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Time Zone: Atchison County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Rock Port is the Seat for Atchison County.

Atchison County was founded in 1843.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Atchison had a population of 6,036 people. This is a decrease of 6.13% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,430 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Atchison represented 0.11% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 106th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20105,685-11.59%-5.82% since 2009
20096,036-6.13%+0.35% since 2008
20086,015-6.45%-1.34% since 2007
20006,430The Last Census

More information can be found on the Atchison County Census Page for Atchison County.


Below are some of the communities located in Atchison County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Atchison County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Tarkio   1,8101,9356.46% decrease  
Rock Port   1,2941,3957.24% decrease  
Fairfax   6036456.51% decrease  
Westboro   1561634.29% decrease  
Watson   1151214.96% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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