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Chadron, Nebraska

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The location of Chadron

Welcome to Chadron ...

The city of Chadron is located in Dawes County and is the County Seat for Dawes County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Chadron has a population of 5,488 people<2> (see below for details).

Chadron is 3,380 feet [1,030 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Chadron is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Chadron: (308)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chadron had a population of 5,851 people (which is 63.72% of the total population of Dawes County). This makes Chadron the county's most populous community.

The population of Chadron represents 0.32% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,851 people, the population of Chadron increased 3.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,634 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Chadron had an population of 5,488 people. This is a decrease of 6.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.59% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Chadron ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hay Springs   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Chadron

Located in Sheridan County

Whitney   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Chadron

Bordeaux   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Chadron

Crawford   [Map]

Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Chadron

Horn   [Map]

Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) of Chadron

Whiteclay   [Map]

Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Chadron

Located in Sheridan County

Belmont   [Map]

Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Chadron

Pine Ridge   [Map]

Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Chadron

Located in Oglala Lakota County (SD)

Oelrichs   [Map]

Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Chadron

Located in Fall River County (SD)

Rushville   [Map]

Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East (E) of Chadron

Located in Sheridan County

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

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 Chadron. 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 Chadron. 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 Chadron. Our list includes 23 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chadron ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chadron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dawes County:

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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 Chadron.

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

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<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Chadron) 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 Chadron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chadron

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chadron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8260, Longitude: -103.0025     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chadron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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