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Overview

Introduction to Blair, Nebraska

Blair, Nebraska, in Washington county, is 22 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska. The people of the city are in the Omaha metropolitan area.

Blair History

Blair was formed when the Pacific Railroad established a route running through the area. It was named after railroad official John I. Blair.

Blair and nearby Attractions

  • Burt County Museum
  • Washington County Museum
  • Joslyn Art Museum
  • Wilson Island State Recreation Area
  • Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
  • Squirrel Cage Jail

Things To Do In Blair

While staying in Blair, one can visit museums such as the General Crook House Museum, the Riekes Museum of the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society and the Union Pacific Railroad Museum.

Blair Transportation

Des Moines International is the nearest major airport.

Blair Higher Education

Dana College, Creighton University, Belleview University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha are the local institutions of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,007
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+3,831
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married50.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,377
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,101

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,110
% Above Poverty Level85.7%
% Below Poverty Level14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$673
Median House Value$142,900

Ancestry

German41.1%
Irish20.3%
Danishn11.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
English6.6%
Swedish5.4%
Norwegian4.6%
Polish2.4%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.6%
Czech1.2%
African0.9%
Italian0.7%
Latvian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Syrian0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Blair Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes68008
P.O. Box Zip Codes68009
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.54
Approximate Longitude-96.13

Blair Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBLAIR
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip30.1 inches
StationOMAHA 9 NW
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationFREMONT
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp10 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip29.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bennington1,608$87,019
Fort Calhoun815$90,938
Herman238$39,688
Kennard351$76,719
Tekamah1,662$58,261
Washington114$103,750

Blair Public Libraries

Blair Public Library
210 SOUTH 17TH STREET
Blair, Nebraska
(402) 426-3617

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Blair Hospitals

Memorial Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
810 North 22nd St
(402) 426-2182

Blair Public Schools

Blair Arbor Park Intermediate School
1717 Adams St, Po Box 288
ZIP: 68008
(402) 426-2735
Middle
Total Enrollment 352
Blair High School
440 N 10th St, Po Box 288
ZIP: 68008
(402) 426-4941
High
Total Enrollment 709
Blair North Elementary School
1326 Park St, Po Box 288
ZIP: 68008
(402) 426-3835
Primary
Total Enrollment 208
Blair South Elementary School
1616 Butler St, Po Box 288
ZIP: 68008
(402) 426-2229
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Blair West Elementary School
2232 Washington, Po Box 288
ZIP: 68008
(402) 426-3135
Deerfield Elementary School
1100 Deerfield Blv, Po Box 288
ZIP: 68008
(402) 426-5123
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Gerald Otte Blair Middle Sch
555 Jackson St, Po Box 288
ZIP: 68008
(402) 426-3678
Middle
Total Enrollment 548
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