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Welcome to Atchison ...
The location of Atchison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Atchison refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Atchisonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Atchison has a population of 10,636 people<3> (see below for details).
The origin (or the toponymy) of Atchison: Named for David Rice Atchison (1807-1886), U.S. Senator from Missouri (MO).
Atchison is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Atchison lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Atchison lies within the (913) area code.
The ZIP code for Atchison: 66002<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Atchison had a population of 11,021 people (or 65.12% of the total population of Atchison County). This makes Atchison the county's most populous community.
The population of Atchison represents 0.39% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 11,021 people, the population of Atchison increased 7.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,232 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Atchison had an population of 10,636 people. This is a decrease of 3.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.95% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Atchison.
Communities near Atchison ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Atchison and not the distance if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Atchison.
Communities Also Named Atchison ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Atchison - they are located in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atchison.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atchison:
Websites for Atchison ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atchison ...
Looking for more information about Atchison? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Atchison, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atchison.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Atchison County: www.atchisoncountyks.org/
The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Feb 2019