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Beemer, Nebraska              

Date generated: 8/15/2018

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Beemer, Nebraska

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  Beemer is a friendly town centrally located in Cuming County in northeast Nebraska. Beemer is served by U.S. Highway 275 and State Spur 20A-Link and is 33 miles southeast of Norfolk, 44 miles northwest of Fremont, 60 miles southwest of Sioux City, and 86 miles northwest of Omaha.

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
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
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $233
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $300
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $225
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $42,000

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At the present time, several houses and building lots are available for sale in Beemer.

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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,9134,75444,013    
Total Employment.....980,6684,88345,438    
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
Median 90th
Accountants and Auditors$18.44$27.83$46.64
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$10.36$14.02$18.27
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$13.18$22.13$31.32
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.90$15.37$23.21
Civil Engineers$19.29$41.63$51.04
Computer Operators$9.95$17.28$27.45
Computer Programmers$14.10$28.12$44.53
Computer Systems Analysts$26.39$38.98$54.52
Customer Service Representatives$9.98$14.18$23.19
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.33$16.80$23.32
Data Entry Keyers$10.58$14.34$20.66
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.45$11.06$21.94
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$19.72$32.51$43.99
Electrical Engineers$25.94$42.16$56.97
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.82$17.19$23.04
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.71$20.11$29.89
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.44$10.84$14.33
Industrial Engineers$28.80$40.75$58.32
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$15.22$20.05$29.17
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$13.05$15.63$19.90
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.60$14.63$19.59
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.63$15.22$34.55
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$13.81$19.44$24.46
Mechanical Engineers$23.96$30.92$45.95
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.39$28.33$37.76
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.95$20.61$24.28
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.91$18.90$24.66
Nursing Assistants$10.46$13.19$18.21
Office Clerks, General$9.43$12.10$18.27
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.43$11.05$15.64
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.76$13.24$17.69
Registered Nurses$19.84$27.22$37.28
Retail Salespersons$9.15$10.14$18.07
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.40$14.12$19.16
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.63$16.31$23.10
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.40$10.73$16.92
Tool and Die Makers$16.95$22.64$30.20
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.61$17.89$23.54
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$13.40$17.53$23.40

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

Percent of Manufacturing Labor Force Unionized............0%
Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0

The only union in Beemer is the NSEA for the teachers.


Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....110
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....I2934
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. 27530

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.....79N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....94N/A1 Day
Chicago.....526N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....720N/A2-3 days
Denver.....549N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....266N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1560N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....345N/A1-2 days
New York.....1299N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....517N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Distance to nearest public airport.....60 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,098 feet
Length of longest runway.....9,000 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....60 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 83
Kansas City International 249
Denver International 542

The nearest airfield for private planes is at Pender, Neb., 17 miles northeast. Facilities include a 3,600 foot lighted concrete runway, hangars, tie-downs, beacon and 100 low lead fuel. Thirteen private planes are hangared there. The elevation at the airport is 1,355 feet. The nearest point of scheduled air service is at the Karl Stefan Memorial Airport in Norfolk, 33 miles. Passenger, air freight, air express and flying lessons are available there. Airline serving Norfolk is United Express with 9 flights daily using a Beech 1900. Direct service is available to Grand Island, Nebraska, Yankton, South Dakota; minneapolis, Minnesota; and Denver, Colorado. Airport facilities include two 5,300 foot paved and lighted runways, National Weather Service aOffice, instrument landing system, aviation gas and jet aviation fuel, major and minor repair, airtaxi, airplane rental, flight instructions, aerial photography and aerial spraying. Fifty-eight private planes are hangared there; eight are available for charter. The elevation at the airport is 1,572 feet. Sioux City, 60 miles (1 hour) and Omaha, 86 miles (1 1/2 hours) are the major hubs for air traffic in the area.


Barge service is available at 19 barge terminal facilites on the Missouri River in Nebraska. The Omaha river port is 86 miles southeast of Beemer. These river ports are navigable approximately eight months per year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains a 9-foot deep, 300-wide channel for 735 navigable miles from Sioux City to the mouth of the Missouri River. Commodities transported by towing companies are alfalfa pellets, cement, concrete forms, distillers' dried grain, feed ingredients, fertilizer, grain, machinery, molasses, newsprint, nitrogen fertilizer solution, propylene glycol, rock aggregate, salt, steel and twine.

Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 21 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....12
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No

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

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad provides the nearest rail service at Oakland, 21 miles southest of Beemer. Amtrak provides Omaha, 86 miles southeast of Beemer, with rail passenger service east to Chicago and west to Denver and San Francisco/Oakland. The Superliner features coach and first-class accommodations, dining car service, and checked baggage service from most cities. Travel time is 9 1/2 hours to Chicago and 40 hours to the West Coast. Amtrak has one train each way daily.

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 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Cuming County Public Power District
  phone - (877) 572-2463
  website -
  email -

Wholesale Supplier: Cuming County Public Power District
Additional Comments: Plans are to rebuild the substation. The capacity will go to 3750 in the future.

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

Provider.....Village of Beemer
Major Source.....two wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....70 feet
Rated Capacity.....842,000.000 mgd
Average Capacity.....792,000.000 mgd
Peak Demand.....435,600.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....50,000 gallons
Temperature Range.....50-55 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Beemer and the surrounding rural area is served by the Cuming County Rural Water District. This assures access to good water in the rural areas for homes and acreages. You can find more info by e-mailing Charlene at

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Beemer
Rated Capacity.....118,000.000 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....50,000.000 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....175,000.000 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Improvements made in 1998 to the treatment plant include disinfecting the water carried from the treatment plant to the Elkhorn River. The $60,000 project was financed by city funds.

Name of Local Service Provider.....Great Plains Communication
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....9

All internet providers are available. Only one is local access.

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Actual Valuation of City: $117,536,423 (year 2001)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2001
Total Real Property.......$1.7063560

Beemer has no bond indebtedness.

Type of Government..... Board of Trustees
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2000 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... City
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 88 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 27
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 88

Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1
Senior High 001:0
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

School District No. 55 serves Beemer. There is an elementary school; Preschool thru 4th grade. The high school has recently consolidated with West Point Public Schools to create West Point-Beemer Public School. Beemer sends 42 students to West Point to school, which is 8 miles southeast of Beemer. Beemer is part of the Northeast Nebraska Community College service area. The main campus is located in Norfolk and off-campus centers are located in O'Neill, South Sioux City, and West Point. It offers more than 60 technical, vocational and liberal arts programs preparing students for immediate employment or transfer to a four year college or university. The Continuing Education and Distance Learning Division provides credit programs, job-upgrading, and personal interest classes in 72 communities throughout the area. The college website is Wayne State College is located in Wayne, Nebraska, 30 miles northwest of Beemer. Other colleges and universities in the area are: Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA, Morningside College in Sioux City, IA, Creighton University in Omaha, University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....2
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....3
Public Swimming Pool(s).....4
Public Park(s).....3
Public Camp Ground(s).....2
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....7 mile(s)
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

The Village of Beemer has three parks. The park near the Beemer Ballroom has tennis courts, ball fields, a playground and a picnic area. The Kids Park is located near Colonial Haven nursing facility. This park has a playground and a picnic area. The Mini Park is located on Main Street and is home to the big white gazebo. Boating is available at near by sand pits, Fremont Lakes (40 miles), the Missouri River (45 miles), and Gavins Point Dam (82 miles). There are two bowling alleys within 8 miles of Beemer. Dancing at the Beemer Ballroom. Fishing at the nearby Elkhorn River and nearby lakes. Golfing at Beemer's Indian Trails Country Club--a public 18-hole beautiful course with a clubhouse for dining. Excellent hunting in the area as well. The nearest movie theater is the West Point Community Threatre. Annual Activities: The Beemer Community Theater presents a dinner theater production the last, full weekend of February; Beemer "Play Daze" is held annually the fourth, full weekend of July; and the Beemer Community Club sponsors the "Yuletide Social" in December. Other community activities include: boys baseball, girls softball, dance, karate, swimming, golf, piano, wrestling, 4-H, t-ball, flag football, soccer, boy scouts, girl scouts, community coffees, open houses, etc.

