Wayne, NE Profile: Facts & Data


Wayne Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Wayne Content

Also See: Wayne, NE ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Wayne, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Wayne had a population of 5,592 as of July 1, 2018. Wayne 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 Wayne is located at latitude 42.2371 and longitude -97.016 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wayne (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,453 feet.

The City of Wayne (GNIS ID: 2397233) 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 Wayne is located within Hunter Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wayne: Brookdale.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Wayne 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Wayne (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Nebraska Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Nebraska Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Research a Nebraska Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Wayne, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,592
Population in Households 4,549
Population in Familes 2,995
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,043
Population Density2 2,485
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $52,177
Average Household Income $61,765
Per Capita Income $23,044


Total Housing Units 2,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 961 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,072 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $146,799
Average Home Value $150,884


Total Households 2,033
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,030
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.15% 0.31%
Households 0.49% 0.44%
Families 0.52% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   0.86%

Wayne, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 31 95th
Population Density # 17 97th
Diversity Index # 84 86th
Median Household Income # 277 52nd
Per Capita Income # 538 7th

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

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Nebraska July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: