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Welcome to West Point (aka 'Westpoint') ...

The city of West Point is located in Cuming County and is the County Seat for Cuming County.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Point has a population of 3,315 people<2> (see below for details).

West Point is 1,350 feet [411 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Point had a population of 3,364 people (or 36.81% of the total population of Cuming County). This makes West Point the county's most populous community.

The population of West Point represents 0.18% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,364 people, the population of West Point decreased 8.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,660 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Point had an population of 3,315 people. This is a decrease of 1.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.43% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Point.

Communities near West Point ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Oakland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the East (E) of West Point

Located in Burt County

Wisner   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Point

Pender   [Map]

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

Located in Thurston County

Hooper   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Point

Located in Dodge County

Scribner   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of West Point

Located in Dodge County

Lyons   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Point

Located in Burt County

Beemer   [Map]

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

Dodge   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of West Point

Located in Dodge County

Howells   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of West Point

Located in Colfax County

Bancroft   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Point

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

Communities Also Named West Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named West Point - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.

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

Websites for West Point ...

Official Website:   www.ci.west-point.ne.us/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.westpointchamber.com/

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 West Point. 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 West Point. 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 West Point. Our list includes 19 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Point ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Cuming County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Point: www.ci.west-point.ne.us/

The official website for Cuming County: www.co.cuming.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 West Point.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Point - 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- West Point) 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 West Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8378, Longitude: -96.7075     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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