Emporia, KS

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2020 Population
24,631
0.0975% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
29.2
2.1% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.6%
4.61% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,481
7.29% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$98,200
10.5% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
13,055
2.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Emporia, KS had a population of 24.6k people with a median age of 29.2 and a median household income of $43,481. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Emporia, KS grew from 24,607 to 24,631, a 0.0975% increase and its median household income grew from $40,525 to $43,481, a 7.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Emporia, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.4%), White (Hispanic) (20.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.56%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.18%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%).

None of the households in Emporia, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.3% of the residents in Emporia, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Emporia, KS are Emporia State University (1,685 degrees awarded in 2020) and Flint Hills Technical College (397 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Emporia, KS was $98,200, and the homeownership rate was 47.9%.

Most people in Emporia, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Emporia, KS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Emporia, KS is home to a population of 24.6k people, from which 91.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.7% of Emporia, KS residents were born outside of the country (3.12k people).

In 2020, there were 3.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.6k people) in Emporia, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5k White (Hispanic) and 1.12k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.3%
2020 Citizenship
90.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.3% of Emporia, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Emporia, KS was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Emporia, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.6k ± 153
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5k ± 421
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.12k ± 276
27.7%
Hispanic Population
6.82k people

In 2020, there were 3.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.6k people) in Emporia, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5k White (Hispanic) and 1.12k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.7% of the people in Emporia, KS are hispanic (6.82k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,530 ± 6,952 people
  2. India
    13,550 ± 2,851 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,869 ± 2,555 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,530 Kansas residents, followed by India with 13,550 and Vietnam with 10,869.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.12k people
12.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.18k people

As of 2020, 12.7% of Emporia, KS residents (3.12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Emporia, KS was 12.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    486 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    232 ± 98
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    154 ± 105

Emporia, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Emporia, KS employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Emporia, KS are Manufacturing (2,702 people), Educational Services (2,255 people), and Retail Trade (1,718 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($70,105), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,047), and Utilities ($66,951).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,975. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.1k
2020 Value
± 892
2.42%
1 Year growth
± 9.18%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Emporia, KS grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 12.7k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Emporia, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,550 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,268 people), and Material Moving Occupations (1,203 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Emporia, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.1k
2020 Value
± 892
2.42%
1 Year growth
± 9.18%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Emporia, KS grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 12.7k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Emporia, KS, are Manufacturing (2,702 people), Educational Services (2,255 people), and Retail Trade (1,718 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Emporia, KS, though some of these residents may live in Emporia, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,769
Median earning men ± $1,874
$19,815
Median earning women ± $1,764

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,738), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,396), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,878).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,169), Wholesale Trade ($40,395), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,801).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.2B
  2. $16.7B
  3. $13.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($16.7B) and Live animals/fish ($13.8B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 76.8% to $406B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $20.1B
  2. $14.7B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $20.1B, followed by Nebraska with $14.7B and Texas and $14.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Emporia, KS awarded 2,082 degrees. The student population of Emporia, KS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,555 male students and 4,495 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Emporia, KS are White (1,174 and 59.1%), followed by Unknown (497 and 25%), Hispanic or Latino (165 and 8.3%), and Two or More Races (81 and 4.07%).

The largest universities in Emporia, KS by number of degrees awarded are Emporia State University (1,685 and 80.9%) and Flint Hills Technical College (397 and 19.1%).

The most popular majors in Emporia, KS are Elementary Education & Teaching (165 and 7.93%), Library & Information Science (151 and 7.25%), and General Business Administration & Management (141 and 6.77%).

The median tuition cost in Emporia, KS for a public four year colleges is $5,278 for in-state students and $19,522 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Emporia, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 42.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 7,050 (36.2% men and 63.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 7,050 students enrolled in Emporia, KS, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,867 records, of which 65.1% were women and 34.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 118 degree-majors awarded
  2. 93 degree-majors awarded
  3. 148 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Emporia, KS was Curriculum & Instruction with 118 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Emporia, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,685 degrees awarded
  2. 397 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Emporia State University with 1,685 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 648 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Emporia, KS, which is 0.452 times less than the 1,434 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,174 degrees mean that there were 2.36 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 497 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,278) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.659% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (593k), Some college (554k), and Bachelors Degree (440k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Emporia, KS was $98,200 in 2020, which is 0.427 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $88,900 to $98,200, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Emporia, KS is 47.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Emporia, KS have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Emporia, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Emporia, KS is $43,481. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Emporia, KS was Census Tract 3 with a value of $53,906, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $49,760 and $27,368.

Property

$98,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,723
$4,808
Median Property Taxes
±$460

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Emporia, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

47.9%
Homeownership
2020
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 47.9% of the housing units in Emporia, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Emporia, KS was Census Tract 3 with a value of $53,906, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $49,760 and $27,368.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,481
Median Household Income
± $3,474
10k
Number of Households
± 755

In 2020, the median household income of the 10k households in Emporia, KS grew to $43,481 from the previous year's value of $40,525.

The following chart displays the households in Emporia, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Emporia, KS is from Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.1%)
  2. Carpooled (14.1%)
  3. Walked (5.11%)

In 2020, 76.1% of workers in Emporia, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.1%) and those who walked to work (5.11%).

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Commute Time

12.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Emporia, KS have a shorter commute time (12.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Emporia, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Emporia, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Emporia, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Emporia, KS (4.56k out of 23.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Emporia, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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90.7% of the population of Emporia, KS has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 9.29% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kansas was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Lyon County, KS see 1758 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.6% increase from the previous year (1590 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 296 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,758 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lyon County, KS

Primary care physicians in Lyon County, KS see an average of 1,758 patients per year. This represents a 10.6% increase from the previous year (1,590 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lyon County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 31.5% between 18 and 34 years, 30.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.31%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
9.29%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.18%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Emporia, KS declined by 4.16% from 9.72% to 9.31%.

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