- Wathena, Kansas
official_name = Wathena, Kansas
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Wathena, Kansas
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Doniphan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 5.1
area_land_km2 = 5.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.0
area_land_sq_mi = 2.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1348
population_density_km2 = 266.7
population_density_sq_mi = 690.6
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 252
elevation_ft = 827
latd = 39 |latm = 45 |lats = 44 |latNS = N
longd = 94 |longm = 56 |longs = 53 |longEW = W
Wathena is located at coor dms|39|45|44|N|94|56|53|W|city (39.762161, -94.948117)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,348 people, 524 households, and 345 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 690.6 people per square mile (266.9/km²). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 290.0/sq mi (112.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.48% White, 0.67% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.30% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.
There were 524 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,046, and the median income for a family was $40,216. Males had a median income of $31,618 versus $20,800 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $15,440. About 5.5% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.
Most children living in Wathena attend Wathena Schools USD #406.
* [http://www.wathena406.k12.ks.us/WathenaKS/DoniphanCo/wathenaks.htm Blue Skyways - Wathena, KS]
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