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Emporia is a township in Lyon County, in the Emporia metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Emporia. For links to other places called Emporia, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Emporia is 38.390N. The longitude is -96.17W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,119 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,167.
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29% of Emporia residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Emporia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Emporia was $23,179, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Emporia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Emporia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $850.
Lyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Emporia political report.
The average commute time for Emporia workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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