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Seward, Nebraska

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The location of Seward

Welcome to Seward ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Seward has a population of 7,220 people<2> (see below for details).

Seward is 1,490 feet [454 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Seward had a population of 6,964 people (or 41.58% of the total population of Seward County). This makes Seward the county's most populous community.

The population of Seward represents 0.38% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,964 people, the population of Seward increased 10.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,319 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Seward had an population of 7,220 people. This is an increase of 3.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.26% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Seward ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Milford   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the South (S) of Seward

Utica   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Seward

Dorchester   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Seward

Located in Saline County

Valparaiso   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Seward

Located in Saunders County

Beaver Crossing   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Seward

Malcolm   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Seward

Located in Lancaster County

Brainard   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Seward

Located in Butler County

Waco   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Seward

Located in York County

Gresham   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Seward

Located in York County

Garland   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Seward

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

Communities Also Named Seward ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Seward - they are located in Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.

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

Websites for Seward ...

Official Website:

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 Seward. 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 Seward. 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 Seward. Our list includes 27 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seward ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Seward County:

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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 Seward.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9110, Longitude: -97.0959     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seward have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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