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The City of Beatrice is in the center of Gage County and is the county seat, with a population of 12,279. In addition to Gage County's population of 21,513, 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.  

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. 

 

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Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Beatrice, NE12,97612,60712,12011,937

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4839692688
5-9753703677
10-14736669687
15-19754625625
20-24759665610
25-29758743655
30-34662709735
35-39634643656
40-44702609643
45-49907647631
50-54956765670
55-59908832729
60-64678846773
65-69570748773
70-74549695734
75-79488579666
80-84454426476
85+500522508
18+9,7909,6619,487
Median Age434545

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Beatrice, NE2021
Total12,120.000
White Alone93.370
Black Alone1.420
American Indian Alone0.620
Asian Alone1.090
Pacific Islander Alone0.020
Some Other Race1.340
Two or More Races2.140
Hispanic Origin3.880
Diversity Index19.300

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Beatrice, NE2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households5,4125,5085,3435,277
Housing Units5,8476,0755,9846,003
Owner Occupied Units3,2563,274
Renter Occupied Units2,0872,003
Vacant Units641726

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Beatrice, NE20212026
Median Home Value$140,363$168,996
Average Home Value$163,122$192,958
<$50,000302218
$50,000 - $99,999815466
$100,000 - $149,999633614
$150,000 - $199,999759891
$200,000 - $249,999237307
$250,000 - $299,999215324
$300,000 - $399,999167273
$400,000 - $499,9994885
$500,000 - $749,9996380
$1,000,000 +109

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later37
2000-2009445
1990-1999763
1980-1989325
1970-1979993
1960-1969902
1950-1959647
1940-1949424
1939 or Before1,620

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Beatrice, NE20212026
Median Household$48,836$52,114
Average Household$61,706$67,467
Per Capita$27,219$29,846

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Beatrice, NE2021
<$15,000621
$15,000 - $24,999593
$25,000 - $34,999740
$35,000 - $49,999761
$50,000 - $74,9991,021
$75,000 - $99,999696
$100,000 - $149,999617
$150,000 - $199,999218
$200,000+74

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+6,027
In-County Residents4,838
Out-of-County Residents1,011
Drive Alone4,832
Carpooled511
Public Transport9
Work at Home286
Less than 5 minutes735
5-9 minutes1,502
10-14 minutes1,627
15-19 minutes506
20-24 minutes289
25-29 minutes77
30-34 minutes163
35-39 minutes99
40-44 minutes127
45-59 minutes404
60-89 minutes129
90+ minutes83
Average Travel Time17

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees7,519
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt28
Mining0
Utilities91
Construction169
Manufacturing580
Wholesale Trade503
  
Retail Trade1,643
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers105
Furn & Home Furnish Str49
Electronics & Appl Store12
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip771
Food & Beverage Stores156
Health/Pers Care Stores63
Gasoline Stations16
Clothing/Accessory Store28
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music19
General Merchandise Str361
Misc Store Retailers59
Nonstore Retailers4
  
Transportation/Warehouse94
Information72
  
Finance & Insurance183
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn83
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv32
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other68
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing80
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv311
Legal Services54
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt102
Educational Services748
HealthCare/Social Assist890
Arts/Entertainment/Rec121
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs470
Accommodation49
Food Srv/Drinking Places421
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin542
Auto Repair/Maintenance102
Public Administration Emp860

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Beatrice, NE2021
Some High School540
Graduated High School2,719
Associates Degree1,013
Bachelor's Degree1,328
Graduate Degree494

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses651
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus7
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus3
Construction Bus33
Manufacturing Bus22
Wholesale Trade Bus26
  
Retail Trade Bus101
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus14
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus6
Electronics & Appl Store Bus3
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus14
Food & Beverage Stores Bus11
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus9
Gasoline Stations Bus2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus6
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus7
General Merchandise Str Bus6
Misc Store Retailers Bus16
Nonstore Retailers Bus7
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus10
Information Bus10
  
Finance & Insurance Bus47
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus15
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus9
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus23
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus30
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus55
Legal Services Bus16
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus16
Educational Services Bus19
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus62
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus14
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus31
Accommodation Bus4
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus27
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus108
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus30
Public Administration Bus39

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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