Wathena, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wathena, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wathena had a population of 1,412 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wathena is located at latitude 39.7609 and longitude -94.9277 in Doniphan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wathena (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Doniphan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 823 feet.

The City of Wathena (GNIS ID: 2397215) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wathena is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Doniphan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wathena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wathena: Petersburg.


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Wathena, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,412
Population in Households 1,379
Population in Familes 1,137
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 620
Diversity Index2 16
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 573
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 399
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 407 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $140,394
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,367
Average Household Income $60,109
Per Capita Income $24,663
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.49%
Households 0.66% 0.59%
Families 1.44% 0.55%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wathena, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wathena to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 164 76th
Population Density1 # 426 37th
Diversity Index2 # 373 45th
Median Household Income # 326 52nd
Per Capita Income # 356 47th

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