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The Village of Wauneta had a population of 514 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Wauneta, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 514
Daytime Population: Workers 408
Daytime Population: Residents 216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 624
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 499
Population in Familes 393
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 530
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $32,138
Average Household Income $62,447
Per Capita Income $28,437


Total Housing Units 274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $82,955
Average Home Value $151,295


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.58% -0.91%
Households -1.62% -0.94%
Families -0.09% -1.24%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   4.38%

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, 2017 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 # 201 66th
Population Density # 398 32nd
Diversity Index # 203 65th
Median Household Income # 568 2nd
Per Capita Income # 263 55th

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