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Gothenburg, Nebraska

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The location of Gothenburg

Welcome to Gothenburg ...

The city of Gothenburg is located in Dawson County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Gothenburg has a population of 3,448 people<2> (see below for details).

Gothenburg is 2,550 feet [777 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Gothenburg is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Gothenburg, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The area code for Gothenburg: (308)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gothenburg had a population of 3,574 people (or 14.69% of the total population of Dawson County). This makes Gothenburg the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Gothenburg represents 0.2% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,574 people, the population of Gothenburg decreased 1.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,619 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Gothenburg had an population of 3,448 people. This is a decrease of 3.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.73% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gothenburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cozad   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Gothenburg

Brady   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Gothenburg

Located in Lincoln County

Eustis   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Gothenburg

Located in Frontier County

Farnam   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Gothenburg

Willow Island   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Gothenburg

Darr   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Gothenburg

Moorefield   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Gothenburg

Located in Frontier County

Maxwell   [Map]

Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Gothenburg

Located in Lincoln County

Lexington   [Map]

Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Gothenburg

Bignell   [Map]

Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West (W) of Gothenburg

Located in Lincoln County

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

Websites for Gothenburg ...

Official Website:

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 Gothenburg. 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 Gothenburg. 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 Gothenburg. Our list includes 9 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gothenburg ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Gothenburg.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gothenburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9244, Longitude: -100.1546     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gothenburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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