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Wayne, Nebraska

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The location of Wayne

Welcome to Wayne ...

The city of Wayne is located in Wayne County and is the County Seat for Wayne County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Wayne has a population of 5,622 people<2> (see below for details).

Wayne is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Wayne: 68787<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wayne had a population of 5,660 people (which is 58.99% of the total population of Wayne County). This makes Wayne the county's most populous community.

The population of Wayne represents 0.31% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,660 people, the population of Wayne increased 1.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,583 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Wayne had an population of 5,622 people. This is a decrease of 0.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.7% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wayne ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Wakefield   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the East (E) of Wayne

Located in Dixon County

Wisner   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Wayne

Located in Cuming County

Pender   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Wayne

Located in Thurston County

Laurel   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Wayne

Located in Cedar County

Randolph   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Wayne

Located in Cedar County

Emerson   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Wayne

Located in Dakota County

Winside   [Map]

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

Pilger   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Wayne

Located in Stanton County

Allen   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Wayne

Located in Dixon County

Hoskins   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Wayne

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

Communities Also Named Wayne ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Wayne - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana (2), New Jersey, New York, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Wayne ...

Official Website:

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 Wayne. 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 Wayne. 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 Wayne. Our list includes 17 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wayne ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Wayne County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wayne:

The official website for Wayne County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wayne - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<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 Wayne). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wayne or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wayne) 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 Wayne. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wayne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2372, Longitude: -97.0154     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayne have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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