Emporia, Kansas Population 2021

24,428
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Emporia is a city located in Lyon County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Lyon County. With a 2020 population of 24,428, it is the 17th largest city in Kansas and the 1577th largest city in the United States . Emporia is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -1.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,916 in 2010. Emporia reached it's highest population of 26,760 in 2000. Spanning over 12 miles, Emporia has a population density of 2,039 people per square mile.

The average household income in Emporia is $59,509 with a poverty rate of 20.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $668 per month, and the median house value is $88,900. The median age in Emporia is 28.6 years, 28.9 years for males, and 28.1 years for females.

Emporia Demographics

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

  • White: 87.14%
  • Two or more races: 4.68%
  • Black or African American: 3.04%
  • Asian: 2.70%
  • Other race: 1.83%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Emporia, Kansas is 24,428 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,683.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,916.

Emporia, Kansas Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202135,729-57-0.16%
202035,786-57-0.16%
201935,843-57-0.16%
201835,900-8-0.02%
201735,908-93-0.26%
201636,0012120.59%
201535,789-8-0.02%
201435,797-372-1.04%
201336,169-124-0.34%
201236,293-128-0.35%
201136,421-11-0.03%
201036,4320.00%

Emporia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,44387.14%
Two or More Races1,1514.68%
Black or African American7473.04%
Asian6642.70%
Some Other Race4511.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native1510.61%
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Emporia Population by Race

Emporia Population Pyramid $2021

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Emporia Median Age

28.6


Total

28.9


Male

28.1


Female

Emporia Adults

There are 19,100 adults, (3,260 of whom are seniors) in Emporia.

Emporia Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Emporia Sex Ratio

Female

12,800

52.02%

Male

11,807

47.98%

Emporia Population by Age

Emporia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Emporia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
All51%49%
Female44.5%55.5%
Male32.6%67.4%
Non Family27.2%72.8%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Emporia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9332.3451
Non Family4,5081.3627.2
Married4,130380.4
Female8163.6644.5
Male4793.5932.6

3.02

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Emporia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0737.80%
9th to 12th Grade9216.69%
High School Graduate3,69526.86%
Some College3,06422.27%
Associates Degree1,1208.14%
Bachelors Degree2,30616.76%
Graduate Degree1,58011.48%
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Emporia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emporia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,6339,2513,368
Hispanic3,1601,728229
Black37634590
2+ Races36632859
Asian347214148
Other Race32117911
Native American4514

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.65%.

Emporia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,250$36,238$29,451
Less Than 9th Grade$26,667$30,152$21,250
High School Graduate$28,619$31,290$23,710
Some College$31,375$35,266$25,657
Bachelors Degree$39,092$43,194$36,602
Graduate Degree$54,050$61,348$50,000

$32,250

Average Earnings

$36,238

Average Male

$29,451

Average Female

Emporia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emporia Language by Age

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Emporia Language

77.01% of Emporia residents speak only English, while 22.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.74% of the population.

Emporia Language

Emporia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,5052,89519.96%
Hispanic6,6021,06616.15%
Multiple1,10425823.37%
Asian64324838.57%
Black69323033.19%
Native1516543.05%
Other451388.43%

20.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.50%

Male Poverty Rate

22.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emporia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emporia is Native, with 43.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emporia is Other, with 8.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.30%.

Emporia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.44%
High School14.07%
Bachelors or Greater6.94%
Some College5.44%

Emporia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed68.49%
Male Unemployed51.27%
Female Employed23.33%
Male Employed12.95%

Emporia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emporia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,525$59,509
Families$60,628$74,926
Married Families$67,957-
Non Families$24,769$37,874
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Income by Household Type

Emporia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Emporia Married by Age and Sex

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Emporia 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 45-54.

Emporia Marital Status by Race

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Emporia Marital Status

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1,211

Number of Veterans

1,087

Male Veterans

124

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam466
Second Gulf War202
First Gulf War186
Korea95
World War II58

Emporia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74347
75+329
35 to 54288
55 to 64129
18 to 34118

Emporia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1636.98%
Hispanic601.40%
Black487.47%

Emporia Veterans by Race

Emporia Veterans by Education

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11.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emporia Veterans by Education

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69.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Emporia Employment by Age

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Emporia Employment by Race

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Emporia 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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63.44%

Born in Emporia

87.09%

Native Born

12.91%

Foreign Born

9.44%

Non Citizen

3.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.09% of Emporia residents were born in the United States, with 63.44% having been born in Kansas. 9.44% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,428-85-0.35%
202024,513-85-0.35%
201924,598-85-0.34%
201824,683580.24%
201724,625-84-0.34%
201624,7092110.86%
201524,498-15-0.06%
201424,513-255-1.03%
201324,768-63-0.25%
201224,831-79-0.32%
201124,910-1-0.00%
201024,911-1,849-0.71%
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%

Emporia Population by Year