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General Facts

For Nebraska

Nebraska real estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 36,733
Income (w/ Children): $ 52,516
Population: 1,622,719
Land Area: 76,878 Square Miles
Population Density: 22 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Cornhusker State
Capital: Lincoln
Date of Statehood: March 1, 1867
State Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Flower: Goldenrod
State Tree:  Cottonwood

  

Nebraska is located in the West North Central United States. Nebraska is bounded by South Dakota on the north, Kansas on the south, the Missouri River and the states of Iowa and Missouri on the east, and Wyoming and Colorado on the west. From the eastern boundary of Nebraska many explorers, fur traders, and adventurers started their trek across the plains and the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. Later, settlers moved into the area, seeking inexpensive or free farmland or better opportunities in a growing region. The first land claim under the Homestead Act of 1862 was made in Nebraska and the eastern terminus of the first transcontinental railroad was Omaha. Nebraska entered the Union on March 1, 1867, as the 37th state. Lincoln is the state capital. Omaha is the largest city.

Midway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Nebraska is a land of transition. Climate, soils, vegetation, and landforms change considerably across the state. The large urban centers of the eastern part of the state give way to small rural communities farther west, where there are large wheat fields and vast expanses of grazing land. Gently rolling hills and forested valleys in the east contrast sharply with the treeless plains and intermittent streams farther west. The Platte River and its tributaries drain most of the state, and the Platte’s broad valley serves as a transportation corridor linking cities with farms and west with east. The river has also indirectly given the state its name, because Nebrathka, meaning flat water, was the Oto name for the Platte River. Nebraska is called the Cornhusker State in reference to its primary agricultural crop.

Nebraska ranks 16th among the states in area, covering 77,359 square miles, including 481 square miles of inland waters. From east to west, in a line extending from Omaha to the western boundary of its Panhandle, Nebraska measures 426 miles. The distance from north to south is 207 miles.

With the exception of the Panhandle to the west, the state is rectangular. It slopes gently to the southeast and elevation increases at an average rate of 10 feet per mile from the Missouri River to Nebraska’s western boundary. The lowest elevation, 840 feet, is along the Missouri River in the southeast, and the highest point, 5,426 feet, is in the Panhandle in southwestern Kimball County. The mean elevation is about 2,600 feet. Although Nebraska is considered a plains state, there is considerable local relief.

Nebraska has a typical continental climate with wide seasonal variations in temperature. Winter temperatures below 0° and summer temperatures in the lower 100°s are common. The average January temperature varies from about about 20° in the northeast to about 29° in the southwest. The average for July, the hottest month, ranges from about 78° in the south central section to about 68° along the western tip of Nebraska.

Nebraska is fortunate in that approximately three-fourths of its precipitation falls during the April through September growing season. Normally, May and June are the wettest months and December and January are the driest. Average snowfall normally ranges from about 20 to 40 inches with the heaviest snows in late winter. Blizzards are common. The blizzard in 1888 claimed thousands of livestock and many lives, and the blizzard in 1949 required the aid of United States armed forces. Precipitation in the northwest averages about 14 inches annually, increasing to more than 34 inches in the southeast. Along the 100th meridian, which bisects the state, annual precipitation averages about 20 inches.

Severe storms, with damaging winds, hail, and torrential rains of 4 inches or more, are common. Tornadoes occur every year, but their number and intensity vary. Hailstorms are very severe in western Nebraska, which probably has the highest hail frequency in the country. During dry years, dust storms occasionally develop in the Panhandle and in the southwestern part of Nebraska.