Wauneta, Nebraska

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Wauneta, Nebraska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Wauneta Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Wauneta Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Wauneta Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Wauneta, Nebraska

Comparing Wauneta 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 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 8
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
College Educated Adults 4 2
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
People Living Alone 6 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Wauneta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 175 miles E of Greeley, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 188 miles E of Aurora, Colorado
County Chase
Standard Zip Codes 69045
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.418
Longitude -101.37

Wauneta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 38 F
Apr Temp 33 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 90 F
Oct Temp 34 to 67 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 38 F
Apr Temp 33 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 35 to 66 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 38 F
Apr Temp 34 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
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Wauneta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 625 100%
Male 295 47.2%
Female 330 52.8%
Under 18 116 18.6%
18+ 509 81.4%
65+ 213 34.1%
Median Age 49.5
Average Family Size 2.65
White 601 96.2%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 17 2.7%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.7%

Estimated Wauneta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 577
Growth -48
Growth % -7.7%

Wauneta 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 41.3%
English 14.2%
US/American 9.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
Irish 6.9%
Scottish 3.4%
Czech 2.8%
Dutch 2.8%
Norwegian 1.9%
Swedish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Danish 1.1%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Italian 0.9%
Russian 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Swiss 0.4%
European 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wauneta 625 $33,500
Hayes Center 240 $27,750
Imperial 1,982 $42,414
Palisade 386 $31,635
Stratton 396 $32,656

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Wauneta Public Library
Wauneta, Nebraska
(308) 394-5243

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Wauneta High Schools (2004)

Serves 91 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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