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The population of Wayne is approximately 5,660 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,963 (2000), 1953 (2010).

The amount of land area in Wayne is 5.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Wayne is 2.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wayne to Washington DC is 1121 miles. The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 99 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wayne is positioned 42.23 degrees north of the equator and 97.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Wayne elevation is 1,453 feet above sea level.
Wayne per capita income is $18,257 (2009).
Wayne median income is $50,075 (2009).

The Wayne median home price is $108,570 (2009).

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Wayne location: in the northeastern portion of Nebraska about 45 miles southwest of Sioux City, Iowa. Other nearby communities include Wakefield, Winside, Carroll, Concord, Dixon, Laurel, Emerson and Allen.

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Climate & Weather

Wayne average annual rainfall is 26.22 inches per year
Wayne average annual snowfall is 33.7 inches per year.
Wayne average temperature is 34.6 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 34.6 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 59.1 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Wayne history:

Wayne was first settled in 1869 when new residents moved to the area from Lee County, Illinois. Other groups soon followed. When the railroad moved a line through the county, the little village of Wayne sprang up in 1881. Once the railroad arrived, the area began to blossom. Wayne was first known as Brookdale - named by the railroad. But the residents wanted the same name as the county and it was settled! The name was in memory of General Anthony Wayne from the Revolutionary War. Wayne was incorporated as a village on 2 February 1884.

Many of the towns in the area wanted more opportunity for higher education and so founded colleges in their towns. Wayne was no exception and began with a Lutheran academy in 1887. The effort lasted only 2 years as it closed in 1889. Even so, interest was still there and other learning opportunities began to exist, such as a library and schools. A hopital opened in 1935 with more industry coming to Wayne as the years went by.

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Wayne attractions:

Wayne Chicken Show
Held each July in Wayne

Wayne State College Planetarium
on the Campus of Wayne State College in the basement of the Carhart Science Building.

Wayne County Museum
in the Rollie Ley Mansion
Phone: 402-375-3075

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park - a National Natural Landmark

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Economy & Industry

Wayne economy:

Wayne Area Economic Development
P.O. Box 275
108 W. 3rd St.
Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 402-375-2240
Toll-free: 877 929-6363
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