Atchison, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Atchison Atchison County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2015 10,712 10,712 2,087,471
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 2.4% 2.4% 6.6%
Median Age, 2014 29.5 29.5 36.7
Land Area (sq. mi.) 7.83 7.83 7,950
High School Grads, 2014 91.8% 91.8% 90.8%
College Grads, 2014 24.7% 24.7% 33.6%
Labor Force, 2015 N/A N/A 1,118,850
Unemployment Rate, 2015 N/A N/A 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Also, because this community's population is under 25,000, labor force data is not available.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Atchison County
County government
180
Atchison Hospital
Health care facility
306
Benedictine College
Liberal arts college
360
Blish-Mize Co.
Hardware wholesale
140
Bradken
Steel casting
419
Bungee Milling Grain milling and storage 90
City of Atchison
City government
108
Fargo Assembly of PA
Electrical wiring harnesses
220
Golden Star, Inc.
Dry mop mfg., yarn
83
MGP Ingredients
Specialty products & alcohol mfg.
189
Northwest Pipe Company
Steel pipe manufacturing
129
USD 377 Public schools 131
USD 409
Public schools
318

Contact Information

City of Atchison

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum