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Brule, Nebraska              

Date generated: 5/29/2017


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Brule, Nebraska

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  Brule is located at I-80 Exit 117 in western Nebraska, just 17 miles from the Colorado border. U.S. Highway 30 runs through Brule. The South Platte River flows through town and the North Platte River flows through Lake McConaughy, located 12 miles north of Brule.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2015
    Change
Brule.......326309-5.2%
Keith County .......8,3688,063-3.6%
Labor Market Population1.......55,00251,433-6.5%

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......... 935 204 825 1,199 533 353 4,049 50.2 %
Female...... 886 188 790 1,147 569 434 4,014 49.8 %

Total: 1,328 392 1,615 2,346 1,102 787

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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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..... $85
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $400
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $250
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $60,000

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Retirement housing is available in the Brule Heritage Village. Eight one-bedroom units are available.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Keith
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9134,61428,507    
Total Employment.....980,6684,73929,318    
Unemployment.....40,248125811    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.6%2.8%    

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$19.35$28.70$51.77
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.95$15.07$20.56
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.78$16.11$25.78
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$10.21$16.21$23.77
Civil Engineers$26.04$38.05$50.34
Computer Operators$8.72$10.51$15.43
Computer Programmers$20.77$35.59$54.29
Computer Systems Analysts$22.72$36.15$54.45
Customer Service Representatives$9.52$14.13$22.49
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.87$17.12$22.99
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$9.56$14.24$17.73
Data Entry Keyers$9.17$13.05$17.81
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.57$19.33$24.57
Driver/Sales Workers$8.62$9.72$22.02
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$19.32$28.63$37.25
Electrical Engineers$26.29$38.53$56.43
Electricians$15.87$21.34$28.38
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.87$15.27$19.60
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$11.65$16.39$23.63
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$8.65$9.87$12.37
Industrial Engineers$25.54$37.61$58.07
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$16.94$22.37$35.43
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.59$15.72$19.27
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.78$15.10$19.18
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.67$20.23$24.62
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.66$16.10$24.04
Machinists$14.18$20.27$24.67
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$13.26$18.82$23.46
Mechanical Engineers$30.69$35.91$48.14
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.19$28.02$36.88
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$15.11$21.52$28.35
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.67$18.05$23.79
Nursing Assistants$10.06$11.99$15.62
Office Clerks, General$9.06$11.86$17.81
Orderlies$9.12$11.73$15.63
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.74$12.89$15.48
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.35$13.04$16.24
Registered Nurses$20.30$27.22$36.42
Retail Salespersons$8.50$10.20$20.26
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.58$14.15$19.75
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.30$14.46$19.63
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.71$10.41$18.00
Telemarketers$8.82$10.88$14.74
Tool and Die Makers$16.26$24.05$33.28
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.79$16.81$21.77
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.69$18.12$23.65

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

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


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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....1
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....1
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 801
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 300

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:
Destination
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Railroad
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....3391-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....2871-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....8041-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....8103-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....2041-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....4781-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....12164-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....7151-3 days1-2 days
New York.....15774-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....7291-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....10 minute(s)
Elevation.....3,276 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,100 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 343
Kansas City International 461
Denver International 197

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....60

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Union Pacific Railroad




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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - Econ Dev: (402) 563-5534 or 24-Hours: 877-275-6773
  website - www.nppd.com
  email - econdev@nppd.com
  comments -
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 econdev@nppd.com or by calling (402) 563-5534. Further information can be found online @ econdev.nppd.com. Utility information can be found @ www.nppd.com.

Wholesale Supplier: Nebraska Public Power District

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....Kinder Morgan

Water:
Provider.....Village of Brule
Major Source.....Well Field
If Wells, Average Depth.....140 feet
Rated Capacity.....2.000 mgd
Average Capacity.....1.100 mgd
Peak Demand.....6.400 mgd
Storage Capacity.....100,000 gallons
Hardness.....280 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....57-59 (degrees Fahrenheit)

A new well and water storage facility project with new water lines from the main to the curb at each site was completed in 2003 at a cost of $968,000.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Brule
Type of Service.....Extended Aeration Activated Sludge Treatment Plant
Average Daily Demand.....0.340 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.630 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

The lift station was updated in 2003 at a cost of $235,000.

