Atchison County

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Atchison County, Kansas

423 N 5th St
Atchison, KS 66002
Phone: (913) 367-1653
Fax: (913) 367-0227
www.atchisoncountyks.org

On the northeastern border of KS, northwest of Kansas City; original county; organized Aug 25, 1855 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the town of Atchison, which was named for David Rice Atchison (1807-86), MO statesman and U.S. senator (1843-55)

Area (sq mi):: 435.04 (land 432.34; water 2.70) Population per square mile: 38.90
Population 2005: 16,804 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 -0.90% Population 2000: 16,774 (White 90.40%; Black or African American 5.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,207; median household $34,355; Population below poverty level: 13.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,466-$21,468
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Atchison County seat (10,185)

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    Atchison County, Missouri

    PO Box 280
    Rock Port, MO 64482
    Phone: (660) 744-2707
    Fax: (660) 744-5705

    At the northwestern tip of MO, northwest of Saint Joseph; established Feb 3, 1843 from Holt County. Name Origin: For David Rice Atchison (1807-86), MO statesman and U.S. senator (1843-55)

    Area (sq mi):: 547.36 (land 544.72; water 2.64) Population per square mile: 11.50
    Population 2005: 6,246 State rank: 107 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 -13.80% Population 2000: 6,430 (White 96.60%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 41.70
    Income 2000: per capita $16,956; median household $30,959; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,196-$25,585
    Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 18.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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