Introduction to Seward, Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska, in Seward county, is 23 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska and 65 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska. There are 6,319 residents in the city.

Seward History

Seward county was named in honor of William Henry Seward, the Secretary of State under President Lincoln. The county was formed in 1856 and was originally known as Greene County. In 1862, its name was changed to Seward. The city is the county seat of Seward County.

Seward and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Nebraska History
  • Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
  • Great Plains Art Collection
  • Lux Center for the Arts
  • Bluestem State Recreation Area
  • Pioneer State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Seward

Local festivals in the area include the Seward County Fair, which is held every August. Local museums include the Museum of Nebraska History, the Saunders County Historical Museum and the Anna Bemis Palmer Museum. Seward City Park and Karol Kay Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Seward Transportation

Lincoln Municipal is the nearest major airport.

Seward Higher Education

Concordia University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University offer facilities for higher education.


Total Population 7,109
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,345
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.4%
Median Earnings25+ $38,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,556
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,417


Median Family Income $73,727
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $633
Median House Value $135,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 9.7%

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

Seward Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Seward
Standard Zip Codes 68434
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.906
Longitude -97.098

Seward Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station SEWARD
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Station CRETE
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 29 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Tamora (68434)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bee 215 $51,250
Garland 243 $62,500
Goehner 89 $53,125
Malcolm 363 $82,083
Milford 2,373 $65,517
Staplehurst 254 $58,438

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

Seward Public Libraries

Seward Public Library
Seward, Nebraska
(402) 643-3318
Library Web Site

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Seward Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(402) 643-2971
Emergency Service: Yes

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Seward High Schools

Serves 494 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

Seward Colleges

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