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Population in 2012: 4,485 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 

Males: 2,135  (47.6%)
Females: 2,350  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  33.3 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66547.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,174 (it was $38,115 in 2000)
Wamego:

$55,174
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,927

Wamego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $144,907 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Wamego:

$144,907
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,291; Detached houses: $141,344; Mobile homes: $8,890

Median gross rent in 2012: $730.

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  • White alone - 3,925 (88.3%)
  • Hispanic - 165 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 131 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 122 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 74 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wamego: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.6%), English (11.7%), United States (9.5%), Irish (8.8%), French (3.7%), Scottish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 990 feet

Land area: 1.62 square miles.

Population density: 2,762 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Wamego:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wamego city:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

140 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.2%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Wamego, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Wamego to the number of sex offenders is 561 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,611 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,601 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (35.1 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (94.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (443.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Louisville, KS (1.8 miles ), St. George, KS (2.4 miles ), Belvue, KS (2.6 miles ), McFarland, KS (3.3 miles ), Paxico, KS (3.5 miles ), St. Marys, KS (3.6 miles ), Alma, KS (3.6 miles ), Westmoreland, KS (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $196,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.20 N, Longitude: 96.31 W

Area code: 785

Wamego household income distribution Wamego home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wamego by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100220200
per 100,000 23.30.00.047.246.80.046.80.00.0
Robberies 001000000
per 100,000 0.00.023.50.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 722535191
per 100,000 163.247.347.0118.070.2117.823.4208.522.7
Burglaries 66412148997
per 100,000 139.9141.994.0283.2327.6188.5210.5208.5158.6
Thefts 413736618378664163
per 100,000 955.7875.1845.91439.41942.41838.31543.5949.71427.3
Auto thefts 111444203
per 100,000 23.323.723.594.493.694.346.80.068.0
Arson 000200000
per 100,000 0.00.00.047.20.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.3) 104.157.960.4150.6164.3121.3125.997.080.4

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Crime rate in Wamego detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 13 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Kansas average:

2.68

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Wamego tourist attractions:

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +487 (+13.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Average climate in Wamego, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Wamego-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 177% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.9 miles away from the Wamego city center injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wamego-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from Wamego center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pottawatomie County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dick Knostman - Basketball player, Wiley Taylor - Major League Baseball pitcher.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wamego:

  • PRN HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE INC (Home Health Center, 1010 LINCOLN AVE)
  • WAMEGO HEALTH CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 711 GENN DRIVE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - VALLEY VISTA (Nursing Home, 2011 GRANDVIEW)
  • VALLEY VISTA GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, 2011 GRANDVIEW DR PO BOX 228)

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Airports located in Wamego:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wamego:

  • Kansas State University (about 15 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 18,850)
  • Washburn University (about 35 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • Emporia State University (about 56 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • University of Kansas (about 60 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 84 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 87 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 7,433)
  • Grantham University (about 89 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 4,150)

Public high school in Wamego:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wamego:

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Library in Wamego:

  • WAMEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $190,250; Location: 431 LINCOLN AVENUE; 24,301 books; 708 audio materials; 1,336 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 60 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Wamego Public Library is now at 431 Lincoln Avenue

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Notable locations in Wamego: Wamego Municipal Power Plant (A), Farmers Union Co - Operative Business Association Grain Elevator Number 3 (B), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop B - Pottawatomie (C), Wamego Police Department (D), Wamego Fire Department (E), Oz Museum (F), Pottawatomie County Emergency Medical Services (G), Wamego Public Library (H), Wamego Historical Society and Museum (I), Wamego City Hall (J), Wamego Senior Center (K), Wamego Chamber of Commerce (L), Columbian Theatre (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wamego include: First Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Saint Luke's Episcopal Church (C), Saint Bernard's Catholic Church (D), Shiloh Christian Church (E), Wamego Church of God (F), Wamego First Presbyterian Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kansas Territorial Press (Museums; 810 4th Street), Old Dutch Mill (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Ash & East 4th), Wamego Historical Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; East 4th Street), OZ Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 511 Lincoln Street), Pottawatomie CO Economic Development (1004 Lincoln Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Motel Wamego (1202 Lilac Lane), Simmer Motel (1215 West USHighway 24), Cottage at Cedar Meadows (15955 Cedar Meadows Road).

