A Guide to Fort Calhoun, Nebraska

By: Ryan Renner, Realtor
By: Ryan Renner, Realtor

Ryan has helped many families moving to Omaha. Contact him if you have any questions about the Omaha area or need help buying a home.

Fort Calhoun is located 20 minutes north of Omaha along Highway 75. It is a small town inside of Washington County, east of Blair.
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska - Welcome Sign

Demographics

Fort Calhoun has a population of 900 people. The median age of a person in Fort Calhoun is 38.5 years old. The population is spread out, with about 20% of the population being people under the age of 18 and 30% of the population being people that are 55 and older.

What’s Considered Fort Calhoun?

Fort Calhoun is mostly in between County Roads P43 and P32. Highway 75, known as 14th Street, goes through the middle of town. 

Downtown Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
Downtown Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
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Navigating Fort Calhoun

Highway 75 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska

14th Street, otherwise known as Highway 75, is the main street that runs north and south. This is also the main highway people take to get into Omaha, since it links up to Interstate 80. When it comes to east and west streets, Monroe and Clay streets are the two main roads to get around the town.

Hospitals Nearby

Memorial Community Hospital and Health System is located off 14th street. For more major surgeries, there are two CHI hospitals and a Nebraska Medicine hospital within a 20-25 minute drive of Fort Calhoun.

Schools

Fort Calhoun High School

Fort Calhoun Community Schools has an elementary school and a junior/senior high school. Fort Calhoun High School is a Class C1 school in sports. 

Parks & Recreation

There are a few recreational activities to do in Fort Calhoun. Although there aren’t many parks within the city, there are several places that people can go and tourist attractions in order to get out in nature.

Entertainment

Downtown Fort Calhoun, Nebraska

Not only does Fort Calhoun have a few restaurants, but they also have many museums and cool things to tour. Fort Atkinson was the first fort built west of the Missouri River.

Boyer Chute, DeSoto Refuge, and the Washington County Museum are all interesting places to go with your family. If you’re looking for more, downtown Omaha is only 20 minutes away down Highway 75.

City Services

Fort Calhoun City Hall

The Mayor of Fort Calhoun is Mitch Robinson. There are four city council members.

Water & Sewer: City of Fort Calhoun

Electricity: OPPD
Gas: MUD

Trash: Abe’s, Papillion Sanitation, or Defenbaugh