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Overview

Introduction to Emporia, Kansas

Emporia, Kansas, in Lyon county, is located 52 miles SW of Topeka, Kansas (center to center) and 7is 9 miles NE of Wichita, Kansas.

Emporia History

The city of Emporia was founded in the year 1857. The name of the city was derived from ancient Carthaginian Africa. In 1953, Emporia became a site of the first Veterans Day observation. The city is famous for the newspaper Emporia Gazette, which was first published by William Allen White in the early 20th century. The first Veterans Day of United States was observed in the city in 1953.

Emporia and nearby Attractions

  • Lyon County Historical Society & Museum
  • Emporia Zoo
  • State Capitol
  • National Teachers Hall of Fame
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Things To Do In Emporia

While in Emporia, one can visit the beautiful churches like Christian Assembly Church, Church of God in Christ, and Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Lakeview Park, Walnut Park, and the amusement park of the Emporia Miniature Train are among the notable tourist destinations. Visitors may also participate in the local festivals including the Chalk Fest, Flint Hills Beef Fest, and Lyon County Fair that are hosted by the city every year. The visitors to Emporia can also plan a trip to the Geological Museum.

Emporia Transportation

Forbes Field Airport is nearby.

Emporia Higher Education

Higher education is provided by institutions like Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,707
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+12,119
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.4%
Median Earnings25+$28,919
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,025
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,432

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,394
% Above Poverty Level74.5%
% Below Poverty Level25.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$615
Median House Value$87,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.1%
German23.5%
Irish11.8%
English6.2%
French Except Basque2.8%
Swedish1.8%
Italian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Welsh1.1%
Dutch1%
Arab0.9%
Czech0.6%
Polish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.4%
Russian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Kenyan0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Emporia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lyon County
Standard Zip Codes66801
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.41
Approximate Longitude-96.19

Emporia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationEMPORIA 3 NW
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationCOTTONWOOD FALLS
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationJOHN REDMOND LAKE
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip34.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Admire93$43,750
Americus836$62,396
Hartford401$56,607
Neosho Rapids187$46,875
Olpe561$57,232
Reading272$38,750

Emporia Public Libraries

Emporia Public Library
110 E. SIXTH AVENUE
Emporia, Kansas
(620) 340-6462

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Emporia Hospitals

Newman Regional Health
(Government - Local)
1201 West 12th Avenue
(620) 343-6800

Emporia Public Schools

Turning Point Academy
315 South Market Street
ZIP: 66801
(620) 341-2455
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Emporia High
3302 West 18th
ZIP: 66801
(620) 341-2365
High
Total Enrollment 1435
Riverside Elementary
327 S West St
ZIP: 66801
(620) 341-2276
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
W A White Elem
902 Exchange Street
ZIP: 66801
(620) 341-2294
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
Timmerman Elementary
2901 Timmerman Dr
ZIP: 66801
(620) 341-2270
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Walnut Elem
801 Grove
ZIP: 66801
(620) 341-2288
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Village Elem
2302 W 15th Ave
ZIP: 66801
(620) 341-2282
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Logan Ave Elem
521 South East Street
ZIP: 66801
(620) 341-2264
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Emporia Middle School
2300 Graphic Arts Road
ZIP: 66801
(620) 341-2335
Middle
Total Enrollment 870

Emporia Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
102 Cottonwood St
ZIP: 66801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
Emporia Christian School
1325 C Of E Dr
ZIP: 66801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
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