Overview

Introduction to Schuyler, Nebraska

Schuyler, Nebraska, in Colfax county, is 48 miles NW of Lincoln, Nebraska and 59 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska.

Schuyler History

Schuyler was named after Schuyler Colfax, the U.S. Vice President under Ulysses S. Grant. The city was first reached by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1866. It was a railhead and cattle loading site in its early days. Originally known as the Shell Creek Station, Schuyler received its current name in 1870. It is located in Colfax County, which was also named in Colfax’s honor.

Schuyler and nearby Attractions

  • Oak Ballroom
  • Colfax County Museum
  • Schuyler Golf Club
  • David City Golf Club
  • St. Benedict Center

Things To Do In Schuyler

While in Schuyler, one can visit the Colfax County Museum in order to learn more about the city’s social and cultural history. The Oak Ballroom is a national heritage site with exquisite architecture. The Schuyler Golf Club and the David City Golf Club are popular among local golfers. Local festivals include the Knights of Columbus Spring Festival and the Schuyler Colfax Days.

Schuyler Transportation

Karl Stefan Memorial Airport is nearby.

Schuyler Higher Education

Northeast Community College, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Wayne State College provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,229
Male Share of the Population53.9%
Female Share of the Population46.1%
Senior Citizens8.9%
Employed Population 16+2,633
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,075
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,047
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,509

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,232
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$596
Median House Value$95,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.9%
German9.4%
Czech6.6%
African3.3%
Irish2.4%
Somali2.3%
Swedish2%
English1.4%
Norwegian1%
Welsh0.9%
Sudanese0.9%
French Except Basque0.7%
Polish0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Russian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Schuyler Almanac

CategoryValue
County Colfax County
Standard Zip Codes68661
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.44
Approximate Longitude-97.05

Schuyler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDAVID CITY
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationCOLUMBUS 3 NE
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip28.4 inches
StationWAHOO
Distance27.3 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abie78$76,250
Bellwood311$66,250
Bruno109$73,000
David City2,834$59,028
Linwood144$32,500
Octavia125$60,313

Schuyler Public Libraries

Schuyler Public Library
1123 A STREET
Schuyler, Nebraska
(402) 352-2221

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Schuyler Hospitals

Chi Health Schuyler
104 West 17th St
(402) 352-2441

Schuyler Public Schools

North Ward Prekindergarten
100 East 15th
ZIP: 68661
(402) 352-2628
Primary
Total Enrollment 85
Schuyler Central High School
401 Adam St
ZIP: 68661
(402) 352-3527
High
Total Enrollment 475
Schuyler Elementary School
2404 Denver, Po Box 431
ZIP: 68661
(402) 352-9940
Primary
Total Enrollment 827
Schuyler Elementary-fisher's
1098 Road J
ZIP: 68661
(402) 352-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 67
Schuyler Headstart
1014 West 9th Street
ZIP: 68661
(402) 352-5084
Primary
Total Enrollment 114
Schuyler Middle School
200 W 10th St
ZIP: 68661
(402) 352-5514
Middle
Total Enrollment 355
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