Wathena is located in east Kansas. Wathena is part of Doniphan County. Wathena has 2.28 square miles of land area and 0.03 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Wathena population is 1,281, which has shrunk 4.97% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 7.24% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Wathena median household income is $45,119 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 32.52% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 27.69% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Wathena median house value is $95,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 46.41% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 54.97% and is about the same as the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Wathena is much better than the state average in quality. The Wathena area codes are 785, 913.