Introduction to Blair, Nebraska

Blair, Nebraska, in Washington county, is 22 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska. The people of the city are in the Omaha metropolitan area. Blair has a population of 7,512.

Blair History

Blair was formed when the Pacific Railroad established a route running through the area. It was named after railroad official John I. Blair.

Blair and nearby Attractions

  • Burt County Museum
  • Washington County Museum
  • Joslyn Art Museum
  • Wilson Island State Recreation Area
  • Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
  • Squirrel Cage Jail

Things To Do In Blair

While staying in Blair, one can visit museums such as the General Crook House Museum, the Riekes Museum of the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society and the Union Pacific Railroad Museum.

Blair Transportation

Des Moines International is the nearest major airport.

Blair Higher Education

Dana College, Creighton University, Belleview University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha are the local institutions of higher education.


Total Population 7,990
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,110
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 52.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,217
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,711


Median Family Income $65,754
% Above Poverty Level 84.5%
% Below Poverty Level 15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $671
Median House Value $144,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 17.3%

Blair Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Washington
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 68008
P.O. Box Zip Codes 68009
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.544
Longitude -96.124

Blair Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station BLAIR
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
Station OMAHA 9 NW
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 29.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bennington 1,357 $78,125
Fort Calhoun 753 $85,250
Herman 259 $43,438
Kennard 367 $79,375
Tekamah 1,616 $60,250
Washington 125 $106,094

Blair Public Libraries

Blair Public Library
Blair, Nebraska
(402) 426-3617
Library Web Site

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Blair Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(402) 426-1199
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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