Atchison, Kansas Population 2021

10,348
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Atchison is a city located in Atchison County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Atchison County. With a 2020 population of 10,348, it is the 36th largest city in Kansas and the 3020th largest city in the United States . Atchison is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -6.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,021 in 2010. Atchison reached it's highest population of 16,429 in 1910. Spanning over 8 miles, Atchison has a population density of 1,291 people per square mile.

The average household income in Atchison is $57,900 with a poverty rate of 18.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $615 per month, and the median house value is $89,900. The median age in Atchison is 32.1 years, 31.2 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

Atchison Demographics

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

  • White: 86.64%
  • Two or more races: 7.56%
  • Black or African American: 3.93%
  • Other race: 0.90%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Atchison, Kansas is 10,348 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,540.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,021.

Atchison, Kansas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202115,873-100-0.63%
202015,973-100-0.63%
201916,073-100-0.62%
201816,173-125-0.77%
201716,298-78-0.48%
201616,376-42-0.26%
201516,418-105-0.64%
201416,523-165-1.00%
201316,688-86-0.52%
201216,774210.13%
201116,753-102-0.61%
201016,8550.00%

Atchison Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,18286.64%
Two or More Races8017.56%
Black or African American4163.93%
Some Other Race950.90%
Asian550.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native490.46%
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Atchison Population by Race

Atchison Population Pyramid $2021

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Atchison Median Age

32.1


Total

31.2


Male

33.5


Female

Atchison Adults

There are 8,134 adults, (1,610 of whom are seniors) in Atchison.

Atchison Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Atchison Sex Ratio

Female

5,611

52.94%

Male

4,987

47.06%

Atchison Population by Age

Atchison Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Atchison Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
Male77.1%22.9%
All61.6%38.4%
Female46.8%53.2%
Non Family40.6%59.4%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Atchison Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7302.4561.6
Married1,6123.382.2
Non Family1,3681.2340.6
Female5322.5446.8
Male2183.5377.1

3.03

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Atchison Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1201.94%
9th to 12th Grade3335.38%
High School Graduate2,25336.40%
Some College1,35321.86%
Associates Degree5458.80%
Bachelors Degree86613.99%
Graduate Degree72011.63%
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Atchison Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Atchison Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,5345,1151,517
Black24322010
2+ Races23323340
Hispanic21420319
Other Race53534
Asian2424
Native American1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.41%.

Atchison Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,537$42,371$21,952
Less Than 9th Grade$30,750$$27,500
High School Graduate$25,643$31,477$22,401
Some College$24,148$39,694$16,681
Bachelors Degree$43,529$49,323$36,853
Graduate Degree$65,500$64,861$65,528

$31,537

Average Earnings

$42,371

Average Male

$21,952

Average Female

Atchison Earnings by Educational Attainment

Atchison Language by Age

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Atchison Language

98.42% of Atchison residents speak only English, while 1.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.64% of the population.

Atchison Language

Atchison Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,8901,30916.59%
Multiple67927039.76%
Hispanic4109723.66%
Other925357.61%
Black37182.16%
Asian39820.51%

18.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.18%

Male Poverty Rate

22.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atchison

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atchison is Other, with 57.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atchison is Black, with 2.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.69%.

Atchison Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.57%
High School20.87%
Some College13.65%
Bachelors or Greater6.53%

Atchison Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed73.87%
Male Unemployed25.32%
Female Employed15.42%
Male Employed8.80%

Atchison Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Atchison Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,465$57,900
Families$58,585$70,800
Married Families$73,367-
Non Families$21,442$32,239
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Income by Household Type

Atchison Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Atchison Married by Age and Sex

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Atchison Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Atchison Marital Status by Race

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Atchison Marital Status

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558

Number of Veterans

519

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam165
Second Gulf War123
First Gulf War122
Korea100
World War II24

Atchison Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+170
65 to 74137
35 to 54103
55 to 6490
18 to 3458

Atchison Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5107.05%
Black4214.05%
Hispanic3011.28%
2+ Races61.27%

Atchison Veterans by Race

Atchison Veterans by Education

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16.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atchison Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Atchison Employment by Age

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Atchison Employment by Race

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Atchison Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.03%

Born in Atchison

99.04%

Native Born

0.96%

Foreign Born

0.41%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.04% of Atchison residents were born in the United States, with 63.03% having been born in Kansas. 0.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Atchison Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,348-64-0.61%
202010,412-64-0.61%
201910,476-64-0.61%
201810,540-81-0.76%
201710,621-48-0.45%
201610,669-25-0.23%
201510,694-73-0.68%
201410,767-102-0.94%
201310,869-56-0.51%
201210,925110.10%
201110,914-66-0.60%
201010,9807480.71%
200010,232-424-0.41%
199010,656-751-0.68%
198011,407-1,158-0.96%
197012,565360.03%
196012,529-263-0.21%
195012,7921440.11%
194012,648-376-0.29%
193013,0243940.31%
192012,630-3,799-2.60%
191016,4297070.44%
190015,7221,7591.19%
189013,963-1,142-0.78%
188015,1058,0517.91%
18707,0544,43810.43%
18602,6160.00%

Atchison Population by Year