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Mead is a village in Saunders County, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.
One tradition says the community name derives from the word "meadow." Another says it was named after Charles W. Mead, railroad official.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Mead. For links to other places called Mead, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mead is 41.227N. The longitude is -96.487W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,211 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 604.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mead demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saunders County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68041 ZIP code.
37% of Mead residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mead ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mead was $17,654, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Mead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Mead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.
Libraries in Mead include Mead Public Library ... View libraries
Saunders County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mead political report.
The average commute time for Mead workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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