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Overview

Introduction to Alliance, Nebraska

Alliance, Nebraska, in Box Butte county, is 120 miles NE of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 194 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado.

Alliance History

Alliance was originally known as Grand Lake. Its history traces back to the year 1888, when the then superintendent of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, G. W. Holdrege changed its name to Alliance. The community was named after Alliance, Ohio. The city is also known as "Cattle Capital of the World." It is the county seat of Box Butte County, which was established in 1886.

Alliance and nearby Attractions

  • Carhenge
  • Dobby’s Frontier Town
  • Knight Museum of the High Plains Heritage
  • Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bridgeport State Recreational Area
  • Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Alliance

Alliance hosts festivals such as the Thunder on the Prairie Rod Run every June and the Cattle Capital Rodeo every July. There are many churches in Alliance, including the Calvary Assembly of God, the Alliance Christian Church, the First Baptist Church and the Church of Christ. The Sunken Gardens, the Carnegie Arts Center and the Central Park Fountain are also popular local spots.

Alliance Transportation

Denver International is the nearest major airport.

Alliance Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Chadron State College, Western Nebraska Community College and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,469
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+4,245
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$37,958
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,614

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,617
% Above Poverty Level84.3%
% Below Poverty Level15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time9 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$545
Median House Value$95,400

Ancestry

German40.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26%
Irish11.8%
English8.4%
Polish3.4%
Czech2.8%
Swedish2.6%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.9%
Norwegian1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Danishn1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Russian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
African0.1%
Serbian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Alliance Almanac

CategoryValue
County Box Butte County
Standard Zip Codes69301
Phone Area Codes308
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude42.1
Approximate Longitude-102.87

Alliance Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALLIANCE 1 WNW
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp10 to 39 F
Apr Temp31 to 61 F
Jul Temp58 to 90 F
Oct Temp32 to 67 F
Annual Precip15.9 inches
StationHEMINGFORD
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 86 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip17 inches
StationHAY SPRINGS 12 S
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp8 to 34 F
Apr Temp30 to 58 F
Jul Temp56 to 86 F
Oct Temp31 to 63 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hemingford840$66,667

Alliance Public Libraries

Alliance Public Library
1750 SWEETWATER AVENUE
Alliance, Nebraska
(308) 762-1387

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Alliance Hospitals

Box Butte General Hospital
(Government - Local)
2101 Box Butte Ave
(308) 762-6660

Alliance Public Schools

Alliance Early Child Ed Prog
212 East 24th St
ZIP: 69301
(308) 762-4425
Primary
Total Enrollment 63
Alliance High School
1450 Box Butte
ZIP: 69301
(308) 762-3359
High
Total Enrollment 508
Alliance Middle School
11th And Laramie
ZIP: 69301
(308) 762-3079
Middle
Total Enrollment 458
Emerson Elementary School
700 Black Hills
ZIP: 69301
(308) 762-4093
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Grandview Elementary School
615 Grand
ZIP: 69301
(308) 762-4519
Primary
Total Enrollment 262

Alliance Private Schools

St Agnes Academy
1104 Cheyenne Ave
ZIP: 69301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 133
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