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ATCHISON COUNTY KANSAS

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Atchison County comprises the northwest edge of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Largely rural with rich and productive farmland, the county population edged downward slightly since 1990. More than 60 percent of the county resides in Atchison, the commercial hub for several agricultural counties in northeast Kansas.

Estimated Total Population 16,774
18 and over 12,301
Median age 36.2
Increase from 1990 -0.9%
Largest City Atchison
Estimated population of city 10,232
Total Housing Units 6,818
Median value $56,500
Total Households 6,275
Family households 4,278
Average household size 2.51
Average family size 3.05
EDUCATION
Population Over 25 10,375
High-school graduate 4,309
Some college, no degree 2,156
Associate's degree 453
Bachelor's degree 1,113
Graduate or professional degree 754
Percent graduated high school 84.70%
Percent with bachelor's or higher 18.00%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 and over 12,823
In labor force 8,304
Commuting to work 7,665
TOP EMPLOYERS
Atchison Casting Corp., Atchison Hospital, Atchison USD #409, Golden Star Inc., Blish-Mize Midwest/Grain Products, Benedictine College
TOP INDUSTRIES
Management, professional 2,390
Service 1,408
Sales and office 1,590
Construction, extraction, maintenance 852
Production, transportation 1,490
Median Household Income $34,355
Median Family Income $40,614
Land Area (square miles) 432
Persons per square mile 38.80
County Seat Atchison
County Government Info
Chairman of County Commissioners—Floyd Oswald
423 N. 5th St.
Atchison, KS 66002
Tel: 913.367.1653
Fax: 913.367.0227
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Department of Commerce

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