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Fairbury, Nebraska

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Welcome to Fairbury ...

The city of Fairbury is located in Jefferson County and is the County Seat for Jefferson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Fairbury has a population of 3,653 people<1> (see below for details).

Fairbury is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Fairbury: (402) and (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Fairbury: 68352<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairbury had a population of 3,942 people (or 52.23% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Fairbury the county's most populous community.

The population of Fairbury represents 0.22% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,942 people, the population of Fairbury decreased 7.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,262 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Fairbury had an population of 3,653 people. This is a decrease of 7.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.29% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Fairbury ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Plymouth   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Fairbury

Diller   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Fairbury

Western   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Fairbury

Located in Saline County

Alexandria   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Fairbury

Located in Thayer County

Daykin   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Fairbury

Endicott   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Fairbury

Jansen   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fairbury

Swanton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Fairbury

Located in Saline County

Narka   [Map]

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

Located in Republic County (KS)

Mahaska   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Fairbury

Located in Washington County (KS)

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

Communities Also Named Fairbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Fairbury - it's located in Illinois.

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

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 Fairbury. 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 Fairbury. 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 Fairbury. Our list includes 18 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairbury ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>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 Fairbury). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fairbury or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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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- Fairbury) 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 Fairbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1454, Longitude: -97.1799     [Map].

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