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Bancroft, Nebraska              

Date generated: 8/20/2017


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Bancroft, Nebraska

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  Bancroft is located in the northeast corner of Cuming County in northeast Nebraska. The John G. Neihardt Center is located in Bancroft.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Bancroft.......495475-4.0%
Cuming County .......9,1399,016-1.3%
Labor Market Population1.......85,86785,169-0.8%

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......... 1,239 253 873 1,270 453 436 4,524 50.2 %
Female...... 1,163 236 902 1,122 454 615 4,492 49.8 %

Total: 2,402 489 1,775 2,392 907 1,051

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 43.6 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..... 2
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $325
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $90,000

Available Lots Information


Building Incentive Information


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Barber's Sunrise Villa was constructed in 1993 and contains eight low-cost housing units. Contact Laurie Brokow at (402) 648-3355 for more information.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Cuming
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9134,75444,013    
Total Employment.....980,6684,88345,438    
Unemployment.....40,2481291,425    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.6%3.2%    

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.

The population of Bancroft has grown over the last 10 years.


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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.....021
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate I-2925
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....I8030

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.....84N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....97N/A1 Day
Chicago.....520N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....730N/A2-3 days
Denver.....561N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....267N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1572N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....317N/A1-2 days
New York.....1293N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....521N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....15 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,355 feet
Length of longest runway.....3,600 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....No
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....45 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 88
Kansas City International 250
Denver International 554

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,Ia.45

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 25 mile(s)
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....45 mile(s)

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




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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Cuming County Public Power District
  phone - (877) 572-2463
  website - www.ccppd.com
  email - ccppd@ccppd.com

Wholesale Supplier: Cuming County Public Power District

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....Black Hills Energy

Water:
Provider.....Village of Bancroft
Major Source.....3 wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....150 feet
Average Capacity.....0.100 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.390 mgd
Storage Capacity.....0 gallons
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....49-52 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Bancroft
Type of Service.....Sludge treatment plant
Rated Capacity.....0.075 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.049 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.061 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....No

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Great Plains Communications



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Actual Valuation of City: $13,638,716 (year 2004)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2004
City.......$0.2773500



top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Board of Trustees
Comprehensive City Plan..... No, (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 85 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 21
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 88


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 11421:15
Middle / Jr. High 1471:12
Senior High 11041:11
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1181:9

Zion Lutheran School is the only private school available in Bancroft. School District No. 20 in Cuming County covers 133 square miles. The district is accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education and the North Central Association. In addition to a core curriculum, vocational courses offered in the high school include home economics, business, and industrial arts. Adult educational programs can be made available in the high school in cooperation with Northeast Community College. Bancroft and surrounding area preschool children area able to attend Bancroft Community Preschool. Bancroft is part of the Northeast Commununity College area which serves 20 counties in northeast Nebraska from a main campus in Norfolk. Northeast offers more than 50 technical, vocational, business and liberal arts programs. Wayne State College offers 53 majors and 35 minors in eight academic divisions. Other colleges in the region are Briar Cliff College, Morningside College, Western Iowa Tech, Midland Lutheran College, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and University of Nebraska at Lincoln.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....3
Public Tennis Court(s).....4
Public Swimming Pool(s).....4
Public Park(s).....5
Public Camp Ground(s).....5
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....20 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....No
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

The Bancroft park has playground equipment, tables, shelters, ball fields, and a camping area with four hook ups. Annual celebrations include the John G. Neihardt Day in August and Harvest Fest in October. Several ball tournaments are also held throughout the summer.


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....0

The Pender Community Hospital, 10 miles northwest of Bancroft, has 47 beds and 7 bassinets and is accredited by the state of Nebraska. Services include general medicine, family practice, general surgery, laboratory, pharmacy, ultrasound, echocardiology, coronary care, physical therapy, prenatal classes, mammography, radiology, swing bed care, cardiac rehab, and emergency care. Life Steps, an educational class for better diet and exercise, has recently been made available. Life Line is available via Marion Air Care of Sioux City, Iowa. Specialists commute from Sioux City, Iowa, and Fremont, Nebraska, to provide services at the hospital for urology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, obstetrics, and gynecology. The St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, 18 miles southwest of Bancroft, has a capacity of 49 beds and 10 bassinets. Available services include general medicine, obstetrics, prenatal care, ultrasound, laboratory, stress testing lab, CAT scans, echocardiology, radiology, mammography, acute care, swing bed care, vascular studies, cardiac care, cardiac rehab, nuclear medicine, physical therapy, infection control, pharmacy, outpatient surgery, observation, discharge planning, preoperational services, emergency care, home health care, and life lines. Free blood pressure checks, diabetic education, wellness program, social services, and mental health care are provided.

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.......weekly

Number of Protestant Churches.......3
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

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




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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Village of Bancroft
Service Sector: Government
Unions:No
Products/Service:Local Government
 
#2.Business Name:Bancroft Public Schools
Service Sector: Services
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Education
 


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: Bancroft is the home of the John G. Neihardt Center. The annual Neihardt Day is the first Sunday in August. Thank you for taking the time to view our community profile. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Suggested Sites:
John G. Neihardt Center @ www.neihardt.com
Bancroft-Rosalie School @ www.bancroftrosalie.esu2.org
Lewis and Clark Byway Hwy 75 just east of Bancroft. @ www.lewisandclarkscenicbyway.com
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Garry Clark
Cuming County Economic Development
P.O. Box 17
200 S. Lincoln Street
West Point, Nebraska 68788
Phone:402-380-3901
Fax:402-372-6013
Email: garry@cumingcountyed.com
Website: www.cumingcountyed.com
 Thomas L. Higginbotham Jr.
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
111 South 1st Street
Box 53
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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