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Welcome to WaKeeney ...

The city of WaKeeney is located in Trego County<1> and is the County Seat for Trego County.

The location of WaKeeney has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, WaKeeney has a population of 1,751 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of WaKeeney.

WaKeeney is 2,450 feet [747 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of WaKeeney is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: WaKeeney lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for WaKeeney: (785)

The ZIP code for WaKeeney: 67672<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, WaKeeney had an population of 1,751 people. This is a decrease of 5.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, WaKeeney had a population of 1,862 people (which is 62.05% of the total population of Trego County). This makes WaKeeney the county's most populous community.

The population of WaKeeney represents 0.07% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,862 people, the population of WaKeeney decreased 3.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,924 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for WaKeeney.

Communities near WaKeeney ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near WaKeeney.

  • Ellis (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellis
    • Ellis lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of WaKeeney and is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellis<7>
  • Quinter (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinter
    • Quinter lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of WaKeeney and is located in Gove County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,073 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinter<7>
  • Collyer (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collyer
    • Collyer lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of WaKeeney and is located in Trego County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collyer
  • Ogallah (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogallah
    • Ogallah lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of WaKeeney and is located in Trego County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogallah
  • Trego (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trego
    • Trego lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of WaKeeney and is located in Trego County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Trego:
    • Park's Fort
    • Trego has also been known as:
    • Trego Center
    • Trego Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trego
  • Saint Peter (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Peter
    • Saint Peter lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of WaKeeney and is located in Graham County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Peter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Saint Peter:
    • Hoganville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Peter
  • Hog Back (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Back
    • Hog Back lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the east of WaKeeney and is located in Ellis County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hog Back have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hog Back
  • Hill City (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
    • Hill City lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the north of WaKeeney and is located in Graham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,354 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<7>
  • Palco (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palco
    • Palco lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the northeast of WaKeeney and is located in Rooks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palco
  • Penokee (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penokee
    • Penokee lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the north of WaKeeney and is located in Graham County
    • Former name for Penokee:
    • Gettysburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penokee

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around WaKeeney. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for WaKeeney.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of WaKeeney. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around WaKeeney.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around WaKeeney. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for WaKeeney.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for WaKeeney ...

Looking for more information about WaKeeney? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for WaKeeney, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for WaKeeney.

Adding WaKeeney to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of WaKeeney in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for WaKeeney was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found WaKeeney on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for WaKeeney on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for WaKeeney

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Trego County

About Kansas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for WaKeeney. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Trego, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for WaKeeney.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around WaKeeney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as WaKeeney). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether WaKeeney or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- WaKeeney) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for WaKeeney. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaKeeneyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in WaKeeney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0238, Longitude: -99.8817       In this case, the coordinates for WaKeeney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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