Wathena is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 1,352 people and just one neighborhood, Wathena is the 160th largest community in Kansas.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wathena is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.38% of the Wathena workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wathena is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Wathena who work in office and administrative support (22.49%), sales jobs (7.61%) and management occupations (7.44%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wathena has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wathena has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wathena than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wathena may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Wathena spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.19 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Wathena doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.