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Atchison is a city in Atchison County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after state Sen. David R. Atchison, founder
The latitude of Atchison is 39.563N. The longitude is -95.121W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 814 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,111.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad was chartered here
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28% of Atchison residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Atchison ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Atchison was $14,441, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Atchison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Atchison include Amelia Earhart Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Atchison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $676.
Libraries in Atchison include Atchison Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Atchison include Atchison Daily Globe
Atchison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Atchison political report.
The average commute time for Atchison workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Atchison between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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