Gibbon, Nebraska

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Gibbon, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Gibbon Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Gibbon Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Gibbon, Nebraska

Comparing Gibbon 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 9 10
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Age of the Population 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
College Educated Adults 6 5
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


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

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Gibbon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 114 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 155 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Buffalo
Standard Zip Codes 68840
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.748
Longitude -98.844

Gibbon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KEARNEY 4 NE
Distance 9.1 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
Distance 20.1 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
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
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Gibbon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,759 100%
Male 863 49.1%
Female 896 50.9%
Under 18 533 30.3%
18+ 1,226 69.7%
65+ 256 14.6%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.2
White 1,496 85%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.7%
Other 220 12.5%
Mixed Race 24 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 369 21%

Estimated Gibbon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,753
Growth -6
Growth % -0.3%

Gibbon 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 36.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.9%
English 9.1%
US/American 8.7%
Irish 7.3%
Polish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Swedish 1.8%
Danish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
British 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lowell (68840)
Newark (68840)

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)
Gibbon 1,759 $42,688
Kearney 27,431 $46,650
Kenesaw 873 $45,500
Minden 2,964 $47,356
Riverdale 213 $46,786
Shelton 1,140 $42,381
Wood River 1,204 $44,453

Gibbon Public Libraries

Gibbon Public Library
Gibbon, Nebraska
(308) 468-5889

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Gibbon High Schools (2004)

Serves 256 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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