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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

Population2000201020222027
Beatrice, NE13,01912,65012,13112,004

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Population by Age

Population201020222027
0-4823696700
5-9748716702
10-14746679720
15-19764648653
20-24750696639
25-29746738662
30-34661691728
35-39633675674
40-44713632674
45-49915623647
50-54980717626
55-59920805708
60-64691862749
65-69573741804
70-74550664696
75-79494548607
80-84455408440
85+490592573
18+9,8399,6459,477
Median Age434444

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Population by Race

Beatrice, NE2022
Total12,131.000
White Alone91.480
Black Alone1.020
American Indian Alone0.550
Asian Alone0.720
Pacific Islander Alone0.010
Some Other Race1.200
Two or More Races5.020
Hispanic Origin4.050
Diversity Index22.500

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Growth Rate

Beatrice, NE2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020222027
Households5,4225,5215,3875,351
Housing Units5,8676,0986,0256,006
Owner Occupied Units3,2603,299
Renter Occupied Units2,1272,052
Vacant Units638655

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Home Value

Beatrice, NE20222027
Median Home Value$144,915$153,023
Average Home Value$181,986$194,598
<$50,000282272
$50,000 - $99,999818779
$100,000 - $149,999590560
$150,000 - $199,999675645
$200,000 - $249,999186206
$250,000 - $299,999295333
$300,000 - $399,999200245
$400,000 - $499,9997287
$500,000 - $749,999104127
$1,000,000 +2531

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later48
2000-2009449
1990-1999596
1980-1989472
1970-1979995
1960-1969917
1950-1959727
1940-1949347
1939 or Before1,742

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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Income
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Income

Beatrice, NE20222027
Median Household$52,972$61,128
Average Household$68,960$78,776
Per Capita$30,644$35,128

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Household Income Base

Beatrice, NE2022
<$15,000570
$15,000 - $24,999548
$25,000 - $34,999673
$35,000 - $49,999726
$50,000 - $74,9991,032
$75,000 - $99,999778
$100,000 - $149,999721
$150,000 - $199,999257
$200,000+82

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+6,017
In-County Residents4,908
Out-of-County Residents989
Drive Alone4,969
Carpooled427
Public Transport10
Work at Home216
Less than 5 minutes770
5-9 minutes1,812
10-14 minutes1,508
15-19 minutes416
20-24 minutes320
25-29 minutes139
30-34 minutes140
35-39 minutes62
40-44 minutes88
45-59 minutes325
60-89 minutes123
90+ minutes98
Average Travel Time16

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees7,902
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt29
Mining0
Utilities91
Construction168
Manufacturing544
Wholesale Trade501
  
Retail Trade1,725
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers148
Furn & Home Furnish Str46
Electronics & Appl Store12
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip744
Food & Beverage Stores159
Health/Pers Care Stores112
Gasoline Stations16
Clothing/Accessory Store30
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music21
General Merchandise Str364
Misc Store Retailers56
Nonstore Retailers17
  
Transportation/Warehouse93
Information66
  
Finance & Insurance209
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn108
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv33
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other68
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing101
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv327
Legal Services54
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt104
Educational Services666
HealthCare/Social Assist1,247
Arts/Entertainment/Rec112
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs473
Accommodation49
Food Srv/Drinking Places424
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin515
Auto Repair/Maintenance93
Public Administration Emp928

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Educational Attainment (25+)

Beatrice, NE2022
Some High School498
Graduated High School2,767
Associates Degree1,106
Bachelor's Degree1,353
Graduate Degree508

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses671
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus8
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus3
Construction Bus31
Manufacturing Bus21
Wholesale Trade Bus26
  
Retail Trade Bus108
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus16
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus6
Electronics & Appl Store Bus3
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus15
Food & Beverage Stores Bus12
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus10
Gasoline Stations Bus2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus7
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus7
General Merchandise Str Bus6
Misc Store Retailers Bus14
Nonstore Retailers Bus10
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus11
Information Bus8
  
Finance & Insurance Bus50
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus18
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus9
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus23
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus36
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus60
Legal Services Bus16
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus17
Educational Services Bus20
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus63
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus14
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus32
Accommodation Bus5
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus27
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus106
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus29
Public Administration Bus41

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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