Wakefield, Nebraska

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Wakefield, Nebraska

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High Points

Wakefield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Wakefield Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Wakefield Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Wakefield, Nebraska

Comparing Wakefield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 6
Racial Diversity 8 9
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 9
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Wakefield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SW of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dixon
Standard Zip Codes 68784
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.269
Longitude -96.864

Wakefield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
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Wakefield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,411 100%
Male 664 47.1%
Female 747 52.9%
Under 18 384 27.2%
18+ 1,027 72.8%
65+ 303 21.5%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 3.25
White 1,180 83.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 1.1%
Other 193 13.7%
Mixed Race 16 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 246 17.4%

Estimated Wakefield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,340
Growth -71
Growth % -5%

Wakefield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 38.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
Swedish 13.1%
US/American 5%
Irish 4.4%
Norwegian 3.7%
English 3.1%
Czech 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1%
Polish 0.9%
Luxemburger 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wakefield 1,411 $41,429
Allen 411 $40,521
Concord 160 $39,286
Dixon 108 $35,625
Emerson 817 $37,639
Thurston 125 $41,875
Wayne 5,583 $51,033

Wakefield Public Libraries

Graves Public Library
Wakefield, Nebraska
(402) 287-2334

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Wakefield High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 245 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

Wakefield Colleges

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