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Memorial to World War II submarine USS Wahoo on front lawn of Saunders County Courthouse in Wahoo
Location of Wahoo, Nebraska
|• Total||2.93 sq mi (7.60 km2)|
|• Land||2.93 sq mi (7.60 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,211 ft (369 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,550.63/sq mi (598.72/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0834421|
Wahoo was founded in 1870. The town's name comes from the eastern wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus), a shrub found on the banks of Wahoo Creek. The town was founded by predominantly Czech, German, and Scandinavian settlers.
Wahoo is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.65 square miles (6.86 km2), all land.(41.21, -96.62). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2010 census there were 4,508 people, 1,801 households, and 1,131 families living in the city. The population density was 1,701.1 inhabitants per square mile (656.8/km2). There were 1,962 housing units at an average density of 740.4 per square mile (285.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5%.
Of the 1,801 households 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.3% of households were one person and 16.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.08.
The median age was 38.7 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.
Wahoo Public Schools operates the area public schools.
Wahoo was also the home of the now defunct John F. Kennedy College (1965 to 1975).
- Shuko Akune, actress
- Clarence William Anderson, author and illustrator of children's books, most notably the Billy and Blaze series
- George Beadle, geneticist and Nobel Prize laureate
- Sam Crawford, Hall of Fame baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers. Nicknamed Wahoo Sam.
- Howard Hanson, Pulitzer Prize–winning composer, conductor, author, and educator
- Dave Heineman, the 39th Governor of the State of Nebraska, grew up partly in Wahoo, among other Nebraska towns
- Zach Miller, professional American football player
- Jack Natteford, Hollywood screenwriter
- Tillie Olsen, writer
- Fannie Quigley, pioneer and prospector
- Darryl F. Zanuck, Academy Award-winning producer, writer, actor, director, studio executive, co-founder of 20th Century Films
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