Wakarusa, Kansas

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Population in 2010: 260.
Males: 158  (61.0%)
Females: 102  (39.0%)
Median resident age:

47.4 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,095
Wakarusa:

$57,095
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,970

Wakarusa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $131,100
Wakarusa:

$131,100
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $312,943; detached houses: $412,272; mobile homes: $28,854

Median gross rent in 2017: $609.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wakarusa: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.6%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Wakarusa, KS (2010)
    • 24393.5%White alone
    • 103.8%Hispanic
    • 41.5%Two or more races
    • 20.8%Black alone
    • 10.4%Asian alone

Races in Wakarusa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wakarusa, Kansas as of February 17, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wakarusa is 315 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: Irish (29.9%), American (19.7%), Scottish (12.1%), French (11.5%), German (10.8%), Swedish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 955 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,317 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (10.6 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (62.7 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (425.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Carbondale, KS (2.2 miles ),
Auburn, KS (2.6 miles ),
Scranton, KS (2.8 miles ),
Overbrook, KS (3.2 miles ),
Topeka, KS (3.3 miles ),
Burlingame, KS (3.5 miles ),
Grantville, KS (3.9 miles),
Harveyville, KS (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.89 N, Longitude: 95.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

Distribution of median household income in Wakarusa, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wakarusa, KS in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

3.7%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.5. This is about average.

City:

76.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.77
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wakarusa-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Wakarusa place center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wakarusa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 356.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 422.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 359.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 319.6 miles away from Wakarusa center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 371.1 miles away from Wakarusa center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.8 miles away from Wakarusa center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shawnee County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Wakarusa:

  • MANOR OF TOPEKA,THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TOPEKA, KS)
  • SOUTHGATE VILLAGE LIFE CARE CE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TOPEKA, KS)
  • MCCRITE PLAZA HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TOPEKA, KS)
  • BREWSTER HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; TOPEKA, KS)
  • BRIARCLIFF CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TOPEKA, KS)
  • CAREGIVERS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; TOPEKA, KS)
  • WESTWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TOPEKA, KS)

Amtrak station near Wakarusa:

  • 12 miles: TOPEKA (5TH & HOLLIDAY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wakarusa:

  • Washburn University (about 11 miles; Topeka, KS; Full-time enrollment: 5,092)
  • University of Kansas (about 25 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Baker University (about 29 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Emporia State University (about 42 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 50 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Kansas State University (about 52 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 53 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)

Public elementary/middle school in Wakarusa:

See full list of schools located in Wakarusa

Points of interest:

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Church in Wakarusa: Wakarusa Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Shawnee Center Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Towhead Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shawnee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.3%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Wakarusa:

Marital status in Wakarusa, KS
  • Never married: 3.7%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 8.2%
  • Widowed: 17.7%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Wakarusa:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wakarusa, KS (based on Shawnee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant28,038123
Catholic25,2808
Mainline Protestant20,58657
Black Protestant6,53422
Other3,97216
Orthodox751
None93,449-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
Shawnee County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Shawnee County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Here:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 104
Shawnee County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Shawnee County:

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Shawnee County:

29.4%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

13.4%

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
Kansas average:

6.44%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,762 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

0.21%
Kansas average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Douglas County, KS  0.36% ($42,177 average AGI)
from Johnson County, KS  0.22% ($56,289)
from Jackson County, KS  0.20% ($42,775)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,830 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Kansas average:

7.12%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,426 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

0.29%
Kansas average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Douglas County, KS  0.51% ($69,052 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.44% ($62,497)
to Osage County, KS  0.23% ($39,610)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wakarusa:

  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KTOP (1490 AM; 1 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wakarusa:

  • KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KDVV (100.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWIC (99.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLZR (105.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KBUZ (90.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KCVT (92.5 FM; SILVER LAKE, KS; Owner: RICHARD P. BOTT, II)
  • KANU (91.5 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • KQTP (102.9 FM; ST. MARYS, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K205CS (88.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJTY (88.1 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KANS (92.9 FM; OSAGE CITY, KS; Owner: C&C CONSULTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wakarusa:

  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTMJ-CA (Channel 43; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K21AP (Channel 55; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KUJH-LP (Channel 14; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • K58CX (Channel 58; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)

Wakarusa fatal accident list:

Oct 25, 2013 08:40 PM, Sw 97th Street, Lat: 38.889767, Lon: -95.696592, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 24, 2008 08:30 PM, 103rd, Jordan, Lat: 38.880210, Lon: -95.700020, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 436ft / 133mTotal length
  • $4,486,000Total costs
  • 80,151Total average daily traffic
  • 8,862Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Wakarusa, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wakarusa, KS

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Wakarusa, 330 Southeast 93rd St. (Lat: 38.893889 Lon: -95.685583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQPB979,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2012, Expiration Date: 04/02/2022, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0LUZ, Grant Date: 02/15/1994, Expiration Date: 02/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2006, Registrant: Scott G Feeken, 10521 Jordan Rd, Wakarusa, KS 66546
  • Call Sign: KB0NXI, Licensee ID: L00911168, Grant Date: 09/16/2014, Expiration Date: 07/14/2024, Certifier: John E Birtell, Registrant: John E Birtell, 6420 Sw 93rd, Wakarusa, KS 66546-9226
  • Call Sign: W0EIJ, Grant Date: 05/10/1994, Expiration Date: 05/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2006, Registrant: William A Bredow, 1544 Sw 99th, Wakarusa, KS 66546
  • Call Sign: KD0QOP, Licensee ID: L01685019, Grant Date: 01/26/2012, Expiration Date: 01/26/2022, Certifier: Riley T Harrington, Registrant: Riley T Harrington, 8528 Sw 109th St, Wakarusa, KS 66546

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PPCRUISER INC CRUISER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 65906 , Serial Number: A003PPC, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/07/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 03/26/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Ppcruiser Inc, 5030 Sw 77th, Wakarusa, KS 66546
  • Aircraft: PPCRUISER INC CRUISER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 6589N , Serial Number: A004PPC, Certificate Issue Date: 03/26/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Ppcruiser Inc, 5030 Sw 77th Street, Wakarusa, KS 66546
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/05/1951

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Wakarusa, KS

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wakarusa, KS
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wakarusa, KS
  • 83.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 6.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wakarusa, KS
  • 64.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 36.0%Electricity


Wakarusa compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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