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Welcome to Atchison ...

The city of Atchison is located in Atchison County and is the County Seat for Atchison County.

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>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Effingham   [Map]   519   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elwood   [Map]   1,203   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Lancaster   [Map]   288   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leavenworth   [Map]   36,210   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nortonville   [Map]   614   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Troy   [Map]   980   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

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.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atchison. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atchison. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atchison. Our list includes 66 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atchison:

Websites for Atchison ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.atchisonkansas.net/

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atchison. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Atchison County: www.atchisoncountyks.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Atchison refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Atchison may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atchison.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atchison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Atchison). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atchison or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atchison) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atchison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atchison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atchison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5614, Longitude: -95.1336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atchison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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