Atchison Chamber of Commerce

Demographics

Population
Atchison County 16,774
City of Atchison 10,232
Effingham 588
Lancaster 291
Muscotah 200
Huron 87
Median resident age 36.2
Total households 6,275
Persons per square mile 38.80
Family households 4,278
Average household size 2.51
Average family size 3.05

Population by age (City of Atchison):
Ages 0-4 6.2%
Ages 5-17 19.5%
Ages 18-24 13.8%
Ages 25-44 23.5%
Ages 45-64 19.5%
Ages 65 and over 17.5%

Housing
Housing units:
Atchison County 1,619
City of Atchison 3,405

Median value:
Atchison County $56,230
City of Atchison $79,535

Education
Public school enrollment 2,371
Pupil/teacher ratio 14.5
High school graduate 4,309
Some college, no degree 2,156
Associate degree 453
Bachelor’s degree 1,113
Graduate or professional degree 754
Graduated high school 84.7%
Bachelor’s or higher degree 18%

Employment
Civilian workforce 8,840
Employed 8,456
Unemployed 384
Unemployment rate 4.3%
Labor force unionized 11%
Average annual wage $21,441
Hourly salaries (median wage):
Accountant $19.26
Assembler & fabricator $10.57
Office clerk $9.90
Machine operator $12.86
Industrial mechanic $17.43
Welder combination $12.66
Median household income $34,355
Median family income $40,614

Employment by major occupations:
Agriculture 326
Construction 533
Manufacturing 1,409
Wholesale trade 252
Retail trade 768
Transportation, warehousing 403
Information 93
Finance, insurance, real estate 336
Professional 186
Education, health & social 2,122
Arts & entertainment 529
Other services 377
Public administration 454
Mean travel time (min.) to work 19.4

Taxes
Sales tax rate:
inside City of Atchison 7.4%
outside City of Atchison 6.4%

 


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