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Ogallala is a city in Keith County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from the Oglala Band of the Dakota Sioux Indians.

The latitude of Ogallala is 41.128N. The longitude is -101.719W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,222 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,773.


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Median household income
Local
$32,141
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ogallala demographic reports
Ogallala is on the South Platte River.
Once known as The Gomorrah of the Cattle Trail
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Keith County Fair - Aug. 7-12, 2007
  • Indian Summer Rendezvous - Sept. 13-16, 2007
  • Experience a Bit of Nebraska - Aug. 4, 2007
  • Cowboy Capital Art Festival - July 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ogallala web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area, Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area
Wildlife: Bald Eagle Viewing Center below Kingsley Dam on Lake Ogallala

Historic routes: California Trail, Mormon Trail and Oregon Trail
Historic sites and museums: Front Street/Cowboy 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 Ogallala demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Keith 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 69153 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Ogallala residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ogallala ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ogallala was $17,674, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ogallala, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $305.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $687.


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Libraries in Ogallala include Goodall City Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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

Travel

Hotels in Ogallala include Best Western Stagecoach Inn, Days Inn - Ogallala, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Ogallala Comfort Inn, Super 8.

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