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Welcome to Wauneta ...

The village of Wauneta is located in Chase County.

The location of Wauneta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Wauneta: wah-NEE-tuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Wauneta has a population of 567 people<3> (see below for details).

Wauneta is 2,950 feet [899 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Wauneta is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Wauneta lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Wauneta (for example, toward Indianola), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Wauneta is located in the (308) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wauneta had a population of 577 people (or 14.55% of the total population of Chase County). This makes Wauneta the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wauneta represents 0.03% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 577 people, the population of Wauneta decreased 7.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 625 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Wauneta had an population of 567 people. This is a decrease of 1.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.28% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wauneta ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Imperial   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Wauneta

Palisade   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Wauneta

Located in Hayes County

Stratton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Wauneta

Located in Hitchcock County

Hayes Center   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Wauneta

Located in Hayes County

Hamlet   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Wauneta

Located in Hayes County

Enders   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Wauneta

Ough   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Wauneta

Located in Dundy County

Catherine   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Wauneta

Blanche   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Wauneta

Champion   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) of Wauneta

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

Communities Also Named Wauneta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Wauneta - they are located in Colorado (2) and Kansas.

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

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 Wauneta. 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 Wauneta. 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 Wauneta.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wauneta ...

Looking for more information about Wauneta? 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 Wauneta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wauneta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wauneta. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wauneta.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wauneta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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- Wauneta) 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 Wauneta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wauneta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wauneta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4162, Longitude: -101.3720     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wauneta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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