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Welcome to Emporia ...

The city of Emporia is located in Lyon County<1> and is the County Seat for Lyon County.

When the people of Emporia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Emporian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Emporia has a population of 24,620 people<3> (see below for details).

Emporia was established in 1857.

The community of Emporia is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Emporia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Emporia is located in the (620) area code.

The ZIP code for Emporia: 66801<5>

Websites for Emporia ...

Official Website:   www.emporia.ws/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.emporia.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Emporia had an population of 24,620 people. This is a decrease of 1.19% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Emporia had a population of 24,916 people (or 73.96% of the total population of Lyon County). This makes Emporia the county's most populous community.

The population of Emporia represents 0.87% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,916 people, the population of Emporia decreased 6.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,760 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Emporia.

Adding Emporia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Emporia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Emporia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Emporia on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Emporia on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Emporia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Emporia - they are located in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Emporia.

Communities near Emporia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Emporia.

  • Lebo [Coffey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebo
    • Lebo [Coffey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Emporia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 883 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebo<7>
  • Americus [Lyon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
    • Americus [Lyon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Emporia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
    • Former name for Americus:
    • Sheridan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Americus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Americus<7>
  • Cottonwood Falls [Chase County]
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    • Cottonwood Falls [Chase County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Emporia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood Falls<7>
  • Madison [Greenwood County]
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    • Madison [Greenwood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Emporia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Olpe [Lyon County]
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      • Olpe [Lyon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olpe have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Olpe:
      • Bitlertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olpe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olpe<7>
    • Strong City [Chase County]
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      • Strong City [Chase County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strong City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Strong City:
      • Strong
      • Strong City has also been known as:
      • Strong
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strong City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strong City<7>
    • Hartford [Lyon County]
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      • Hartford [Lyon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<7>
    • Neosho Rapids [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neosho Rapids
      • Neosho Rapids [Lyon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neosho Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Neosho Rapids:
      • Italia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neosho Rapids
    • Reading [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reading
      • Reading [Lyon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reading have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reading<7>
    • Allen [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
      • Allen [Lyon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Emporia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Emporia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Emporia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Emporia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Emporia. Our list includes 68 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Emporia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Emporia ...

Looking for more information about Emporia? 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 Emporia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Emporia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kansas

About Lyon County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Emporia: www.emporia.ws/

The official website for Lyon County: www.lyoncounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Lyon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 Emporia 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 Emporia may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Emporia.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Emporia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Emporia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Emporia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Emporia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Emporia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EmporiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emporia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4050, Longitude: -96.1802    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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