Wakefield, Nebraska

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Wakefield, Nebraska
City
Michael Foods egg-processing plant in Wakefield
Michael Foods egg-processing plant in Wakefield
Motto: "The Busiest Little City In Northeast Nebraska"
Location of Wakefield, Nebraska
Location of Wakefield, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°16′3″N 96°52′3″W / 42.26750°N 96.86750°W / 42.26750; -96.86750Coordinates: 42°16′3″N 96°52′3″W / 42.26750°N 96.86750°W / 42.26750; -96.86750
Country United States
State Nebraska
Counties Dixon, Wayne
Area[1]
 • Total 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Land 0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 1,404 ft (428 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,451
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,422
 • Density 1,667.8/sq mi (643.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68784
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-51070
GNIS feature ID 0834424[4]

Wakefield is a city in Dixon and Wayne Counties in the State of Nebraska. The population was 1,451 at the 2010 census.

The Dixon County portion of Wakefield is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Wakefield had its start in the year 1881 by the building of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway through that territory.[5] It was named in honor of a railroad official.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wakefield is located at 42°16′3″N 96°52′3″W / 42.26750°N 96.86750°W / 42.26750; -96.86750 (42.267553, -96.867378).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), of which, 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 755
1910 861 14.0%
1920 1,114 29.4%
1930 1,112 −0.2%
1940 961 −13.6%
1950 1,027 6.9%
1960 1,068 4.0%
1970 1,160 8.6%
1980 1,125 −3.0%
1990 1,082 −3.8%
2000 1,411 30.4%
2010 1,451 2.8%
Est. 2012 1,422 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2012 Estimate[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,451 people, 534 households, and 352 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,667.8 inhabitants per square mile (643.9 /km2). There were 575 housing units at an average density of 660.9 per square mile (255.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 21.4% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.6% of the population.

There were 534 households of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,411 people, 522 households, and 346 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,020.4 people per square mile (778.3/km²). There were 558 housing units at an average density of 799.0 per square mile (307.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.63% White, 1.13% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 13.68% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.43% of the population.

There were 522 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $32,308, and the median income for a family was $41,429. Males had a median income of $26,607 versus $20,789 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,830. About 5.6% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

The largest employer in Wakefield is the Michael Foods egg-processing plant, with 800 employees. Other major employers include Wakefield Health Care Center, a nursing home with 65 employees; Wakefield Public School, with 55 employees; Central Valley Ag, a supplier of fertilizer and farm supplies, with 20 employees; and Roses Transport, a freight-hauling company with 17 employees.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Wakefield, Dixon County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Huse, William (1896). History of Dixon County, Nebraska: Its Pioneers, Settlement, Growth and Development. Press of the Daily News. p. 258. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Community Fast Facts Profile: Wakefield, Nebraska". Nebraska Public Power District. Retrieved 2010-03-05

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