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Papillion, Nebraska

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The location of Papillion

Welcome to Papillion ...

The city of Papillion is located in Sarpy County and is the County Seat for Sarpy County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Papillion has a population of 19,539 people<2> (see below for details).

Papillion is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Papillion: (402) & (531)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Papillion had a population of 18,894 people (which is 11.89% of the total population of Sarpy County). This makes Papillion the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Papillion represents 1.03% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,894 people, the population of Papillion increased 15.47% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,363 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Papillion had an population of 19,539 people. This is an increase of 3.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.41% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Papillion ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]   3,787   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]   62,316   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,312   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ashland   [Map]   2,570   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,424   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

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 Papillion. 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 Papillion. 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 Papillion. Our list includes 7 papers.

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

Websites for Papillion ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Papillion ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Sarpy County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Papillion:

The official website for Sarpy 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 Papillion.

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

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>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- Papillion) 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 Papillion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Papillion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Papillion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1564, Longitude: -96.0416     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Papillion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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