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


Local Newspaper

Wamego on map

Wamego Statistics

Population (2010) 4,372
Population Estimate (2017) 4,805
Median Age (2017) 36.3
Education Attainment (2017) 92.9% High School Graduate or Higher
Total Housing Units (2017) 2,073
Median Household Income (2017) $46,471
Mean Household Income (2017) $64,537
Civilians Employed 16 Years and Over (2017) 2,320
               Private and Salary Workers (2017) 76.5%
               Government Workers (2017) 23.0%
               Self-Employed (2017) 4.1%
               Unpaid Family Workers (2017) 0.0%
Poverty (2017) 15.0%
Foreign Born (2017) 180
Veterans (2017) 320

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Inflow/Outflow Job Counts (All Jobs)

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Where Residents of Wamego Work

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Where Wamego's Workforce Lives

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Source: 2015 US Census Bureau retrieved from OnTheMap (June 2019)