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Wakarusa township, KS map Land area: 45.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 2,237 (8% urban, 92% rural)
Males: 1,119  (50.0%)
Females: 1,118  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,168 (1,924 owner occupied, 244 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

31%


Races in Wakarusa township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.8%
  • Black: 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.1
Median age of females: 41.0

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Average household size: 2.71

Wakarusa township:

2.7 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $73,555 ($63,684 in 1999)
This township:

$73,555
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,087 (lower quartile is $556, upper quartile is $1,365)
Here:

$1,087
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $225,389 (it was $150,000 in 2000)
Wakarusa township:

$225,389
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $154,952 - $333,778

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $261,494
Here:

$261,494
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,884
Here:

$150,884
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $172,971
Here:

$172,971
State:

$34,057
Population density: 49 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.1%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wakarusa township: Dunbar Industrial Park (A), Lake View (B), Wakarusa Crossing (C), Lake View Station (D), Wakarusa Township Fire Department Station 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Wakarusa township: First Church of the Nazarene (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lake: Lake View Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Coal Creek (A), Washington Creek (B), Burroughs Creek (C), Yankee Tank Creek (D), Baldwin Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 50 (40% naturalized citizens)

Wakarusa township:  2.2%
State:  5.0%

65% of Wakarusa township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Kansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1240
  • Northeast: 59
  • Midwest: 428
  • South: 186
  • West: 90
Wakarusa township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Wakarusa township, Kansas:

  • 37 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 765
  • One, attached: 8
  • Mobile homes: 23

Median worth of mobile homes: $95,000


Housing units in Wakarusa township with a mortgage: 351 (31 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 185

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 26
  • 1995 to 1998: 67
  • 1990 to 1994: 115
  • 1980 to 1989: 80
  • 1970 to 1979: 155
  • 1960 to 1969: 139
  • 1950 to 1959: 81
  • 1940 to 1949: 36
  • 1939 or earlier: 97

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wakarusa township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 45
  • 5 rooms: 98
  • 6 rooms: 114
  • 7 rooms: 175
  • 8 rooms: 117
  • 9 or more rooms: 125

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wakarusa township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 7
  • 6 rooms: 21
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wakarusa township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 129
  • 3 bedrooms: 352
  • 4 bedrooms: 161
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 37

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wakarusa township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Wakarusa township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 65
  • 2 vehicles: 255
  • 3 vehicles: 214
  • 4 vehicles: 99
  • 5 or more vehicles: 34

Cars and other vehicles available in Wakarusa township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 19
  • 2 vehicles: 35
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (26%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wakarusa township:

  • German (32.9%)
  • English (14.7%)
  • United States or American (11.1%)
  • Irish (10.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.9%)
  • European (3.6%)
  • Italian (2.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (36%)
  • Canada (26%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Netherlands (14%)
  • Russia (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,013 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 111 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 15 (1%)
  • Other means: 14 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 73 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

People in group quarters in Wakarusa township, Kansas:

  • 37 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

97.3% of residents of Wakarusa township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,995
  • In family households: 1,790 (586 male householders, 56 female householders)
    559 spouses, 478 children (446 natural, 11 adopted, 21 stepchildren), 31 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 24 other relatives, 43 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 205 (96 male householders (69 living alone)), 64 female householders (39 living alone)), 45 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 71 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 309 2-persons, 134 3-persons, 166 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 6 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 108 1-person, 52 2-persons,

443 married couples with children.
59 single-parent households (24 men, 35 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

4.3%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

33.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Wakarusa township:

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