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Holdrege is a city in Phelps County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for George W. Holdrege, railroad superintendent.

The latitude of Holdrege is 40.440N. The longitude is -99.369W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,329 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,521.


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Median household income
Local
$36,225
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Holdrege demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Setting for scenes in the 2002 movie, "About Schmidt," actually filmed in Omaha
Local festivals include:
  • Midsommarfest & Swedish Days - June 15-16, 2007
  • Phelps County Fair - July 22-26, 2007
  • Silver Run - June 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Holdrege web sites and events links in the sections below.
Holdrege attractions: Bald Eagle Viewing Center
Historic sites and museums: Nebraska Prairie 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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Ancestry & family history

34% of Holdrege residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Holdrege ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Holdrege was $20,569, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Holdrege residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Holdrege, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $287.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $689.


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Libraries in Holdrege include Public Library System ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Holdrege workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Holdrege include Plains Motel, Super 8.

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