About Bancroft

Established in 1884, Bancroft is a quaint village located in the northeast corner of Cuming County, Nebraska. The village of Bancroft has two parks that cover 3.5 acres; fishing and a canoe/kayak access area are located near the Logan Creek.

The John G. Niehardt Center, which hosts thousands of visitors annually and hosts several cultural events each year such as the Annual Laureate’s Feast and Beer, Wine and Limerick Festival.

  • Population 452
  • Median Age 43.1
  • Average Household Size 2.34
  • Average Home Value $121,986
  • Housing Units 158 Owner Occupied/52 Rental
  • Average Household Income $68,642
  • Taxation $1,6958,245 (2016)


Bancroft-Rosalie Public school offers a low teacher/pupil ratio for a greater learning experience. The school is accredited by the State of Nebraska and Educational Service Unit No. 2.

Education is important to the residents of Bancroft with many of the residents pursuing higher education after their high school graduation.

  • 3% obtain an Associate’s Degree
  • 9% obtain a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8% obtain a Professional Degree

Northeast Community College (NECC) has an extended campus located in West Point, which is only 18 miles away. NECC is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, computer lab facilities and advanced health and science labs and offers a wide variety of courses and continuing education courses.

There are several other colleges and universities within close proximity to Bancroft for higher education degree/certification requirements.


An Industrial Park is located within village limits for future business growth. The leading employers are:

  • Bancroft – Rosalie Public Schools
  • Farmers Elevator
  • Ideal Wheels
  • Ru-De’s Mart
  • Triple C Products, Inc.
  • Rief Design
  • RM Sales
  • Village of Bancroft
  • Renz Electric


Transportation to and from the community is easily attainable due to the village being surrounded by three state highways. Highway 77 to the East, Highway 51 to the South and Highway 16 to the Northeast. Access to Interstate 29 & 80 is easily accessible.

Railroad and waterway transportation are both in close proximity.


Cuming County Public Power District was created in 1936 to enhance the lives of people in the area. CCPPD provides non-profit retail electrical energy to nearly 4,000 meters.

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