Emporia, KS

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Population

24,636

0.287% decline

Median Age

28.6


Median Household Income

$37,676

2.14% growth

Poverty Rate

22.8%


Number of Employees

12,699

2.39% growth

Median Property Value

$89,500

1.94% growth

About

In 2017, Emporia, KS had a population of 24.6k people with a median age of 28.6 and a median household income of $37,676. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Emporia, KS declined from 24,707 to 24,636, a -0.287% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,888 to $37,676, a 2.14% increase.

The population of Emporia, KS is 64.4% White Alone, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.52% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Emporia, KS speak a non-English language, and 91.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Emporia, KS are Emporia State University (1,507 degrees awarded in 2016) and Flint Hills Technical College (422 degrees).

The median property value in Emporia, KS is $89,500, and the homeownership rate is 48.5%. Most people in Emporia, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Emporia, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Emporia, KS employs 12.7k people. The largest industries in Emporia, KS are Manufacturing (2,160 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,062 people), and Educational Services (1,911 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,631), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,657), and Finance & Insurance ($41,071).

Median household income in Emporia, KS is $37,676. Males in Emporia, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Emporia, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,676

2017 value

± $2,024

2.14%

1 Year Growth

± 6.45%

Households in Emporia, KS have a median annual income of $37,676, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,888 in 2016, which represents a 2.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Emporia, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 4

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Emporia, KS was Census Tract 2 with a value of $52,060, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $42,275 and $35,383.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Emporia, KS (5.31k out of 23.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,525 ± 430

  2. Hispanic

    1,422 ± 249

  3. Two Or More

    284 ± 137

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.7k

2017 Value

± 813

2.39%

1 Year growth

± 8.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Emporia, KS grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 12.4k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Emporia, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,562 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,285 people), and Production Occupations (1,283 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Emporia, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Emporia, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,562 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,285 people), and Production Occupations (1,283 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Emporia, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.87 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.74 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Emporia, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,232), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($58,405), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,442).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.7k

2017 Value

± 813

2.39%

1 Year growth

± 8.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Emporia, KS grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 12.4k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Emporia, KS, are Manufacturing (2,160 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,062 people), and Educational Services (1,911 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Emporia, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,160 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,062 people), and Educational Services (1,911 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Emporia, KS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.68 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.62 times), and Utilities (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Emporia, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($103,631), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,657), and Finance & Insurance ($41,071).

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Domestic Trade

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. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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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. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

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

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Health

87.9% of the population of Emporia, KS has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 8.49% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Emporia, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.1%

Uninsured

49%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

8.49%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Emporia, KS declined by 23.5% from 15.8% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Emporia, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Emporia, KS is home to a population of 24.6k people, from which 91.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Emporia, KS residents were born outside of the country (2.96k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Emporia, KS is composed of 15.9k White Alone residents (64.4%), 6.59k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.8%), 867 Two or More Races residents (3.52%), 675 Black or African American Alone residents (2.74%), 619 Asian Alone residents (2.51%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0325%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Emporia, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Emporia, KS was 28.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Emporia, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Emporia, KS residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    2.96k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Emporia, KS residents (2.96k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Emporia, KS was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

91.2%

2017 Citizenship

90.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.2% of Emporia, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Emporia, KS was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.9k ± 170

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.59k ± 587

  3. Two or More Races

    867 ± 219

In 2017, there were 2.41 times more White Alone residents (15.9k people) in Emporia, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.59k Hispanic or Latino and 867 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Emporia, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Emporia, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Emporia, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Emporia, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    408 ± 114

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    239 ± 119

  3. Korea

    141 ± 73

Emporia, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Emporia, KS awarded 1,929 degrees. The student population of Emporia, KS is skewed towards women, with 2,631 male students and 4,276 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Emporia, KS are White (1,423 and 78.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (182 and 10%), Black or African American (82 and 4.53%), and Two or More Races (56 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Emporia, KS by number of degrees awarded are Emporia State University (1,507 and 78.1%) and Flint Hills Technical College (422 and 21.9%).

The most popular majors in Emporia, KS are Library & Information Science (141 and 7.31%), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (125 and 6.48%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (119 and 6.17%).

The median tuition costs in Emporia, KS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,893 and $18,106 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Emporia, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 62 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,507 degrees awarded

  2. 422 degrees awarded

$4,893

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Emporia, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Emporia State University with 1,507 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

679

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,250

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 679 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Emporia, KS, which is 0.543 times less than the 1,250 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,423 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    182 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    82 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Emporia, KS were to White students. These 1,423 degrees mean that there were 7.82 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 182 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Emporia, KS was $89,500 in 2017, which is 0.411 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $87,800 to $89,500, a 1.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Emporia, KS is 48.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Emporia, KS have an average commute time of 13.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Emporia, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,676

Median Household Income

± $2,024

9.99k

Number of Households

± 710

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.99k households in Emporia, KS grew to $37,676 from the previous year's value of $36,888.

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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Housing

Property Value

$89,500

2017 Median

± $5,955

$87,800

2016 Median

± $3,826

In 2017, the median property value in Emporia, KS grew to to $89,500 from the previous year's value of $87,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Emporia, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Emporia, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Emporia, KS 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

48.5%

2017 Homeownership

50.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 48.5% of the housing units in Emporia, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Emporia, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

13.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Emporia, KS have a shorter commute time (13.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.35% of the workforce in Emporia, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.9%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Walked

    4.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Emporia, KS was Drove Alone (75.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Walked (4.59%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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