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Overview

Introduction to Seward, Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska, in Seward county, is 23 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska and 65 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska.

Seward History

Seward county was named in honor of William Henry Seward, the Secretary of State under President Lincoln. The county was formed in 1856 and was originally known as Greene County. In 1862, its name was changed to Seward. The city is the county seat of Seward County.

Seward and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Nebraska History
  • Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
  • Great Plains Art Collection
  • Lux Center for the Arts
  • Bluestem State Recreation Area
  • Pioneer State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Seward

Local festivals in the area include the Seward County Fair, which is held every August. Local museums include the Museum of Nebraska History, the Saunders County Historical Museum and the Anna Bemis Palmer Museum. Seward City Park and Karol Kay Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Seward Transportation

Lincoln Municipal is the nearest major airport.

Seward Higher Education

Concordia University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,133
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+3,439
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,563
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,674
% Above Poverty Level88.8%
% Below Poverty Level11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.3%
Median Gross Rent$711
Median House Value$143,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
Irish9.6%
Czech7.7%
English5.8%
Swedish3.5%
French Except Basque2.6%
Dutch2%
Polish1.9%
Danishn1.8%
Norwegian1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Italian1%
Russian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Seward Almanac

CategoryValue
County Seward County
Standard Zip Codes68434
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.91
Approximate Longitude-97.09

Seward Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSEWARD
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip27.9 inches
StationLINCOLN AP
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip28.3 inches
StationCRETE
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip29 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bee231$51,250
Garland264$61,250
Goehner116$80,000
Malcolm408$73,750
Milford2,389$63,843
Staplehurst254$61,250

Seward Public Libraries

Seward Memorial Library
233 SOUTH 5TH STREET
Seward, Nebraska
(402) 643-3318

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Seward Hospitals

Memorial Hospital
300 North Columbia Ave
(402) 643-2971

Seward Public Schools

Seward Elementary School
200 E Pinewood
ZIP: 68434
(402) 643-2968
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Seward High School
532 Northern Heights
ZIP: 68434
(402) 643-2988
High
Total Enrollment 511
Seward Middle School
2401 Karol Kay Blvd
ZIP: 68434
(402) 643-2986
Middle
Total Enrollment 415

Seward Private Schools

St John Lutheran School
877 N Columbia Ave
ZIP: 68434
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
St Vincent Depaul School
152 Pinewood Ave
ZIP: 68434
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
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