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 1,396 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,396
Daytime Population: Workers 1,196
Daytime Population: Residents 670
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,866
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 1,359
Population in Familes 1,099
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 1,353
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $39,983
Average Household Income $55,032
Per Capita Income $20,632


Total Housing Units 578 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $76,553
Average Home Value $122,774


Total Households 512
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 340
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 -0.53% -0.49%
Households -0.58% -0.51%
Families -0.48% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

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, 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 # 84 86th
Population Density # 137 77th
Diversity Index # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 506 13th
Per Capita Income # 561 3rd

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