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"Oasis on the Plains"
Colby is a city in Thomas County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for J.R. Colby, settler who published the first newspaper in the county
The latitude of Colby is 39.395N. The longitude is -101.051W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,156 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,244.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Colby demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Thomas 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 67701 ZIP code.
42% of Colby residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colby ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colby was $18,872, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Colby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Colby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.
Libraries in Colby include Pioneer Memorial Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Colby include KLBY.
Thomas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colby political report.
The average commute time for Colby workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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