Benkelman, Nebraska

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Benkelman, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Top 1% trophy Benkelman Short Commute Times
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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 14% Benkelman Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Benkelman, Nebraska

Comparing Benkelman 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 9
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Racial Diversity 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 5 3
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Working at Home 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Benkelman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 169 miles E of Greeley, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 175 miles E of Aurora, Colorado
County Dundy
Standard Zip Codes 69021
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.049
Longitude -101.532

Benkelman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 41 F
Apr Temp 34 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 69 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 41 F
Apr Temp 34 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 69 F
Annual Precip 18 inches
Station ATWOOD 2 SW
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 40 F
Apr Temp 33 to 66 F
Jul Temp 61 to 93 F
Oct Temp 33 to 69 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
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Benkelman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,006 100%
Male 445 44.2%
Female 561 55.8%
Under 18 201 20%
18+ 805 80%
65+ 299 29.7%
Median Age 47.2
Average Family Size 2.76
White 981 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.8%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 9 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Benkelman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 914
Growth -92
Growth % -9.1%

Benkelman 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 45.5%
English 13%
US/American 10.9%
Irish 6.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Welsh 2.8%
Swedish 2.1%
Czech 2.1%
Scottish 2.1%
Norwegian 1.8%
Russian 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
British 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Doane (69021)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benkelman 1,006 $37,813
Haigler 211 $27,500
Stratton 396 $32,656

Benkelman Public Libraries

Dundy County Library
Benkelman, Nebraska
(308) 324-2540

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Benkelman Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(308) 423-2204
Emergency Service: Yes

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Benkelman High Schools (2004)

Serves 146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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