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Dixon County, Nebraska


Baseball Capital of Nebraska

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Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Wakefield is approximately 1,411 2000, 1451 2010.
The approximate number of families is 485 1990, 534 2010.
The amount of land area in Wakefield is 1.505 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wakefield to Washington DC is 1114 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 100 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wakefield is positioned 42.26 degrees north of the equator and 96.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The Wakefield median home price is $ 80,000.


in northeastern Nebraska on Highway 35 about 35 miles southwest of Sioux City, Iowa. Omaha is about 132 miles and Lincoln is about the same distance from Wakefield.
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History & History Related Items

Wakefield was named for L.W. Wakefild, a surveyor who platted the townsite for the railroad. The area thrived because of the abundance of water and good soil. The Waldbaum Company, a global producer of eggs and frozen foods, began here in 1950. Wakefield was incorporated in 1881

Learn more about the history of Wakefield.
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Why is Wakefield called the Baseball Capital of Nebraska. Find out on this page
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Economy & Industry

cattle and hog feeding; poultry; egg production; and wholesale greenhouse flowers, organic vegetables, and landscape plant production
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Wakefield City Government

City of Wakefield
P.O. Box 178
Wakefield, NE 68784
Phone: 402 287-2080

Wakefield has a City Manager-City Council form of government.

Wakefield Libraries

Graves Public Library
PO Box 150
Wakefield, NE 68784
Phone: 402 287-2693

Wakefield Schools

Wakefield Community Schools
802 Highland
PO Box 330
Wakefield, NE 68784 Wakefield


The population of Wakefield was:
1990 - 1,082
2000 - 1,411
2002 - 1,370

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