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Overview

Introduction to Sidney, Nebraska

Sidney, Nebraska, in Cheyenne county, is 96 miles E of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 138 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado.

Sidney History

The plan of the community was laid out by the Union Pacific Railroad in the year 1867. It was named in honor of Sidney Dillon, who was the President of the Union Pacific at that time. A military outpost was established in the area as a result of the frequent problems between railroad workers and Native Americans. The city of Sidney was officially incorporated as a municipality in 1884.

City and nearby Attractions

  • North Sterling State Park
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument
  • Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
  • Chimney Rock National Historic Site
  • Oregon Trail Museum
  • Bridgeport State Recreation Area

Things To Do In City

The community celebrates various festivals throughout the year, including Gold Rush Day every June, the Cheyenne County Fair every July and August and Oktoberfest every October. Some of the local churches include New Hope Wesleyan Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Church of the Nazarene and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The Cabelas Wildlife Display is a notable attraction in Sidney. The Hillside Golf Course is popular among local golfers.

City Transportation

Flights are available from Sidney Municipal Airport.

City Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Chadron State College, Aims Community College, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Denver.

People

Total Population 6,830
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,818
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,877
% Above Poverty Level 86.5%
% Below Poverty Level 13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 10 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $585
Median House Value $122,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 15.4%

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

Sidney Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 96 miles E of Cheyenne, Wyoming (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Cheyenne
Standard Zip Codes 69162
Company Zip Codes 69160
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.142
Longitude -102.977

Sidney 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 SIDNEY 3 S
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 37 F
Apr Temp 29 to 59 F
Jul Temp 56 to 87 F
Oct Temp 32 to 64 F
Annual Precip 18.7 inches
Station LODGEPOLE
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 64 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 36 to 69 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Station OSHKOSH
Distance 37.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 37 F
Apr Temp 30 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 89 F
Oct Temp 31 to 66 F
Annual Precip 17 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brownson (69162)

Colton (69162)

Lorenzo (69162)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dalton 298 $52,292
Gurley 200 $50,250
Lodgepole 278 $66,250
Potter 315 $42,500

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

Sidney Public Libraries

Library
Sidney Public Library
1112 12TH AVENUE
Sidney, Nebraska
(308) 254-3110
Library Web Site

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Sidney Hospitals

MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
645 OSAGE ST
(308) 254-5825
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sidney High Schools

SIDNEY HIGH SCHOOL
1110 16TH ST
308-254-5893
Serves 408 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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