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Sidney is a city in Cheyenne County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Sidney Dillon, railroad attorney.

The latitude of Sidney is 41.142N. The longitude is -102.977W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,088 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,443.


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Median household income
Local
$33,935
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sidney demographic reports
Sidney is on Lodgepole Creek.
Developed by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1867
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 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Cheyenne County Fair & Rodeo - July 29-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct 5-7, 2007
  • Gold Rush Day - June 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sidney web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Fort Sidney 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 Sidney demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cheyenne 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 69162 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

39% of Sidney residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sidney ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sidney was $17,158, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Sidney festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sidney, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $702.


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

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Newspapers in Sidney include Sidney Sun Telegraph

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sidney workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Sidney include Americinn of Sidney, Best Value Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Motel 6 Sidney, Sidney Comfort Inn, Sidney Motor Lodge.

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