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Overview

Introduction to Holdrege, Nebraska

Holdrege, Nebraska, in Phelps county, is 144 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska and 188 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska.

Holdrege History

Holdrege is in Phelps County. It is also the county seat of Phelps County. Holdrege was first settled in by the Swedes in the 1880s. It was named after George W. Holdrege, who was the general manager of the Burlington, Chicago and Quincy Railroad Company. Holdrege was incorporated as a village in 1884.

Holdrege and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Nebraska Art
  • Trails and Rails Museum
  • Museum of Nebraska Art
  • Willa Cather State Historic Site
  • Fort Kearny State Historical Park
  • War Axe State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Holdrege

Local churches include the North Park Assembly of God Church, the All Saints Catholic Church, the Bethel Lutheran Church and the Trinity Evangelical Free Church. One can also visit parks like the Holdrege City Park, Keifer Field and Jaycee Field from Holdrege. The city hosts festivals like Silver Run every June and the Phelps County Fair every July.

Holdrege Transportation

Kearney Municipal Airport is nearby.

Holdrege Higher Education

Central Community College, the University of Nebraska at Kearny, Northeast Community College and Fort Hays State University provide programs in higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,545
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens20.6%
Employed Population 16+2,731
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,096
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,050
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,361

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,899
% Above Poverty Level90.5%
% Below Poverty Level9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$548
Median House Value$105,500

Ancestry

German38.8%
Swedish18.3%
Irish12.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
English10.1%
French Except Basque2.6%
Dutch2.5%
Italian2.4%
Danishn1.9%
Czech1.3%
Polish1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Swiss0.3%
South African0.3%
Welsh0.3%
African0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Holdrege Almanac

CategoryValue
County Phelps County, Harlan County
Standard Zip Codes68949
P.O. Box Zip Codes68969
Phone Area Codes308
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.44
Approximate Longitude-99.37

Holdrege Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOLDREGE
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip26 inches
StationMINDEN
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp38 to 67 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches
StationOVERTON 3 W
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 37 F
Apr Temp36 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 68 F
Annual Precip24.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlanta96$73,750
Axtell658$68,194
Bertrand702$61,964
Funk243$60,833
Loomis419$71,875
Wilcox441$54,792

Holdrege Public Libraries

Holdrege Area Public Library
604 EAST AVENUE
Holdrege, Nebraska
(308) 995-6556

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Holdrege Hospitals

Phelps Memorial Health Center
(Non-profit)
1215 Tibbals St
(308) 995-2211

Holdrege Public Schools

Franklin Elementary School
1015 Sherman, Po Box 2002
ZIP: 68949
(308) 995-4269
Primary
Total Enrollment 142
Holdrege High School
600 12th Ave, Po Box 2002
ZIP: 68949
(308) 995-6558
High
Total Enrollment 333
Holdrege Middle School
600 14th Ave, Po Box 2002
ZIP: 68949
(308) 995-5421
Middle
Total Enrollment 359
Holdrege Public Schools Early Childhood Ed Ctr
1421 13th St, Po Box 2002
ZIP: 68949
(308) 995-8140
Primary
Total Enrollment 43
R7 Elementary School
1421 13th St, Po Box 2002
ZIP: 68949
(308) 995-6179
Primary
Total Enrollment 86
Washington Elementary School
115 8th Ave, Po Box 2002
ZIP: 68949
(308) 995-4339
Primary
Total Enrollment 144

Holdrege Private Schools

All Saints Catholic School
1206 Logan St
ZIP: 68949
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
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