Emporia, Kansas Population 2019

Emporia, Kansas's estimated population is 24,765 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Emporia, Kansas is the 16th largest city in Kansas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2067.14 people/mi² (798.12 people/km²).

The overall median age is 28.6 years, 28.5 years for males, and 28.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.33 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Emporia, Kansas is $37,676, while the mean household income is $53,446.

Emporia Ks Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Emporia Ks was:

  • White: 86.14%
  • Two or more races: 5.22%
  • Black or African American: 2.87%
  • Other race: 2.75%
  • Asian: 2.61%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Emporia, Kansas?

24,765
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201824,765740.30%
201724,691-62-0.25%
201624,7532290.93%
201524,52410.00%
201424,523-255-1.03%
201324,778-60-0.24%
201224,838-72-0.29%
201124,910-2-0.01%
201024,912-1,848-0.71%
200026,7601,2480.48%
199025,5122250.09%
198025,2871,9600.81%
197023,3275,1372.52%
196018,1902,5211.50%
195015,6692,4811.74%
194013,188-879-0.64%
193014,0672,7942.24%
192011,2732,2152.21%
19109,0588350.97%
19008,2236720.86%
18907,5512,9205.01%
18804,6310.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White21,222
Two or More Races1,287
Black or African American706
Some Other Race678
Asian644
American Indian and Alaska Native99

Emporia Ks Population Pyramid 2019

Emporia Ks Median Age

28.6


Total

28.5


Male

28.7


Female

Emporia Ks Adults

There are 19,057 adults, (3,031 of whom are seniors) in Emporia Ks.

Emporia Ks Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Emporia Ks Sex Ratio

Female

12,652

51.36%

Male

11,984

48.64%

Emporia Ks Households and Families

Emporia Ks Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Emporia Ks Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.6%23.4%
All48.5%51.5%
Female38.8%61.2%
Non Family30.1%69.9%
Male17.3%82.7%

48.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9862.3348.5
Non Family4,4201.3230.1
Married3,8773.0176.6
Female1,1473.4338.8
Male5423.4617.3

2.96

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

11.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Emporia Ks Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0547.69%
9th to 12th Grade7955.80%
High School Graduate4,03129.39%
Some College2,99421.83%
Associates Degree1,0457.62%
Bachelors Degree2,49218.17%
Graduate Degree1,3049.51%

Emporia Ks Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,7179,1093,258
Hispanic3,0311,941279
Multiple Races42437258
Other Race4052616
Black399369101
Asian292193120
Native American498

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.10%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,450$34,761$26,485
Less Than High School$26,590$29,345$21,641
High School Grad$26,174$28,080$19,910
Some College$30,271$35,707$25,321
Bachelors Degree$35,571$42,230$32,357
Graduate Degree$50,000$66,250$38,721

$30,450

Average Earnings

$34,761

Average Male

$26,485

Average Female

Emporia Ks Language

Emporia Ks Language by Age

Emporia Ks Language

77.22% of Emporia Ks residents speak only English, while 22.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.53% of the population.

Emporia Ks Poverty

Emporia Ks Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,7473,28522.28%
Hispanic6,5021,42221.87%
Multiple1,22628423.16%
Asian61925340.87%
Black65014822.77%
Other67810014.75%

22.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.17%

Male Poverty Rate

25.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emporia Ks

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emporia Ks is Asian, with 40.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emporia Ks is Other, with 14.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.45%
High School15.03%
Some College11.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.86%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.54%
Male Unemployed45.12%
Female Employed19.73%
Male Employed13.54%

Emporia Ks Income

Emporia Ks Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,676$53,446
Families$48,661$66,664
Married Families$62,663-
Non Families$24,863$33,336

Emporia Ks Marital Status

Emporia Ks Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Emporia Ks Married by Age and Sex

Emporia Ks Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Emporia Ks Marital Status by Race

Emporia Ks Veterans

1,225

Number of Veterans

1,128

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam428
Second Gulf War239
Korea141
First Gulf War134
World War II66

Emporia Ks Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1376.87%
Hispanic811.95%
2 or More698.93%
Black142.18%
Other51.01%

Emporia Ks Veterans by Education

9.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emporia Ks Employment Status

69.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Emporia Ks Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

63.68%

Born in Kansas

87.97%

Native Born

12.03%

Foreign Born

8.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.97% of Emporia Ks residents were born in the United States, with 63.68% having been born in Kansas. 8.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.