Wamego, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 4,703 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.8%
 
Males: 2,154  (45.8%)
Females: 2,549  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

34.8 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66547.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,937 (it was $38,115 in 2000)
Wamego:

$52,937
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,973 (it was $16,307 in 2000)

Wamego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $145,394 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Wamego:

$145,394
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $162,594; detached houses: $168,945; townhouses or other attached units: $139,193; mobile homes: $11,350

Median gross rent in 2017: $749.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wamego: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.9%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Wamego, KS (2010)
    • 4,01191.7%White alone
    • 1723.9%Hispanic
    • 962.2%Two or more races
    • 340.8%Black alone
    • 240.5%American Indian alone
    • 240.5%Asian alone
    • 80.2%Other race alone
    • 30.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Wamego, Kansas as of July 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wamego is 226 to 1.


Crime rates in Wamego by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2013

2014

2015

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(47.2)
2
(46.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(46.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(118.0)
3
(70.2)
5
(117.8)
1
(23.4)
9
(208.5)
1
(22.7)
4
(88.6)
6
(128.9)
9
(194.7)
17
(358.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(283.2)
14
(327.6)
8
(188.5)
9
(210.5)
9
(208.5)
7
(158.6)
16
(354.5)
8
(171.9)
10
(216.4)
13
(273.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
61
(1,439)
83
(1,942)
78
(1,838)
66
(1,543)
41
(949.7)
63
(1,427)
53
(1,174)
54
(1,160)
29
(627.4)
81
(1,706)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(94.4)
4
(93.6)
4
(94.3)
2
(46.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(68.0)
4
(88.6)
4
(85.9)
0
(0.0)
9
(189.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(47.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(66.5)
0
(0.0)
5
(108.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)146.3159.6117.8122.394.378.296.697.679.2197.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (34.3%), American (20.9%), English (12.4%), Irish (4.0%), French (3.5%), Italian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 990 feet

Land area: 1.62 square miles.

Population density: 2,897 people per square mile   (average).

Wamego, Kansas map

187 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This city:

4.1%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,172 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,274 (1.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 39.20 N, Longitude: 96.31 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Wamego, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wamego, KS in 2017
Wamego satellite photo by USGS

Wamego tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $214,500
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $264,600
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $204,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Wamego, KS residents
Average permit cost in Wamego, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Wamego, KS
Historical housing units in Wamego, KS

Population change in the 1990s: +487 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in Wamego, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Utilities (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Utilities (6.8%)
  • Machinery (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Wamego, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Wamego, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Wamego-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 86% 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 slightly below Kansas state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 207.1 miles away from Wamego center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 303.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 106.7 miles away from Wamego center
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 394.1 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 456.6 miles away from Wamego center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from the city 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 Pottawatomie County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wamego topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wamego:

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

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: 20,703)
  • Washburn University (about 35 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Emporia State University (about 56 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • University of Kansas (about 60 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Baker University (about 68 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Highland Community College (about 72 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 84 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)

Public high school in Wamego:

  • WAMEGO HIGH (Students: 443, Location: 801 N LINCOLN, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wamego:

  • WAMEGO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 311, Location: 1701 KAW VALLEY ROAD, Grades: 6-8)
  • CENTRAL ELEM (Location: 900 7TH STREET, Grades: PK-2)
  • WEST ELEM (Location: 1911 6TH ST, Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Wamego

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

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 24), Cottage at Cedar Meadows (15955 Cedar Meadows Road).

Court: Wamego Municipal Court (428 Lincoln).

Birthplace of: Dick Knostman - Basketball player, Wiley Taylor - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Pottawatomie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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
66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
61 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

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.

