Introduction to Schuyler, Nebraska

Schuyler, Nebraska, in Colfax county, is 48 miles NW of Lincoln, Nebraska and 59 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska. As of the year 2000 census, 5,371 people lived in Schuyler.

Schuyler History

Schuyler was named after Schuyler Colfax, the U.S. Vice President under Ulysses S. Grant. The city was first reached by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1866. It was a railhead and cattle loading site in its early days. Originally known as the Shell Creek Station, Schuyler received its current name in 1870. It is located in Colfax County, which was also named in Colfax’s honor.

Schuyler and nearby Attractions

  • Oak Ballroom
  • Colfax County Museum
  • Schuyler Golf Club
  • David City Golf Club
  • St. Benedict Center

Things To Do In Schuyler

While in Schuyler, one can visit the Colfax County Museum in order to learn more about the city’s social and cultural history. The Oak Ballroom is a national heritage site with exquisite architecture. The Schuyler Golf Club and the David City Golf Club are popular among local golfers. Local festivals include the Knights of Columbus Spring Festival and the Schuyler Colfax Days.

Schuyler Transportation

Karl Stefan Memorial Airport is nearby.

Schuyler Higher Education

Northeast Community College, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Wayne State College provide facilities for higher education.


Total Population 6,196
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,623
Age of the Population 29


% of people married 51.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $50,211
% Above Poverty Level 83.4%
% Below Poverty Level 16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $620
Median House Value $86,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.3%
US/American 0%
English 1.5%
Irish 2.5%

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

Schuyler Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles NW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Colfax
Standard Zip Codes 68661
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.447
Longitude -97.059

Schuyler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
Station WAHOO
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abie 107 $78,750
Bellwood 345 $50,625
Bruno 145 $55,625
David City 2,862 $64,073
Linwood 103 $42,500
Octavia 128 $55,000

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

Schuyler Public Libraries

Schuyler Public Library
Schuyler, Nebraska
(402) 352-2221

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Schuyler Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
104 WEST 17TH ST
(402) 352-2441
Emergency Service: Yes

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Schuyler High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 414 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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