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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,560
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+2,789
Age of the Population23

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.1%
Median Earnings25+$34,246
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,050
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,469

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,639
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$537
Median House Value$128,200

Ancestry

German49.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.6%
Irish15.4%
English9.7%
Swedish6.3%
Czech5.8%
Polish3.3%
Danishn2.8%
Italian2.4%
Norwegian2%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Swiss0.7%
African0.7%
Hungarian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Welsh0.3%
South African0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Luxemburger0.2%
Sudanese0.1%
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Wayne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes68787
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.23
Approximate Longitude-97.01

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)

StationWAYNE
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches
StationWAKEFIELD
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip28.6 inches
StationWALTHILL
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip28.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carroll187$59,583
Concord137$48,750
Dixon76$42,083
Laurel1,144$67,917
Wakefield1,537$63,438
Winside430$72,708

Wayne Public Libraries

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

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Wayne Hospitals

Providence Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1200 Providence Rd
(402) 375-3800

Wayne Public Schools

Tower School
901 E 14th St
ZIP: 68787
(402) 375-3005
Wayne Elementary School
312 Douglas Street
ZIP: 68787
(402) 375-3854
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Wayne High School
611 W 7th St
ZIP: 68787
(402) 375-3150
High
Total Enrollment 262
Wayne Junior High School
611 West 7th Street
ZIP: 68787
(402) 375-3150
Middle
Total Enrollment 146

Wayne Private Schools

St Mary Elementary School
420 E 7th St
ZIP: 68787
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
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