Wayne, Nebraska

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Wayne, Nebraska
City
Wayne's commercial district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[1]
Wayne's commercial district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[1]
Nickname(s): Wayne, America
Location of Wayne, Nebraska
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
 • Mayor Ken Chamberlain
Area[2]
 • 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)[3]
 • Total 5,660
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 5,661
 • Density 2,561.1/sq mi (988.8/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[5]
Website www.cityofwayne.org

Wayne is a city in Wayne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,660 at the 2010 census.[6] It is the county seat of Wayne County[7] and the home of Wayne State College.

History[edit]

Wayne was founded in 1881 when the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad was extended to that point.[8][9] It was named from Wayne County.[10]

Geography[edit]

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).[11]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,178
1900 2,119 79.9%
1910 2,140 1.0%
1920 2,115 −1.2%
1930 2,381 12.6%
1940 2,719 14.2%
1950 3,595 32.2%
1960 4,217 17.3%
1970 5,379 27.6%
1980 5,240 −2.6%
1990 5,142 −1.9%
2000 5,583 8.6%
2010 5,660 1.4%
Est. 2012 5,661 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
2012 Estimate[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] 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[edit]

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.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nebraska National Register Sites in Wayne County". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ http://www.yankton.net/articles/2011/03/03/community/doc4d6f181b374f9967268554.txt
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 141. 
  9. ^ ", Wayne County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. 
  10. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 144. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  14. ^ Korbelik, Jeff (2011-02-08). "NWU graduate enjoying TV, stage and music success". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 2012-02-13.