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Welcome to Beatrice ...

The city of Beatrice is located in Gage County and is the County Seat for Gage County.

When the people of Beatrice refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Beatrician<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Beatrice has a population of 12,295 people<2> (see below for details).

Beatrice is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Beatrice lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Beatrice: (402) and (531)<4>

The ZIP code for Beatrice: 68310<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beatrice had a population of 12,459 people (or 55.84% of the total population of Gage County). This makes Beatrice the county's most populous community.

The population of Beatrice represents 0.68% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,459 people, the population of Beatrice has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,496 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Beatrice had an population of 12,295 people. This is a decrease of 1.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.61% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Beatrice.

Communities near Beatrice ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Beatrice and not the distance if you are driving it.<6>.

Community   2017
Adams   [Map]   614   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   317   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cortland   [Map]   474   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
De Witt   [Map]   508   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Diller   [Map]   253   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Firth   [Map]   577   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Beatrice.

Communities Also Named Beatrice ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Beatrice - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Ontario, South Dakota, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Beatrice.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Beatrice. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Beatrice. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beatrice. Our list includes 49 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Beatrice:

Websites for Beatrice ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beatrice ...

Looking for more information about Beatrice? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Beatrice, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Beatrice.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Gage County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Beatrice:

The official website for Gage County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Beatrice refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Beatrice may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beatrice.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beatrice - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Beatrice). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Beatrice or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Beatrice. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beatrice) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beatrice. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beatrice

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beatrice. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2697, Longitude: -96.7459     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beatrice have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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