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Wahoo, Nebraska

Wahoo is a city located in Saunders County, Nebraska. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,942. It is the county seat of Saunders County6.

Table of contents
1 Notable Natives
2 Geography
3 Demographics

Notable Natives

Baseball player Wahoo Sam Crawford and film producer Darryl F. Zanuck were born here.


Wahoo is located at 41°12'48" North, 96°37'9" West (41.213292, -96.619044)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²). 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 3,942 people, 1,583 households, and 992 families residing in the city. The population density is 711.2/km² (1,841.1/mi²). There are 1,669 housing units at an average density of 301.1/km² (779.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.40% White, 0.15% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,583 households out of which 31.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% are non-families. 33.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,104, and the median income for a family is $46,094. Males have a median income of $31,729 versus $22,138 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,765. 8.3% of the population and 7.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.5% are under the age of 18 and 9.3% are 65 or older.