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People

Total Population 1,312
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 22.9%
Employed Population 16+ 680
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,297
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.4%
Median Gross Rent $648
Median House Value $107,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 17.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wathena Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of St. Joseph, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles NW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Doniphan
Standard Zip Codes 66090
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.759
Longitude -94.949

Wathena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ST JOSEPH 4 WNW
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station ATCHISON
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station OREGON
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atchison 10,858 $55,121
Denton 162 $82,000
Elwood 1,027 $39,464
Highland 1,053 $53,438

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Wathena High Schools

WATHENA HIGH
705 JESSE STREET
785-989-4426
Serves 119 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

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