Emporia, Kansas Population 2024

23,837

Emporia is a city located in Lyon County Kansas. Emporia has a 2024 population of 23,837. It is also the county seat of Lyon County.Emporia is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -1.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,089 in 2020.

The average household income in Emporia is $63,848 with a poverty rate of 19.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Emporia is 29.7 years, 30.2 years for males, and 29.2 years for females.

Emporia Demographics

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

  • White: 74.96%
  • Two or more races: 15.93%
  • Other race: 3.7%
  • Asian: 2.51%
  • Black or African American: 2.32%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
12.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,989.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.05% (-252)
The current population of Emporia, Kansas is 23,837 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,089.

Emporia, Kansas Population 2024

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Emporia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,07874.96%
Two or more races3,84315.93%
Other race8923.7%
Asian6052.51%
Black or African American5602.32%
Native American1400.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Emporia Population by Race

Emporia Population Pyramid 2024

Emporia Median Age

29.7

Total

30.2

Male

29.2

Female

Emporia Adults

There are 18,926 adults, (3,274 of whom are seniors) in Emporia.

Emporia Age Dependency

54.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Emporia Sex Ratio

Female12,59952.24%
Male11,51947.76%

Emporia Population by Age

Emporia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,0372.295050
Non Family4,7341.382674
Married3,9603.183.516.5
Female7803.1136.463.6
Male5633.0934.365.7
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

50.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Emporia 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

Emporia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emporia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.41%.

Emporia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,150

Average Earnings

$43,767

Average Male

$28,551

Average Female

Emporia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emporia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Emporia Language

79.93% of Emporia residents speak only English, while 20.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.06% of the population.

Emporia Language

Emporia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,1922,84320.03%
Hispanic6,80790313.27%
Multiple3,77461916.4%
Black52127452.59%
Asian55619635.25%
Other892728.07%
Native1404431.43%
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19.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.48%

Male Poverty Rate

21.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emporia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emporia is Black, with 52.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emporia is Other, with 8.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.68%.

Emporia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.14%
High School12.34%
Some College8.59%
Bachelors or Greater6.5%
showing: 4 rows

Emporia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed88.1%
Male Unemployed24.65%
Female Employed19.04%
Male Employed12.39%
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Emporia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emporia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Emporia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Emporia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Emporia 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.

Emporia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Emporia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,097

Number of Veterans

1,064

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Emporia Veterans by War

count

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Emporia Veterans by Age

count

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Emporia Veterans by Race

Emporia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emporia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Emporia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Emporia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Emporia 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

63.31%

Born in Emporia

86.61%

Native Born

13.39%

Foreign Born

9.11%

Non Citizen

4.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.61% of Emporia residents were born in the United States, with 63.31% having been born in Kansas. 9.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Emporia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,577-52-0.22%
202823,629-52-0.22%
202723,681-52-0.22%
202623,733-52-0.22%
202523,785-52-0.22%
202423,837-52-0.22%
202323,889-52-0.22%
202223,941-52-0.22%
202123,993-96-0.4%
202024,089-531-2.16%
201924,620-65-0.26%
201824,685670.27%
201724,618-90-0.36%
201624,7082010.82%
201524,507-10-0.04%
201424,517-251-1.01%
201324,768-59-0.24%
201224,827-82-0.33%
201124,909-10%
201024,910-1,850-6.91%
200026,7601,2484.89%
199025,5122250.89%
198025,2871,9608.4%
197023,3275,13728.24%
196018,1902,52116.09%
195015,6692,48118.81%
194013,188-879-6.25%
193014,0672,79424.78%
192011,2732,21524.45%
19109,05883510.15%
19008,2236728.9%
18907,5512,92063.05%
18804,631
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Emporia Population by Year