Wathena, Kansas Population 2024

1,234

Wathena is a city located in Doniphan County Kansas. Wathena has a 2024 population of 1,234. Wathena is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually and its population has decreased by -0.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,241 in 2020.

The average household income in Wathena is $83,473 with a poverty rate of 6.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wathena is 44.6 years, 42 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Wathena Demographics

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

  • White: 97.2%
  • Two or more races: 2.2%
  • Black or African American: 0.33%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
526.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.56% (-7)
The current population of Wathena, Kansas is 1,234 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,241.

Wathena, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,45797.2%
Two or more races332.2%
Black or African American50.33%
Other race40.27%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wathena Population by Race

Wathena Population Pyramid 2024

Wathena Median Age

44.6

Total

42

Male

44.9

Female

Wathena Adults

There are 1,204 adults, (297 of whom are seniors) in Wathena.

Wathena Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wathena Sex Ratio

Female77351.57%
Male72648.43%

Wathena Population by Age

Wathena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6132.3877.522.5
Married3173.1394.65.4
Non Family1941.074951
Female572.4661.438.6
Male452.711000
showing: 5 rows

2.85

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wathena 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

Wathena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wathena 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 white people with a rate of 19.56%.

Wathena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,804

Average Earnings

$56,789

Average Male

$47,813

Average Female

Wathena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wathena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wathena Language

98.02% of Wathena residents speak only English, while 1.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.98% of the population.

Wathena Language

Wathena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,414966.79%
Other44100%
Hispanic11436.36%
showing: 3 rows

6.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.55%

Male Poverty Rate

8.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wathena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wathena is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wathena is White, with 6.79% 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 14.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.54%.

Wathena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade81.58%
High School8.7%
Some College8.3%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Wathena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed6.49%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Wathena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wathena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wathena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wathena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wathena 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.

Wathena Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wathena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

86

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Wathena Veterans by War

count

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Wathena Veterans by Age

count

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Wathena Veterans by Race

Wathena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wathena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.8%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Wathena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wathena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wathena 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

24.35%

Born in Wathena

98.6%

Native Born

1.4%

Foreign Born

1.4%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.6% of Wathena residents were born in the United States, with 24.35% having been born in Kansas. 1.4% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wathena Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,224-2-0.16%
20281,226-2-0.16%
20271,228-2-0.16%
20261,230-2-0.16%
20251,232-2-0.16%
20241,234-2-0.16%
20231,236-2-0.16%
20221,238-2-0.16%
20211,240-1-0.08%
20201,241-46-3.57%
20191,287-10-0.77%
20181,297-2-0.15%
20171,299-14-1.07%
20161,313-11-0.83%
20151,324-9-0.68%
20141,333-4-0.3%
20131,337-5-0.37%
20121,342-13-0.96%
20111,355-2-0.15%
20101,357
showing: 20 rows

Wathena Population by Year