Wayne, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 5,494 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 
Males: 2,620  (47.7%)
Females: 2,874  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

23.4 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 68787.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,322 (it was $27,730 in 2000)
Wayne:

$47,322
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,764 (it was $13,984 in 2000)

Wayne city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $138,732 (it was $80,800 in 2000)
Wayne:

$138,732
NE:

$155,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $176,827; detached houses: $173,150; mobile homes: $368,844

Median gross rent in 2017: $711.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wayne: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.9%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Wayne, NE (2010)
    • 5,13890.8%White alone
    • 2704.8%Hispanic
    • 1192.1%Black alone
    • 551.0%Two or more races
    • 380.7%Asian alone
    • 200.4%American Indian alone
    • 110.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 90.2%Other race alone

Races in Wayne detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Wayne, Nebraska as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wayne is 1,879 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Wayne by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(58.4)
5
(95.1)
4
(75.9)
6
(111.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(116.8)
1
(19.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
35
(681.5)
25
(475.6)
18
(341.7)
24
(445.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
102
(1,986)
81
(1,541)
71
(1,348)
88
(1,634)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(58.4)
1
(19.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)201.9176.3138.6196.1

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City-data.com crime index in Wayne, NE

Crime rate in Wayne detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Nebraska average:

1.90
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Ancestries: German (36.9%), English (8.8%), American (8.5%), Irish (6.6%), Czech (3.9%), Danish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/2/1884

Elevation: 1456 feet

Land area: 2.19 square miles.

Population density: 2,510 people per square mile   (average).

Wayne, Nebraska map

181 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 0.4% Africa).

This city:

3.2%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,964 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,182 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (36.6 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (85.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (480.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wakefield, NE (2.8 miles ),
Winside, NE (3.0 miles ),
Carroll, NE (3.1 miles ),
Concord, NE (3.2 miles),
Dixon, NE (3.5 miles),
Laurel, NE (3.7 miles ),
Emerson, NE (3.9 miles ),
Allen, NE (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.24 N, Longitude: 97.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +875 (+15.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,985 (71.7%)

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Wayne, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wayne, NE in 2017
Wayne satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $187,900
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2017: 35 buildings, average cost: $165,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Wayne, NE residents
Average permit cost in Wayne, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Historical population in Wayne, NE
Historical housing units in Wayne, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +354 (+6.8%).
Most common industries in Wayne, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Food (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.5%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.5%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Wayne, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)

Average climate in Wayne, Nebraska

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Tornado activity:

Wayne-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Wayne city center killed 6 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/2003, a category F4 tornado 20.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wayne-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from Wayne center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 703.1 miles away from Wayne center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 242.4 miles away from Wayne center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 130.5 miles away from Wayne center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wayne topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wayne:

  • PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1200 PROVIDENCE RD)
  • CAREAGE OF WAYNE (811 EAST 14TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wayne:

  • WAKEFIELD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WAKEFIELD, NE)
  • HILLCREST CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LAUREL, NE)
  • HERITAGE OF EMERSON, INC. (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; EMERSON, NE)

Airports located in Wayne:

College/University in Wayne:

  • Wayne State College (Full-time enrollment: 3,121; Location: 1111 Main St; Public; Website: www.wsc.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wayne:

  • Northeast Community College (about 24 miles; Norfolk, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,334)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 39 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 39 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 85 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 86 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 87 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Creighton University (about 87 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)

Public high school in Wayne:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wayne:

  • WAYNE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 611 WEST 7TH STREET, Grades: 7-8)
  • WAYNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 312 DOUGLAS STREET, Grades: PK-6)

Private elementary/middle school in Wayne:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 21, Location: 420 E 7TH ST, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Wayne

Library in Wayne:

