Atchison, Kansas Population 2024

10,546

Atchison is a city located in Atchison County Kansas. Atchison has a 2024 population of 10,546. It is also the county seat of Atchison County.Atchison is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -2.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,868 in 2020.

The average household income in Atchison is $62,701 with a poverty rate of 17.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Atchison is 29.7 years, 29.4 years for males, and 30.7 years for females.

Atchison Demographics

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

  • White: 83.7%
  • Two or more races: 8.01%
  • Black or African American: 5.47%
  • Other race: 2.04%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
8.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,316.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.96% (-322)
The current population of Atchison, Kansas is 10,546 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,868.

Atchison, Kansas Population 2024

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Atchison Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,06883.7%
Two or more races8688.01%
Black or African American5935.47%
Other race2212.04%
Asian740.68%
Native American100.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Atchison Population by Race

Atchison Population Pyramid 2024

Atchison Median Age

29.7

Total

29.4

Male

30.7

Female

Atchison Adults

There are 8,241 adults, (1,550 of whom are seniors) in Atchison.

Atchison Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Atchison Sex Ratio

Female5,91354.58%
Male4,92145.42%

Atchison Population by Age

Atchison Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6662.4857.442.6
Married1,3863.2280.519.5
Non Family1,2961.2338.761.3
Female7043.0635.464.6
Male2803.184.315.7
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Atchison Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Atchison Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Atchison Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.17%.

Atchison Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,050

Average Earnings

$43,839

Average Male

$31,168

Average Female

Atchison Earnings by Educational Attainment

Atchison Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Atchison Language

96.61% of Atchison residents speak only English, while 3.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.66% of the population.

Atchison Language

Atchison Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,6931,10214.32%
Multiple76923730.82%
Other21314065.73%
Black55611620.86%
Hispanic4107718.78%
Asian621422.58%
Native55100%
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17.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.01%

Male Poverty Rate

21.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atchison

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atchison is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atchison is White, with 14.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.09%.

Atchison Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.5%
High School24.13%
Some College9.51%
Bachelors or Greater7.03%
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Atchison Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed16.87%
Male Employed8.03%
Female Unemployed3.95%
Male Unemployed
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Atchison Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Atchison Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Atchison Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Atchison Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Atchison Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Atchison Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Atchison Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

551

Number of Veterans

530

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Atchison Veterans by War

count

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Atchison Veterans by Age

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Atchison Veterans by Race

Atchison Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atchison Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Atchison Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Atchison Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Atchison Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.56%

Born in Atchison

97.81%

Native Born

2.19%

Foreign Born

0.45%

Non Citizen

1.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.81% of Atchison residents were born in the United States, with 60.56% having been born in Kansas. 0.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Atchison Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,086-92-0.9%
202810,178-92-0.9%
202710,270-92-0.89%
202610,362-92-0.88%
202510,454-92-0.87%
202410,546-92-0.86%
202310,638-92-0.86%
202210,730-92-0.85%
202110,822-46-0.42%
202010,8683633.46%
201910,505-43-0.41%
201810,548-75-0.71%
201710,623-32-0.3%
201610,655-36-0.34%
201510,691-71-0.66%
201410,762-100-0.92%
201310,862-53-0.49%
201210,915110.1%
201110,904-64-0.58%
201010,9687367.19%
200010,232-424-3.98%
199010,656-751-6.58%
198011,407-1,158-9.22%
197012,565360.29%
196012,529-263-2.06%
195012,7921441.14%
194012,648-376-2.89%
193013,0243943.12%
192012,630-3,799-23.12%
191016,4297074.5%
190015,7221,75912.6%
189013,963-1,142-7.56%
188015,1058,051114.13%
18707,0544,438169.65%
18602,616
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Atchison Population by Year