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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.


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Median household income
Local
$38,115
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wamego demographic reports
Wamego is on the Kansas River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Walter Percy Chrysler, industrialist
Local festivals include:
  • Tulip Festival - April 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wamego web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Oregon Trail
Historic sites and museums: Wamego Historical Museum, Oz Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

26% of Wamego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wamego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.


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Libraries in Wamego include Wamego Public Library ... View libraries

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Pottawatomie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wamego political report.

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The average commute time for Wamego workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wamego include Super 8 Motel.

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