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Welcome to Beatrice ...

The city of Beatrice is located in Gage County<1> and is the County Seat for Gage County.

When the people of Beatrice refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Beatrician<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Beatrice has a population of 12,296 people<3> (see below for details).

Beatrice is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Beatrice: (402) and (531)<5>

The ZIP code for Beatrice: 68310<6>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Beatrice.

Websites for Beatrice ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beatrice had an population of 12,296 people. This is a decrease of 1.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.6% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (which had a count of 12,496 people).

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

Communities Also Named Beatrice ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Beatrice ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Beatrice.

  • Wilber
  • Wymore
  • Adams
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
    • Adams lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Beatrice.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adams<8>
  • Firth
  • De Witt
  • Cortland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortland
    • Cortland lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Beatrice.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 478 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortland have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cortland<8>
  • Plymouth
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Beatrice.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<8>
  • Blue Springs
  • Odell
  • Hallam

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Beatrice. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Beatrice.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Beatrice.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beatrice. Our list includes 49 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Beatrice.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Beatrice to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Beatrice in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Beatrice was the List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

We also found Beatrice on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Beatrice.

The official website for Beatrice:

The official website for Gage County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Gage, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beatrice.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beatrice - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beatrice) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beatrice. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BeatriceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beatrice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2658, Longitude: -96.7468    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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