Whitewater, Kansas

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Whitewater, Kansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 17% Whitewater People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Whitewater Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Whitewater, Kansas

Comparing Whitewater 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 9 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 6
Median Family Income 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 4
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 5
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Whitewater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 21 miles NE of Wichita, Kansas
County Butler
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67154
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.964
Longitude -97.147

Whitewater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NEWTON 2 SW
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
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Whitewater Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 653 100%
Male 308 47.2%
Female 345 52.8%
Under 18 159 24.3%
18+ 494 75.7%
65+ 156 23.9%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.99
White 632 96.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 17 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Whitewater Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 639
Growth -14
Growth % -2.1%

Whitewater 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 40.4%
English 15.3%
US/American 15.3%
Irish 7.4%
Swedish 4.6%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Dutch 2.2%
European 1.1%
British 1.1%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Italian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Whitewater 653 $43,984
Benton 827 $58,214
Elbing 218 $49,375
Newton 17,190 $45,703
North Newton 1,522 $52,500
Potwin 457 $42,500
Walton 284 $39,500

Whitewater Public Libraries

Whitewater Memorial Library
Whitewater, Kansas
(316) 799-2471

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Whitewater High Schools (2004)

Serves 150 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

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