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The economy of Emporia, KS employs 12,402 people. The economy of Emporia, KS is specialized in Manufacturing; Educational Services; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.9; 1.52; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Emporia, KS are Manufacturing (2,274), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,010), and Educational Services (1,760), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($104,353), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($57,704), and Transportation & Warehousing ($34,773).

Median household income in Emporia, KS is $36,888. Males in Emporia, KS have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,853. The income inequality of Emporia, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Emporia, KS. In Lyon County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 69 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,835. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Emporia, KS is from the county of Lyon County, KS.

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Emporia, KS is home to a population of 24,707 people, from which 90.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Emporia, KS is composed of 15,928 White residents (64.5%), 6,642 Hispanic residents (26.9%), 781 Two+ residents (3.16%), 727 Black residents (2.94%), and 605 Asian residents (2.45%). The most common foreign languages in Emporia, KS are Spanish (4,679 speakers), Chinese (242 speakers), and Arabic (183 speakers), but compared to other places, Emporia, KS has a relative high number of Japanese (90 speakers), Arabic (183 speakers), and Spanish (4,679 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Emporia, KS awarded 1,879 degrees. The student population of Emporia, KS is skewed towards females, with 700 male students and 1,179 female students. Most students in Emporia, KS are White (1,416 and 75.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (155 and 8.25%), Two or more races (66 and 3.51%), and Black or African American (61 and 3.25%). The largest universities in Emporia, KS by number of graduates are Emporia State University (1,419 and 75.5%), Flint Hills Technical College (460 and 24.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Emporia, KS are Elementary Education & Teaching (139 and 7.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (42 and 2.24%), and Registered Nursing (38 and 2.02%). 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.



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The median property value in Emporia, KS is $87,800, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $88,700 to $87,800, a 1.01% increase. The homeownership rate of Emporia, KS is 50.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. 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.


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