Beatrice, NE

Livability

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The City of Beatrice is in the center of Gage County and is the county seat, with a population of 12,496. In addition to Gage County's population of 21,806, the community draws from a nine-county adjacent area with available labor force of 214,646. This labor force figure is significant since Lincoln is just 35 miles to the north of Beatrice. With a solid base of manufacturers present and manufacturing history in the community, there is an excellent pool of experienced workforce to draw from.

Roads connecting to Beatrice and the Gage County Industrial Park site are excellent. Interstate 80 is just 39 miles to the north of Beatrice on Highway 77 which is a four lane expressway. Beatrice and Gage County is in the center of the country with great accessibility and outstanding transportation infrastructure here.  

Beatrice offers local incentives for businesses that have an interest in moving here or growing here. Direct loans or grants are available to qualifying businesses thru the Local Option Municipal Act fund and Community Development Block Grant funds. The county implemented a new fund to be used as needed for businesses interested in this area and tax increment financing is available for improvements. 

The Beatrice area community has superb quality of living amenities including an excellent school system, ample recreation venues and activities, including hiking and biking trails, theaters, good medical care with a new state of the art hospital, historical sites and attractions, community celebrations, and many churches. The area is rich in culture and history, as it is the home of the Homestead National Monument. 

Click here for the 2016 Beatrice Community Guide.  

Recent and significant local investments have been made to:

  • The Beatrice Community Hospital opened its new facility on the north edge of Beatrice in February of 2012.  In 2016, a $7.2M clinical services expansion was completed.   
  • A new sports complex near the Beatrice High School facility. 
  • Recent improvements nearly complete to enhance the Beatrice Public Library facility. 
  • Restoration in 2012 of the Historic Carnegie Building (housing NGage, the Chamber, and Gage County Tourism offices). 
  • Renovation and restoration of the Gage County Courthouse. 
  • A two-phase downtown revitalization project, including street paying, sidewalks, concrete planters and historical lighting along 5th St. 

 

City of Beatrice website www.beatrice.ne.gov

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Demographics

Total Population

12,388

Households

5,501

Median Age

44

Population Growth Rate

-0%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

6,058

Owner Occupied

3,431

Renter Occupied

2,070

Vacant

557

Median Home Value

$116,445


Average Home Value

$142,216

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$42,469

2022

$51,907

Average Household

2017

$55,888

2022

$64,601

Per Capita

2017

$24,796

2022

$28,649

Cost of living

84.10%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

16 min.

Drive Alone

5,072

Carpooled

552

Public

0

Work At Home

247

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

6,083

Graduates

High School

2,573

Associates

1,013

Bachelor's

1,264

Graduate

575

Total Employed

8,207

Total Businesses

707

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

3

Employed

21

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

77

Construction

Businesses

40

Employed

182

Manufacturing

Businesses

18

Employed

741

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

30

Employed

208

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22