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Wauneta, Nebraska

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Welcome to Wauneta ...

The pronunciation of Wauneta: wah-NEE-tuh<1>

The village of Wauneta is located in Chase County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Wauneta has a population of 574 people<2> (see below for details).

Wauneta is 2,950 feet [899 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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 (that had a count of 625 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wauneta had an population of 574 people. This is a decrease of 0.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.16% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wauneta ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wauneta and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Blanche - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Catherine - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Champion   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Enders   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hamlet   [Map]   53   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hayes Center   [Map]   196   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wauneta. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Wauneta. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Chase County

About Nebraska

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.

The official website for Chase County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should 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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Wauneta. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wauneta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wauneta. The point that we are using 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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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wauneta.


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