|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Total||4.999 sq mi (12.95 km2)|
|• Land||4.965 sq mi (12.86 km2)|
|• Water||0.034 sq mi (0.09 km2)|
|Elevation||951 ft (290 m)|
|• Density||48/sq mi (19/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-74425 |
|GNIS ID||479077 |
Wakarusa is an unincorporated community in Shawnee County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 242. It is located 11 miles (18 km) south of downtown Topeka. Wakarusa is also the name of an unincorporated community in adjacent Douglas County, Kansas, 6.6 mi (10.6 km) southwest of downtown Lawrence and the name of the township that includes Lawrence, Kansas.
Wakarusa was founded in 1858.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The community is served by Auburn–Washburn USD 437 public school district.
- "Wakarusa, Kansas", Geographic Names Information System, United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Profile of Wakarusa, Kansas (CDP) in 2020". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 8, 2022. Retrieved June 8, 2022.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 854.
- ZIP Code Lookup
- Living in the Depot: The Two-Story Railroad Station; H. Roger Grant; University of Iowa Press; 130 pages; 1993; ISBN 978-0877455882. Contains historic images of Kansas stations at Alta Vista, Bucklin, Comiskey, Haddam, Hoyt, and Wakarusa.