Wayne, NE Population

Population: 5,583. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,163 (-7.5% change)
Males: 2,575 (46.1%), Females: 3,008 (53.9%)

Wayne County

Zip code: 68787

Median resident age: 22.9 years
Median household income: $27,730
Median house value: $80,800

Races in Wayne:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.4%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (49.9%), Irish (11.3%), English (6.9%), Czech (6.0%), Swedish (5.8%), Norwegian (5.5%).

Elevation: 1456 feet

Land area: 2.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wayne

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wayne city

  • Never married: 53.5%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +354 (+6.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Wayne:

  • PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER (1200 PROVIDENCE ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wayne:

  • PENDER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; PENDER, NE)
  • FAITH REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES (about 32 miles; NORFOLK, NE)
  • NORFOLK REGIONAL CENTER (about 32 miles; NORFOLK, NE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wayne:

  • KARL STEFAN MEMORIAL (about 34 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Abbreviation: OFK)
  • SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD (about 46 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Abbreviation: SUX)
  • CHAN GURNEY MUNI (about 54 miles; YANKTON, SD; Abbreviation: YKN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wayne:

  • WAYNE MUNI (about 4 miles; WAYNE, NE; Abbreviation: LCG)
  • PENDER MUNI (about 23 miles; PENDER, NE; Abbreviation: 0C4)
  • HARTINGTON MUNI (about 30 miles; HARTINGTON, NE; Abbreviation: 0B4)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Wayne:

  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,026; Location: 1111 MAIN ST; Public; Website: www.wsc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wayne:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 40 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,639)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 88 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER (about 88 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,448)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 98 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,175)

Schools

Public high school in Wayne:

  • WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 296; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wayne:

  • WAYNE WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 311; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WAYNE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 258; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • TOWER SCHOOL (Students: 23; Grades: PK – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Wayne:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 420 EAST 7TH STREET; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Wayne:

  • WAYNE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $150,387; Location: 410 NORTH PEARL STREET; 21,540 books; 837 audio materials; 673 video materials; 110 serial subscriptions)

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