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Gibbon is a city in Buffalo County, in the Kearney metro area.
The community was named for Major Gen. John Gibbon, officer in the Mexican War and Civil War
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Gibbon. For links to other places called Gibbon, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Gibbon is 40.748N. The longitude is -98.844W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,060 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,792.
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34% of Gibbon residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gibbon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gibbon was $15,013, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Gibbon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Gibbon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $752.
Libraries in Gibbon include Gibbon Public Library ... View libraries
Buffalo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gibbon political report.
The average commute time for Gibbon workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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