Wakarusa, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakarusa, Kansas - Basic Facts

The Wakarusa Census Designated Place had a population of 271 as of July 1, 2016. Wakarusa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wakarusa is located at latitude 38.8939 and longitude -95.705 in Shawnee County. The formal boundaries for the Wakarusa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Shawnee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 951 feet.

The Wakarusa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629183) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wakarusa Census Designated Place is located within Township of Williamsport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shawnee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wakarusa 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 Wakarusa: Williamsport.

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


Total Population 271
Population in Households 271
Population in Familes 235
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 55
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 118
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (88.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $252,163


Median Household Income $61,560
Average Household Income $86,418
Per Capita Income $34,607
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.44%
Households 0.55% 0.34%
Families 1.93% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Wakarusa, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakarusa 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 # 388 42nd
Population Density1 # 654 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 415 38th
Median Household Income # 65 90th
Per Capita Income # 35 95th

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