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Emporia is an independent city.
It is the county seat.
The community was named as a commercial center
The latitude of Emporia is 36.685N. The longitude is -77.542W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,656.
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2% of Emporia residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Emporia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Emporia was $15,377, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Emporia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Emporia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $748.
Libraries in Emporia include Richardson Memorial Libraryary ... View libraries
Newspapers in Emporia include Emporia Independent-Messenger
Emporia City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Emporia political report.
The average commute time for Emporia workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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