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Roca, Nebraska

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The location of Roca

Welcome to Roca ...

The village of Roca is located in Lancaster County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Roca has a population of 290 people<2> (see below for details).

Roca is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Roca: (402) & (531)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roca had a population of 220 people. This makes Roca the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Roca represents 0.01% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 326th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 220 people, the population of Roca has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 220 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Roca had an population of 290 people. This is an increase of 31.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.82% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Roca ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017
Adams   [Map]   614   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bennet   [Map]   892   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cortland   [Map]   474   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,160   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eagle   [Map]   1,083   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Firth   [Map]   577   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Roca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Roca - it's located in Ohio.

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

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 Roca. 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 Roca. 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 Roca.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roca ...

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

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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 Roca.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roca - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roca) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6585, Longitude: -96.6614     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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