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Wathena is a city in Doniphan County, in the Saint Joseph metro area.
The community was named for Kickapoo chief
The latitude of Wathena is 39.759N. The longitude is -94.949W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 827 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,331.
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33% of Wathena residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wathena ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wathena was $15,440, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Wathena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wathena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $646.
Libraries in Wathena include Wathena Branch Library ... View libraries
Doniphan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wathena political report.
The average commute time for Wathena workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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