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Ogallala, Nebraska

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The location of Ogallala

Welcome to Ogallala ...

The city of Ogallala is located in Keith County and is the County Seat for Keith County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Ogallala has a population of 4,503 people<2> (see below for details).

Ogallala was established in 1875.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Ogallala: Named for the Oglala tribe.

The community of Ogallala is 3,230 feet [985 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Ogallala is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Ogallala lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Ogallala (for example, toward Sutherland), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Ogallala: (308)

The ZIP code for Ogallala: 69153<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ogallala had a population of 4,737 people (or 56.61% of the total population of Keith County). This makes Ogallala the county's most populous community.

The population of Ogallala represents 0.26% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,737 people, the population of Ogallala decreased 3.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,930 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Ogallala had an population of 4,503 people. This is a decrease of 4.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.66% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Ogallala ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Grant   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the South (S) of Ogallala

Located in Perkins County

Paxton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Ogallala

Big Springs   [Map]

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

Located in Deuel County

Brule   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Ogallala

Roscoe   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Ogallala

Keystone   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Ogallala

Lemoyne   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Ogallala

Megeath   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Ogallala

Belmar   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Ogallala

Madrid   [Map]

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

Located in Perkins County

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

Websites for Ogallala ...

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 Ogallala. 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 Ogallala. 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 Ogallala. Our list includes 9 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ogallala ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Keith County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ogallala:

The official website for Keith County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 Ogallala.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ogallala - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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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 Ogallala). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ogallala 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ogallala) 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 Ogallala. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ogallala

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ogallala. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1294, Longitude: -101.7208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ogallala have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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