For population 15 years and over in Wamego:

Marital status in Wamego, KS
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in Wamego:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wamego
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wamego, KS (based on Pottawatomie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,8215
Mainline Protestant2,66417
Evangelical Protestant1,98917
Other2-
None14,128-
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: 7
Pottawatomie County:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Pottawatomie County:

27.6%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.8%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

53.1%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.4%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.7%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.4%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wamego:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wamego:

34.7%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

59.6%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Wamego:

79.8%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wamego, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 8$31,257$46,8860$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$26,713$45,7947$3,946
Parks and Recreation 6$16,463$32,9263$177
Other Government Administration 5$22,581$54,1941$706
Local Libraries 4$8,142$24,4268$2,723
Police - Other 4$11,800$35,4001$381
Streets and Highways 2$9,003$54,0180$0
Sewerage 1$5,846$70,1520$0
Water Supply 1$4,860$58,3200$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,346$40,1520$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,574$42,8881$550
Financial Administration 1$3,831$45,9720$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$1,325
Totals for Government 41$147,416$43,14622$9,808

Wamego government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,724,000 ($1004.47)
    Police Protection: $489,000 ($103.98)
    Sewerage: $442,000 ($93.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $442,000 ($93.98)
    Water Utilities: $419,000 ($89.09)
    Regular Highways: $303,000 ($64.43)
    Libraries: $231,000 ($49.12)
    General - Other: $219,000 ($46.57)
    Central Staff Services: $211,000 ($44.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $135,000 ($28.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $69,000 ($14.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $69,000 ($14.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($1.49)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.43)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($3.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $168,000 ($35.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $132,000 ($28.07)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($11.48)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($5.10)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($3.83)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($3.19)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($1.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($0.64)
    Electric Utilities: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,784,000 ($379.33)

Wamego government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $668,000 ($142.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000 ($28.28)
    Other: $22,000 ($4.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $9,000 ($1.91)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $664,000 ($141.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,205,000 ($256.22)
    Special Assessments: $236,000 ($50.18)
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000 ($5.53)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($0.85)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,718,000 ($1003.19)
    Water Utilities: $567,000 ($120.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $116,000 ($24.67)
    General Local Government Support: $25,000 ($5.32)
  • Tax - Property: $1,662,000 ($353.39)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,149,000 ($244.31)
    Public Utilities Sales: $107,000 ($22.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $50,000 ($10.63)
    Other License: $39,000 ($8.29)

Wamego government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,953,000 ($1053.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,455,000 ($947.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $498,000 ($105.89)

Wamego government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,000 ($1.49)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,537,000 ($539.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $147,000 ($31.26)

9.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Riley County, KS  3.30% ($47,976 average AGI)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.71% ($77,387)
from Geary County, KS  0.29% ($42,960)


8.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Riley County, KS  2.10% ($62,412 average AGI)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.61% ($49,981)
to Johnson County, KS  0.38% ($58,061)
Businesses in Wamego, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1

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)
Wamego fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Wamego fatal accident list:

Jun 3, 1991 01:09 PM, U24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 60.4mTotal length
  • $2,729,000Total costs
  • 25,341Total average daily traffic
  • 1,749Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,603Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wamego, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wamego, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • .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:
  • 1900 Country Club Drive (Lat: 39.206444 Lon: -96.323833), Call Sign: WQVU281,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.712 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2015, Expiration Date: 05/08/2025, Certifier: Trampis Nickel, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:
  • Lat: 39.194389 Lon: -96.389167, Call Sign: WRAE582,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.065 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2017, Expiration Date: 10/25/2027, Certifier: Richard Benkendorf, Registrant: Haug Communications Inc, 622 Neptune Dr, Seneca, KS 66538, Phone: (785) 336-3579, 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: 08/26/2014, Expiration Date: 09/29/2024, Certifier: Brad G Zielie, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, 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, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2017, 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 Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 42. The highest number of fire incidents - 68 took place in 2010, and the least - 18 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wamego, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (55.9%), and Structure Fires (27.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wamego, KS
    • 40355.9%Outside Fires
    • 19727.3%Structure Fires
    • 719.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 506.9%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wamego, KS
  • 87.6%Utility gas
  • 12.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wamego, KS
  • 80.2%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Electricity


Wamego 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Wamego on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South America (population 500+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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