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City of BeatriceBeatrice sign

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 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

City of Beatrice Facebook Page

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Population
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Population

Population2000201020202025
Beatrice, NE12,97612,60712,20812,007

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4839709698
5-9753701671
10-14736674680
15-19754652653
20-24759692636
25-29758751665
30-34662689710
35-39634637639
40-44702609657
45-49907681643
50-54956790693
55-59908874745
60-64678842804
65-69570736782
70-74549678737
75-79488548640
80-84454424467
85+500519487
18+9,7909,7159,548
Median Age434545

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Race

Beatrice, NE2020
Total12,208.000
White Alone93.690
Black Alone1.390
American Indian Alone0.640
Asian Alone0.830
Pacific Islander Alone0.020
Some Other Race1.250
Two or More Races2.180
Hispanic Origin3.690
Diversity Index18.400

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Growth Rate

Beatrice, NE2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%1%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households5,4125,5085,3725,291
Housing Units5,8476,0755,9906,012
Owner Occupied Units3,1673,143
Renter Occupied Units2,2052,147
Vacant Units618721

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Home Value

Beatrice, NE20202025
Median Home Value$116,443$126,354
Average Home Value$137,981$148,672
<$50,000394349
$50,000 - $99,999945843
$100,000 - $149,999745720
$150,000 - $199,999562608
$200,000 - $249,999227255
$250,000 - $299,999103119
$300,000 - $399,99985111
$400,000 - $499,9996793
$500,000 - $749,9993945
$1,000,000 +10

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later41
2000-2009554
1990-1999705
1980-1989400
1970-1979997
1960-1969891
1950-1959589
1940-1949505
1939 or Before1,559

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Income
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Income

Beatrice, NE20202025
Median Household$45,427$47,274
Average Household$58,331$62,609
Per Capita$25,694$27,614

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Household Income Base

Beatrice, NE2020
<$15,000667
$15,000 - $24,999682
$25,000 - $34,999690
$35,000 - $49,999852
$50,000 - $74,9991,098
$75,000 - $99,999640
$100,000 - $149,999537
$150,000 - $199,999132
$200,000+74

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+6,057
In-County Residents4,936
Out-of-County Residents921
Drive Alone4,824
Carpooled568
Public Transport9
Work at Home325
Less than 5 minutes680
5-9 minutes1,455
10-14 minutes1,715
15-19 minutes631
20-24 minutes248
25-29 minutes110
30-34 minutes151
35-39 minutes85
40-44 minutes75
45-59 minutes449
60-89 minutes85
90+ minutes48
Average Travel Time16

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees7,449
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt26
Mining0
Utilities105
Construction169
Manufacturing535
Wholesale Trade506
  
Retail Trade1,603
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers108
Furn & Home Furnish Str45
Electronics & Appl Store5
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip729
Food & Beverage Stores154
Health/Pers Care Stores50
Gasoline Stations16
Clothing/Accessory Store30
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music26
General Merchandise Str366
Misc Store Retailers57
Nonstore Retailers17
  
Transportation/Warehouse98
Information615
  
Finance & Insurance193
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn76
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv34
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other83
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing90
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv323
Legal Services44
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt98
Educational Services717
HealthCare/Social Assist837
Arts/Entertainment/Rec107
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs530
Accommodation55
Food Srv/Drinking Places475
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin569
Auto Repair/Maintenance70
Public Administration Emp305

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Educational Attainment (25+)

Beatrice, NE2020
Some High School498
Graduated High School2,702
Associates Degree1,034
Bachelor's Degree1,294
Graduate Degree437

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses673
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus6
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus4
Construction Bus33
Manufacturing Bus21
Wholesale Trade Bus26
  
Retail Trade Bus102
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus16
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus6
Electronics & Appl Store Bus2
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus13
Food & Beverage Stores Bus10
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus8
Gasoline Stations Bus2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus7
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus9
General Merchandise Str Bus7
Misc Store Retailers Bus16
Nonstore Retailers Bus6
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus11
Information Bus8
  
Finance & Insurance Bus50
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus13
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus9
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus28
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus31
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus53
Legal Services Bus12
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus17
Educational Services Bus18
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus64
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus13
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus35
Accommodation Bus4
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus31
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus112
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus24
Public Administration Bus38

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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