The City of Pierce, Nebraska is a rural community located 13 miles northwest of Norfolk along Nebraska Highway 13. Pierce has an active business community, excellent school system and is home to Willow Creek State Recreation Area.  Pierce is a great place to live and offers numerous of community groups, recreational programs and volunteer opportunities for its residents. 


*American Legion Baseball *Youth Baseball & Softball * Sand Volleyball * Adult Basketball * Swimming Lessons * Girls Softball * Youth Flag Football * Youth Soccer * Golf Leagues * Pierce Booster Club * American Legion Auxiliary * Chamber of Commerce * Kiwanis Club of Pierce * Pierce Library Foundation * Pierce Lions Club * Pierce Rescue Squad * Pierce Community Organization * Pierce Fire Dept. and Auxiliary * American Legion - Tomek Otto Post 72 * Carnegie Library Foundation * Pierce Historical Society * Pierce Housing Authority * Pierce Scholarship Fund * Senior Citizens Center * Pierce Tourism Committee * Veterans of Foreign Wars * Teammates 


                   Quick Facts 

Population: 1767
Median Age: 40.2
Land: .93 square miles


Gilman Park Arboretum

Award-winning Gilman Park Arboretum was established in 1993 and became affiliated with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum in 1996. The arboretum is 14 acres around Bill Cox Memorial Lake featuring over 325 species or cultivars of woody plants and landscape gardens containing over 80 varieties of perennials and grasses along a paved 1.2 mile walking path.   Gilman Park also offers a variety of attractions and accommodations including playgrounds with a handicap swing and toddler play area, a ball field complex, shelter house, picnic areas, swimming pool and a camping area.

Pierce Historical Museum

Pierce Historical Society Museum is located in Gilman Park and  boasts five buildings filled with memories of the past.  Staffed by volunteers the museum is open every Sunday From June to August between 1:30 pm and  4:30 pm or by appointment. The original Pierce Train Depot, District 7 School House, and Frank Kratochvil Blacksmith Shop are three of the buildings on display at the museum. Please follow the Pierce Historical Society on Facebook or contact them at: 402-329-4265. 

Pierce Fire Department

The Pierce Fire Department covers an area of 168.5 square miles with a population of 2,400 people in southeast Pierce county. The department consists of 90 selfless volunteer firefighters and EMT's. 

Tax and City Information in Pierce

Pierce has a Mayor-Council form of government.
  • Tax Information
    • Municipal Levy (General): 0.500%
    • Municipal Levy (Bonded Debt): 0.1159%
  • City Information
    • City Population: 1,729
    • Class: Second Class City 
    • City Size: 0.88 square miles
    • Form of Government: Mayor/Council
    • City Valuation: $87,050,121
    • Bonded Debt: $1,220,000
    • Average Household Income: $63,397
    • Median Age: 37 years old
    • Estimated Median House value: $105,800
    • Median Rent: $654/month
  • Utilities
    • Electric District owned/operated by: City of Pierce
    • Electricity supplied by: MEAN 
  • Gas
    • Natural Gas supplier: Black Hills Energy 

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