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Welcome to Friend ...

The city of Friend is located in Saline County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Friend has a population of 978 people<1> (see below for details).

Friend is 1,550 feet [472 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Friend: (402) & (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Friend: 68359<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Friend had a population of 1,027 people (or 7.23% of the total population of Saline County). This makes Friend the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Friend represents 0.06% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 105th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,027 people, the population of Friend decreased 12.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,174 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Friend had an population of 978 people. This is a decrease of 4.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.7% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Friend ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Friend and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Beaver Crossing   [Map]   415   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,082   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dorchester   [Map]   576   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Exeter   [Map]   527   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   523   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Geneva   [Map]   2,107   SW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Friend ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Friend - they are located in Colorado, Kansas (2), New York, Oregon and Virginia.

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

See 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 Friend. 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 Friend. 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 Friend. Our list includes 12 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Friend ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saline County: www.co.saline.ne.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Friend - 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 Friend). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Friend 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Friend) 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 Friend. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Friend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Friend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6518, Longitude: -97.2849     [Map].

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