Wakefield, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakefield, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Wakefield had a population of 1,434 as of July 1, 2016. Wakefield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wakefield is located at latitude 42.2667 and longitude -96.8629 in Dixon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wakefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Dixon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,401 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wakefield are located in Dixon County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wayne County.

The City of Wakefield (GNIS ID: 2397168) 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 City of Wakefield is located within Township of Wakefield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dixon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wakefield 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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Wakefield, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,434
Population in Households 1,398
Population in Familes 1,135
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 1,390
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 527
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 353
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 339 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $74,688
Average Home Value $118,861


Median Household Income $38,348
Average Household Income $51,940
Per Capita Income $19,525
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.21%
Households -0.21% -0.23%
Families 0.05% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Wakefield, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakefield 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 # 82 86th
Population Density1 # 122 79th
Diversity Index2 # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 508 13th
Per Capita Income # 562 3rd

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