Friend, Nebraska

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Friend, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Friend Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Friend Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Friend, Nebraska

Comparing Friend 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 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
College Educated Adults 6 5
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 7 2
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Friend Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Saline
Standard Zip Codes 68359
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.653
Longitude -97.285

Friend Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Station CRETE
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
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Friend Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,174 100%
Male 553 47.1%
Female 621 52.9%
Under 18 291 24.8%
18+ 883 75.2%
65+ 315 26.8%
Median Age 43.7
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,158 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 9 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.9%

Estimated Friend Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,204
Growth 30
Growth % 2.6%

Friend 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 46.7%
US/American 10.9%
Czech 10.8%
English 6%
Irish 5.2%
Danish 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Swedish 2.6%
Norwegian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Italian 1.1%
Scottish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Polish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Russian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
British 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Friend 1,174 $40,667
Beaver Crossing 457 $39,464
Cordova 127 $36,250
Dorchester 615 $40,982
Exeter 712 $45,234
Goehner 186 $58,125
Milligan 315 $27,727

Friend Public Libraries

Gilbert Public Library
Friend, Nebraska
(402) 947-5081

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Friend Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(402) 947-2541
Emergency Service: Yes

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  • Programs: Master of Public Health
  • Degrees: Master

A private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) institution, Antioch University serves approximately 5,000 adult students online and at five campuses in four states. All benefit from an education immersed in our core values of inclusiveness, social justice, experiential learning, and socially engaged, global citizenship.  

  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Management
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Since 1888, The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs.

  • Programs: Online MBA specialization in International Business, Online General MBA, Online MBA specialization in Accounting, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services, MS in Psychology - Addictions, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Associate, Bachelor
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Friend High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 164 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

Friend Colleges

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