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Nebraska Almanac

The Nebraska Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Nebraska.

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The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Nebraska. N-O, Vol. 14. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 96. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union March 1, 1867
Capital Lincoln, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Cornhusker State, Tree Planters State, Bug-Eaters State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Equality Before the Law, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 77,358 square miles Rank among states 16th
Land area 76,878 square miles Rank among states 15th
Water area 481 square miles Rank among states 42nd
Greatest distance East to West 462 miles
Greatest distance North to South 206 miles
Highest point 5,424 feet (Johnson Township) Rank among states 20th
Lowest point 480 feet (Missouri River) Rank among states 44th
Mean elevation 2,600 feet Rank among states 12th
Highest recorded temperature 118 degrees on July 24, 1936 at Minden
Lowest recorded temperature -47 degrees on February 12, 1899 at Camp Clarke
Highest monthly average temperature 89.5 degrees Rank among states 20th
Lowest monthly average temperature 8.9 degrees Rank among states 9th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 22 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
1,711,263 Rank among states 38th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
22.26 Rank among states 42nd
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Omaha 390,007 6. Fremont 25,174
2. Lincoln 225,581 7. Hastings 24,064
3. Bellevue 44,382 8. North Platte 23,878
4. Grand Island 42,940 9. Norfolk 23,516
5. Kearney 27,431 10. Columbus 20,971
Median age 33
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 75.49 Rank among states 5th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,117.1 Rank among states 39th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 339.1 Rank among states 37th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 3,778.0 Rank among states 41st
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$27,630 Rank among states 26th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,827 Rank among states 23rd
Median household income (1993) $31,008 Rank among states 26th

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Encyclopedia of Nebraska

Encyclopedia of Nebraska, by Nancy Capace. 474 pages. Publisher: PUBLISHERDATE Reading level: Grades 99. DESCRIPTION.

The Encyclopedia of Nebraska contains detailed information on Nebraska: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Nebraska State Book Store for additional Nebraska related books, including Nebraska Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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