Wamego

Main Street in Wamego

Located at the junction of U.S. 24 and Kansas Highway 99, Wamego is home to a strong manufacturing base, retail variety, beautiful downtown, the historic Columbian Theatre and OZ Museum.

Manufactures including: Caterpillar Global Work Tools, R-Tech Tool and Machine and Dymax are all located in the Wamego Industrial Park.

Wamego has a great community spirit and is known for its festivals and events including their Wamego 4th of July Celebration, which drew a record 60,000 visitors last year.

City of the 2nd Class
Commission/Manager form of government

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Wamego on map

Wamego Statistics

Population (2010) 4,372
Population Estimate (2016) 4,715
Median Age (2016) 34.3
Education Attainment (2016) 96.2% High School Graduate or Higher
Total Housing Units (2016) 1,864
Median Household Income (2016) $52,397
Mean Household Income (2016) $64,537
Civilians Employed 16 Years and Over (2016) 2,024
Private and Salary Workers (2016) 72.1%
Government Workers (2016) 23.0%
Self-Employed (2016) 4.2%
Unpaid Family Workers (2016) 0.7%
Poverty (2016) 9.9%
Foreign Born (2016) 180
Veterans (2016)  

Source: American Community Survey 2016 (American Fact Finder)

Census Bureau Wamego

Source: 2014 US Census Bureau retrieved from OnTheMap (2017).

Where Residents Work Pie Chart for Wamego

Source: 2014 US Census Bureau retrieved from OnTheMap (2017).

Where Workforce Lives Pie Chart Wamego

Source: 2014 US Census Bureau retrieved from OnTheMap (2017).