Wathena, Kansas Population 2020

1,295

Wathena is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 1,295, it is the 159th largest city in Kansas and the 9264th largest city in the United States. Wathena is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -5.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,364 in 2010. Wathena reached it's highest population of 1,361 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Wathena has a population density of 553 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wathena is $59,083 with a poverty rate of 12.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $633 per month, and the median house value is $110,000. The median age in Wathena is 39.8 years, 37.7 years for males, and 43.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males.

Wathena Demographics

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

  • White: 98.40%
  • Two or more races: 1.25%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wathena, Kansas is 1,295, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,311.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,364.

Wathena, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,41498.40%
Two or More Races181.25%
Black or African American50.35%

Wathena Population Pyramid 2020

Wathena Median Age

39.8


Total

37.7


Male

43.3


Female

Wathena Adults

There are 1,082 adults, (260 of whom are seniors) in Wathena.

Wathena Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wathena Sex Ratio

Female

745

51.84%

Male

692

48.16%

Wathena Households and Families

Wathena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wathena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All63.7%36.3%
Male54.5%45.5%
Non Family48%52%
Female38.8%61.2%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6232.2363.7
Non Family2711.1448
Married2523.1988.5
Female672.5438.8
Male333.2454.5

2.97

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wathena Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade474.91%
9th to 12th Grade616.37%
High School Graduate37138.77%
Some College19820.69%
Associates Degree687.11%
Bachelors Degree15215.88%
Graduate Degree606.27%

Wathena Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White942834210
Multiple Races882
Hispanic44
Black33

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 multiple races people with a rate of 25.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,694$47,708$29,583
Less Than High School$42,250$57,589$
High School Grad$35,100$43,438$20,536
Some College$27,438$37,292$26,500
Bachelors Degree$39,792$45,000$38,403
Graduate Degree$51,477$71,607$49,500

$35,694

Average Earnings

$47,708

Average Male

$29,583

Average Female

Wathena Language

Wathena Language by Age

Wathena Language

99.27% of Wathena residents speak only English, while 0.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.73% of the population.

Wathena Poverty

Wathena Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,36116712.27%
Black5360.00%
Multiple1815.56%

12.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.84%

Male Poverty Rate

16.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wathena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wathena is Black, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wathena is Multiple, with 5.56% 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 12.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.43%
Some College12.55%
High School10.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.42%
Name Poverty
Female Employed7.80%
Male Employed2.26%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wathena Income

Wathena Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,461$59,083
Families$71,875$74,626
Married Families$90,000-
Non Families$26,893$37,169

Wathena Marital Status

Wathena Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wathena Married by Age and Sex

Wathena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wathena Marital Status by Race

Wathena Veterans

94

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam33
First Gulf War21
World War II19
Second Gulf War9
Korea6
Age Group Veterans
75+32
35 to 5420
65 to 7419
55 to 6414
18 to 349

$Wathena Veterans by Education

2.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wathena Employment Status

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wathena 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

28.53%

Born in Kansas

99.65%

Native Born

0.35%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.65% of Wathena residents were born in the United States, with 28.53% having been born in Kansas. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,295-8-0.61%
20191,303-8-0.61%
20181,31130.23%
20171,308-8-0.61%
20161,316-12-0.90%
20151,328-9-0.67%
20141,337-6-0.45%
20131,343-2-0.15%
20121,345-13-0.96%
20111,358-3-0.22%
20101,3610.00%