  • WAYNE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $244,124; Location: 410 NORTH PEARL STREET; 21,034 books; 1,137 audio materials; 789 video materials; 11 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 84 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wayne: Victor Park Campground (A), Wayne Grain and Feed Elevator (B), Heritage Plaza (C), Recreation Center (D), Carlson Natatorium (E), Rice Auditorium (F), Student Center (G), Peterson Hall (H), Greenhouse (I), Country Schoolhouse (J), Anderson Hall (K), Bowen Hall (L), Pile Hall (M), Conn Library (N), Old Power Plant (O), Connell Hall (P), Neihardt Hall (Q), Gardner Hall (R), Benthack Hall (S), Brandenburg Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wayne include: First Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Faith Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ (E), Saint Marys Catholic Church (F), Praise Assembly of God Church (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (H), Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wayne include: Henry Victor Park (1), Bressler Park (2), Ashley Park (3), East Park (4), Sunnyview Park (5), Nebraska Street Park (6), East Park (7), Boy/Girl Scout Park (8), Viken Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Wayne City Recreation Dept (Recreation Areas; 202 N Pearl St).

Hotels: Super 8 Wayne NE (610 Tomar Drive), Sports Club Motel (900 East 7th Street), K-D Inn Motel (311 East 7th Street), Wayne Super 8 Motel (610 Tomar Dr.).

Courts: Wayne County - Judge- Wayne- County Court (510 North Pearl Street), Wayne County - Wayne- Clerk Of District Court (510 North Pearl Street).

Birthplace of: Don Meyer - Basketball player-coach, Justin Sandy - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Feb 22, 1982).

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wayne and their reported violations in the past:

ELK VALLEY OLYMPIC VILLAGE (Serves CO, Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 199 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

50.5%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Wayne in 2010:

  • 1,198 people in college/university student housing
  • 44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Wayne in 2000:

  • 1,070 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 61 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Wayne (2011 data):

  • The State National Bank & Trust Company: The State National Bank & Trust Comp at 116 West First Street, branch established on 1892/01/01; Drive-In Walk-Up Facility at 1002 Main Street, branch established on 1975/01/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $121.9 mil, Deposits: $104.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: State National Bancshares, Inc.
  • BankFirst: 220 West 7th Street Branch at 220 West 7th Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2006/10/05: Bank assets: $276.2 mil, Deposits: $224.4 mil, headquarters in Norfolk, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Bancorp, Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Wayne: The First National Bank Of Wayne at 411 East 7th Street, branch established on 1885/01/01. Info updated 2007/12/03: Bank assets: $35.2 mil, Deposits: $31.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First National Agency, Inc.
  • F&M Bank: Farmers & Merchants State Bank Of Wa at 321 Main, branch established on 1990/11/16. Info updated 2010/10/06: Bank assets: $277.2 mil, Deposits: $246.0 mil, headquarters in West Point, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: West Point Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Wayne:

Marital status in Wayne, NE
  • Never married: 50.0%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

For population 25 years and over in Wayne:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wayne
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wayne, NE (based on Wayne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,6348
Evangelical Protestant2,0768
Catholic9841
Other7-
None3,894-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Wayne County:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Wayne County:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wayne County:

6.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.5%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wayne County:

9.5%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.1%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

36.9%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Wayne:

27.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wayne:

22.4%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.6%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wayne:

6.9
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.9%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

51.0%
State:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.3%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wayne, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 11$51,518$56,2010$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$33,507$57,4410$0
Streets and Highways 5$17,856$42,8543$1,284
Police - Other 4$14,486$43,4581$308
Other Government Administration 3$13,286$53,1440$0
Financial Administration 3$16,437$65,7480$0
Other and Unallocable 2$10,294$61,7641$257
Water Supply 2$8,939$53,6340$0
Sewerage 2$7,566$45,3960$0
Welfare 1$2,810$33,7203$2,456
Parks and Recreation 1$3,406$40,87214$10,897
Local Libraries 1$4,918$59,0168$7,739
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 42$185,023$52,86430$22,941

