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The Village of Wauneta had a population of 520 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wauneta is located at latitude 40.4165 and longitude -101.3767 in Chase County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wauneta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chase County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,943 feet.

The Village of Wauneta (GNIS ID: 2400109) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Wauneta is located within Wauneta Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chase County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wauneta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wauneta, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 520
Population in Households 505
Population in Familes 400
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 536
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 243
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $78,279
Average Home Value $143,462


Median Household Income $33,258
Average Household Income $60,693
Per Capita Income $27,550
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.65% -1.14%
Households -1.61% -1.18%
Families 0.21% -1.21%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wauneta, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wauneta to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 197 66th
Population Density1 # 392 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 194 66th
Median Household Income # 560 4th
Per Capita Income # 242 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.