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Oconto, Nebraska

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Welcome to Oconto ...

The village of Oconto is located in Custer County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Oconto has a population of 146 people<1> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Oconto: Named after Oconto (Wisconsin).

Oconto is 2,560 feet [780 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Oconto is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Oconto is located in the (308) area code.

The ZIP code for Oconto: 68860<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oconto had a population of 151 people. This makes Oconto the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 151 people, the population of Oconto increased 7.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 141 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Oconto had an population of 146 people. This is a decrease of 3.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.55% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Oconto ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Ansley   [Map]   427   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Berwyn   [Map]   81   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Broken Bow   [Map]   3,546   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Callaway   [Map]   529   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cozad   [Map]   3,815   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Oconto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Oconto - they are located in Michigan, Ontario and Wisconsin.

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

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 Oconto. 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 Oconto. 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 Oconto.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oconto ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oconto - 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 village (such as Oconto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oconto 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oconto) 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 Oconto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oconto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oconto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1423, Longitude: -99.7621     [Map].

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