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Located in the southern Nebraska panhandle, Cheyenne County offers an unmatched mix of natural, open spaces; close-knit communities; and economic and industrial development.

Gurley, Lodgepole, Dalton and Potter make up the smaller, more agricultural areas of Cheyenne County. With populations of three to four hundred each, these communities are examples of the best of small-town America; quiet communities where everyone knows their neighbors and life is safe and peaceful.

Cheyenne County Demographics

Sidney, the center of Cheyenne County, is somewhat bigger but still maintains that hometown feel. Sidney’s unbeatable mix of a quiet, rural lifestyle and strong economy make it a fantastic place to live, work and play. In fact, it has been named one of the “Top 100 Rural Communities in America” by national economist Jack Schultz.

Cheyenne County Demographics

Population: 9,958
Households: 4,284
Average Household Size: 2.3
Average Family Size: 2.9
Per Capita Income: $26,523

2013 Population by Race
White: 9,369
Black: 19
American Indian: 66
Asian/Pacific: 155
Other Race: 217
Hispanic Origin: 592

2013 Population by Sex
Male: 4,956
Female: 5,002

2013 Population by Age
0-4 years: 612
5-17 years: 1,739
18-24 years: 691
25-34 years: 1,233
35-44 years: 1,211
45-54 years: 1,506
55-64 years: 1,349
65-74 years: 752
75+: 865

Source: Nebraska Public Power District: Economic Development Department

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