Wamego

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Located at the junction of U.S. 24 and Kansas Highway 99, Wamego is home to a strong manufacturing base, retail variety, beautiful downtown, the historic Columbian Theatre and OZ Museum.

Manufactures including: Caterpillar Global Work Tools, R-Tech Tool and Machine and Dymax are all located in the Wamego Industrial Park.

Wamego has a great community spirit and is known for its festivals and events including their Wamego 4th of July Celebration, which drew a record 60,000 visitors last year.

City of the 2nd Class

Commission/Manager form of government

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Wamego Statistics

Source: U.S. Census (American Fact Finder)
Population (2010) 4,372
Population Estimate (2016) 4,715
Age (Median Age) 33.9
Education (Attainment) 96.9% High School Graduate or Higher
Housing (Total Units) 1,800
Median Household Income $51,430
Mean Household Income $65,136
Civilians employed 16 years and over 1,974
Private and salary workers 70.2%
Government workers 24.0%
Self-employed 5.2%
Unpaid family workers 0.7%
Poverty  89.3%
Foreign Born 175
Veterans  321
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Source: 2014 US Census Bureau retrieved from OnTheMap (2017).

Wamego Where Work

Source: 2014 US Census Bureau retrieved from OnTheMap (2017).

Wamego Workforce

Source: 2014 US Census Bureau retrieved from OnTheMap (2017).