Wamego, Kansas Population 2021

5,699
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Wamego is a city located in Pottawatomie County Kansas. Wamego has a 2020 population of 5,699. Wamego is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually but its population has increased by 7.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,278 in 2010. Wamego reached it's highest population of 5,759 in 2018.

The average household income in Wamego is $71,803 with a poverty rate of 11.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $890 per month, and the median house value is $166,600. The median age in Wamego is 36.6 years, 36.2 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.

Wamego Demographics

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

  • White: 94.58%
  • Black or African American: 2.48%
  • Native American: 1.71%
  • Asian: 1.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Wamego, Kansas is 5,699 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,759.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,278.

Wamego, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,37094.58%
Black or African American1412.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native971.71%
Asian701.23%
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Wamego Population by Race

Wamego Population Pyramid $2021

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Wamego Median Age

36.6


Total

36.2


Male

37.2


Female

Wamego Adults

There are 4,144 adults, (818 of whom are seniors) in Wamego.

Wamego Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wamego Sex Ratio

Female

3,070

54.07%

Male

2,608

45.93%

Wamego Population by Age

Wamego Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wamego Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.4%9.6%
All67.9%32.1%
Non Family49%51%
Male45.7%54.3%
Female25.9%74.1%

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wamego Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2742.4667.9
Married1,1843.2790.4
Non Family7691.0949
Female2512.7425.9
Male702.9145.7

3.1

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Wamego Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade461.24%
9th to 12th Grade1684.53%
High School Graduate1,03527.92%
Some College89224.06%
Associates Degree3389.12%
Bachelors Degree90624.44%
Graduate Degree3228.69%
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Wamego Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wamego Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,4873,2941,219
Hispanic122101
Asian50509
Native American4848

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34.96%.

Wamego Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,762$50,821$30,216
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$31,214$32,428$18,681
Some College$33,642$51,133$24,079
Bachelors Degree$49,844$70,417$38,750
Graduate Degree$58,646$77,109$44,652

$36,762

Average Earnings

$50,821

Average Male

$30,216

Average Female

Wamego Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wamego Language by Age

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Wamego Language

96.54% of Wamego residents speak only English, while 3.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.76% of the population.

Wamego Language

Wamego Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,11551410.05%
Hispanic18114580.11%

11.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.53%

Male Poverty Rate

12.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wamego

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wamego is Hispanic, with 80.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wamego is White, with 10.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.59%.

Wamego Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.72%
Some College12.91%
High School5.97%
Bachelors or Greater1.97%

Wamego Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed27.14%
Female Employed7.35%
Male Employed5.27%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Wamego Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wamego Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,031$71,803
Families$75,548$85,427
Married Families$86,500-
Non Families$40,371$41,125
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Income by Household Type

Wamego Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wamego Married by Age and Sex

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Wamego 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.

Wamego Marital Status by Race

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Wamego Marital Status

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453

Number of Veterans

401

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam175
Second Gulf War115
First Gulf War106
Korea39
World War II

Wamego Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54148
65 to 74128
75+113
18 to 3437
55 to 6427

Wamego Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White45311.31%
Hispanic64.92%

Wamego Veterans by Race

Wamego Veterans by Education

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8.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wamego Veterans by Education

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69.7%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wamego Employment by Age

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Wamego Employment by Race

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Wamego 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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71.40%

Born in Wamego

98.10%

Native Born

1.90%

Foreign Born

0.41%

Non Citizen

1.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.10% of Wamego residents were born in the United States, with 71.40% having been born in Kansas. 0.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wamego Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,699-20-0.35%
20205,719-20-0.35%
20195,739-20-0.35%
20185,759581.02%
20175,701380.67%
20165,6631302.35%
20155,533621.13%
20145,471-16-0.29%
20135,487911.69%
20125,396651.22%
20115,331531.00%
20105,2780.00%

Wamego Population by Year