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"Nebraska's Irish Capital"

O'Neill is a city in Holt County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. John O'Neill, founder.

The latitude of O'Neill is 42.457N. The longitude is -98.647W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,988 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,596.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,815
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our O'Neill demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· O'Neill City
Irish settlement. County treasurer Barrett Scott fled the area in 1892 after stealing government money. He was found in Mexico, returned for trial and hanged by vigilantes

State's attorney William Froelich moved here after prosecuting Al Capone

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Summerfest - July 12-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check O'Neill web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail, Goose Lake Wildlife Management Area
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 O'Neill demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Holt 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 68763 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

36% of O'Neill residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the O'Neill ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in O'Neill was $15,998, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of O'Neill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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O'Neill festival dates:

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in O'Neill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $240.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $709.


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Libraries in O'Neill include O'Neill Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Holt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our O'Neill political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for O'Neill workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in O'Neill include Super 8.

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