Atchison, Kansas

Atchison: City in Kansas, USA


Atchison is a city located in the county of Atchison in the U.S. state of Kansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 11,021 and a population density of 510 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 10,427 inhabitants.

The city was created 170 years ago in 1853.

Atchison locator map
Location of Atchison on Kansas map.

Quick Facts about Atchison

Population : 10,427 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kansas (United States)
County : Atchison County
Postal code : 66002
Phone Area Codes : 913
Area : 21.59 km2
Named for : David Rice Atchison
Altitude : 814 feet / 248 meters
Capital city : Atchison is capital of Atchison County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (170 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 05:54:27 (18th July 2024)
Density : 483 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.7% (2010-2020)
Atchison Kansas Commercial Street image
Atchison Kansas Commercial Street
Atchison Kansas Commercial Street image


Atchison is located at 39°33'47"N 95°7'18"W (39.5630500, -95.1216400).

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According to census records, the population of Atchison decreased by 5.7% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 11,021 - census
2011 10,914 -0.98% estimation process
2012 10,925 0.1% estimation process
2013 10,869 -0.52% estimation process
2014 10,767 -0.95% estimation process
2015 10,694 -0.68% estimation process
2016 10,669 -0.23% estimation process
2017 10,621 -0.45% estimation process
2018 10,540 -0.77% estimation process
2019 10,476 -0.61% estimation process
2020 10,427 -0.47% estimation process

Atchison zip code is 66002. County name: Atchison, County fips: 20005

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People born in Atchison (31)

People born in Atchison, including rhythm and blues musician and songwriter Jesse Stone, politician Chester L. Mize, botanist Paul Christoph Mangelsdorf, .


  • Frank Roland Conklin (American screenwriter) he was born in 05/04/1887
  • Carter Elliott (Major League Baseball shortstop) he was born in 29/11/1893
  • Charles Lester Marlatt (American entomologist) he was born in 26/09/1863
  • Eugene S. Pulliam (American newspaper publisher) he was born in 07/09/1914
  • James Bennett Griffin (American archaeologist) he was born in 12/01/1905
  • James Carroll Fox (United States federal judge) he was born in 06/11/1928
  • John L. Pollock (American philosopher) he was born in 28/01/1940
  • Laura M. Cobb (Chief Nurse United States Navy Nurse Corps) she was born in 11/05/1892
  • Mike Haverty (American railroad executive) he was born in 11/06/1944
  • Oscar Johnson (American baseball player) he was born in 01/01/1895
  • Rory Feek (American musician) he was born in 25/04/1965
  • Sheffield Ingalls (American politician) he was born in 28/03/1875
  • Georgia Caldwell Smith (one of the first African-American women to gain a bachelor's degree in mathematics) she was born in 28/08/1909
  • Larry Quigley (American football coach) he was born in 14/03/1891
  • Tristan Meinecke (Abstract artist) he was born in 01/01/1916
  • Ernie Jennings (American football player) he was born in 30/01/1949
  • Ward Lockwood (American painter) he was born in 01/01/1894
  • Robert L. Myers he was born in 01/09/1887

Schools in Atchison

College & universities near Atchison, KS

Code Name City ZIP
154712 Benedictine College Atchison (KS) 66002-1499

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Atchison, KS

Code Name Address Type
LRC Lawrence 413 East 7th Street RAIL
KCY Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd. RAIL
TOP Topeka 500 SE Holliday Place RAIL
IDP Independence 600 South Grand Ave. RAIL
LEE Lee's Summit 217 SW Main St. RAIL

Post offices near Atchison

Post Office Name City ZIP
Atchison Post Office Atchison (KS) 66002

Other cities in Atchison County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Atchison County , KS.

City Name Population Title
Farmington 570 City in United States of America
Effingham 518 City in Atchison County, Kansas, United States of America
Shannon 325 City in United States of America
Lancaster 282 City in Kansas, U.
Muscotah 165 City in Atchison County, Kansas, United States
Parnell 102 Human settlement in United States of America
Huron 73 City in Atchison County, Kansas

Distance to Other Cities

Atchison distances to largest Kansas cities