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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$576
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Atchison Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    197
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    66
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    685
    500
  • Theft
    2,750
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    141
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,696
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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It's a very small community. Lots of crime, local court system makes no effort to make circumstances better, just creates an unending cycle. Very few job opportunities. Great private school programs.
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In my lifetime of living in Atchison, Kansas it has been boring. We do not have much to do besides riding around in cars. We are small rural town so we need to make the best of it. We are if you’re interested though the most haunted town in Kansas. We host the scary”Sally House”.
I was born and raised in Atchison, I’ve lived in both the City and county. It’s a great place to raise a family. It is a family oriented town there are many activities to do throughout the year. The best ones are Amelia Earhart Festival and Lakefest.