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Nebraska City is a city in Otoe County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the state, which was named for an Indian term for the Platte River.

The latitude of Nebraska City is 40.676N. The longitude is -95.858W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,056 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,113.


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Median household income
Local
$34,952
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nebraska City demographic reports
Nebraska City is on the Missouri River.
Former and merged names include:
· Table Creek
Old trading post and riverboat stop

J. Sterling Morton, editor of the Nebraska City News, is considered the founder of Arbor Day. The day was first celebrated in Nebraska in 1872, as a way of urging settlers to plant trees on the shadeless plains.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Applejack Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • Pumpkin Ridge Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Nebraska City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Waubonsie State Park, Arbor Lodge State Park, Steam Trace Trail
Historic sites and museums: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Arbor Day Farm, Wildwood Period House
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 Nebraska City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otoe 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 68410 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

38% of Nebraska City residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nebraska City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nebraska City was $16,969, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Historic districts in Nebraska City include Nebraska City Historic District, South 13th Street Historic District, South Nebraska City Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Nebraska City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $730.


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Libraries in Nebraska City include Morton-James Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Nebraska City include Nebraska City News-Press

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Otoe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nebraska City political report.

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The average commute time for Nebraska City workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Nebraska City include Best Western Nebraska City Inn, Days Inn Nebraska City.

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