Wayne government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,848,000 ($336.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,690,000 ($307.61)
    Regular Highways: $1,309,000 ($238.26)
    Libraries: $563,000 ($102.48)
    Water Utilities: $463,000 ($84.27)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,895,000 ($1255.01)
    General - Other: $1,412,000 ($257.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,086,000 ($197.67)
    Police Protection: $792,000 ($144.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $752,000 ($136.88)
    Sewerage: $621,000 ($113.03)
    Regular Highways: $518,000 ($94.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $506,000 ($92.10)
    Water Utilities: $468,000 ($85.18)
    Libraries: $251,000 ($45.69)
    Central Staff Services: $177,000 ($32.22)
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,000 ($28.76)
    Financial Administration: $136,000 ($24.75)
    Health - Other: $110,000 ($20.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $82,000 ($14.93)
    General Public Buildings: $27,000 ($4.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($1.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $457,000 ($83.18)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $5,580,000 ($1015.65)
    Sewerage: $1,446,000 ($263.20)
    Water Utilities: $1,321,000 ($240.44)
    Regular Highways: $1,015,000 ($184.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $647,000 ($117.76)
    Libraries: $216,000 ($39.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $191,000 ($34.77)
    Police Protection: $60,000 ($10.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000 ($6.92)
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,000 ($5.46)
    Health - Other: $21,000 ($3.82)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($1.46)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($1.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($0.91)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,581,000 ($1197.85)

Wayne government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,038,000 ($188.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000 ($30.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($1.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $197,000 ($35.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,553,000 ($282.67)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($3.64)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,240,000 ($1681.83)
    Water Utilities: $702,000 ($127.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,549,000 ($281.94)
    Highways: $465,000 ($84.64)
    General Local Government Support: $441,000 ($80.27)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,003,000 ($182.56)
    Property: $862,000 ($156.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $597,000 ($108.66)

Wayne government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,432,000 ($2080.82)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,111,000 ($1840.37)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,607,000 ($474.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,286,000 ($234.07)

Wayne government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $987,000 ($179.65)

5.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dixon County, NE  0.75% ($42,174 average AGI)
from Madison County, NE  0.72% ($32,864)


7.17% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Madison County, NE  1.06% ($37,667 average AGI)
to Dixon County, NE  0.77% ($42,458)
to Douglas County, NE  0.74% ($31,174)
Businesses in Wayne, NE
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Nike2
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wayne:

  • KTCH (1590 AM; 3 kW; WAYNE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJAG (780 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NORFOLK, NE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wayne:

  • KTCH-FM (104.9 FM; WAYNE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWSC (91.9 FM; WAYNE, NE; Owner: WAYNE STATE COLLEGE)
  • KXNE-FM (89.3 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNEN (94.7 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KEXL (106.7 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: WJAG, INC.)
  • KPNO (90.9 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KSUX (105.7 FM; WINNEBAGO, NE; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KAYA (91.3 FM; HUBBARD, NE; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Wayne:

  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K35FM (Channel 35; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K48CH (Channel 48; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
Wayne fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Wayne fatal accident list:

Sep 26, 2007 07:11 PM, Sr-35, Lat: 42.235392, Lon: -97.026944, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 56Number of bridges
  • 358ft / 109mTotal length
  • 45,345Total average daily traffic
  • 3,815Total average daily truck traffic
  • 66,161Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wayne, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 121930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wayne, NE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wayne)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Wayne, NE)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wayne)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wayne)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of reported fires - 30 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Wayne, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.1%), and Structure Fires (41.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wayne, NE
    • 8342.1%Outside Fires
    • 8241.6%Structure Fires
    • 199.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 136.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wayne, NE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wayne, Nebraska:

  • Super 8 Motel Wayne, 610 Tomar Dr, Wayne, Nebraska 68787 , Phone: (402) 375-4898, Fax: (402) 375-3798
  • Cobblestone Hotel, 505 Tomar Dr, Wayne, Nebraska 68787 , Phone: (402) 833-1300, Fax: (402) 833-1400
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wayne, Nebraska
Most common first names in Wayne, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3879.3 years
John3582.0 years
Anna3489.4 years
Mary3285.4 years
George2483.0 years
Henry2478.5 years
Robert2278.9 years
Fred2279.7 years
Helen2181.5 years
Harold1975.1 years
Most common last names in Wayne, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer2183.5 years
Anderson2077.7 years
Hansen2082.4 years
Johnson1983.5 years
Echtenkamp1880.1 years
Baier1685.2 years
Thompson1684.7 years
Lutt1581.5 years
Jones1582.8 years
Longe1577.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wayne, NE
  • 78.8%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Electricity
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wayne, NE
  • 53.8%Electricity
  • 35.9%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Wayne compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Wayne on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 (68787) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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