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Gothenburg is a city in Dawson County, in the Lexington metro area.

The community was named after G?teborg, Sweden.

The latitude of Gothenburg is 40.929N. The longitude is -100.16W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,569 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,631.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,990
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gothenburg demographic reports
Gothenburg is on the Platte River.
Former and merged names include:
· Gottenburgh
Founded by Olaf Bergstrom, a Swedish immigrant who worked for the Union Pacific Railroad.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Harvest Festival - Sept 14-16, 2007
  • Pony Express Rodeo - July 3-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gothenburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Helen
Historic routes: Oregon Trail
Historic sites and museums: Pony Express Station, Sod House Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gothenburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dawson 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 69138 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

39% of Gothenburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gothenburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gothenburg was $17,034, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Gothenburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Gothenburg festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gothenburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.


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Libraries in Gothenburg include Gothenburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Gothenburg include Gothenburg Times

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Dawson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gothenburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Gothenburg workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Gothenburg include Super 8.

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