Court: Wamego Municipal Court (428 Lincoln).

 
Pottawatomie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.8%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wamego, KS

66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
61 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Wamego compared to Kansas state average:

Wamego, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Wamego (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Wamego: Highway 24 Branch at 1009 Lincoln, Suite B, branch established on 2003/12/08; The First National Bank Of Wamego at 806 West Fifth Street, branch established on 1875/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $158.8 mil, Deposits: $127.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Wamego Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Bennington State Bank: Wamego Branch at 1800 Farrell Drive, branch established on 2004/12/10. Info updated 2011/03/21: Bank assets: $444.3 mil, Deposits: $371.1 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Berco, Inc.
  • Landmark National Bank: Wamego Branch at 6th Street And Lincoln, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2009/05/13: Bank assets: $596.4 mil, Deposits: $456.0 mil, headquarters in Manhattan, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Landmark Bancorp, Inc.
  • Kaw Valley State Bank and Trust Company: Kaw Valley State Bank And Trust Comp at 1015 Kaw Valley Park Circle, branch established on 1913/03/03. Info updated 2008/09/25: Bank assets: $135.2 mil, Deposits: $113.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Kaw Valley Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wamego, Kansas:

  • Simmer Motel, 1215 W Hwy 24, Wamego, KS 66547 , Phone: (785) 456-2304
  • Red Nugget Motel, 1300 Kaw Vly Rd, Wamego, KS 66547 , Phone: (785) 456-7777
  • Wamego Super 8, 1300 Lilac St, Wamego, KS 66547 , Phone: (785) 458-8888, Fax: (785) 458-8889
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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wamego travel time to work - commute


Wamego mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wamego city (based on Pottawatomie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.31%
Here40.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents34.7%24.8%12.2%7.0%4.1%
Congregations17.6%23.5%8.8%8.8%5.9%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.0%3.6%3.2%2.6%3.7%
Congregations5.9%8.8%5.9%2.9%11.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Pottawatomie County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Pottawatomie County:

7.21 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

8.3%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.8%
Kansas:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$10,032$60,1921$465
Other Government Administration 5$12,854$30,8500$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,214
Police Protection - Officers 6$14,685$29,3706$5,123
Police - Other 5$10,207$24,4972$715
Firefighters 0$0 1$500
Streets and Highways 4$10,023$30,0690$0
Sewerage 3$8,976$35,9040$0
Parks and Recreation 5$12,861$30,8660$0
Electric Power 19$66,234$41,8320$0
Local Libraries 4$7,072$21,2168$3,383
Other and Unallocable 1$2,110$25,3201$609
Totals for Government 54$155,054$34,45621$13,009

Wamego government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $3,495,000 ($779.26)
    General - Other: $2,245,000 ($500.56)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $7,149,000 ($1593.98)
    Electric Utilities: $2,957,000 ($659.31)
    Water Utilities: $351,000 ($78.26)
    Police Protection: $292,000 ($65.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $282,000 ($62.88)
    Sewerage: $259,000 ($57.75)
    Regular Highways: $243,000 ($54.18)
    Libraries: $131,000 ($29.21)
    General - Other: $103,000 ($22.97)
    Central Staff Services: $98,000 ($21.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $55,000 ($12.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,000 ($9.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($7.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($1.11)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $92,000 ($20.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $258,000 ($57.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000 ($34.11)
    General - Other: $148,000 ($33.00)
    Electric Utilities: $103,000 ($22.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000 ($12.71)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($8.25)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($6.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $10,000 ($2.23)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($2.01)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($0.89)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($0.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,439,000 ($989.74)

Wamego government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $7,149,000 ($1593.98)
    Sewerage: $483,000 ($107.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($17.39)
    All Other: $23,000 ($5.13)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $9,000 ($2.01)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $349,000 ($77.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,168,000 ($483.39)
    Special Assessments: $148,000 ($33.00)
    Interest Earnings: $90,000 ($20.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($7.80)
    Sale of Property: $34,000 ($7.58)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,485,000 ($777.03)
    Water Utilities: $451,000 ($100.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $129,000 ($28.76)
    General Local Government Support: $19,000 ($4.24)
  • Tax - Property: $1,238,000 ($276.03)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $522,000 ($116.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $55,000 ($12.26)
    Other License: $32,000 ($7.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $30,000 ($6.69)

