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Sidney, Nebraska

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The location of Sidney

Welcome to Sidney ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sidney has a population of 6,376 people<2> (see below for details).

Sidney is 4,080 feet [1,244 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Sidney is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Sidney lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sidney is located in the (308) area code.

The ZIP codes for Sidney: 69160, 69162<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sidney had a population of 6,757 people (or 67.58% of the total population of Cheyenne County). This makes Sidney the county's most populous community.

The population of Sidney represents 0.37% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,757 people, the population of Sidney increased 7.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,282 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sidney had an population of 6,376 people. This is a decrease of 5.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.5% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Sidney ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Potter   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the West (W) of Sidney

Lodgepole   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Sidney

Dalton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Sidney

Peetz   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sidney

Located in Logan County (CO)

Gurley   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Sidney

Lorenzo   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sidney

Brownson   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sidney

Sunol   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Sidney

Crook   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sidney

Located in Logan County (CO)

Buchanan   [Map]

Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sidney

Located in Logan County (CO)

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

Communities Also Named Sidney ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Sidney - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Montana (3), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota (2), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Sidney ...

Chamber of Commerce:

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 Sidney. 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 Sidney. 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 Sidney. Our list includes 15 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sidney ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sidney. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cheyenne County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 Sidney.

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

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<4>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 Sidney). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sidney or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sidney) 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 Sidney. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sidney

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sidney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1344, Longitude: -102.9685     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sidney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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