Cairo, Nebraska

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Cairo, Nebraska

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Comparative Profile of Cairo, Nebraska

Comparing Cairo 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Senior Citizens 5 3
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 3
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Housing Recently Built 5 7
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Cairo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 102 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Hall
Standard Zip Codes 68824
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.001
Longitude -98.607

Cairo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.8 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Station KEARNEY 4 NE
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.2 inches
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Cairo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 790 100%
Male 376 47.6%
Female 414 52.4%
Under 18 237 30%
18+ 553 70%
65+ 113 14.3%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.14
White 780 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 2.3%

Estimated Cairo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 787
Growth -3
Growth % -0.4%

Cairo 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 46.9%
US/American 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
Danish 6.8%
English 6.5%
Irish 4.7%
Polish 4.6%
Swedish 2.9%
Czech 2.1%
Italian 1.8%
Swiss 1.5%
Dutch 1%
Scandinavian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
European 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Portuguese 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mayfield (68824)
South Loup (68824)

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)
Cairo 790 $43,854
Alda 652 $39,219
Dannebrog 352 $31,250
Farwell 148 $29,792
Grand Island 42,940 $43,197
Rockville 111 $32,188
Wood River 1,204 $44,453
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Cairo High Schools (2004)

Serves 301 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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