Wamego, Kansas

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Wamego (pronounced /wɔːˈmiːɡoʊ/) is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States. The population was 4,246 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Wamego is located at 39°12′15″N 96°18′30″W / 39.20417°N 96.30833°W / 39.20417; -96.30833 (39.204074, -96.308328)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.40%) is water.

Wamego is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 24 and K-99. It is about 26 km (17 mi) east of Manhattan, home of Kansas State University; and about 75 km (35 mi) west-northwest of Topeka, the state capital. The Kansas River flows along the southern edge of the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,246 people, 1,630 households, and 1,155 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,615.3 people per square mile (1,012.0/km²). There were 1,740 housing units at an average density of 1,071.7/sq mi (414.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.75% White, 0.73% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.

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