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Emporia (ĕmpôrˈēə), city (2020 pop. 24,139), seat of Lyon co., E central Kans., in the Flint Hills between the Neosho and Cottonwood rivers; inc. 1857. It is a commercial and shipping (railroad and highway) center for a large cattle and farm area. It has grain elevators, stockyards, industries processing beef and soybeans, and plants that make printing equipment, engines, and baked goods. William Allen White made the small-town Emporia Gazette a nationally known newspaper. Emporia State Univ. is in the city.
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Emporia (Independent City), Virginia

201 S Main St
Emporia, VA 23847
Phone: (434) 634-3332
Fax: (434) 634-0003

In southeastern VA, southwest of Norfolk. Incorporated in 1887 from the merger of Hicksford and Belfield. Charter revoked in 1888; reincorporated in 1892; became a city in 1967. Serves as county seat for Greensville County. Name Origin: Named in 1887 to indicate that it was to be a center of trade

Area (sq mi):: 6.97 (land 6.89; water 0.07) Population per square mile: 810.90
Population 2005: 5,587 State rank: 130 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 6.80% Population 2000: 5,665 (White 41.30%; Black or African American 56.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.50%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 3.20%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $15,377; median household $30,333; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,388-$18,312
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.00% Median travel time to work: 19.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 55.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Emporia is a mobile device manufacturer focused on simplified communication.
Larry Horton, parade chairman and past commander of local Post 1980, said, "Emporia supports its veterans.
That November, the rest of the nation caught up with Emporia and celebrated Veterans Day.
"We traded off [organizing the event] with the Legion for a long time," said Harold Burenheide, quartermaster of VFW Post 1980 in Emporia. "It's just been our two organizations.
According to Liz Martell, director of the Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau and co-planner of the event, more than 10,000 people each year have seen the celebration in Emporia.
This year, Emporia's celebration--"The All Veterans Tribute"--begins its week of festivities on Nov.
Bush is invited to speak in Emporia, along with other dignitaries.
159 is pending in Congress, naming Emporia the official birthplace of Veterans Day.