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Welcome to Ogallala ...
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.
Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the South (S) of Ogallala
Located in Perkins County
Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Ogallala
Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Ogallala
Located in Deuel County
Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Ogallala
Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Ogallala
Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Ogallala
Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Ogallala
Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Ogallala
Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Ogallala
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: www.ogallala-ne.gov/
Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Ogallala: www.ogallala-ne.gov/
The official website for Keith County: www.co.keith.ne.us/
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
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This page was last modified: 19 Jul 2019