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.