Wayne, Nebraska

Wayne, Nebraska
City
Wayne's commercial district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Location of Wayne, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°14′10″N 97°1′1″W / 42.23611°N 97.01694°W / 42.23611; -97.01694Coordinates: 42°14′10″N 97°1′1″W / 42.23611°N 97.01694°W / 42.23611; -97.01694
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Wayne
Government
  Type Mayor/Council
Area[3]
  Total 2.25 sq mi (5.83 km2)
  Land 2.21 sq mi (5.72 km2)
  Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 1,453 ft (443 m)
Population (2010)[4]
  Total 5,660
  Estimate (2016)[5] 5,573
  Density 2,500/sq mi (970/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68787
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-51840
GNIS feature ID 0834513[6]
Website www.cityofwayne.org

Wayne is a city in Wayne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,660 at the 2010 census.[7] It is the county seat of Wayne County[8] and the home of Wayne State College.

History

Wayne was founded in 1881 when the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad was extended to that point.[9][10] It was named from Wayne County.[11]

Geography

Wayne is located at 42°14′10″N 97°1′1″W / 42.23611°N 97.01694°W / 42.23611; -97.01694 (42.235990, -97.017019).[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.25 square miles (5.83 km2), of which, 2.21 square miles (5.72 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[3]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
18901,178
19002,11979.9%
19102,1401.0%
19202,115−1.2%
19302,38112.6%
19402,71914.2%
19503,59532.2%
19604,21717.3%
19705,37927.6%
19805,240−2.6%
19905,142−1.9%
20005,5838.6%
20105,6601.4%
Est. 20165,573[5]−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
2012 Estimate[14]

2010 census

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 5,660 people, 1,953 households, and 987 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,561.1 inhabitants per square mile (988.8/km2). There were 2,082 housing units at an average density of 942.1 per square mile (363.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 2.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.0% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.

There were 1,953 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 49.5% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 22.9 years. 15.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 39.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 15.6% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,583 people, 1,850 households, and 989 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,550.9 people per square mile (984.3/km²). There were 1,963 housing units at an average density of 896.9 per square mile (346.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.35% White, 1.59% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.

There were 1,850 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.5% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was spread out with 15.7% under the age of 18, 39.6% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 13.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $27,730, and the median income for a family was $51,033. Males had a median income of $30,560 versus $20,847 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,984. About 7.5% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Wayne Community Schools operates public schools.

Wayne State College is in Wayne.

Notable people

References

  1. "Nebraska National Register Sites in Wayne County". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  2. "Nebraska National Register Sites in Wayne County". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  3. 1 2 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  4. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  5. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. http://www.yankton.net/articles/2011/03/03/community/doc4d6f181b374f9967268554.txt
  8. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  9. Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 141.
  10. "Wayne, Wayne County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  11. Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 165.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  14. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  15. Korbelik, Jeff (2011-02-08). "NWU graduate enjoying TV, stage and music success". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
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