Wamego, Kansas Population 2020

4,814

Wamego is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 4,814, it is the 62nd largest city in Kansas and the 4860th largest city in the United States. Wamego is currently growing at a rate of 0.54% annually and its population has increased by 10.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,372 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Wamego has a population density of 2,038 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wamego is $63,538 with a poverty rate of 14.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $767 per month, and the median house value is $155,700. The median age in Wamego is 36.4 years, 35.6 years for males, and 39.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.1 males.

Wamego Demographics

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

  • White: 95.24%
  • Native American: 2.74%
  • Asian: 1.79%
  • Two or more races: 0.23%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wamego, Kansas is 4,814, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,762.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,372.

Wamego, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,58295.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native1322.74%
Asian861.79%
Two or More Races110.23%

Wamego Population Pyramid 2020

Wamego Median Age

36.4


Total

35.6


Male

39.1


Female

Wamego Adults

There are 3,602 adults, (631 of whom are seniors) in Wamego.

Wamego Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wamego Sex Ratio

Female

2,628

54.62%

Male

2,183

45.38%

Wamego Households and Families

Wamego Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wamego Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
All60.6%39.4%
Non Family40.1%59.9%
Male38.7%61.3%
Female34.2%65.8%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0222.3460.6
Married9163.3187.1
Non Family7651.0340.1
Female2662.6134.2
Male75338.7

3.08

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

2.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wamego Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade290.91%
9th to 12th Grade1635.09%
High School Graduate81125.34%
Some College71822.43%
Associates Degree35311.03%
Bachelors Degree88827.74%
Graduate Degree2397.47%

Wamego Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,9152,7391,103
Hispanic123107
Native American100100
Asian636324

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 asian people with a rate of 38.10%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,076$42,891$27,188
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$24,919$30,594$16,528
Some College$31,447$54,464$23,576
Bachelors Degree$45,096$71,875$32,083
Graduate Degree$61,827$75,833$44,167

$33,076

Average Earnings

$42,891

Average Male

$27,188

Average Female

Wamego Language

Wamego Language by Age

Wamego Language

94.88% of Wamego residents speak only English, while 5.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.59% of the population.

Wamego Poverty

Wamego Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,32557213.23%
Hispanic18613472.04%

14.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.83%

Male Poverty Rate

15.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wamego

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wamego is Hispanic, with 72.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wamego is White, with 13.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.88%
Some College15.05%
Bachelors or Greater7.86%
High School6.71%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.62%
Female Employed8.61%
Male Employed8.21%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Wamego Income

Wamego Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,107$63,538
Families$68,750$77,986
Married Families$85,787-
Non Families$32,152$36,286

Wamego Marital Status

Wamego Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wamego Married by Age and Sex

Wamego 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.

Wamego Marital Status by Race

Wamego Veterans

395

Number of Veterans

366

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam142
Second Gulf War125
First Gulf War102
Korea27
World War II

$Wamego Veterans by Education

17.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wamego Employment Status

69.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wamego Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.69%

Born in Kansas

97.05%

Native Born

2.95%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.05% of Wamego residents were born in the United States, with 69.69% having been born in Kansas. 1.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,814260.54%
20194,788260.55%
20184,762390.83%
20174,723260.55%
20164,6971092.38%
20154,588430.95%
20144,545-27-0.59%
20134,572771.71%
20124,495481.08%
20114,447400.91%
20104,4071610.37%
20004,2465401.37%
19903,7065471.61%
19803,1596522.34%
19702,5070.00%