Wakarusa, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakarusa, Kansas - Basic Facts

The Wakarusa Census Designated Place had a population of 270 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wakarusa: Williamsport.

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Wakarusa, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 270
Daytime Population: Workers 18
Daytime Population: Residents 117
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 135
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.50
Population in Households 270
Population in Familes 233
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 54
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $66,832
Average Household Income $90,860
Per Capita Income $35,907


Total Housing Units 120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (88.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $271,226


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.44%
Households 0.36% 0.34%
Families 1.5% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 2017 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 # 385 43rd
Population Density # 654 3rd
Diversity Index # 408 39th
Median Household Income # 49 93rd
Per Capita Income # 36 95th

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