Number of Hospitals in Community.....2
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....50
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....1
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....9
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....6
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....57

Beemer is served by Pender Community Hospital, located 18 miles northwest of Beemer. Pender's staff includes three physicians, two Physician Assistants, 15 Registered Nurses and six Licensed Practical Nurses. The hospital hosts 17 outpatient clinics staffed by 32 specialists. Services include neurology, ENT, general surgery, urology, oncology, pulmonology, OB/GYN, opthalmology, podiatry, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and cardiology. Diagnostic and rehabilitative services for cardiac rehab, occupational and physical therapy, bone density, MRI, CT, ultrasound, mammograms, and diagnostic radiography are also provided. Beemer is also served by Franciscan Care Servises, based in West Point which is an integrated health system which includes St. Francis Memorial Hospital, the Dinklage Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Retirement Community. Available services through the health system include family medicine, emergency care, retirement living, obstetrics, prenatal care, business health and wellness, lab, mammography, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, therapy (physical, speech and occupational), CT, MRI, ultrasound, surgery, home health, hospice, and 20 visiting specialist clinics. The staff of St. Francis Hospital and Dinklage Medical Clinic includes four family pracitioners, two surgeons, three Physician Assistants, one Nurse Practioner, thirty Registered Nurses, and six Licensed Practical Nurses. People from Beemer regularly go to hospitals in Norfolk, Fremont, Omaha, Sioux City, and Lincoln for more extensive care. Beemer also has Colonial Haven, a 55 bed skilled nursing facility.

Machine Shops in City.......0
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......0

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly
Local Radio Station(s).......1

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......5
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......33

Number of Protestant Churches.......5
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......1
Total Number of Rooms Available.......15

Number of Banks in City.......1Assets: $100,000,000
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0

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

Retail and commercial services are expanded greatly within a 30 minute radius of Beemer. The figures listed above are for right in Beemer, except for the radio station. The Beemer Chamber was recently renamed the Beemer Community Club in hopes of attracting more people. New members are encouraged to join today!

Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....4
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....38

Cuming County ranked first in Nebraska in the number of hogs and pigs raised during the last ten years and in the top five counties in the number of cattle on farms. The county ranked eighth in the state in the production of soybeans during the last five years and ranked in the top ten counties in the production of all alfalfa hay three of the last five years. One of the top products in this area is food from farming operations.


Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Farmers Elevator, Inc.
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 6   (Male: 4   Female: 2)
Year Established:1938
Products/Service:Agricultural Feed
#2.Business Name:Jones Manufacturing, Inc.
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 15   (Male: 12   Female: 3)
Year Established:1929
Products/Service:Large industrial use grinders
#3.Business Name:Beemer Public School
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 16   (Male: 1   Female: 15)
#4.Business Name:Colonial Haven
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 76   (Male: 2   Female: 74)
Year Established:1972
Products/Service:care of the eldery & infirm
#5.Business Name:Doescher Transfer
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 14   (Male: 12   Female: 2)
Year Established:1940
Products/Service:grain and livestock hauling
#6.Business Name:First National Bank
Service Sector: Financial Activities
Employment Number: Total: 15   (Male: 5   Female: 10)
Year Established:1899
#7.Business Name:IBP - Tyson
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 374   (Male: 280   Female: 94)
Products/Service:meat products
#8.Business Name:St Francis Memorial Hospital
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 241   (Male: 21   Female: 220)
#9.Business Name:Stan Ortmeier & Company
Service Sector: Construction & Mining
Employment Number: Total: 13   (Male: 9   Female: 4)
Year Established:1967
Products/Service:construction and general contracting
#10.Business Name:Peets Feeds, Inc.
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 5   (Male: 5   Female: 0)
Year Established:1959
Products/Service:Agricultural feed

Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......3
Spec Buildings Available.......2
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No
Buildings Available on LOIS for Beemer

Industrial sites would be possible but would need to be developed.

Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No

There are buildings available. More information available on request.

Our Community: Beemer is a small community located within easy driving distance of all necessary services. There are an abundance of recreational, educational, social, and business opportunities here. Usually several houses are for sale and there are lots available for building. The community of Beemer has a dinner theater production every February, a town celebration each July and a Christmas Social in December. Beemer has a good selection of retail, construction, service, and manufacturing businesses as well as several churches. The residents of Beemer believe this is a good place to live and raise families. Thank you for taking the time to view our profile and feel free to contact us for more information or if you have any questions.

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Megan E. Moore
Beemer Community Club
PO Box 353
Beemer, NE 68716
Phone:(402) 528-3223
 Thomas L. Higginbotham Jr.
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
111 South 1st Street
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
Phone:(402) 379-1150
Fax:(402) 379-9207
State Contacts:Dave Rippe
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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