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Allen, Nebraska              

Date generated: 7/22/2017


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Allen, Nebraska

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  Allen is located in northeastern Nebraska with Highway 9 running through it. Sioux City, Iowa, is 30 miles west and 60 miles northwest of Norfolk, Nebraska.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Allen.......377362-4.0%
Dixon County .......6,0005,762-4.0%
Labor Market Population1.......80,65651,390-36.3%

1) Labor market population is the county population plus the contiguous county population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, March 2017. City populations estimated to be released July 2017.

County Age Distribution (2016) :
Age: 0-19 20-24 25-44 45-64 65+ 85+ Total % Split
Male......... 845 167 599 794 332 195 2,932 50.9 %
Female...... 749 134 574 738 307 328 2,830 49.1 %

Total: 1,594 301 1,173 1,532 639 523

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 41.9 years

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender. Released June 2017.
State Data. U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey


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Number of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 1
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 1
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $1,600
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $350
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $65,000

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Allen has added two subdivisions in the last 10 years. There are 10 new homes and one duplex. There are 12 lots available for new homes in these subdivisions.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Dixon
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9132,98741,166    
Total Employment.....980,6683,08942,568    
Unemployment.....40,2481021,402    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.3%3.4%    

1) Area labor force and employment data are for the county plus the contiguous counties.
For further information regarding underemployment in the area, please contact NPPD at (877) 275-6773.
Source: Year end 2015, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Online Data, Released 6/2016.

Wages: Sample of hourly wage rates in manufacturing occupations (production and/or clerical).
Job Title 10th
Percentile
Median 90th
Percentile
Accountants and Auditors$18.29$27.59$46.25
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$10.29$13.92$18.14
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$13.01$21.85$30.93
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.84$15.29$23.09
Civil Engineers$19.13$41.28$50.60
Computer Operators$9.89$17.19$27.30
Computer Programmers$13.98$27.88$44.15
Computer Systems Analysts$26.17$38.65$54.05
Customer Service Representatives$9.93$14.10$23.07
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.80$16.65$23.10
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.23$16.68$23.16
Data Entry Keyers$10.53$14.26$20.55
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.34$19.02$24.74
Driver/Sales Workers$9.40$11.00$21.82
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$19.55$32.23$43.61
Electrical Engineers$25.72$41.80$56.48
Electricians$13.66$19.23$29.26
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.72$17.07$22.88
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.64$20.00$29.73
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.39$10.78$14.25
Industrial Engineers$28.56$40.40$57.82
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$15.03$19.80$28.80
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.98$15.55$19.79
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.55$14.55$19.48
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.73$21.22$24.71
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.58$15.14$34.36
Machinists$10.72$17.55$23.75
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$13.64$19.20$24.15
Mechanical Engineers$23.76$30.65$45.56
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.20$28.09$37.44
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.85$20.46$24.11
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.82$18.77$24.48
Nursing Assistants$10.41$13.12$18.11
Office Clerks, General$9.38$12.04$18.18
Orderlies$9.60$11.44$14.92
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.38$10.99$15.56
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.71$13.17$17.59
Registered Nurses$19.68$26.99$36.96
Retail Salespersons$9.13$10.12$18.03
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.34$14.04$19.05
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.57$16.23$22.97
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.35$10.67$16.83
Telemarketers$10.00$13.16$17.61
Tool and Die Makers$16.83$22.48$29.99
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.52$17.77$23.37
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$13.30$17.41$23.24

Source: Nebraska Workforce Development, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, First Quarter 2017.

Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0


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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....0
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....010
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate I2930
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 2019

Motor Freight Carriers:
  More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.

Nebraska Right in the Middle!

Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots to:
Destination
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Railroad
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....1211-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1741-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5561-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....7473-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....5761-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3031-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15874-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....3051-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13294-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5541-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....21 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,431 feet
Length of longest runway.....4,200 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....30 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 125
Kansas City International 286
Denver International 569

The Wayne Municipal Airport, managed by Reliance Aviation, is located one mile east of Wayne. The airport has two paved and lighted runways (4,200 feet and 3,407 feet) and a 2,701-foot turf runway. Other facilities include ground-to-air radio communication, hangars, tie-downs, air taxi, nondirectional radio beacon, flight training, and maintenance. Charter service is 1,431 feet. Sioux Gateway Airport at Sioux City, Iowa, 30 miles northeast of Wayne, is served by Northwest/Airlink and Chautaugua Airlines.