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Arapahoe Telephone Company
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....4

Internet services are provided by ATJ Jet, Charter Digital, Lake Mac, and Megavision.



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Actual Valuation of City: $9,682,080 (year 2003)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2003
City.......$0.3250000
County.......$0.3130000
School.......$1.0500000
Other.......$0.1820000
Total Real Property.......$1.8700000

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2003
General Obligation.........$679,214.00
Revenue.........$0.00
County.........$0.00
School.........$0.00



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..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... No
Percent of Streets Paved..... 35 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 20
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 66

The village of Brule contracts with the Keith County Sheriff's office for full time police protection and has an officer residing in Brule.


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1711:8
Middle / Jr. High 1
Senior High 11181:7
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

Brule is served by School District #95 and all schools are located in Big Springs, 10 miles to the West. The Junior and Senior High enrollment total is 118 pupils with a student teacher ratio of 1 to 6.9.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....4
Public Tennis Court(s).....4
Public Swimming Pool(s).....3
Public Park(s).....15
Public Camp Ground(s).....15
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....12 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Lake McConaughy is located 12 miles north of Brule, along Highways 26/61. Lake McConaughy was formed by damming the North Platte River, which starts in Colorado and comes to western Nebraska via Wyoming. When at capacity the lake boasts 100 miles of shoreline of white sand beaches and 30,000 surface acres of clear blue waters and some of the best walleye fishing in the nation. The lake is a mecca for sailboat and board sailing enthusiasts as well as fishermen and campers. Concessionaires around the lake offer restaurants, lodging, boat rentals, convenience/grocery stores, guide services, jet-ski rentals, scuba diving, and RV camp grounds.


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....1
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....28
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....2
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....26
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....4
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....80
Veterinarian(s).....5

All health facilites are located in Ogallala, 9 miles east of Ogallala.

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Machine Shops in City.......2
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......0

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly
Local Radio Station(s).......3

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......4
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......325

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

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

Number of Banks in City.......1Assets: $481,933
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0Assets: $0

Chamber of Commerce.......Yes
Chamber Executive is Full-Time.......Yes

The Keith County News serves the community of Brule with a bi-weekly paper. The community is also served by the Keith County Chamber of Commerce located in Ogallala, 9 miles east.


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....4
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....15


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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:McGinley Schilz Feedyard
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 26   (Male: 21   Female: 5)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Cattle Feedyard
 
#2.Business Name:Agriliance Agronomy Center
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 14   (Male: 12   Female: 2)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Agriculture
 
#3.Business Name:Beal Service Station
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 6   (Male: 3   Female: 3)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Vehicle Service, Bulk Oil
 
#4.Business Name:Farmers Cooperative Association
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 7   (Male: 4   Female: 3)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Agriculture
 
#5.Business Name:Adams Bank & Trust
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 8   (Male: 3   Female: 5)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Banking Products
 
#6.Business Name:H S & S Manufacturing
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 5   (Male: 4   Female: 1)
Products/Service:Magnet Manufacturing
 
#7.Business Name:Fraser Welding
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 6   (Male: 4   Female: 2)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Trailer Manufacturing, Commercial Welding & Fabrication
 


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Suggested links for further information on available sites:


top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Suggested Sites:
Brule, NE @ www.visitogallala.com/brule
Keith County Nebraska @ www.keithcountyne.gov
Keith County Area Development @ www.kcad.org
Keith County Emergency Service @ www.kc911.net
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Bob Sestak
Mayor, Village of Brule
P.O. Box 156
Brule, NE 69127
Phone:(308) 287-2344
Fax:(308) 287-2570
Email: rasestak@abtbank.com
Website: www.ci.brule.ne.us
 Kelsey Wheeler
Keith County Area Development
P.O. Box 418
204 East A Street
Ogallala, NE  69153
Phone:(308) 284-4066
Fax:(308) 284-3126
Email: Kelsey@visitogallala.com
Website: www.kcad.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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