Harvard, Nebraska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Harvard Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Harvard Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Harvard, Nebraska

Comparing Harvard 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 7 4
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Age of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 8
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 2
People Above Poverty 4 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Short Commute Times 7 2
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
People Living Alone 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Harvard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 68944
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.618
Longitude -98.096

Harvard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.5 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 HASTINGS 4 N
Distance 15.2 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
Distance 26.7 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
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Harvard Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 998 100%
Male 474 47.5%
Female 524 52.5%
Under 18 282 28.3%
18+ 716 71.7%
65+ 182 18.2%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 3.08
White 950 95.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.7%
Other 32 3.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 123 12.3%

Estimated Harvard Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 943
Growth -55
Growth % -5.5%

Harvard 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 32.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.2%
English 7.3%
Swedish 5.9%
Irish 5.6%
Syrian 4.2%
Czech 3.2%
US/American 3.2%
Polish 2.8%
Norwegian 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Dutch 1.8%
Danish 1.6%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Swiss 1.1%
Italian 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
French Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Harvard 998 $32,031
Clay Center 861 $45,893
Fairfield 467 $37,000
Giltner 389 $45,179
Glenvil 332 $39,625
Sutton 1,447 $42,273
Trumbull 212 $46,042

Harvard Public Libraries

Harvard Public Library
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Harvard High Schools (2004)

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Serves 148 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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