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Welcome to Blair ...

The city of Blair is located in Washington County and is the County Seat for Washington County.

The location of Blair has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Blair has a population of 7,815 people<2> (see below for details).

Blair is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blair had a population of 7,990 people (which is 39.49% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Blair the county's most populous community.

The population of Blair represents 0.44% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,990 people, the population of Blair increased 6.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,512 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Blair had an population of 7,815 people. This is a decrease of 2.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.03% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Blair ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fremont   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the West (W) of Blair

Located in Dodge County

Valley   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Blair

Located in Douglas County

Missouri Valley   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Blair

Located in Harrison County (IA)

Tekamah   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Blair

Located in Burt County

Bennington   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Blair

Located in Douglas County

Logan   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Blair

Located in Harrison County (IA)

Arlington   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Blair

Fort Calhoun   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Blair

Waterloo   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Blair

Located in Douglas County

Crescent   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Blair

Located in Pottawattamie County (IA)

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

Communities Also Named Blair ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Blair - they are located in Illinois (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Blair ...

Official Website:   www.ci.blair.ne.us/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.blairchamber.org/

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 Blair. 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 Blair. 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 Blair. Our list includes 23 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blair ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blair: www.ci.blair.ne.us/

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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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 Blair.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blair - 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Blair) 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 Blair. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blair

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5418, Longitude: -96.1369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blair have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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