Wausa, Nebraska

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Wausa, Nebraska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Wausa Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Wausa Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Wausa Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Wausa, Nebraska

Comparing Wausa 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 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 5 4
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Wausa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles W of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 68786
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.499
Longitude -97.541

Wausa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OSMOND
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.3 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 25.6 inches
Distance 36.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
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Wausa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 636 100%
Male 302 47.5%
Female 334 52.5%
Under 18 138 21.7%
18+ 498 78.3%
65+ 218 34.3%
Median Age 47.5
Average Family Size 2.82
White 629 98.9%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Wausa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 587
Growth -49
Growth % -7.7%

Wausa 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
Swedish 40.3%
German 37.1%
US/American 4.1%
Czech 3.7%
English 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.1%
Norwegian 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Danish 1.4%
Polish 1.1%
Irish 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Welsh 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wausa 636 $36,477
Bloomfield 1,126 $36,705
Crofton 754 $42,083
Fordyce 182 $37,031
Osmond 796 $35,000
Plainview 1,353 $35,625
Randolph 955 $40,000

Wausa Public Libraries

Lincoln Township Library
Wausa, Nebraska
(402) 586-2454

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Wausa High Schools (2004)

Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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