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Wayne County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Named for Anthony Wayne
Seat Wayne
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

443 sq mi (1,149 km²)
443 sq mi (1,148 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.01%
 -  Density

22/sq mi (9/km²)

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 9,851. Its county seat is Wayne6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Wayne County is represented by the prefix 27 (it had the twenty-seventh-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,149 km² (443 sq mi). 1,148 km² (443 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.01%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Wayne County
Population by decade

1870 - 182
1880 - 813
1890 - 6,189
1900 - 9,862
1910 - 10,397
1920 - 9,725
1930 - 10,566
1940 - 9,880
1950 - 10,129
1960 - 9,959
1970 - 10,400
1980 - 9,858
1990 - 9,364
2000 - 9,851

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,851 people, 3,437 households, and 2,206 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (22/sq mi). There were 3,662 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.78% White, 0.94% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,437 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.80% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 25.40% from 18 to 24, 21.20% from 25 to 44, 18.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,366, and the median income for a family was $43,840. Males had a median income of $27,848 versus $20,376 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,644. About 7.40% of families and 14.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.60% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

City and villages Edit

Coordinates: 42°13′N 97°07′W / 42.21, -97.12

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