Wakarusa, Kansas Population 2021

2,205
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Wakarusa is a city located in Shawnee County Kansas. Wakarusa has a 2020 population of 2,205. Wakarusa is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 6.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,078 in 2010. Wakarusa reached it's highest population of 2,205 in 2021.

The average household income in Wakarusa is $117,793 with a poverty rate of 4.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $776 per month, and the median house value is $274,200. The median age in Wakarusa is 46.6 years, 45.8 years for males, and 47.5 years for females.

Wakarusa Demographics

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

  • White: 91.79%
  • Black or African American: 4.27%
  • Two or more races: 1.80%
  • Native American: 0.92%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wakarusa, Kansas is 2,205 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,178.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,078.

Wakarusa, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,89091.79%
Black or African American884.27%
Two or More Races371.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.92%
Asian170.83%
Some Other Race80.39%
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Wakarusa Population by Race

Wakarusa Population Pyramid $2021

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Wakarusa Median Age

46.6


Total

45.8


Male

47.5


Female

Wakarusa Adults

There are 1,673 adults, (406 of whom are seniors) in Wakarusa.

Wakarusa Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wakarusa Sex Ratio

Female

1,080

52.45%

Male

979

47.55%

Wakarusa Population by Age

Wakarusa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wakarusa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Male100%0%
Married98.7%1.3%
All93.8%6.2%
Non Family83.1%16.9%

93.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wakarusa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8232.4493.8
Married5192.8998.7
Non Family2611.3883.1
Female323.47100
Male113.27100

2.85

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Wakarusa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade100.65%
9th to 12th Grade322.09%
High School Graduate32321.06%
Some College41727.18%
Associates Degree1248.08%
Bachelors Degree35423.08%
Graduate Degree27417.86%
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Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,4081,366602
Black5757
Hispanic343425
Native American1919
Asian10101
Other Race888
2+ Races66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,234$54,479$47,557
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$42,625$48,958$28,182
Some College$47,143$40,781$50,417
Bachelors Degree$50,179$55,250$45,375
Graduate Degree$114,063$167,679$

$50,234

Average Earnings

$54,479

Average Male

$47,557

Average Female

Wakarusa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wakarusa Language by Age

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Wakarusa Language

96.38% of Wakarusa residents speak only English, while 3.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.40% of the population.

Wakarusa Language

Wakarusa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,822653.57%
Black782228.21%

4.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.65%

Male Poverty Rate

5.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wakarusa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is Black, with 28.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is White, with 3.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.79%.

Wakarusa Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School5.26%
Less Than 9th Grade4.76%
Some College2.59%
Bachelors or Greater1.75%

Wakarusa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed7.08%
Male Employed0.39%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wakarusa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wakarusa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,908$117,793
Families$102,375$135,964
Married Families$102,279-
Non Families$60,724$72,098
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Income by Household Type

Wakarusa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wakarusa Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Wakarusa Marital Status by Race

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Wakarusa Marital Status

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151

Number of Veterans

151

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam70
First Gulf War36
Second Gulf War21
Korea18
World War II9

Wakarusa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5445
75+36
65 to 7435
55 to 6435
18 to 34

Wakarusa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1338.63%
Black1823.08%

Wakarusa Veterans by Race

Wakarusa Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wakarusa Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wakarusa Employment by Age

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Wakarusa Employment by Race

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Wakarusa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.41%

Born in Wakarusa

98.88%

Native Born

1.12%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.88% of Wakarusa residents were born in the United States, with 62.41% having been born in Kansas. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wakarusa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,20590.41%
20202,19690.41%
20192,18790.41%
20182,178271.26%
20172,151-29-1.33%
20162,18090.41%
20152,171301.40%
20142,141221.04%
20132,119190.90%
20122,10030.14%
20112,097190.91%
20102,0780.00%

Wakarusa Population by Year