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WaKeeney, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of WaKeeney had a population of 1,905 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for WaKeeney is located at latitude 39.0236 and longitude -99.8817 in Trego County. The formal boundaries for the City of WaKeeney (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Trego County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,447 feet.

The City of WaKeeney (GNIS ID: 2397166) 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 WaKeeney is located within Township of WaKeeney, a minor civil division (MCD) of Trego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with WaKeeney 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 WaKeeney: Wa Keeney, Wa keeney, Wa-Keeney.

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


Total Population 1,905
Daytime Population: Workers 1,298
Daytime Population: Residents 830
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,128
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 1,852
Population in Familes 1,414
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 1,108
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,336
Average Household Income $55,420
Per Capita Income $25,578


Total Housing Units 1,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 668 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $81,570
Average Home Value $94,237


Total Households 880
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 523
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 0.32% -0.15%
Households 0.25% -0.21%
Families 0.62% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 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 # 131 81st
Population Density # 221 67th
Diversity Index # 479 28th
Median Household Income # 469 30th
Per Capita Income # 363 46th

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