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Wamego is a city in Pottawatomie County, in the Manhattan metro area.
The community was named after a Potawatomi chief.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Wamego. For links to other places called Wamego, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wamego is 39.201N. The longitude is -96.304W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 991 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,237.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wamego demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pottawatomie 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 66547 ZIP code.
37% of Wamego residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wamego ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wamego was $16,307, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Wamego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wamego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Libraries in Wamego include Wamego Public Library ... View libraries
Pottawatomie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wamego political report.
The average commute time for Wamego workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Wamego include Super 8 Motel.
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