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Located in: Webster County (see below)

Time Zone: Red Cloud lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (402), (531)<1>

ZIP Code: 68970<2>

Elevation: 1,710 feet [521.21 m] above sea level<3>

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


2017:<4>     925   (9.31% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,020   (9.81% decrease since 2000)
2000:     1,131

Total Area:<5>   1.02 sq. miles [2.6 km²]

Housing Units:<6>   594

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Red Cloud. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0863, Longitude: -98.5223     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Cloud have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   40° 5' 10"
Lon:   -98° 31' 20"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Red Cloud

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Red Cloud

GNIS ID:   2396335
FIPS State / Place Code:   31 / 40920

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About Webster County

The city of Red Cloud is the County Seat for Webster County.

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


2017:     3,524   (7.56% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     3,812   (6.13% decrease since 2000)
2000:     4,061

Total Area:   575 sq. miles [1,489.4 km²]

Housing Units:   1,912

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Webster

GNIS ID:   835912
FIPS State / County Code:   31 / 181

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

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

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Nebraska

GNIS ID:   1779792
FIPS State:   31

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Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<2>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 Red Cloud). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Red Cloud or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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

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<4>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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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Red Cloud. 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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<6>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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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Red Cloud, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Red Cloud.

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