Introduction to Nebraska City, Nebraska

Nebraska City, Nebraska, in Otoe county, is 40 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska. The city has a population of approximately 7,228.

Nebraska City History

First explored in 1804 by Lewis and Clark, Nebraska City was the original location of Old Fort Kearny, a military outpost. The city was a site of slave trade during the 1850’s. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 resulted in the formation of Otoe County, which was named after the eponymous Indian tribe. This allowed legal settlement of the area, and the city was incorporated in 1855.

Nebraska City and nearby Attractions

  • Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
  • Arbor Day Farm
  • Wildwood Period House
  • Waubonsie State Park
  • Omaha Children's Museum
  • Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting
  • Civil War Veterans Museum at G.A.R. Hall
  • River Country Nature Museum

Things To Do In Nebraska City

The Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, which is a 52 room colonial mansion once belonging to J. Sterling Morton, is a popular local tourist spot. The Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure provides an enjoyable family experience. Local festivals include the Applejack Festival and the Pumpkin Ridge Festival.

Nebraska City Transportation

Eppley Airfield is the nearest major airport.

Nebraska City Higher Education

Bellevue University, Iowa Western Community College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metropolitan Community College provide higher education to the residents of this area.


Total Population 7,301
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 3,501
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 47.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,146
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,602


Median Family Income $56,875
% Above Poverty Level 85%
% Below Poverty Level 15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $628
Median House Value $98,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 14.9%

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

Nebraska City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 40 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska
County Otoe
Standard Zip Codes 68410
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.676
Longitude -95.858

Nebraska City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Station SIDNEY
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Nebr City (68410)

Paul (68410)

Wyoming (68410)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avoca 227 $60,625
Dunbar 188 $53,750
Nehawka 314 $64,706
Otoe 150 $67,500
Talmage 218 $32,000
Union 204 $43,750

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

Nebraska City Public Libraries

Morton-james Public Library
Nebraska City, Nebraska
(402) 873-5609

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Nebraska City High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 453 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

A Special Education School
Serves 15 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.8

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