Quality of Life

Workforce Training & Education

Sidney Public School District, with a PK-12 enrollment of 1,349. It is a Class 3 district that operates the primary and secondary education system and includes four elementary schools, one middle school, and one senior high school.

The system offers desirable student-to-teacher ratios, with 1:6 in elementary and 1:12 in middle and high school. In 2009, a state-of-the-art high school was built, allowing for greater youth enrichment opportunities.

The Western Nebraska Community College has three campuses in Western Nebraska, including Alliance, Scottsbluff and Sidney. It serves about 1,000 full-time and part-time students and offers more than 100 degrees, diplomas and certificates:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Pre-Engineering

The college offers customized workplace training through its Business and Community Education Division and is nationally recognized for their initiatives on this front.

Health Care

Sidney Regional Medical Center was completed in October 2015. It provides a 25-bed licensed acute-care facility, a critical-care unit, 24 hour emergency room, physicians clinic, walk-in clinic, surgical services, home health and hospice care, extended care unit and an assisted-living facility.

Culture and Recreation

Fort Sidney Complex is a historic fort located in Sidney. One of Cheyenne County's most popular attractions. Living Memorial Gardens, a former decaying 1940's swimming pool is now a recycle garden with an Angel of Hope. The city has also has a Deadwood Walking/Biking trail, which is 4.55 miles. For additional details and activities: Cheyenne County Tourism.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Cheyenne County is 16 percent lower than the U.S. average, driven primarily by housing costs which are 60 percent of the U.S. average.

Cost of Living
Cheyenne County
Nebraska U.S. Index
Overall 84 89 100