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Emporia is a city in Lyon County.
It is the county seat.
Founded by the Emporia Town Company in 1857
[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 38.403N. The longitude is -96.181W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,142 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,666.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Emporia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lyon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66801 ZIP code.
23% of Emporia residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $15,157, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Emporia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Emporia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $347. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.
Libraries in Emporia include Emporia Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Emporia include Emporia Gazette
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KANH.
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 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Emporia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Emporia include Americas Best Value Inn, Best Western Hospitality House, Candlewood Suites of Emporia, Comfort Inn Emporia, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Emporia, Emporia Travelodge, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express.
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