 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 6 5-persons.

2,736 married couples with children.
2,343 single-parent households (612 men, 1,731 women).

76.1% of residents of Emporia speak English at home.
20.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 62% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 2,987 (12.1%)
(24.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Emporia, Kansas:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1151 bedroom
  • 1,0502 bedrooms
  • 2,1793 bedrooms
  • 1,2124 bedrooms
  • 3365+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emporia, Kansas:

  • 265no bedroom
  • 1,1801 bedroom
  • 1,9072 bedrooms
  • 1,1933 bedrooms
  • 2834 bedrooms
  • 865+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Emporia in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 126no vehicle
  • 1,1111 vehicle
  • 2,3192 vehicles
  • 9393 vehicles
  • 3504 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Cars and other vehicles available in Emporia in renter-occupied apartments

  • 945no vehicle
  • 2,2501 vehicle
  • 1,2372 vehicles
  • 3053 vehicles
  • 1674 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Emporia, Kansas:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1333 rooms
  • 3864 rooms
  • 1,0195 rooms
  • 1,0806 rooms
  • 8277 rooms
  • 4808 rooms
  • 9719+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emporia, Kansas:

  • 2541 room
  • 2442 rooms
  • 1,0353 rooms
  • 1,2304 rooms
  • 9935 rooms
  • 6316 rooms
  • 2807 rooms
  • 1318 rooms
  • 1269+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Emporia, KS household income distribution

  • Emporia, KS household income distribution
  • 1,302Less than $10,000
  • 541$10,000 to $14,999
  • 632$15,000 to $19,999
  • 586$20,000 to $24,999
  • 629$25,000 to $29,999
  • 675$30,000 to $34,999
  • 886$35,000 to $39,999
  • 545$40,000 to $44,999
  • 470$45,000 to $49,999
  • 638$50,000 to $59,999
  • 957$60,000 to $74,999
  • 880$75,000 to $99,999
  • 391$100,000 to $124,999
  • 139$125,000 to $149,999
  • 220$150,000 to $199,999
  • 183$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Emporia, KS

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Emporia, KS
  • 173Less than $10,000
  • 101$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 46$20,000 to $24,999
  • 22$25,000 to $29,999
  • 68$30,000 to $34,999
  • 52$35,000 to $39,999
  • 351$40,000 to $49,999
  • 372$50,000 to $59,999
  • 283$60,000 to $69,999
  • 418$70,000 to $79,999
  • 460$80,000 to $89,999
  • 314$90,000 to $99,999
  • 516$100,000 to $124,999
  • 537$125,000 to $149,999
  • 232$150,000 to $174,999
  • 227$175,000 to $199,999
  • 187$200,000 to $249,999
  • 63$250,000 to $299,999
  • 211$300,000 to $399,999
  • 9$400,000 to $499,999
  • 31$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Emporia, KS

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Emporia, KS
  • 24Less than $100
  • 36$100 to $149
  • 45$150 to $199
  • 184$200 to $249
  • 240$250 to $299
  • 319$300 to $349
  • 523$350 to $399
  • 482$400 to $449
  • 320$450 to $499
  • 486$500 to $549
  • 551$550 to $599
  • 356$600 to $649
  • 194$650 to $699
  • 249$700 to $749
  • 91$750 to $799
  • 196$800 to $899
  • 64$900 to $999
  • 65$1,000 to $1,249
  • 33$1,250 to $1,499
  • 43$2,000 to $2,499
  • 4$2,500 to $2,999
  • 176No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 7522010 or later
  • 7492000 to 2009
  • 8201990 to 1999
  • 8121980 to 1989
  • 2551970 to 1979
  • 136Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population
Emporia commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,287
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,486
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,079
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,077
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 326
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 119
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 191
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 28
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 463
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 423
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 216
  • 90 or more minutes: 188
Emporia, KS Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 90.5%
Number of people working at home: 332 (2.7% of all workers)

Emporia mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 11,875 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,523 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 108 (1%)
  • Taxi: 115 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 112 (1%)
  • Walked: 741 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 332 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 1,985
 European: 836
 American: 706
 Irish: 573
 English: 487
 Welsh: 133
 Scotch-Irish: 130
 Italian: 93
 Zimbabwean: 76
 French (except Basque): 73
 Scottish: 73
 Swedish: 62
 Finnish: 59
 Dutch: 39
 Danish: 37
 Kenyan: 33
 British: 24
 Czech: 22
 Norwegian: 20
 Russian: 18
 Canadian: 17
 French Canadian: 15
 African: 14
 Northern European: 13
 Celtic: 7
 Arab: 6
 German Russian: 5
 Australian: 5
 Hungarian: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 52%Mexico
  • 13%El Salvador
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Saudi Arabia
  • 4%Korea
  • 2%Germany
  • 1%Hong Kong

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,841
  • Other state: 5,889
  • Northeast: 313
  • Midwest: 1,919
  • South: 2,258
  • West: 1,409

72% of Emporia residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Kansas.

Emporia:

72.5%
State average:

83.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 57
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 76
  • 5th and 6th grade: 95
  • 7th and 8th grade: 143
  • 9th grade: 127
  • 10th grade: 207
  • 11th grade: 128
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 82
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,155
  • Less than 1 year of college: 427
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,192
  • Associate degree: 420
  • Bachelor's degree: 982
  • Master's degree: 464
  • Professional school degree: 113
  • Doctorate degree: 144

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 103
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 147
  • 5th and 6th grade: 211
  • 7th and 8th grade: 115
  • 9th grade: 76
  • 10th grade: 100
  • 11th grade: 81
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 87
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,001
  • Less than 1 year of college: 433
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 948
  • Associate degree: 563
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,585
  • Master's degree: 613
  • Professional school degree: 36
  • Doctorate degree: 48

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 6.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 19.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 14.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 1.4%Males
  • 2.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 48.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 4.2%Females
Emporia marital status for males
Emporia marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,876
  • One, attached: 214
  • Two: 433
  • 3 or 4: 896
  • 5 to 9: 638
  • 10 to 19: 780
  • 20 to 49: 445
  • 50 or more: 402
  • Mobile homes: 637

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,199

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Emporia:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Emporia
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (79.2%)
  • Electricity (19.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (54.2%)
  • Electricity (45.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

2.0%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

0.4%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 195
Here:

5.6%
Kansas:

15.0%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)