Overton, Nebraska

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Overton, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Overton Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% Overton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Overton, Nebraska

Comparing Overton 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 9
Senior Citizens 5 3
Age of the Population 4 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 2
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


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

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Overton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 150 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 191 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dawson
Standard Zip Codes 68834, 68863
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.738
Longitude -99.537

Overton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OVERTON 3 W
Distance 2.5 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
Distance 22.9 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 KEARNEY 4 NE
Distance 27.3 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
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Overton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 646 100%
Male 353 54.6%
Female 293 45.4%
Under 18 190 29.4%
18+ 456 70.6%
65+ 93 14.4%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 3.13
White 599 92.7%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 35 5.4%
Mixed Race 6 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 59 9.1%

Estimated Overton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 655
Growth 9
Growth % 1.4%

Overton 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 45.8%
Irish 10.5%
English 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
Swedish 6.3%
French (except Basque) 3.7%
Norwegian 2.6%
Dutch 2.3%
Danish 2.3%
US/American 2.3%
Scottish 1.6%
Czech 1.2%
Welsh 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Overton 646 $38,194
Amherst 277 $41,875
Elm Creek 894 $40,417
Lexington 10,011 $43,571
Miller 156 $36,875
Riverdale 213 $46,786
Sumner 237 $33,750

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Overton Community Library
Overton, Nebraska
(308) 987-2543

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Overton High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 152 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

Overton Colleges

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