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Nebraska City is a city in Otoe County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the state, which was named for an Indian term for the Platte River.
The latitude of Nebraska City is 40.676N. The longitude is -95.858W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,056 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,113.
J. Sterling Morton, editor of the Nebraska City News, is considered the founder of Arbor Day. The day was first celebrated in Nebraska in 1872, as a way of urging settlers to plant trees on the shadeless plains.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nebraska City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otoe 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 68410 ZIP code.
38% of Nebraska City residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nebraska City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nebraska City was $16,969, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Nebraska City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Nebraska City include Nebraska City Historic District, South 13th Street Historic District, South Nebraska City Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Nebraska City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $730.
Libraries in Nebraska City include Morton-James Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Nebraska City include Nebraska City News-Press
Otoe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nebraska City political report.
The average commute time for Nebraska City workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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