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Overview

Introduction to Holdrege, Nebraska

Holdrege, Nebraska, in Phelps county, is 144 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska and 188 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska.

Holdrege History

Holdrege is in Phelps County. It is also the county seat of Phelps County. Holdrege was first settled in by the Swedes in the 1880s. It was named after George W. Holdrege, who was the general manager of the Burlington, Chicago and Quincy Railroad Company. Holdrege was incorporated as a village in 1884.

Holdrege and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Nebraska Art
  • Trails and Rails Museum
  • Museum of Nebraska Art
  • Willa Cather State Historic Site
  • Fort Kearny State Historical Park
  • War Axe State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Holdrege

Local churches include the North Park Assembly of God Church, the All Saints Catholic Church, the Bethel Lutheran Church and the Trinity Evangelical Free Church. One can also visit parks like the Holdrege City Park, Keifer Field and Jaycee Field from Holdrege. The city hosts festivals like Silver Run every June and the Phelps County Fair every July.

Holdrege Transportation

Kearney Municipal Airport is nearby.

Holdrege Higher Education

Central Community College, the University of Nebraska at Kearny, Northeast Community College and Fort Hays State University provide programs in higher education.

People

Total Population 5,528
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,605
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 57.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.1%
Median Earnings25+ $32,308
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,839
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,455

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,133
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $543
Median House Value $104,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 11.1%

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

Holdrege Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 144 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 188 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Phelps
Standard Zip Codes 68949
P.O. Box Zip Codes 68969
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.44
Longitude -99.369

Holdrege Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station HOLDREGE
Distance 0.5 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
Station MINDEN
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
Station OVERTON 3 W
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 68 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Holdridge (68949)

Prairie (68949)

Scandinavia (68969)

Sheridan (68949)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlanta 104 $62,500
Axtell 651 $66,250
Bertrand 749 $65,833
Funk 209 $57,000
Loomis 411 $72,500

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

Holdrege Public Libraries

Library
Holdrege Public Library System
604 EAST AVENUE
Holdrege, Nebraska
(308) 995-6556

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Holdrege Hospitals

PHELPS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1215 TIBBALS ST
(308) 995-2211
Emergency Service: Yes

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Holdrege High Schools

HOLDREGE HIGH SCHOOL
308-995-6558
Serves 368 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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