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People

Total Population 473
Male Share of the Population 52.6%
Female Share of the Population 47.4%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 274
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,750
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $575
Median House Value $72,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wilcox Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 135 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 180 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Kearney
Standard Zip Codes 68982
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.365
Longitude -99.169

Wilcox Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station HOLDREGE
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
Station MINDEN
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
Station KEARNEY 4 NE
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wilcox, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lake (68982)

Oneida (68982)

Sherman (68982)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Axtell 651 $66,250
Funk 209 $57,000
Hildreth 487 $60,625
Holdrege 5,528 $59,133
Minden 3,112 $56,551
Upland 158 $58,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wilcox Public Libraries

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Wilcox Public Library
121 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Wilcox, Nebraska
(308) 478-5554

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Wilcox High Schools

WILCOX-HILDRETH HIGH SCHOOL
308-478-5265
Serves 123 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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