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

Population (2010) 4,372
Population Estimate (2018) 4,811
Median Age (2018) 36.4
Education Attainment (2018) 94.0% High School Graduate or Higher
Total Housing Units (2018) 2,109
Median Household Income (2018) $53,107
Mean Household Income (2018) $63,538
Civilians employed 16 years and over (2018) 2,394
Private and salary workers (2018) 76.5%
     Management, business, science, and arts occupations  812
     Service occupations  381
     Sales and office occupations  601
     Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations  77
     Production, transportation, and material moving occupations  523
Private Company workers (2018)  70.5%
Self-employed in Own Incorporated Business Workers (2018)  1.5%
Private Non-for-Profit Wage and Salary Workers (2018)  5.6%
Local, State, and Federal Government Workers (2018)  20.5%
Self-employed in Own Non-Incorporated Business workers & Unpaid Family Workers (2018)  2.1%
Poverty (2018) 14.9%
Veterans (2018) 395

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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Where Residents of Wamego Work

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Where Wamego's Workforce Lives

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Source: 2015 US Census Bureau retrieved from OnTheMap (June 2019)