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Welcome to Ralston ...

The city of Ralston is located in Douglas County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ralston has a population of 7,333 people<2> (see below for details).

Ralston is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ralston: (402) and (531)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ralston had a population of 5,943 people. This makes Ralston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ralston represents 0.33% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,943 people, the population of Ralston decreased 5.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,314 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ralston had an population of 7,333 people. This is an increase of 23.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.14% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Ralston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ralston and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]   3,787   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]   62,316   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,312   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,424   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bennington   [Map]   1,523   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Ralston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Ralston - they are located in Alberta, California, Iowa, Manitoba, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wyoming.

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

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 Ralston. 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 Ralston. 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 Ralston. Our list includes 4 papers.

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

Websites for Ralston ...

Official Website: www.cityofralston.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ralston ...

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

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About Douglas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ralston: www.cityofralston.com/

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

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 Ralston.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ralston - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ralston) 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 Ralston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ralston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ralston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2005, Longitude: -96.0354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ralston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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