Wamego, Kansas Population 2024

4,896

Wamego is a city located in Pottawatomie County Kansas. Wamego has a 2024 population of 4,896. Wamego is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 1.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,842 in 2020.

The average household income in Wamego is $98,678 with a poverty rate of 9.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wamego is 35.8 years, 41.8 years for males, and 31.9 years for females.

Wamego Demographics

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

  • White: 88.42%
  • Two or more races: 8.35%
  • Black or African American: 2.89%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,073.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.12% (54)
The current population of Wamego, Kansas is 4,896 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,842.

Wamego, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,70588.42%
Two or more races3508.35%
Black or African American1212.89%
Native American140.33%
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

Wamego Population by Race

Wamego Population Pyramid 2024

Wamego Median Age

35.8

Total

41.8

Male

31.9

Female

Wamego Adults

There are 2,989 adults, (455 of whom are seniors) in Wamego.

Wamego Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wamego Sex Ratio

Female2,21652.89%
Male1,97447.11%

Wamego Population by Age

Wamego Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5252.76634
Married7463.6288.311.7
Non Family5581.1754.845.2
Female1483.20.799.3
Male733.8956.243.8
showing: 5 rows

3.45

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wamego 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

Wamego Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wamego Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

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

Wamego Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,091

Average Earnings

$66,071

Average Male

$37,356

Average Female

Wamego Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wamego Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wamego Language

97.78% of Wamego residents speak only English, while 2.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.67% of the population.

Wamego Language

Wamego Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,4953058.73%
Hispanic2746724.45%
Multiple35082.29%
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9.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.22%

Male Poverty Rate

11.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wamego

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wamego is Hispanic, with 24.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wamego is Multiple, with 2.29% 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 14.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.94%.

Wamego Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College6.3%
High School4.84%
Bachelors or Greater2.62%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Wamego Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36%
Female Employed6.34%
Male Employed1.77%
Female Unemployed
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Wamego Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wamego Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wamego Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wamego Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wamego Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wamego Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wamego Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

344

Number of Veterans

291

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

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Wamego Veterans by War

count

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Wamego Veterans by Age

count

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Wamego Veterans by Race

Wamego Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wamego Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

77.8%

Labor Force Participation

74.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Wamego Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wamego Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wamego 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

71.31%

Born in Wamego

98.5%

Native Born

1.5%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

1.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.5% of Wamego residents were born in the United States, with 71.31% having been born in Kansas. 0.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wamego Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,93680.16%
20284,92880.16%
20274,92080.16%
20264,91280.16%
20254,90480.16%
20244,89680.16%
20234,88880.16%
20224,88080.16%
20214,872300.62%
20204,8421012.13%
20194,741-26-0.55%
20184,767400.85%
20174,727120.25%
20164,7151132.46%
20154,602440.97%
20144,558-25-0.55%
20134,583761.69%
20124,507501.12%
20114,457420.95%
20104,4151693.98%
20004,24654014.57%
19903,70654717.32%
19803,15965226.01%
19702,507
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Wamego Population by Year