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Overview

Introduction to Sidney, Nebraska

Sidney, Nebraska, in Cheyenne county, is 96 miles E of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 138 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado.

Sidney History

The plan of the community was laid out by the Union Pacific Railroad in the year 1867. It was named in honor of Sidney Dillon, who was the President of the Union Pacific at that time. A military outpost was established in the area as a result of the frequent problems between railroad workers and Native Americans. The city of Sidney was officially incorporated as a municipality in 1884.

City and nearby Attractions

  • North Sterling State Park
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument
  • Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
  • Chimney Rock National Historic Site
  • Oregon Trail Museum
  • Bridgeport State Recreation Area

Things To Do In City

The community celebrates various festivals throughout the year, including Gold Rush Day every June, the Cheyenne County Fair every July and August and Oktoberfest every October. Some of the local churches include New Hope Wesleyan Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Church of the Nazarene and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The Cabelas Wildlife Display is a notable attraction in Sidney. The Hillside Golf Course is popular among local golfers.

City Transportation

Flights are available from Sidney Municipal Airport.

City Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Chadron State College, Aims Community College, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Denver.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,875
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+3,842
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married52.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.9%
Median Earnings25+$40,527
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,407

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,500
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time10 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone41.7%
Median Gross Rent$627
Median House Value$125,700

Ancestry

German42.7%
Irish15.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.7%
English7.5%
Swedish5.2%
Italian3.6%
Czech2.7%
Norwegian2.4%
Polish2.2%
Dutch2.1%
French Except Basque1.7%
Welsh1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Russian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Australian0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Sidney Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cheyenne County
Standard Zip Codes69162
Company Zip Codes69160
Phone Area Codes308
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.13
Approximate Longitude-102.97

Sidney Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSIDNEY 3 S
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 37 F
Apr Temp29 to 59 F
Jul Temp56 to 87 F
Oct Temp32 to 64 F
Annual Precip18.7 inches
StationLODGEPOLE
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 41 F
Apr Temp35 to 64 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp36 to 69 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches
StationOSHKOSH
Distance37.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 37 F
Apr Temp30 to 62 F
Jul Temp58 to 89 F
Oct Temp31 to 66 F
Annual Precip17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dalton322$51,500
Gurley238$54,500
Lodgepole285$69,500
Potter335$51,250

Sidney Public Libraries

Sidney Public Library
1112 12TH AVENUE
Sidney, Nebraska
(308) 254-3110

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Sidney Hospitals

Sidney Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
645 Osage St
(308) 254-5825

Sidney Public Schools

Central Elementary School
1110 16th St
ZIP: 69162
(308) 254-3642
Primary
Total Enrollment 182
North Ward Elementary School
434 16th Ave
ZIP: 69162
(308) 254-2114
Primary
Total Enrollment 198
Sidney Alternative Program
1208 21st Ave
ZIP: 69162
(308) 254-4467
Sidney High School
1100 19th Ave
ZIP: 69162
(308) 254-5893
High
Total Enrollment 355
Sidney Middle School
1122 19th Ave
ZIP: 69162
(308) 254-5853
Middle
Total Enrollment 199
South Ward Elementary School
2000 12th Ave
ZIP: 69162
(308) 254-3589
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
West Elementary School
2350 Osage St
ZIP: 69162
(308) 254-0960
Middle
Total Enrollment 206
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