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McCook is a city in Red Willow County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Alexander McDowell McCook, Civil War officer.

The latitude of McCook is 40.201N. The longitude is -100.625W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,572 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,847.


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Median household income
Local
$31,105
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our McCook demographic reports
McCook is in the Republican River valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Fairview
Established when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company authorized the Lincoln Land Co. to build a town

Hometown of three Nebraska governors: E. Benjamin Nelson, Ralph G. Brooks and Frank B. Morrison.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Red Willow County Fair - July 25-29, 2007
  • Heritage Days - Sept 29-30, 2007
  • Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival - June 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check McCook web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Red Willow State Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Museum of the High Plains
Colleges and universities: McCook Community College
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 McCook demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Red Willow 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 69001 ZIP code.

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McCook Web sites

Ancestry & family history

39% of McCook residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the McCook ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in McCook was $16,691, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of McCook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
McCook festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in McCook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $659.


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Libraries

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

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Media outlets

Newspapers in McCook include Alliance Times-Herald, McCook Gazette

TV stations in McCook include KSNK.

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Politics

Red Willow County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McCook political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for McCook workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in McCook include Best Western, Days Inn Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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