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City Office:
4 E. Seventh St.
Eudora, KS 66025
Phone: (785) 542-2153
Fax: (785) 542-1237
Demographics

The City of Eudora, Kansas

Incorporated in: 1857

The City of Eudora, Kansas is located about 6 miles east of Lawrence, Kansas and 40 miles west of Kansas City, Kansas on Kansas Highway 10. The City covers an area of approximately 2.89 square miles. 

It seats in Douglas County, Kansas of population 112,211 people.

Average travel time to work: 22.6 minutes

Population of Eudora:

The population of Eudora is about 6,220 (up from 4,307 in 2000, a 43% population increase)

White

93.3%

Hispanic or Latino

4.5%

American Indian and Alaska Native

1.6%

Black or African American

0.8%

Asian

0.7%

 

Population Trend

 

Population

Increase

2011 Estimate

6,200

1.00%

2010 Census

6,136

42.5

2000 Census

4,307

43.3

1990 Census

3,006

2.5

1980 Census

2,934

41.7

1970 Census

2,071

35.7

1960 Census

1,526

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Average household size: 2.75

Average family size: 3.25

 

Age distribution: 

18 years and over  

33.4%

21 year and over

31.7%,

62 years and over

4.4%

65 years and over

3.4%

Median age: 31.8 years

 

Education:

Education attainment (population 25 yrs and over)

95.7% of the population age 25 years and over possesses at least high school degree or higher

31% of the population age 25 years and over possesses a bachelor’s degree or higher

Eudora:

Bachelor’s degree: 22.8%

Graduate or professional degree:  8.2%

Douglas County:

Bachelor’s degree: 27.2%

Graduate or professional degree: 21.1%

Kansas:

Bachelor’s degree: 19.3%

Graduate or professional degree: 10.1

Income:

City of Eudora, Kansas

Median household income

$ 60,554

Average household income

$ 65,933

Per capita income

$ 25,369

 

 

Douglas County, Kansas

Average household income

$ 62,857

Median household income

$ 46,758

Per capita income

$ 24,851

 

 

State of Kansas

Average household income

$65,605

Median household income

$49,929

Per capita income

$ 25,952

 

Occupation: Civilian employed population 16 years and over

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

33.5%

Sales and office occupations

26.6%

Natural resources, construction and maintenance occupations

15.4%

Service occupations

14.6%

Production, transportation and material moving occupations

9.9%

 

Industry: Civilian employed population 16 years and over

Educational services, and health care and social assistance

21.2%

Manufacturing

14.2%

Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

12.1%

Construction

10.4%

Financing and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing

8.2%

Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

7.6%

Information

6.6%

Retail trade

6.2%

Public administration

4.3%

Art, entertainment and recreation and accommodation and food services

3.9%

Other services, except public administration

3.6%

Wholesale trade

1.6%

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting and mining

0%

 

General Information Concerning the City of Eudora

Transportation

The City has access to U.S. Highway 59, Interstate Highways 70 and 35, and Kansas Highway 10.  The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad provides rail service, and 15 motor freight lines serve the City.  Regularly scheduled air service is available at the Kansas City International Airport, located approximately 45 minutes from the City.  City residents also have access to the Lawrence Municipal Airport, located within ten miles of the City, which provides a runway capable of handling private and corporate aircraft.

Health Care Facilities

Major medical service is available at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH), a 173-bed facility located approximately 10 miles from the City.  Eudora Family Care, a local branch of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, is located in the LMH Eudora Medical Park.  Eudora Family Care has 11 exam rooms and two primary care physicians who provide family medical care, lab tests, preventive health screens and more.  Also located in the City is the Eudora Nursing Center, a 74-bed nursing home facility. 

Education

Unified School District No. 491 (Eudora) serves City residents, with a 2011/12 enrollment of 1,567 students.  There are four educational facilities in the district, which include an elementary school, a middle school, a high school, and the Eudora-De Soto Technical Education Center.  Post-secondary education located within commuting distance of the City includes Johnson County Community College, University of Kansas, Baker University, Haskell Indian Nations University and Mid American Nazarene University.

Municipal Utilities and Services

The City owns and operates its own water, sewer and electric (distribution only) utility systems.  Atmos Energy supplies natural gas and AT&T provides telephone service to City residents.  The City also operates both the police and fire departments.  The police department employs 10 full-time equivalents.  The fire department consists of a full-time fire chief and 30 paid-per-call volunteers.  

Recreation and Cultural Facilities

Eudora, through its Parks and Recreation Department, offers its residents six parks and park shelters, community center gymnasium, community room, aquatic center, ball fields and concessions stands, youth summer camp opportunities, wellness center and a variety of sports and programs.  Other cultural, recreational and entertainment activities are accessible to City residents in the nearby Kansas City Metropolitan Area and the City of Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas.

Financial Institutions

Financial Institutions located within the City include Kaw Valley State Bank, Douglas County Bank, and Mutual Savings Association FSA.  Also available to City residents are Peoples Bank, The University National Bank of Lawrence and The Lawrence Bank, all located nearby in the City of Lawrence.

Major Employers

                                                                                                                                                   Estimated Number of

Employer                                                            Product or Service                   Full-Time Employees

 

Unified School District No. 491 (Eudora)      Education                                              241

H.P. Pelzer Automotive Systems, Inc.           Molded car carpet                                120

Medicalodges Eudora                                      Nursing facility                                     62

Air Filter Plus, Inc.                                            Air filters                                                25

C&S Market                                                       Grocery store                                         25

Eudora Animal Hospital                          Veterinarian                                           20

Kingston Printing                                             Commercial printing                             20

Kaw Valley State Bank                                     Banking                                                 14

 

Source: Telephone survey of individual employers, August 2012 and Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2011 American Community Survey

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010 American Community Survey

Source: City of Eudora, KS