Wakefield, NE

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Wakefield Profile


Overview

Wakefield is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 1,363 people and just one neighborhood, Wakefield is the 81st largest community in Nebraska. Wakefield has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wakefield is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 50.06% of the Wakefield workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wakefield is a city of production and manufacturing workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wakefield who work in farm management occupations (9.21%), teaching (8.70%), and office and administrative support (6.81%).

Another important characteristic of Wakefield is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

Setting & Lifestyle

Wakefield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wakefield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Wakefield spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.84 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Wakefield does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Wakefield Demographics

The citizens of Wakefield are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.89% of adults in Wakefield having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wakefield in 2018 was $24,035, which is low income relative to Nebraska, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,140 for a family of four. However, Wakefield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wakefield is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wakefield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wakefield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wakefield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 45.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wakefield include German, Swedish, Irish, Norwegian, and Dutch.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Wakefield's cultural character, accounting for 23.11% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Wakefield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Wakefield, NE HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Wakefield VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NE* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Allen Elementary School
126 E 5 Th
Allen, NE 68710
PK-06
Allen High School
126 E 5 Th
Allen, NE 68710
07-12
Emerson-Hubbard Elementary School
109 W Third St
Emerson, NE 68733
PK-05
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 6 districts:

WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Nebraska

(10 is best)

Better than of NE school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 37.2% 44.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 27.9% 35.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.3% 8.3%

Educational Expenditures

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WAKEFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Nebraska

(10 is best)

Better than of NE school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 56.0% 44.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 43.5% 35.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 12.5% 8.3%

Educational Expenditures

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PONCA PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Nebraska

(10 is best)

Better than of NE school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 21.6% 44.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 14.1% 35.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.5% 8.3%

Educational Expenditures

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LAUREL-CONCORD-COLERIDGE SCHOOL


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Nebraska

(10 is best)

Better than of NE school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 39.6% 44.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 26.3% 35.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 13.4% 8.3%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
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EMERSON-HUBBARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Nebraska

(10 is best)

Better than of NE school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 51.3% 44.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 43.3% 35.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.9% 8.3%

Educational Expenditures

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ALLEN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Nebraska

(10 is best)

Better than of NE school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 43.6% 44.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 24.8% 35.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 18.8% 8.3%

Educational Expenditures

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