Introduction to Sidney, Nebraska

Sidney, Nebraska, in Cheyenne county, is 96 miles E of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 138 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado. There are an estimated 6,282 people in the city.

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.


Total Population 6,801
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,799
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $37,813
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,860
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,921


Median Family Income $69,280
% Above Poverty Level 84.1%
% Below Poverty Level 15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 10 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 35.3%
Median Gross Rent $582
Median House Value $114,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 15%

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


  • 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
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
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 311 $51,042
Gurley 193 $58,750
Lodgepole 264 $66,875
Potter 332 $45,833

Sidney Public Libraries

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

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Sidney Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(308) 254-5825
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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