Wakarusa, Kansas Population 2024

243

Wakarusa is a city located in Shawnee County Kansas. Wakarusa has a 2024 population of 243. Wakarusa is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 8.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 223 in 2020.

The average household income in Wakarusa is $76,560 with a poverty rate of 8.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wakarusa is 35.8 years, 59.7 years for males, and 28.3 years for females.

Wakarusa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wakarusa was:

  • White: 95.06%
  • Two or more races: 4.94%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
5.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
48.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.97% (20)
The current population of Wakarusa, Kansas is 243 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 223.

Wakarusa, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23195.06%
Two or more races124.94%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Wakarusa Population by Race

Wakarusa Population Pyramid 2024

Wakarusa Median Age

35.8

Total

59.7

Male

28.3

Female

Wakarusa Adults

There are 164 adults, (73 of whom are seniors) in Wakarusa.

Wakarusa Age Dependency

167

Age Dependency Ratio

80.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

86.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wakarusa Sex Ratio

Female7530.86%
Male16869.14%

Wakarusa Population by Age

Wakarusa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1102.2183.616.4
Married562.8683.916.1
Non Family4501000
Male94.220100
Female000
showing: 5 rows

2.91

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

83.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wakarusa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of .

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Race

Wakarusa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wakarusa Language

94% of Wakarusa residents speak only English, while 6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6% of the population.

Wakarusa Language

Wakarusa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White231208.66%
showing: 1 rows

8.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.55%

Male Poverty Rate

12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wakarusa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is White, with 8.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is White, with 8.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 17.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.33%.

Wakarusa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade
Some College22.45%
High School7.83%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Wakarusa Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Wakarusa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wakarusa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wakarusa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

83.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wakarusa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wakarusa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wakarusa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wakarusa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12

Number of Veterans

12

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wakarusa Veterans by War

count

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Wakarusa Veterans by Age

count

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Wakarusa Veterans by Race

Wakarusa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Wakarusa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.8%

Labor Force Participation

39%

Employment Rate

20%

Unemployment Rate

Wakarusa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wakarusa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wakarusa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.07%

Born in Wakarusa

95.06%

Native Born

4.94%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

4.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.06% of Wakarusa residents were born in the United States, with 88.07% having been born in Kansas. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wakarusa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024243
2023243
20222435126.56%
2021192-31-13.9%
2020223-3-1.33%
2019226-31-12.06%
2018257187.53%
2017239-77-24.37%
2016316-7-2.17%
2015323-75-18.84%
20143985616.37%
201334272.09%
20123354214.33%
20112933312.69%
2010260
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Wakarusa Population by Year