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Clarkson, Nebraska

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The location of Clarkson

Welcome to Clarkson ...

The city of Clarkson is located in Colfax County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Clarkson has a population of 646 people<2> (see below for details).

Clarkson is 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clarkson had a population of 658 people (or 6.26% of the total population of Colfax County). This makes Clarkson the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Clarkson represents 0.04% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 164th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 658 people, the population of Clarkson decreased 3.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 685 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Clarkson had an population of 646 people. This is a decrease of 1.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Clarkson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Schuyler   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the South (S) of Clarkson

Madison   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Clarkson

Located in Madison County

Stanton   [Map]

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

Located in Stanton County

Humphrey   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Clarkson

Located in Platte County

Dodge   [Map]

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

Located in Dodge County

Howells   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Clarkson

Leigh   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Clarkson

Pilger   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Clarkson

Located in Stanton County

Snyder   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Clarkson

Located in Dodge County

Creston   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Clarkson

Located in Platte County

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

Communities Also Named Clarkson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Clarkson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Clarkson. 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 Clarkson. 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 Clarkson. Our list includes 4 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clarkson ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Clarkson.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarkson - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clarkson) 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 Clarkson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clarkson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarkson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7238, Longitude: -97.1221     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clarkson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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