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Wakarusa, Kansas
Census-designated place
KDOT map of Shawnee County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Shawnee
 • Total 4.999 sq mi (12.95 km2)
 • Land 4.965 sq mi (12.86 km2)
 • Water 0.034 sq mi (0.09 km2)
955 ft (291 m)
 • Total 260
 • Density 52.0/sq mi (20.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 785
GNIS ID 479077

Wakarusa is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Shawnee County, Kansas, United States. Wakarusa is 11 miles (18 km) south of downtown Topeka. Wakarusa has a post office with ZIP code 66546. As of the 2010 census, its population was 260. 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.

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