Introduction to Beatrice, Nebraska

Beatrice, Nebraska, in Gage county, is 37 miles S of Lincoln, Nebraska and 80 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska. The city contains a population of approximately 12,496.

Beatrice History

In 1859, Beatrice was settled by pioneers who sailed up the Missouri River from the town of St. Louis. The city is named after Julia Beatrice Kinney, the eldest daughter of the first president of the Nebraska Association, Judge J. F. Kinney. Beatrice was incorporated as a town in 1871, and as a city in 1873.

Beatrice and nearby Attractions

  • Homestead National Monument
  • Gage County Historical Museum
  • Beatrice Big Blue Water Park
  • Astro Park
  • Beatrice Monument Rock of Ages
  • Beatrice Public Library

Things To Do In Beatrice

Beatrice has a number of nearby historical sites and monuments. The city also hosts a number of vibrant local festivals, including the Gage County Fair & Expo, the Winter Festival of Prairie Culture and the Heartland Storytelling Festival. The Rockford Lake State Recreation Area and the Historic Oregon Trail offer facilities for recreational and outdoor activities. The Gage County Historical Museum and the Beatrice Public Library provide insight into the city’s history.

Beatrice Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Lincoln Municipal Airport.

Beatrice Higher Education

Southeast Community College, Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln ae all nearby.


Total Population 12,183
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 20.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,864
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.5%
Median Earnings25+ $29,030
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,787
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,294


Median Family Income $56,250
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $622
Median House Value $96,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 10.4%

Beatrice Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles S of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Gage
Standard Zip Codes 68310
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.268
Longitude -96.746

Beatrice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BEATRICE 1 N
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Station CRETE
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 29 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Beatrice, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ellis (68310)

Glenover (68310)

Hoag (68310)

Holmesville (68310)

Homestead National Monument (68310)

Riverside (68310)

Rockford (68310)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blue Springs 372 $31,705
Clatonia 300 $65,781
De Witt 442 $52,083
Filley 100 $55,938
Pickrell 219 $64,375

Beatrice Public Libraries

Beatrice Public Library
Beatrice, Nebraska
(402) 223-3584
Library Web Site

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Beatrice Hospitals

(Government - State)
(402) 223-7500
Emergency Service: No

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
P O BOX 278, 1110 NORTH 10TH ST
(402) 228-3344
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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