Emporia, Kansas Population 2020

24,641

Emporia is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 24,641, it is the 17th largest city in Kansas and the 1563rd largest city in the United States. Emporia is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -1.10% 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 2,057 people per square mile.

The average household income in Emporia is $57,898 with a poverty rate of 21.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $671 per month, and the median house value is $88,800. The median age in Emporia is 28.8 years, 28.7 years for males, and 28.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males.

Emporia Demographics

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

  • White: 87.47%
  • Two or more races: 4.62%
  • Black or African American: 3.05%
  • Asian: 2.68%
  • Other race: 1.62%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Emporia, Kansas is 24,641, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,765.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,916.

Emporia, Kansas Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202033,530620.18%
201933,468620.19%
201833,406620.19%
201733,344-81-0.24%
201633,4252600.78%
201533,165110.03%
201433,154-335-1.01%
201333,489-68-0.20%
201233,557-93-0.28%
201133,65010.00%
201033,6490.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,56087.47%
Two or More Races1,1394.62%
Black or African American7533.05%
Asian6612.68%
Some Other Race4001.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native1360.55%

Emporia Population Pyramid 2020

Emporia Median Age

28.8


Total

28.7


Male

28.9


Female

Emporia Adults

There are 19,125 adults, (3,299 of whom are seniors) in Emporia.

Emporia Age Dependency

55.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Emporia Sex Ratio

Female

12,672

51.41%

Male

11,977

48.59%

Emporia Households and Families

Emporia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Emporia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All50.1%49.9%
Female38.8%61.2%
Male37.9%62.1%
Non Family30.2%69.8%

50.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,0182.3250.1
Non Family4,6301.3630.2
Married3,9302.9777.8
Female9833.5838.8
Male4753.7537.9

2.98

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

11.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Emporia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1088.02%
9th to 12th Grade8285.99%
High School Graduate3,93628.48%
Some College3,12822.63%
Associates Degree9316.74%
Bachelors Degree2,44417.68%
Graduate Degree1,44610.46%

Emporia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,7309,2733,343
Hispanic3,0951,777271
Multiple Races39034347
Black38334670
Asian322218165
Other Race249168
Native American4310

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.24%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,869$35,355$28,715
Less Than High School$28,672$30,076$27,793
High School Grad$27,178$30,700$23,514
Some College$30,812$34,980$25,795
Bachelors Degree$38,998$42,313$36,229
Graduate Degree$52,618$61,477$41,927

$31,869

Average Earnings

$35,355

Average Male

$28,715

Average Female

Emporia Language

Emporia Language by Age

Emporia Language

77.45% of Emporia residents speak only English, while 22.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.54% of the population.

Emporia Poverty

Emporia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,6113,01320.62%
Hispanic6,5161,11917.17%
Multiple1,09228926.47%
Asian63126441.84%
Black68718927.51%
Other4007518.75%
Native1364835.29%

21.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.38%

Male Poverty Rate

22.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emporia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emporia is Asian, with 41.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emporia is Hispanic, with 17.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.68%
High School13.90%
Bachelors or Greater8.04%
Some College6.59%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.62%
Male Unemployed56.88%
Female Employed19.50%
Male Employed13.11%

Emporia Income

Emporia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,063$57,898
Families$55,464$72,342
Married Families$64,334-
Non Families$25,885$38,285

Emporia Marital Status

Emporia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Emporia Married by Age and Sex

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

Emporia Veterans

1,293

Number of Veterans

1,191

Male Veterans

102

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam491
Second Gulf War242
First Gulf War155
Korea127
World War II56
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74438
75+341
35 to 54229
18 to 34203
55 to 6482
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2567.49%
Hispanic641.52%
Black375.61%

$Emporia Veterans by Education

9.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emporia Employment Status

69.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Emporia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.81%

Born in Kansas

87.61%

Native Born

12.39%

Foreign Born

8.78%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.61% of Emporia residents were born in the United States, with 62.81% having been born in Kansas. 8.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,641-62-0.25%
201924,703-62-0.25%
201824,765740.30%
201724,691-62-0.25%
201624,7532290.93%
201524,52410.00%
201424,523-255-1.03%
201324,778-60-0.24%
201224,838-72-0.29%
201124,910-2-0.01%
201024,912-1,848-0.71%
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%