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Emporia, KS (Kansas) Houses and Residents

Emporia,KS index of house prices

Total population: 24,560 (All urban)

Houses: 11,297 (9,722 occupied: 4,925 owner occupied, 4,864 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

50%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1,141 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $71,119.

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


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $520


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

Housing units in Emporia with a mortgage: 2,894 (36 second mortgage, 221 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,033

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $63,900

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $40,217

Median monthly housing costs: $664


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Emporia, Kansas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $117,172 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Emporia:

$117,172
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,364 - $164,647
Median year house/condo built: 1963

Median year apartment built: 1970

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,861
  • In family households: 17,950 (2,631 male householders, 2,859 female householders)
    3,653 spouses, 6,354 children (5,969 natural, 70 adopted, 331 stepchildren), 414 grandchildren, 468 brothers or sisters, 251 parents, 426 other relatives, 993 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,792 (1,880 male householders (1,541 living alone)), 2,426 female householders (1,782 living alone)), 1,498 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,172

Size of family households: 2,151 2-persons, 1,385 3-persons, 937 4-persons, 688 5-persons, 186 6-persons, 89 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,324 1-person, 839 2-persons, 67 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 31 5-persons.

2,883 married couples with children.
2,052 single-parent households (570 men, 1,482 women).

76.0% 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, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (43% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 3,355 (13.5%)
(29.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
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
  • 1041 bedroom
  • 9402 bedrooms
  • 2,4423 bedrooms
  • 1,0354 bedrooms
  • 3765+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emporia, Kansas:

  • 190no bedroom
  • 1,2051 bedroom
  • 1,8852 bedrooms
  • 1,1393 bedrooms
  • 3224 bedrooms
  • 985+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 153no vehicle
  • 1,0811 vehicle
  • 2,2492 vehicles
  • 1,0003 vehicles
  • 3644 vehicles
  • 675+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

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

  • 855no vehicle
  • 2,2181 vehicle
  • 1,3462 vehicles
  • 2783 vehicles
  • 1514 vehicles
  • 195+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Emporia, Kansas:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1063 rooms
  • 4114 rooms
  • 9225 rooms
  • 1,0606 rooms
  • 9017 rooms
  • 5958 rooms
  • 9219+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emporia, Kansas:

  • 1481 room
  • 2892 rooms
  • 1,0643 rooms
  • 1,0954 rooms
  • 1,1145 rooms
  • 4876 rooms
  • 3237 rooms
  • 1638 rooms
  • 1509+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Year house built

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Emporia, KS household income distribution

  • Emporia, KS household income distribution
  • 1,240Less than $10,000
  • 558$10,000 to $14,999
  • 665$15,000 to $19,999
  • 666$20,000 to $24,999
  • 583$25,000 to $29,999
  • 618$30,000 to $34,999
  • 795$35,000 to $39,999
  • 634$40,000 to $44,999
  • 424$45,000 to $49,999
  • 659$50,000 to $59,999
  • 993$60,000 to $74,999
  • 771$75,000 to $99,999
  • 390$100,000 to $124,999
  • 148$125,000 to $149,999
  • 234$150,000 to $199,999
  • 144$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
  • 201Less than $10,000
  • 60$10,000 to $14,999
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 39$20,000 to $24,999
  • 25$25,000 to $29,999
  • 101$30,000 to $34,999
  • 40$35,000 to $39,999
  • 317$40,000 to $49,999
  • 387$50,000 to $59,999
  • 337$60,000 to $69,999
  • 323$70,000 to $79,999
  • 409$80,000 to $89,999
  • 401$90,000 to $99,999
  • 475$100,000 to $124,999
  • 497$125,000 to $149,999
  • 366$150,000 to $174,999
  • 239$175,000 to $199,999
  • 163$200,000 to $249,999
  • 46$250,000 to $299,999
  • 136$300,000 to $399,999
  • 9$400,000 to $499,999
  • 33$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Emporia, KS

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Emporia, KS
  • 28Less than $100
  • 26$100 to $149
  • 50$150 to $199
  • 136$200 to $249
  • 246$250 to $299
  • 301$300 to $349
  • 583$350 to $399
  • 513$400 to $449
  • 382$450 to $499
  • 462$500 to $549
  • 407$550 to $599
  • 244$600 to $649
  • 253$650 to $699
  • 229$700 to $749
  • 84$750 to $799
  • 166$800 to $899
  • 78$900 to $999
  • 42$1,000 to $1,249
  • 20$1,250 to $1,499
  • 41$2,000 to $2,499
  • 3$2,500 to $2,999
  • 207No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 7452010 or later
  • 1,1882000 to 2009
  • 7491990 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: 1,228
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,779
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,861
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 953
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 292
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 107
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 175
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 34
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 479
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 446
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 277
  • 90 or more minutes: 255
Emporia, KS Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 89.7%
Number of people working at home: 317 (2.6% of all workers)

Emporia mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 12,083 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 1,267 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 57 (0%)
  • Taxi: 94 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 106 (1%)
  • Walked: 674 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 317 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 2,073
 American: 831
 European: 686
 Irish: 562
 English: 506
 Welsh: 123
 Scotch-Irish: 108
 French (except Basque): 99
 Italian: 83
 Scottish: 81
 Swedish: 79
 Finnish: 70
 Dutch: 44
 British: 42
 Danish: 42
 Norwegian: 39
 Kenyan: 29
 Canadian: 21
 Czech: 16
 Northern European: 16
 Russian: 15
 French Canadian: 9
 African: 8
 Czechoslovakian: 6
 Australian: 5
 Hungarian: 4

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

  • 44%Mexico
  • 17%El Salvador
  • 8%Ecuador
  • 7%Saudi Arabia
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Korea
  • 2%Guatemala

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

  • This state: 15,705
  • Other state: 5,770
  • Northeast: 208
  • Midwest: 2,046
  • South: 2,207
  • West: 1,327

74% of Emporia residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Kansas.

Emporia:

73.9%
State average:

83.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 125
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 24
  • 5th and 6th grade: 75
  • 7th and 8th grade: 174
  • 9th grade: 96
  • 10th grade: 187
  • 11th grade: 91
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 68
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,051
  • Less than 1 year of college: 394
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,118
  • Associate degree: 523
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,040
  • Master's degree: 425
  • Professional school degree: 108
  • Doctorate degree: 161

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 153
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 100
  • 5th and 6th grade: 162
  • 7th and 8th grade: 164
  • 9th grade: 116
  • 10th grade: 97
  • 11th grade: 175
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 83
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,138
  • Less than 1 year of college: 427
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 976
  • Associate degree: 476
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,463
  • Master's degree: 528
  • Professional school degree: 29
  • Doctorate degree: 75

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 0.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 26.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 12.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 42.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.9%Males
  • 3.8%Females
Emporia marital status for males
Emporia marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,722
  • One, attached: 184
  • Two: 422
  • 3 or 4: 943
  • 5 to 9: 599
  • 10 to 19: 698
  • 20 to 49: 519
  • 50 or more: 514
  • Mobile homes: 694

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,324

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Emporia:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Emporia
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.4%)
  • Electricity (16.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (53.4%)
  • Electricity (45.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 86
Here:

4.1%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 41
Here:

3.1%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 201
Here:

5.7%
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)