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Pender is a village in Thurston County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for John Pender, railroad director
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Pender. For links to other places called Pender, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Pender is 42.114N. The longitude is -96.706W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,342 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,135.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pender demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Thurston 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 68047 ZIP code.
54% of Pender residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pender ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pender was $17,672, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Pender residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pender, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $613.
Libraries in Pender include House Memorial Library ... View libraries
Thurston County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pender political report.
The average commute time for Pender workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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