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WaKeeney, Kansas - Basic Facts

WaKeeney is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of WaKeeney.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Trego County at latitude 39.025 and longitude -99.8796. Trego County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,447 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of WaKeeney (see map) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for WaKeeney: Wa Keeney, Wa keeney, Wa-Keeney.

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WaKeeney, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,896
Population in Households 1,843
Population in Familes 1,406
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 1,108
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 892
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 530
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,011 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 665 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 228 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $125,713


Median Household Income $39,760
Average Household Income $51,921
Per Capita Income $24,192
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 0.31%
Households 0.75% 0.44%
Families 1.38% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.


WaKeeney, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares WaKeeney to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 133 80th
Population Density1 # 224 67th
Diversity Index2 # 513 23rd
Median Household Income # 529 21st
Per Capita Income # 276 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.