Profile for Beatrice, Nebraska, NE
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"Watershed Capital of Nebraska"
Beatrice is a city in Gage County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Julia Beatrice Kinney, eldest daughter of Judge J.F. Kinney, first president of the Nebraska Association.
The latitude of Beatrice is 40.268N. The longitude is -96.746W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,286 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,945.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Beatrice demographic reports
Beatrice is in the Big Blue River valley.
Beatrice was settled by pioneers who traveled up the Missouri River from St. Louis. Wild Bill Hickok was tried for murder here and acquitted on a plea of self-defense.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Robert Taylor, actor
· Harold Lloyd, actor
Local festivals include:
- Homestead Days - June 15-17, 2007
- Monumental Fiddling Championship - May 27, 2007
- Gage County Fair & Expo - July 18-22, 2007
- Heartland Storytelling Festival - May 3-4, 2007
- Arts in the Park - Oct. 6, 2007
- Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures - Nov. 23-Dec. 31, 2007
Dates often change. Check Beatrice web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Rockford Lake State Recreation Area
Beatrice attractions: Beatrice Big Blue Water Park
Historic routes: Oregon Trail
Historic sites and museums: Gage County Historical Museum, Homestead National Monument of America
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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Ancestry & family history
45% of Beatrice residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beatrice ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beatrice was $17,816, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Beatrice residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Beatrice festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Homestead Days - J
- Gage County Fair & Expo - J
- Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures - N
- Heartland Storytelling Festival - M
- Monumental Fiddling Championship - M
- Arts in the Park - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Beatrice, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $719.
Libraries in Beatrice include Beatrice Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Beatrice include Beatrice Daily Sun
Gage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beatrice political report.
The average commute time for Beatrice workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Beatrice between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Beatrice include Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.
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