Atchison, Kansas

Population 10,970

Atchison is located in Atchison County, KS. The population is 10,970, making Atchison the largest city in Atchison County.

There are 4 public schools in Atchison with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Atchison is low , and there are 61 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Atchison is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Atchison property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Atchison include Shannon Township, Rush Township and Lewis and Clark Village.

Atchison Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 7.6%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 23.7%

Crime Rate

18.39% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 114
  • Violent Crimes: 390
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 305
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

79.11% Higher than national avg.
  • 61 offenders in Atchison
  • 55.61 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

99 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 9
  • Registered Polluters: 6
  • Superfunds: 7
  • Tanks & Spills: 77


Moderate 3.8%
  • Kansas unemployment average: 3.1%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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4 Public Schools view public schools

There are 4 K-12 public schools in Atchison, KS and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Atchison's schools as Average, with an overall C rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Atchison, KS

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2 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Atchison, KS issued 2 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Atchison, KS issued 6 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 6 permits, 4 were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $607
  • 1 Bedroom: $710
  • 2 Bedrooms: $863
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,150
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,290

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Environmental Hazards

99 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (214/214)
    Atchison, KS has 100% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Atchison, KS is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.58 Average
    Atchison, KS is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 25.27°
  • February 29.68°
  • March 43.72°
  • April 53.85°
  • May 64.97°
  • June 74.89°
  • July 77.34°
  • August 73.23°
  • September 64.98°
  • October 54.73°
  • November 43.37°
  • December 31.38°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Atchison, KS

Atchison, KS has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Atchison, KS has no risk of hurricanes.
Atchison, KS has a very high risk of hail storms.
Atchison, KS has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Atchison, KS: $41,696


Unemployment in Atchison is 3.8%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 3.1% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 42.88%
White Collar - 57.12%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Sam Brownback
  • Sen. Jerry Moran
  • Sen. Pat Roberts

City Representatives

  • Lynn Jenkins

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

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10 FCC Towers view all

2 Fire Stations view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

3 Retirement Homes view all

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