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Overview

Introduction to Nebraska City, Nebraska

Nebraska City, Nebraska, in Otoe county, is 40 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska.

Nebraska City History

First explored in 1804 by Lewis and Clark, Nebraska City was the original location of Old Fort Kearny, a military outpost. The city was a site of slave trade during the 1850s. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 resulted in the formation of Otoe County, which was named after the eponymous Indian tribe. This allowed legal settlement of the area, and the city was incorporated in 1855.

Nebraska City and nearby Attractions

  • Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
  • Arbor Day Farm
  • Wildwood Period House
  • Waubonsie State Park
  • Omaha Children's Museum
  • Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting
  • Civil War Veterans Museum at G.A.R. Hall
  • River Country Nature Museum

Things To Do In Nebraska City

The Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, which is a 52 room colonial mansion once belonging to J. Sterling Morton, is a popular local tourist spot. The Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure provides an enjoyable family experience. Local festivals include the Applejack Festival and the Pumpkin Ridge Festival.

Nebraska City Transportation

Eppley Airfield is the nearest major airport.

Nebraska City Higher Education

Bellevue University, Iowa Western Community College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metropolitan Community College provide higher education to the residents of this area.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,303
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens20.6%
Employed Population 16+3,496
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married48.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18%
Median Earnings25+$31,689
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,280

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,772
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.7%
Median Gross Rent$641
Median House Value$104,400

Ancestry

German35.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.6%
Irish12.9%
English8.4%
Polish3.4%
Swedish3%
Czech2.8%
Dutch2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Austrian1.7%
Italian1.5%
Hungarian1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Norwegian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Iranian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Luxemburger0.1%
Arab0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Nebraska City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Otoe County
Standard Zip Codes68410
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.67
Approximate Longitude-95.86

Nebraska City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEBRASKA CITY
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationSIDNEY
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationSYRACUSE
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp39 to 67 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avoca252$59,583
Dunbar191$55,417
Nehawka258$64,886
Otoe188$58,750
Talmage285$33,333
Union193$43,750

Nebraska City Public Libraries

Morton-james Public Library
923 FIRST CORSO
Nebraska City, Nebraska
(402) 873-5609

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Nebraska City Hospitals

Chi Health St Mary's
1301 Grundman Blvd
(402) 873-3321

Nebraska City Public Schools

Hayward Elementary School
306 S 14th St
ZIP: 68410
(402) 873-6641
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Ne Center For Educ Of Blind
824 10th Ave, Po Box 129
ZIP: 68410
(402) 873-5513
Other
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Rd
ZIP: 68410
(402) 873-3360
High
Total Enrollment 431
Nebraska City Middle School
909 1st Corso
ZIP: 68410
(402) 873-5591
Middle
Total Enrollment 317
Nebraska City Northside Elem
1200 North 14th Street
ZIP: 68410
(402) 874-9193
Primary
Total Enrollment 365

Nebraska City Private Schools

Lourdes Central Catholic School
412 2nd Ave
ZIP: 68410
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 308
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