Atkinson, Nebraska

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Atkinson, Nebraska

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High Points

Atkinson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Atkinson Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Atkinson Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Atkinson Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Atkinson, Nebraska

Comparing Atkinson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 3 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Atkinson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 130 miles W of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 179 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Holt
Standard Zip Codes 68713
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.531
Longitude -98.977

Atkinson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25 inches
Station EWING
Distance 36.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25 inches
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Atkinson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,244 100%
Male 572 46%
Female 672 54%
Under 18 283 22.7%
18+ 961 77.3%
65+ 317 25.5%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,231 99%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.9%

Estimated Atkinson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,151
Growth -93
Growth % -7.5%

Atkinson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 52%
Irish 10.6%
US/American 9.3%
English 7.3%
Czech 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Swedish 2.2%
Norwegian 2.2%
Polish 2%
Danish 1.8%
Czechoslovakian 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
French Canadian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Atkinson 1,244 $36,094
O'Neill 3,733 $40,063
Stuart 625 $38,500

Atkinson Public Libraries

Atkinson Public Library
Atkinson, Nebraska
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Atkinson High Schools (2004)

Serves 171 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

Atkinson Colleges

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