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Overview

Introduction to Wayne, Nebraska

Wayne, Nebraska, in Wayne county, is 36 miles SW of Sioux City, Iowa and 87 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska. The city has a population of 5,583.

Wayne History

A group of people from Lee County were among the first settlers of Wayne. They had arrived here in 1869 and were joined by another group in 1870. With an extension of a railroad line, the prairie village of Wayne was formally established in the year 1881. Railroad officials originally named the area "Brookdale," but it later changed to "Wayne" in memory of General Anthony Wayne.

Wayne and nearby Attractions

  • Swedish Heritage Center
  • John G. Neihardt Center
  • Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center
  • Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
  • Willow Creek State Recreation Area
  • Milwaukee Railroad Roundhouse Historic Site

Things To Do In Wayne

Sunnyview Park, Nebraska Street Park and Cunningham Field are popular local recreational spots. The city is also home to a number of churches, including the First Church of Christ, the Praise Assembly of God Church and the First Baptist Church.

Wayne Transportation

Wayne Municipal Airport is the nearest airport.

Wayne Higher Education

Wayne State College is the local institution of higher educational. Others in the neighborhood include the University of South Dakota, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Creighton University, Northeast Community College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

People

Total Population 5,553
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,805
Age of the Population 23

Families

% of people married 42.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,515
% Above Poverty Level 78.6%
% Below Poverty Level 21.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $516
Median House Value $109,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 14.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wayne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles SW of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 68787
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.23
Longitude -97.017

Wayne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WAYNE
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
Station WAKEFIELD
Distance 8.1 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
Station WALTHILL
Distance 27.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carroll 190 $56,500
Concord 144 $45,000
Dixon 84 $41,250
Laurel 1,177 $65,234
Wakefield 1,539 $58,795

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wayne Public Libraries

Library
Wayne Public Library
410 NORTH PEARL STREET
Wayne, Nebraska
(402) 375-3135

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Wayne Hospitals

PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1200 PROVIDENCE RD
(402) 375-3800
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wayne High Schools

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WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL
402-375-3150
Serves 296 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

TOWER SCHOOL
402-375-3005
A Special Education School
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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