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Benkelman, Nebraska

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Welcome to Benkelman ...

The city of Benkelman is located in Dundy County and is the County Seat for Dundy County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Benkelman has a population of 824 people<1> (see below for details).

Benkelman is 3,010 feet [917 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Benkelman is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Benkelman lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Benkelman (for example, toward Bird City (KS)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Benkelman is within the boundaries of the (308) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benkelman had a population of 953 people (which is 47.46% of the total population of Dundy County). This makes Benkelman the county's most populous community.

The population of Benkelman represents 0.05% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 953 people, the population of Benkelman decreased 5.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,006 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Benkelman had an population of 824 people. This is a decrease of 13.54% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.09% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Benkelman ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Stratton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the Northeast (NE) of Benkelman

Located in Hitchcock County

Max   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Benkelman

Parks   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Benkelman

Ough   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Benkelman

Bird City   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) of Benkelman

Located in Cheyenne County (KS)

McDonald   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Benkelman

Located in Rawlins County (KS)

Wheeler   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benkelman

Located in Cheyenne County (KS)

Haigler   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) of Benkelman

Beardsley   [Map]

Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Benkelman

Located in Rawlins County (KS)

Saint Francis   [Map]

Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benkelman

Located in Cheyenne County (KS)

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

Websites for Benkelman ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benkelman. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Benkelman. 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 Benkelman. Our list includes 8 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Benkelman ...

Looking for more information about Benkelman? 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 Benkelman, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Benkelman.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Dundy County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Benkelman:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benkelman.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benkelman - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benkelman) 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 Benkelman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benkelman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benkelman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0513, Longitude: -101.5330     [Map].

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