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Peters, Nebraska

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So far, we have found very little information about Peters. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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Our information shows that the community of Peters is historic. The information below applies to the area where Peters would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Peters was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT)

Telephone Area Code for surrounding area: (308)

Elevation: 3,750 feet [1,143 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Peters. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5055, Longitude: -102.6358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peters have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   42° 30' 19"
Lon:   -102° 38' 8"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Hay Springs SW

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Peters

GNIS ID:   1832136
FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Peters)

About Sheridan County

The community of Rushville is the County Seat for Sheridan County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Sheridan)


2017:<5>     5,289   (3.29% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     5,469   (11.76% decrease since 2000)
2000:     6,198

Total Area:<6>   2,469 sq. miles [6,396.7 km²]   - of which 1.17% is water (28.93 sq. miles [74.9 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   2,936

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Sheridan

GNIS ID:   835902
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Peters)

About Nebraska

From the US Census


2017:     1,920,076   (5.13% increase since 2010)  
2010:     1,826,341   (6.72% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,711,263

Websites for State of Nebraska

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Nebraska

GNIS ID:   1779792
FIPS State:   31

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Peters, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Peters, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Peters.

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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Peters. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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