Quick Facts

FOUNDED ~ 1868

ELEVATION ~ Downtown 3,216 Feet; Airport 3,250 Feet

POPULATION ~ Ogallala 5,107; Keith County 8,729; Labor Market 54,742

CLIMATE ~ Temperature-Moderate, July Average 75.6°, January Average 23.2°; Precipitation-18.51 Inches; Humidity-Low

LOCATION ~ At Interstate 80 Mile Marker 126; Intersection of U.S. Highway 30 (East/West) and U.S. Highways 26/61(North/South)

TRANSPORTATION ~ Union Pacific Railroad; Ogallala Searle Field, municipal airport, Charter Service, 2 runways (5,100 Feet & 3,700 Feet); North Platte Regional Airport, 50 Miles East. 

TIME ZONE ~ Mountain Standard Time; Central Standard Time-32 Miles East

ECONOMY ~ Agriculture-Farming and Ranching; Manufacturing; Tourism

INDUSTRY ~ American Shizuki Corporation, Manufactures Capacitors, Employs 225; Prophet Systems Innovations, Computer and Software Manufacturers, Employs 107; Arnold Engineering, Electrical Components Manufacturers, Employs 45; Ogallala Community Hospital, 28 Bed Hospital, Clinic, Employs 130; City Schools, Education, Employs 170; City and County Government, Employs 140

RESOURCES ~ Ogallala Aquifer, World’s Largest Underground Water Supply; Lake McConaughy, Largest Irrigation Lake in the Midwest; Wheat, Corn, Sugar Beets, Milo, Soy Beans, Hay, Cattle

ACCOMMODATIONS ~ 25 Hotels/Motels With Over 2,000 Hotel/Motel Rooms

CHURCHES ~ 15 Churches of Many Faiths

GOVERNMENT ~ City - Council/City Manager; County - Commissioners; State – Nation’s Only Unicameral Legislature

ATTRACTIONS ~ The Cowboy Capital of Nebraska; Home of Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala; Five City Parks; Band Shell; Legion Baseball Field; Western Diamond Sports Complex with four Softball Fields & two Soccer Fields; Front Street; Mansion on the Hill; Boot Hill; Petrified Wood Gallery; Eagle Viewing; Ogallala Nature Park; Hiking/Biking/Fitness Trail; Goodall Recreation Center with Indoor Pool; Outdoor Pool; Keith County Historical Society; Ogallala Regional Arts Council; Two Golf Courses; Hunting; Fishing; Boating; Keith County Fair and Rodeo