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Welcome to Wakefield ...

The city of Wakefield is primarily located in Dixon County. A portion of Wakefield extends into Wayne County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Wakefield has a population of 1,395 people<1> (see below for details).

Wakefield is 1,390 feet [424 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Wakefield lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Wakefield: (402) & (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Wakefield: 68784<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wakefield had a population of 1,451 people (or 24.18% of the total population of Dixon County). This makes Wakefield the county's most populous community.

The population of Wakefield represents 0.08% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,451 people, the population of Wakefield increased 2.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,411 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wakefield had an population of 1,395 people. This is a decrease of 3.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.13% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wakefield.

Communities near Wakefield ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wakefield and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Allen   [Map]   359   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Carroll   [Map]   220   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Emerson   [Map]   803   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Homer   [Map]   528   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hubbard   [Map]   223   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Laurel   [Map]   927   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wakefield.

Communities Also Named Wakefield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Wakefield - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (5), Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wakefield.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wakefield. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wakefield. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wakefield.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wakefield:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wakefield ...

Looking for more information about Wakefield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wakefield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wakefield.

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About Dixon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wakefield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dixon County: www.co.dixon.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/


Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wakefield.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wakefield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wakefield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wakefield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wakefield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wakefield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wakefield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wakefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2671, Longitude: -96.8681     [Map].

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