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Wahoo is a city in Saunders County, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for a type of shrub used as a medicinal plant by local Indians.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Wahoo. For links to other places called Wahoo, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Wahoo is 41.211N. The longitude is -96.62W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,211 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,010.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,104
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wahoo demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: Wahoo Wieners
Well-known residents have included:
· Darryl F. Zanuck, film producer
· Wahoo Sam Crawford, baseball player
· George Beadle, Nobel Prize winner
· Howard Hanson, composer
Local festivals include:
  • Saunders County Fair - July 28-Aug. 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wahoo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Hanson House, Saunders County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wahoo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saunders County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68066 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

29% of Wahoo residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wahoo ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wahoo was $16,765, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Wahoo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Wahoo festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wahoo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $864.


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Libraries in Wahoo include Wahoo Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wahoo include Wahoo Newspaper

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Politics

Saunders County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wahoo political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Wahoo workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wahoo include Super 8 Wahoo.

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