Introduction to Fremont, Nebraska

Fremont, Nebraska, in Dodge county, is 31 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska. The city contains a population of approximately 25,174.

Fremont History

Fremont was founded in 1856. The city was named after John C. Fremont, an American explorer, military official and politician. The area was a major route for the hunters and the military in the 19th century. Because of its convenient geographical location, a railroad (1886), transcontinental telegraph line (1861) and highway (1913) all were constructed passing through the area.

Fremont and nearby Attractions

  • Fremont Historic Visitors Center
  • Saunders County Historical Museum
  • Boys Town Hall of History
  • Louis E. May Museum
  • Two Rivers State Recreation Area
  • Dead Timber State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Fremont

The Fremont Golf Club is popular spot among local golfers. The Calvary United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church of Fremont, Community Christian Church and the Calvary Church are the local churches. From Fremont, one can also visit places like the Behlen Observatory, the Lueninghoener Planetarium and the Nebraska Railroad Museum.

Fremont Transportation

Des Moines International is the nearest major airport.

Fremont Higher Education

Midland Lutheran College, Creighton University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Belleview University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center are the local institutions providing facilities for higher education.


Total Population 26,483
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 12,823
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,800
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,972
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,159


Median Family Income $55,601
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 26.2%
Median Gross Rent $711
Median House Value $115,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 12.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fremont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 31 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dodge
Standard Zip Codes 68025
P.O. Box Zip Codes 68026
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.444
Longitude -96.497

Fremont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.8 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
Station OMAHA 9 NW
Distance 25.8 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 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arlington 1,205 $74,688
Cedar Bluffs 526 $59,375
Colon 167 $95,179
Hooper 792 $62,031
Leshara 101 $40,625
Nickerson 386 $47,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fremont Public Libraries

Keene Memorial Library
Fremont, Nebraska
(402) 727-2694
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Fremont Hospitals

(Government - Local)
450 EAST 23RD ST
(402) 721-1610
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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