Wakeeney, Kansas

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Wakeeney, Kansas

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High Points

Wakeeney strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Wakeeney Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Wakeeney Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Wakeeney Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Wakeeney, Kansas

Comparing Wakeeney to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 6
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Wakeeney Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,924 100%
Male 876 45.5%
Female 1,048 54.5%
Under 18 422 21.9%
18+ 1,502 78.1%
65+ 514 26.7%
Median Age 44.3
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,869 97.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 15 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 28 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.6%

Estimated Wakeeney Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,773
Growth -151
Growth % -7.8%

Wakeeney Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 57.2%
US/American 12.9%
English 7.1%
Irish 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Scottish 2.3%
German Russian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Austrian 1.1%
Polish 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Danish 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wakeeney, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wa Keeney (67672)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Wakeeney Public Libraries

Wakeeney Public Library
Wakeeney, Kansas
(785) 743-2960

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Wakeeney Hospitals

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(785) 743-2182
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wakeeney High Schools (2004)

Serves 141 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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