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Kanwaka is a township in Douglas County, in the Lawrence metro area.

The community was named for its location between the Kansas and Wakarusa rivers

The latitude of Kanwaka is 38.973N. The longitude is -95.372W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,030 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,317.


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$65,163
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kanwaka demographic reports
Historic routes: Oregon-California Trail

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39% of Kanwaka residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kanwaka ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kanwaka was $29,551, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Kanwaka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Kanwaka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $677.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,177.


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Douglas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kanwaka political report.

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The average commute time for Kanwaka workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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