WaKeeney, Kansas Population 2024

1,707

WaKeeney is a city located in Trego County Kansas. WaKeeney has a 2024 population of 1,707. It is also the county seat of Trego County.WaKeeney is currently declining at a rate of -1.44% annually and its population has decreased by -4.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,791 in 2020.

The average household income in WaKeeney is $97,047 with a poverty rate of 9.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in WaKeeney is 44.7 years, 38.9 years for males, and 47.4 years for females.

WaKeeney Demographics

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

  • White: 96.17%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
959.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.69% (-84)
The current population of WaKeeney, Kansas is 1,707 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,791.

WaKeeney, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,73296.17%
Two or more races553.05%
Asian110.61%
Native American20.11%
Black or African American10.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

WaKeeney Population by Race

WaKeeney Population Pyramid 2024

WaKeeney Median Age

44.7

Total

38.9

Male

47.4

Female

WaKeeney Adults

There are 1,456 adults, (358 of whom are seniors) in WaKeeney.

WaKeeney Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

WaKeeney Sex Ratio

Female87248.42%
Male92951.58%

WaKeeney Population by Age

WaKeeney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8252.176.723.3
Married4422.7194.35.7
Non Family2901.0861.738.3
Male492.5528.671.4
Female442.2752.347.7
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2.56

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

WaKeeney 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

WaKeeney Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

WaKeeney Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

WaKeeney Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,125

Average Earnings

$59,792

Average Male

$37,264

Average Female

WaKeeney Earnings by Educational Attainment

WaKeeney Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

WaKeeney Language

99.18% of WaKeeney residents speak only English, while 0.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.64% of the population.

WaKeeney Language

WaKeeney Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,6331408.57%
Hispanic201890%
Multiple551120%
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9.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.73%

Male Poverty Rate

9.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in WaKeeney

The race most likely to be in poverty in WaKeeney is Hispanic, with 90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in WaKeeney is White, with 8.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.76%.

WaKeeney Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School15.03%
Less Than 9th Grade14.29%
Some College3.13%
Bachelors or Greater0.3%
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WaKeeney Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed72%
Male Employed7.27%
Female Employed4.29%
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WaKeeney Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

WaKeeney Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

WaKeeney Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.3%

Male Marriage Rate

65.6%

Female Marriage Rate

WaKeeney Married by Age and Sex

male

female

WaKeeney Marriage

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

WaKeeney Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

WaKeeney Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

105

Number of Veterans

100

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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WaKeeney Veterans by War

count

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WaKeeney Veterans by Age

count

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WaKeeney Veterans by Race

WaKeeney Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

WaKeeney Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

WaKeeney Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

WaKeeney Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

WaKeeney 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

82.34%

Born in WaKeeney

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.33% of WaKeeney residents were born in the United States, with 82.34% having been born in Kansas. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

WaKeeney Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,582-25-1.56%
20281,607-25-1.53%
20271,632-25-1.51%
20261,657-25-1.49%
20251,682-25-1.46%
20241,707-25-1.44%
20231,732-25-1.42%
20221,757-25-1.4%
20211,782-9-0.5%
20201,791402.28%
20191,751-1-0.06%
20181,752-36-2.01%
20171,788-2-0.11%
20161,790-36-1.97%
20151,82690.5%
20141,817-31-1.68%
20131,84810.05%
20121,847-7-0.38%
20111,854-32-1.7%
20101,886
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WaKeeney Population by Year