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Wakarusa is a township in Douglas County, in the Lawrence metro area.
The latitude of Wakarusa is 38.936N. The longitude is -95.255W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,237.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wakarusa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66049 ZIP code.
30% of Wakarusa residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wakarusa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wakarusa was $29,258, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Wakarusa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wakarusa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $763. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,050.
Douglas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wakarusa political report.
The average commute time for Wakarusa workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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