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Clarkson, Nebraska              

Date generated: 11/20/2017


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Clarkson, Nebraska

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  Clarkson is located in Colfax County in the east-central part of Nebraska, 3 miles west of the junction of Nebraska Highways 15 and 91. Clarkson lies 35 miles southeast of Norfolk, 35 miles northeast of Columbus, 85 miles northwest of Omaha, and 90 miles northwest of Lincoln.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Clarkson.......658623-5.3%
Colfax County .......10,51510,414-1.0%
Labor Market Population1.......123,886124,0820.2%

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......... 1,745 358 1,328 1,309 377 270 5,387 51.7 %
Female...... 1,694 273 1,197 1,142 331 390 5,027 48.3 %

Total: 3,439 631 2,525 2,451 708 660

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 34.2 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..... $52
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $300
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $130,000

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Average selling proces for new and exisiting 2500 sq. ft 3-bedrooms $130,000 1000 sq. ft 2-bedrooms $ 45,000


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Colfax
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9135,45064,344    
Total Employment.....980,6685,59766,316    
Unemployment.....40,2481471,972    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.6%3.1%    

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$18.44$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
Electricians$13.75$19.37$29.46
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
Machinists$10.80$17.68$23.92
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
Orderlies$9.66$11.50$15.01
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
Telemarketers$10.02$13.19$17.65
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


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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.....020
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 8065
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 8120

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.....83N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....94N/A1 Day
Chicago.....530N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....681N/A2-3 days
Denver.....510N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....270N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1521N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....367N/A1-2 days
New York.....1303N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....522N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....35 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,443 feet
Length of longest runway.....6,780 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....83 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 87
Kansas City International 253
Denver International 503

The Columbus Municipal Airport, 35 miles southwest of Clarkson, is utilized by both commercial and private aircraft. Air freight and air express services are available. Facilities at the Columbus Municipal Airport include 100 low-lead octain and jet fuel, one fixed-base operator, major and minor repairs, tie downs, courtesy and rental cars, aircraft rental and sale, crop spraying, and flight instruction. There is a private airfield with a 1,990 foot turf runway located seven miles east of Clarkson.

Barge:

Barge service is available at 19 barge terminal facilites on the Missouri River in Nebraska. 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 for Sioux City to the mouth of the Missouri River.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 21 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....0
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No

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




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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Loup Public Power District
  phone - (402) 564-3171
  website - www.loup.com
  email - loup@loup.com
  comments -
Loup Power District, a wholesale power customer of Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), is a full-service, public power electric utility in eastern-central Nebraska. Headquartered in Columbus, Neb., Loup's service area covers approximately 2,028 square miles. The District maintains 780 miles of transmission and distribution lines and has been generating electric power since March 5, 1937. Total population within Loup's service area is approximately 50,000. Loup purchases, sells and delivers approximately 1.2 billion kilowatt hours of electric power annually to wholesale and retail customers across a service area that spans four counties entirely and parts of three others. Loup promotes the economic and industrial development of its service area. For further specifics on your project needs, please contact David Bell, Vice President of Development-Marketing, by calling 402-564-3171 ext. 257.

Wholesale Supplier: Loup Public Power District

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

Water:
Provider.....City
Major Source.....Well
If Wells, Average Depth.....145 feet
Rated Capacity.....1.320 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.211 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.605 mgd
Storage Capacity.....200,000 gallons
Hardness.....376 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....40-55 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City
Type of Service.....Lagoon
Average Daily Demand.....0.065 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Qwest Communications
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....20

Internet service is provided to Clarkson by Community Internet Systems from Columbus, Nebraska.



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Actual Valuation of City: $19,110,462 (year 2002)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2002
City.......$0.4498300
County.......$0.3637200
School.......$1.2194500
Other.......$0.1420070
Total Real Property.......$2.1750070

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2002
General Obligation.........$530,000.00
Revenue.........$0.00
County.........$0.00
School.........$2,559,175.00

The city does not impose a city sales tax.


top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... City
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2002 (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..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 94 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 44
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1941:11
Senior High 11491:12
Trade & Tech Schools 00
Community College 00
Four-Year College 00
University 00
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1501:13
Middle / Jr. High 001:0
Senior High 001:0
Colleges 00

Clarkson participates in Educational Service Unit (ESU) No. 7, headquarted in Columbus, serving seven counties. ESU's provide cooperative services to schools and leadership in improving the quality of education.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....2
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....30 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Local celebrations held include Czech Queen Pageant and Czech Festival in June. Summer recreation programs include softball and baseball programs and swimming lessons.


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....1
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....1

Alegent Health-Memorial Hospital in Schuyler, 21 miles south of Clarkson, is a not-for-profit critical access hospital with 15 acute-care beds, 6 bassinets, and 34 long-term care beds.

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Machine Shops in City.......1
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......1

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly
Local Radio Station(s).......0

Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......26

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.......1
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0Assets: $0

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


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....1
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....6


top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Bluebird Nursery
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 85   (Male: 16   Female: 48)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Wholesale nursery selling plants, trees, ect., to landscapers
 
#2.Business Name:Clarkson Public Schools
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 40   (Male: 17   Female: 23)
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Education
 
#3.Business Name:Vacin, Incorporated
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 32   (Male: 25   Female: 7)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Farm equipment sales and service
 
#4.Business Name:Farmers Union Co-op Supply
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 40   (Male: 18   Female: 22)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Agricultural products & supplies, convenience store, gas station
 




top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Clarkson is located in Colfax County in the east-central part of Nebraska, 3 miles west of the junction of Nebraska Highway 15 and 91. Clarkson lies 35 miles southeast of Norfolk, 35 miles northeast of Columbus, 85 miles northwest of Omaha, and 90 miles northwest of Lincoln.

Suggested Sites:
City of Clarkson @ www.ci.clarkson.ne.us
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District @ www.nenedd.org
Nebraska Department of Economic Development @ www.neded.org
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Linda Cech, City Clerk
City of Clarkson
PO Box 18
Clarkson, NE 68629
Phone:(402) 892-3100
Fax:(402) 892-3141
Email: clarksn@megavison.com
Website: www.ci.clarkson.ne.us
 Gary Vavrina
Industrial Development
Clarkson, NE 68629
Phone:(402) 892-3444
Fax:(402) 892-3448
Email: vacininc@vacininc.com
 
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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