Atchison County is located in northeastern Kansas. The County Seat is Atchison and the largest city is Atchison. The Official Web Site is located at http://atchisoncountyks.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,513 and the 2010 census population was 16,924. The land area is 431.17 square miles and there are 39.3 persons per square mile.
91.1% of the population is White, 5.2% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 91.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $87,000, there are 6,216 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,909, the median household income is $45,212, and 17.1% of the persons in Atchison County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,186. Retail sales (in $1000) were $130,130, and sales per capita were $7,912. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 38.3%.
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