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Barada, Nebraska              

Date generated: 2/24/2017

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Barada, Nebraska

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
Richardson County .......8,3638,094-3.2%
Labor Market Population1.......49,84010,753-78.4%

1) Labor market population is the county population plus the contiguous county population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, March 2016. City populations estimated to be released July 2016.

County Age Distribution (2015) :
Age: 0-19 20-24 25-44 45-64 65+ 85+ Total % Split
Male......... 994 201 798 1,182 465 405 4,045 50.0 %
Female...... 878 190 770 1,152 479 580 4,049 50.0 %

Total: 1,402 391 1,568 2,334 944 985

Median Age (2015):     State 36.3 years       County 47.4 years

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender. Released June 2016.
State Data. U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey

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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,9134,19826,368    
Total Employment.....980,6684,33727,345    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.2%3.7%    

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
Median 90th
Accountants and Auditors$15.84$26.76$48.83
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$15.54$17.35$19.17
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$12.33$16.13$24.17
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.50$14.93$21.92
Civil Engineers$28.52$44.45$51.44
Computer Operators$10.02$15.22$25.96
Computer Programmers$14.83$34.00$49.70
Computer Systems Analysts$29.36$36.72$49.03
Customer Service Representatives$8.73$12.97$21.10
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.81$17.04$22.88
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$10.83$13.94$18.58
Data Entry Keyers$10.40$14.10$19.14
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.51$19.23$24.45
Driver/Sales Workers$8.50$9.36$14.88
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$19.32$28.63$37.25
Electrical Engineers$31.56$46.79$73.67
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.84$14.45$17.03
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$12.64$14.83$23.25
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.56$11.69$14.54
Industrial Engineers$25.62$39.49$60.25
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$14.09$20.39$41.72
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.66$14.44$17.85
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.51$14.24$18.88
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.01$15.29$20.00
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.25$14.05$24.68
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$12.58$16.92$21.16
Mechanical Engineers$30.78$36.26$52.77
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.08$27.81$36.59
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$15.04$21.42$28.21
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.61$17.96$23.68
Nursing Assistants$9.99$11.74$15.36
Office Clerks, General$8.74$11.27$17.54
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.70$10.94$15.66
Receptionists and Information Clerks$8.80$12.11$16.18
Registered Nurses$20.84$27.38$34.97
Retail Salespersons$8.50$9.96$20.33
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.02$14.49$22.34
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.32$15.95$20.95
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.69$11.02$18.81
Tool and Die Makers$14.63$19.65$24.73
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$9.92$17.10$22.86
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.62$18.03$23.54

Source: Nebraska Workforce Development, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, Third Quarter 2016.


Motor Freight Carriers:
  More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.
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Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots to:
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....93N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....93N/A1 Day
Chicago.....547N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....599N/A2-3 days
Denver.....580N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....130N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1591N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....458N/A1-2 days
New York.....1320N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....373N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

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 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - Econ Dev: (402) 563-5534 or 24-Hours: 877-275-6773
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Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the state's largest electric utility, has a diverse mix of generation, including nuclear, coal, hydro, gas and oil, and wind. NPPD delivers power to approximately 1 million Nebraskans and has ample capacity to meet the needs of new loads. Nebraska's electric costs are among the lowest in the nation. NPPD's professional Economic Development Team is available to assist with expansion and retention of existing business and new business locations. Contact the Economic Development Team by emailing or by calling (402) 563-5534. Further information can be found online @ Utility information can be found @

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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
 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

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