Wathena, Kansas Population 2021

1,270
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Wathena is a city located in Doniphan County Kansas. With a 2020 population of 1,270, it is the 161st largest city in Kansas and the 9338th largest city in the United States . Wathena is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -6.89% 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 542 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wathena is $62,556 with a poverty rate of 9.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $710 per month, and the median house value is $107,300. The median age in Wathena is 42.9 years, 42.2 years for males, and 43.3 years for females.

Wathena Demographics

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

  • White: 98.38%
  • Two or more races: 0.97%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • 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 1,270 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,306.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,364.

Wathena, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,52298.38%
Two or More Races150.97%
Black or African American100.65%
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Wathena Population by Race

Wathena Population Pyramid $2021

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Wathena Median Age

42.9


Total

42.2


Male

43.3


Female

Wathena Adults

There are 1,179 adults, (301 of whom are seniors) in Wathena.

Wathena Age Dependency

76.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wathena Sex Ratio

Female

807

52.17%

Male

740

47.83%

Wathena Population by Age

Wathena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wathena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89%11%
All67.4%32.6%
Male64.1%35.9%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female36.9%63.1%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wathena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6822.267.4
Married3182.9789
Non Family2601.1249.2
Female652.1536.9
Male393.2364.1

2.78

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Wathena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade262.46%
9th to 12th Grade565.31%
High School Graduate39537.44%
Some College25724.36%
Associates Degree615.78%
Bachelors Degree18217.25%
Graduate Degree787.39%
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Wathena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wathena Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,025943259
Hispanic1616
Black99
2+ Races551

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 white people with a rate of 25.27%.

Wathena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,162$48,750$31,250
Less Than 9th Grade$53,750$57,885$
High School Graduate$35,250$39,732$22,500
Some College$30,592$50,625$27,153
Bachelors Degree$40,000$41,346$39,028
Graduate Degree$49,875$74,107$48,000

$38,162

Average Earnings

$48,750

Average Male

$31,250

Average Female

Wathena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wathena Language by Age

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Wathena Language

99.18% of Wathena residents speak only English, while 0.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.82% of the population.

Wathena Language

Wathena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,4581339.12%
Black10330.00%

9.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.10%

Male Poverty Rate

11.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wathena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wathena is Black, with 30.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wathena is White, with 9.12% 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 11.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.23%.

Wathena Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.58%
Some College14.33%
High School8.26%
Bachelors or Greater0.77%

Wathena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed6.13%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed1.97%

Wathena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wathena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,423$62,556
Families$68,571$75,550
Married Families$88,250-
Non Families$29,167$39,634
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Income by Household Type

Wathena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wathena Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Wathena Marital Status

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98

Number of Veterans

90

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam46
World War II20
First Gulf War14
Second Gulf War8
Korea7

Wathena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+44
65 to 7423
35 to 5412
55 to 6411
18 to 348

Wathena Veterans by Age

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Wathena Veterans by Race

Wathena Veterans by Education

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14.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wathena Veterans by Education

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68.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Wathena Employment by Age

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Wathena Employment by Race

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Wathena 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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22.62%

Born in Wathena

99.29%

Native Born

0.71%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.29% of Wathena residents were born in the United States, with 22.62% having been born in Kansas. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wathena Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,270-12-0.94%
20201,282-12-0.93%
20191,294-12-0.92%
20181,3060.00%
20171,306-12-0.91%
20161,318-12-0.90%
20151,330-8-0.60%
20141,338-3-0.22%
20131,341-5-0.37%
20121,346-12-0.88%
20111,358-3-0.22%
20101,3610.00%

Wathena Population by Year