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Wakarusa, KS

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Wakarusa Profile


Overview

Wakarusa is a tiny town located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 242 people and just one neighborhood, Wakarusa is the 277th largest community in Kansas.

Wakarusa real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Wakarusa house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wakarusa is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 54.26% of the Wakarusa workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wakarusa is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wakarusa who work in personal care services (15.96%), office and administrative support (13.83%), and teaching (9.57%).

Setting & Lifestyle

The overall crime rate in Wakarusa is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Wakarusa is worth considering.

In Wakarusa, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.96 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Wakarusa doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Wakarusa Demographics

In terms of college education, Wakarusa ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 0.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wakarusa in 2018 was $28,501, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,004 for a family of four.

The people who call Wakarusa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wakarusa residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Wakarusa include German, Irish, Swedish, Danish, and Swiss.

The most common language spoken in Wakarusa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Slavic languages.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Wakarusa, KS HOMES

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TYPE OF Wakarusa, KS HOMES

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SIZE OF Wakarusa, KS HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Wakarusa VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 19
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Wakarusa Property CRIMES

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National Median: 26.9
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to KS* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Berryton Elem School
2921 Se 69th Street
Berryton, KS 66409
PK-06
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

AUBURN WASHBURN


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Kansas

(10 is best)

Better than of KS school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 30.3% 44.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 22.4% 35.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.9% 9.0%

Educational Expenditures

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SHAWNEE HEIGHTS


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Kansas

(10 is best)

Better than of KS school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 35.3% 44.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 26.1% 35.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.2% 9.0%

Educational Expenditures

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