Wamego government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,913,000 ($649.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,412,000 ($537.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $501,000 ($111.71)

Wamego government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,689,000 ($1491.42)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,000 ($11.37)

8.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Riley County, KS  2.68% ($36,275 average AGI)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.50% ($39,771)
from Wabaunsee County, KS  0.43% ($37,900)


8.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,729 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.55%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Riley County, KS  1.99% ($25,943 average AGI)
to Shawnee County, KS  1.02% ($36,403)
to Johnson County, KS  0.41% ($34,931)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wamego:

  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAN (1350 AM; 1 kW; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wamego:

  • KHCA (95.3 FM; WAMEGO, KS; Owner: KHCA, INC.)
  • KMKF (101.5 FM; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXBZ (104.7 FM; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KBUZ (90.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KDVV (100.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KACZ (96.3 FM; RILEY, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KQTP (102.9 FM; ST. MARYS, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSDB-FM (91.9 FM; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KQLA (103.5 FM; OGDEN, KS; Owner: PLATINUM BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCVT (92.5 FM; SILVER LAKE, KS; Owner: RICHARD P. BOTT, II)
  • KJCK-FM (97.5 FM; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: PLATINUM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wamego:

  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • K31BW (Channel 31; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K21AP (Channel 55; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTMJ-CA (Channel 43; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K25DS (Channel 25; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KMJT-CA (Channel 15; OGDEN, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKSU-LP (Channel 21; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wamego, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 160
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 266
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

Wamego fatal accident list:

Jun 3, 1991 01:09 PM, U24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $129,000
Total average daily traffic: 12,986
Total average daily truck traffic: 480
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 18,872

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wamego, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wamego)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • .5 Miles Ne 24 And K-99 Jct (Lat: 39.211667 Lon: -96.302222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 183.8 m, Call Sign: KAE894
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/04/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022, Certifier: Anthony Metcalf
    Registrant: Ka-Comm, Inc., 326 S Clark, Salina, KS 67401, Phone: (785) 827-8555, Fax: (785) 827-1921, Email:
  • Lat: 39.216639 Lon: -96.319722, Call Sign: WPUE418
    Assigned Frequencies: 24150.0 MHz, 33400.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 02/14/2022, Certifier: Robyn R Cobb
    Registrant: Ka-Comm Inc, 326 S Clark, Salina, KS 67404, Phone: (785) 827-8555, Fax: (785) 827-1921, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • WAMEGO, 4.5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 39.158333 Lon: -96.142778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 84.4 m, Call Sign: WQBE948
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.343 MHz, 941.343 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2004, Expiration Date: 09/29/2014, Certifier: Brad G Zielie
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • WAMEGO DT, 18043 E. Hwy 24 (Lat: 39.211389 Lon: -96.292028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQID324
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/08/2018, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • KC03SW554, Near Military Trail Road 1.5 Nautical Miles West Of Wamego (Lat: 39.189167 Lon: -96.338750), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQQY396
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/25/2013, Expiration Date: 03/25/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wamego)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wamego)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 33
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Wamego


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wamego, KS

Most common first names in Wamego, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3678.4 years
Robert3375.4 years
William3276.0 years
Mary3281.1 years
Charles3078.5 years
George2777.4 years
James2674.5 years
Margaret1685.8 years
Alice1583.9 years
Helen1583.1 years
Most common last names in Wamego, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2381.0 years
Miller2078.3 years
Stewart2080.1 years
Wilson1482.7 years
Wille1183.6 years
Pageler1177.5 years
Weixelman1183.8 years
Smith1077.2 years
Eichem1077.1 years
Siebert1073.9 years
Businesses in Wamego, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1UPS1

Wamego on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael P. May (9)
  • Gregory A. Seljestad (5)
  • Karl E. Lindenmuth (3)
  • Trent Randall Stefek (3)
  • Matt Molz (2)
  • Dennis Clasen (2)
  • Brandon Depenbusch (2)
  • Brandon Ray Walker (1)
  • William E. Kern (1)
  • Michael Carl Huerter (1)

Total of 35 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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