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Wakefield is a city in Dixon County, in the Sioux City metro area. (The community straddles Dixon and Wayne counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after L.W. Wakefield, a railroad surveyor.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Wakefield. For links to other places called Wakefield, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wakefield is 42.269N. The longitude is -96.864W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,404 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,336.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wakefield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dixon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68784 ZIP code.
37% of Wakefield residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wakefield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wakefield was $15,830, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Wakefield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wakefield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $659.
Libraries in Wakefield include Graves Public Library ... View libraries
Dixon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wakefield political report.
The average commute time for Wakefield workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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