Barge:
City Adjoins Navigable River.....No
Length of Season.....8 months
River, Lake or Ocean.....Missouri River
Channel Depth.....9 feet
Channel Width.....300 feet
Barging Facilities.....No
Name of PortCityMiles to Port
Nearest Port: Sioux City River PortSioux City, IA30

Barge service is available at 19 barge terminal facilities on the Missouri River in Nebraska. The Sioux City river port is 30 miles northeast of Allen. These river ports are navigable approximately eight months per year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains a 9-foot deep, 300-foot wide channel for 735 navigable miles from Sioux City to the mouth of the Missouri River. Commodities transported by towing companies are alfala pellets, cement, concrete forms, distillers' dried grain, feed, feed ingredients, fertilizer, grain, machinery, molasses, newsprint, nitorgen fertilizer solution, propylene glycol, rock-aggregate, salt, steel, and twine.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Burlington Northern Santa Fe


The Burlington Sante Fe provides rail services in Allen along with Dixon and Randolph.


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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Northeast Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - (800) 750-9277 or (402) 375-1360
  website - www.nnppd.com

Wholesale Supplier: Northeast Nebraska Public Power District

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....No

Water:
Provider.....Village of Allen
Major Source.....Well
If Wells, Average Depth.....193 feet
Average Capacity.....0.830 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.094 mgd
Storage Capacity.....20,000 gallons
Treated.....Yes
Temperature Range.....56 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Allen
Type of Service.....Lagoon
Rated Capacity.....1.000 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.407 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....1.000 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....NNTC
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....1





top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Village Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... No, (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... City
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 95 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 20
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 0
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 79

The Dixon County Sheriff Department is the police for the Village of Allen.


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 11061:16
Senior High 11091:18
Trade & Tech Schools 0
Community College 0
Four-Year College 0
University 0
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 0
Middle / Jr. High 0
Senior High 0
Colleges 0

Allen Consolidated is a K-12 school. Allen is currently in a new building which was completed in 2003 as a result of a bond election that past on it first attempt. Allen also has a daycare with a pre-school and head start.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....3
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....3
Public Park(s).....4
Public Camp Ground(s).....3
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....17 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....0
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....0
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....0
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....0
Veterinarian(s).....0

Residents from Allen seek medical services in Sioux City, IA - 30 miles away, Wayne, NE - 23 miles away, and Pender, NE - 30 miles away. The Allen Fire and Rescue have 8 EMT's for emergency situations in the Community.

top of page COMMERCIAL SERVICES
Machine Shops in City.......0
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......0

Type of Newspaper in City.......none

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......4
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......17

Number of Protestant Churches.......2
Number of Catholic Churches.......0
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......0
Total Number of Rooms Available.......0

Number of Banks in City.......1

Chamber of Commerce.......No
Chamber Executive is Full-Time.......No

Allen has one bank, Security National. Allen has a Community Club with a membership of 21 individuals and 18 businesses.


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....0
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0


top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Allen Public Schools
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 33   (Male: 7   Female: 26)
Year Established:1918
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Education
 
#2.Business Name:Village of Allen
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 2   (Male: 1   Female: 1)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Government
 
#3.Business Name:Security National Bank
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 4   (Male: 1   Female: 3)
Year Established:1984
Unions:No
Products/Service:Financial
 
#4.Business Name:Tri-County Insurance
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 1   (Male: 1   Female: 0)
Year Established:1970
Unions:No
Products/Service:Insurance
 
#5.Business Name:State Farm Insurance
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 2   (Male: 0   Female: 2)
Products/Service:Insurance
 
#6.Business Name:Allen Day Care
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 7   (Male: 0   Female: 7)
Year Established:1993
Unions:No
Products/Service:Day Care
 
#7.Business Name:Allen Post Office
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 4    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Post Office
 


top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......0
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No


top of page INDUSTRIAL SITES
Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No


top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Allen is a small town with big things happening. Allen has just opened its new school this year. The residents of Allen feel this is a perfect place to live and raise a family. Thank you for visiting our community profile.

Suggested Sites:
Village of Allen website @ www.ci.allen.ne.us
Allen School @ www.allenweb.esu1.org
Lewis & Clark Reservoir @ www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/showpark.ihtml
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Jean Rahn
Village of Allen
P.O. Box 99
100 East 2nd Street
Allen, Nebraska 68710
Phone:(402) 635-2444
Email: vofallen@nntc.net
Website: www.ci.allen.ne.us
 Thomas L. Higginbotham Jr.
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
111 South 1st Street
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
Phone:(402) 379-1150
Fax:(402) 379-9207
Email: thomash@nenedd.org
Website: www.nenedd.org
 
State Contacts:Courtney Dentlinger
Economic Development Director
Neb. Dept. of Economic Development
PO Box 94666
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3125 or
(800) 426-6505
Email:
courtney.dentlinger@nebraska.gov
Website: www.NebraskaAdvantage.org
 Mary Plettner, Economic Development Manager
Nebraska Public Power District
PO Box 499
1414 15th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 563-5534 or (877) 275-6773
Fax: (402) 563-5090
Email: econdev@nppd.com
Website: econdev.nppd.com

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