Overview

Introduction to Beatrice, Nebraska

Beatrice, Nebraska, in Gage county, is 37 miles S of Lincoln, Nebraska and 80 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska.

Beatrice History

In 1859, Beatrice was settled by pioneers who sailed up the Missouri River from the town of St. Louis. The city is named after Julia Beatrice Kinney, the eldest daughter of the first president of the Nebraska Association, Judge J. F. Kinney. Beatrice was incorporated as a town in 1871, and as a city in 1873.

Beatrice and nearby Attractions

  • Homestead National Monument
  • Gage County Historical Museum
  • Beatrice Big Blue Water Park
  • Astro Park
  • Beatrice Monument Rock of Ages
  • Beatrice Public Library

Things To Do In Beatrice

Beatrice has a number of nearby historical sites and monuments. The city also hosts a number of vibrant local festivals, including the Gage County Fair & Expo, the Winter Festival of Prairie Culture and the Heartland Storytelling Festival. The Rockford Lake State Recreation Area and the Historic Oregon Trail offer facilities for recreational and outdoor activities. The Gage County Historical Museum and the Beatrice Public Library provide insight into the city’s history.

Beatrice Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Lincoln Municipal Airport.

Beatrice Higher Education

Southeast Community College, Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,307
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens22.4%
Employed Population 16+6,057
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,983
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,161
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,028

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,957
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone40.1%
Median Gross Rent$636
Median House Value$105,000

Ancestry

Irish10.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.4%
English7.4%
Dutch3%
Czech2.5%
Swedish2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Polish1.1%
Scottish1%
Danishn1%
Norwegian0.9%
Italian0.7%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
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Beatrice Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gage County
Standard Zip Codes68310
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.26
Approximate Longitude-96.74

Beatrice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBEATRICE 1 N
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip30.5 inches
StationVIRGINIA
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches
StationCRETE
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip29 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blue Springs259$58,125
Clatonia389$60,000
De Witt581$62,969
Filley123$64,375
Pickrell227$84,583
Wymore1,438$66,736

Beatrice Public Libraries

Beatrice Public Library
100 NORTH 16TH STREET
Beatrice, Nebraska
(402) 223-3584

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Beatrice Hospitals

Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center, Inc
(Non-profit)
4800 Hospital Parkway
(402) 228-3344
Beatrice Community Hospital
4800 Hospital Pkwy
(402) 228-3344

Beatrice Public Schools

Beatrice High School
600 Orange Blvd
ZIP: 68310
(402) 223-1515
High
Total Enrollment 659
Beatrice Middle School
215 N 5th St
ZIP: 68310
(402) 223-1545
Middle
Total Enrollment 477
Cedar Elementary School
201 S Cedar St
ZIP: 68310
(402) 223-1585
Primary
Total Enrollment 190
Compass Learning Community
2920 East Court Street
ZIP: 68310
(402) 239-7021
Educational Service Unit 5
900 West Court
ZIP: 68310
(402) 223-5277
Lincoln Elementary School
500 N 19th
ZIP: 68310
(402) 223-1575
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Paddock Lane School
1300 N 14th St
ZIP: 68310
(402) 223-1566
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Stoddard Elementary School
400 S 7th St
ZIP: 68310
(402) 223-1580
Primary
Total Enrollment 242

Beatrice Private Schools

St Joseph Elementary School
420 N 6th St
ZIP: 68310
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
St Pauls Lutheran School
930 Prairie Ln
ZIP: 68310
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
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