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People

Total Population 936
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 27.2%
Employed Population 16+ 425
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,821
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 9 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.3%
Median Gross Rent $427
Median House Value $61,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 15.3%

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

Benkelman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 169 miles E of Greeley, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 175 miles E of Aurora, Colorado
County Dundy
Standard Zip Codes 69021
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.049
Longitude -101.532

Benkelman 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 BENKELMAN
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 41 F
Apr Temp 34 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 69 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
Station SAINT FRANCIS
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 41 F
Apr Temp 34 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 69 F
Annual Precip 18 inches
Station ATWOOD 2 SW
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 40 F
Apr Temp 33 to 66 F
Jul Temp 61 to 93 F
Oct Temp 33 to 69 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Doane (69021)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Haigler 170 $50,000
Stratton 404 $45,694

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

Benkelman Public Libraries

Library
Dundy County Library
126 7TH AVENUE EAST
Benkelman, Nebraska
(308) 324-2540

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Benkelman Hospitals

DUNDY COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
P O BOX 626, 1313 NORTH CHEYENNE ST
(308) 423-2204
Emergency Service: Yes

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Benkelman High Schools

DUNDY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
308-423-2738
Serves 146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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