Holdrege, Nebraska

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Holdrege is a city in Phelps County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,636 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Phelps County[3].



Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service through Holdrege, operating its California Zephyr daily in both directions between Chicago and Emeryville, California, across the bay from San Francisco.


Holdrege is located at 40°26′26″N 99°22′28″W / 40.44056°N 99.37444°W / 40.44056; -99.37444 (40.440619, -99.374526)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²) of it is land and 0.26% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,636 people, 2,355 households, and 1,544 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,498.5 people per square mile (578.7/km²). There were 2,602 housing units at an average density of 691.8/sq mi (267.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.29% White, 0.14% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.03% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.

There were 2,355 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.93.

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