Atchison is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 10,636 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Atchison is the 33rd largest community in Kansas. Atchison has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Atchison is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Atchison is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atchison who work in office and administrative support (13.89%), sales jobs (10.25%), and teaching (9.84%).
Atchison is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Atchison enrolled in college, Atchison has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.27 minutes getting to work every day.
Atchison is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Atchison are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.75% of adults in Atchison having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Atchison in 2010 was $24,492, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,968 for a family of four. However, Atchison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Atchison is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Atchison home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atchison residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Atchison include German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Atchison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.