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Welcome to Wakefield ...

The city of Wakefield is primarily located in Dixon County<1>. A portion of Wakefield extends into Wayne County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wakefield has a population of 1,363 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wakefield.

Wakefield is 1,390 feet [424 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Wakefield: (402) and (531)<4>

The ZIP code for Wakefield: 68784<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wakefield had an population of 1,363 people. This is a decrease of 6.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.4% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 1,411 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Wakefield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wakefield.

  • Wayne [Wayne County]
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    • Wayne [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Wakefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,660 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayne<8>
  • Wisner [Cuming County]
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    • Wisner [Cuming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Wakefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,170 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<8>
  • Pender [Thurston County]
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    • Pender [Thurston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Wakefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,108 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pender<8>
  • Laurel [Cedar County]
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    • Laurel [Cedar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Wakefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 916 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Emerson [Dakota County]
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      • Emerson [Dakota County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Wakefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emerson<8>
    • Homer [Dakota County]
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      • Homer [Dakota County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Wakefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<8>
    • Winside [Wayne County]
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      • Winside [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Wakefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 401 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winside<8>
    • Allen [Dixon County]
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      • Allen [Dixon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Wakefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 349 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allen<8>
    • Hubbard [Dakota County]
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      • Hubbard [Dakota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Wakefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hubbard<8>
    • Carroll [Wayne County]
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      • Carroll [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Wakefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wakefield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wakefield.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wakefield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wakefield. See our Newspapers 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Dixon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wakefield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wakefield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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