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Wayne is a city in Wayne County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Wayne. For links to other places called Wayne, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Wayne is 42.230N. The longitude is -97.017W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,453 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,391.


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Median household income
Local
$27,730
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wayne demographic reports
Early settlers arrived from Lee County, IL, in 1869.
Local festivals include:
  • Wayne County Fair - July 25-29, 2007
  • Chicken Show & Henoween - July 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wayne web sites and events links in the sections below.
Wayne attractions: Wayne State College Arboretum
Colleges and universities: Wayne State College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wayne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne 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 68787 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

44% of Wayne residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wayne ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wayne was $13,984, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

40% of Wayne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wayne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $783.


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

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

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The average commute time for Wayne workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wayne include Wayne Super 8 Motel.

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