Location of Wayne, Nebraska
|o Total||2.25 sq mi (5.83 km2)|
|o Land||2.21 sq mi (5.72 km2)|
|o Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|Elevation||1,453 ft (443 m)|
|o Estimate (2016)||5,573|
|o Density||2,500/sq mi (970/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|o Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0834513|
Wayne is located at (42.235990, -97.017019).
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,660 people, 1,953 households, and 987 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,561.1 inhabitants per square mile (988.8/km2). There were 2,082 housing units at an average density of 942.1 per square mile (363.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 2.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.0% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.
There were 1,953 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 49.5% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.
The median age in the city was 22.9 years. 15.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 39.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 15.6% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,583 people, 1,850 households, and 989 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,550.9 people per square mile (984.3/km²). There were 1,963 housing units at an average density of 896.9 per square mile (346.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.35% White, 1.59% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.
There were 1,850 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.5% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the city, the population was spread out with 15.7% under the age of 18, 39.6% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 13.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $27,730, and the median income for a family was $51,033. Males had a median income of $30,560 versus $20,847 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,984. About 7.5% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.
Wayne Community Schools operates public schools.
Wayne State College is in Wayne.