Edgar, Nebraska

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

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Comparative Profile of Edgar, Nebraska

Comparing Edgar 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 9 7
Age of the Population 9 7
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 6
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 5 4
College Educated Adults 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 3
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Edgar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 74 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 68935
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.372
Longitude -97.971

Edgar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
Station GENEVA
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 29.7 inches
Station HASTINGS 4 N
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
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Edgar Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 539 100%
Male 267 49.5%
Female 272 50.5%
Under 18 130 24.1%
18+ 409 75.9%
65+ 128 23.7%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.87
White 527 97.8%
African-American 3 0.6%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 1.1%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.7%

Estimated Edgar Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 508
Growth -31
Growth % -5.8%

Edgar 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 43.1%
US/American 10.2%
English 8.9%
Irish 6.4%
Norwegian 4.6%
Swedish 4.1%
Danish 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Czech 3.6%
French Canadian 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Scottish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Welsh 0.8%
Lebanese 0.5%
European 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sedan (68935)

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)
Edgar 539 $39,286
Clay Center 861 $45,893
Davenport 339 $33,958
Fairfield 467 $37,000
Lawrence 312 $30,750
Nelson 587 $40,469
Shickley 376 $49,750

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