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Welcome to McCook ...

The city of McCook is located in Red Willow County and is the County Seat for Red Willow County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, McCook has a population of 7,551 people<1> (see below for details).

McCook is 2,570 feet [783 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of McCook is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

The area code for McCook: (308)

The ZIP code for McCook: 69001<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, McCook had a population of 7,698 people (or 69.63% of the total population of Red Willow County). This makes McCook the county's most populous community.

The population of McCook represents 0.42% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,698 people, the population of McCook decreased 3.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,994 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, McCook had an population of 7,551 people. This is a decrease of 1.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.54% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near McCook ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Culbertson   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of McCook

Located in Hitchcock County

Indianola   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of McCook

Bartley   [Map]

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

Danbury   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of McCook

Red Willow   [Map]

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

Traer   [Map]

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

Located in Decatur County (KS)

Beverly   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of McCook

Located in Hitchcock County

Trenton   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) of McCook

Located in Hitchcock County

Lebanon   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of McCook

Herndon   [Map]

Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South (S) of McCook

Located in Rawlins County (KS)

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

Communities Also Named McCook ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named McCook - they are located in Illinois, South Dakota and Texas.

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

Websites for McCook ...

Chamber of Commerce:

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 McCook. 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 McCook. 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 McCook. Our list includes 15 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McCook ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McCook. 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 McCook.

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

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<3>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 McCook). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether McCook or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McCook) 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 McCook. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McCook

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2069, Longitude: -100.6254     [Map].

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