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Encyclopedia > Sidney, Nebraska

Sidney is a city located in Cheyenne County, Nebraska. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,282. It is the county seat of Cheyenne CountyGR6. Cheyenne County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Cheyenne County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

Location of Sidney, Nebraska

Sidney is located at 41°8'22" North, 102°58'42" West (41.139428, -102.978323)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias NE county maps by Bumm13. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.0 km² (6.2 mi²). 16.0 km² (6.2 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Located along Lodgepole Creek along present-day Interstate 80, Sidney owes its origins to the transcontinental railroad. Founded in 1867 by the Union Pacific, the town grew up around the military base of Fort Sidney, where soldiers were stationed to guard the railroad from potential Indian attacks. MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # US-101 CA 0 20px I-880 CA ? I-580 CA ? CA ? I-680 CA ? I-780 CA ? I-505 CA ? I-5 CA ? California/Nevada State Line CA ?/NV ? I-580 NV ? Nevada/Utah State Line NV ?/UT ? I-215 UT ? I-505 UT ? UT...


Sidney is toward the Western edge of the midwestern wheat growing region. Proceeding West from the city, land is increasingly used for cattle ranching.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 6,282 people, 2,621 households, and 1,672 families residing in the city. The population density is 393.1/km² (1,018.5/mi²). There are 2,890 housing units at an average density of 180.8/km² (468.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.22% White, 0.18% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.07% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 5.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 2,621 households out of which 31.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% are married couples living together, 9.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% are non-families. 31.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.96. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $33,935, and the median income for a family is $41,050. Males have a median income of $30,286 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,158. 9.0% of the population and 7.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.2% of those under the age of 18 and 5.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. However, it seems everyone loves to live in Sidney. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Points of interest

  • Cabela's corporate headquarters and store
  • Historic Fort Sidney
  • Nebraska's Tallest Flagpole

Cabelas is a direct marketer and specialty retailer, of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor merchandise, based in Sidney, Nebraska. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos

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Sidney Nebraska Boot Hill Cemetery (372 words)
The Sidney Boot Hill Restoration Committee was unofficially formed in July 2006 and the first organizational meeting was held.   On August 22, 2006 the Sidney City Council officially established the committee.
WHEREAS, Sidney has a unique and colorful history dating from the settlement of the western frontier and the City Council desires to encourage the promotion of activities to recognize the early history of the City.
The Sidney Boot Hill Restoration Committee shall consist of volunteer citizens dedicated to the restoration, recognition and preservation of  Sidney's original cemetery; and the role Sidney played in the settlement of the Western Frontier since 1867.
Sidney, Nebraska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (469 words)
Sidney is a city located in Cheyenne County, Nebraska.
Founded in 1867 by the Union Pacific, the town grew up around the military base of Fort Sidney, where soldiers were stationed to guard the railroad from potential Indian attacks.
Sidney is toward the Western edge of the midwestern wheat growing region.
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