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Dodge, Nebraska              

Date generated: 8/15/2018

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Dodge, Nebraska

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  Dodge is located in Dodge County in east-central Nebraska. Dodge, served by Nebraska Highway 91, is 35 miles northwest of Fremont, 71 miles northwest of Omaha and 73 miles southwest of Sioux City, Iowa.

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
Dodge County .......36,69136,7570.2%
Labor Market Population1.......629,722667,4216.0%

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......... 4,931 1,209 4,212 4,683 1,701 1,433 18,169 49.4 %
Female...... 4,760 1,226 4,032 4,605 1,876 2,089 18,588 50.6 %

Total: 9,691 2,435 8,244 9,288 3,577 3,522

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 39.4 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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Available Lots Information

Building Incentive Information

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Sandee I is a privately owned six-unit low cost housing facility for the elderly built in 1981. The Dodge Community Builders, Inc., is an organization that maintains affordable apartments for the elderly and other individuals and families. Two buildings, one with 10 units and one completed in 1994 with six units are income-based rentals. For information call 402-693-2201.

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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,91318,583336,797    
Total Employment.....980,66819,209348,078    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.3%3.4%    

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


Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....010
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 2955
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Hwy. 27512

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.....71N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....86N/A1 Day
Chicago.....527N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....697N/A2-3 days
Denver.....521N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....257N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1535N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....355N/A1-2 days
New York.....1302N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....509N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Distance to nearest public airport.....35 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,204 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,500 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....75 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 75
Kansas City International 241
Denver International 510

The Fremont Municipal Airport, 35 miles southeast of Dodge, has a 5,500 foot lighted, hard-surfaced runway and a 2,295 foot hard-surfaced runway. Other facilities include hangars and maintenance. The Omaha Eppley Airfield, 75 miles southeast of Dodge, and the Sioux Gateway Airport at Sioux City, Iowa, 73 miles northeast, are the nearest major hubs for air transportation.

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: Blair, NebraskaBlair, Nebraska50

Barge service is available at 19 barge terminal facilites on the Missouri River on the east border of Nebraska. The Blair, Nebraska river port is 50 miles southeast of Dodge. These river ports are navigable approximately 8 months per year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains a 9-foot deep, 300-foot wide channel for 735 navigable miles from Sioux City, Iowa to the mouth of the Missouri River. Commodities transported by towing companies are alfalfa pellets, cement, concrete forms, distillers' dried grain, feed, 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..... 35 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....84
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....75 mile(s)

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

The nearest rail service is located 35 miles away in Fremont, Nebraska. Fremont is stratically located on two Class I railroads which provide railservice. The most direct mid-continental railroad route to the west coast passes through Fremont and on to Los Angeles and San Francisco California. Both piggyback and container services are available in Omaha, Nebraska, 75 miles southeast of Dodge. The Union Pacific ramp is located on 8th and Mason Street in Omaha and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe ramp is located in south Omaha at the Gibson Yard. Each of these ramps maintain lift on and lift off TOFC/COFC capabilities, as well as providing pick up and delivery services.

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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: The Cuming County Public Power District serves the Dodge Community with a 34,500 volt transmission line providing 2,400 distribution voltage within the community.

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

Provider.....Village of Dodge
Major Source.....well
If Wells, Average Depth.....86 feet
Rated Capacity.....0.250 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.250 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.892 mgd
Storage Capacity.....50,000 gallons

The municipal water system in Dodge is supplied by 2 wells, having an average depth of 86 feet. The wells have a combined pumping capacity of 590 gallons per minute and the system's overhead storage is 50,000 gallons. The average daily demand is 60,000 gallons. The system has a maximum capacity of 899,600 gallons per day. The static pressure is 55 pounds and the residual pressure is 50 pounds per square inch.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Dodge
Rated Capacity.....0.140 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.140 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.200 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....No

Name of Local Service Provider.....Great Plains Communications
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....10

Dodge's access to advanced telecommunications is comparable to that of a metropolitan area. Dodge features broadband Internet services, digital central office, fiber optic redundancy, T-level access and wireless services. Resident certified technicians are available through the local service provider, Great Plains Communications, for wiring digital business systems, LAN wiring and other technical needs. A variety of service packages, tailored to suit business needs are available.

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Actual Valuation of City: $20,304,108 (year 2014)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2014

Type of Government..... Village Board
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
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..... 710

Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 11031:12
Middle / Jr. High 1521:13
Senior High 1961:18
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1501:7

There are three community colleges within a 45 mile radius of Dodge. Metro Community College in Fremont, the Central Communtiy College in Columbus and the Northeast Community College in Norfolk. Midland Lutheran College, 35 miles away in Fremont is the nearest four year institution. The 2 major universities in the area are the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Nebraska, the University of Nebraska at Omaha,Nebraska.

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....4
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....3
Public Swimming Pool(s).....6
Public Park(s).....7
Public Camp Ground(s).....2
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....50 mile(s)
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

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
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....1
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....6

The rescue squad includes 20 volunteer EMTs who respond to 911 medical emergencies with a fully-equipped rescue unit. A second unit is available for non-emergency transports. The Dodge Medical Clinic includes family practice physicians and physician's assistants from Health Care Professionals, Inc. in Fremont, Nebr., who staff the medical clinic three days a week. For more information, call 402-693-2246. Dr. Chad Ortmeier and his staff provide exceptionally high quality denistry using state-of-the-art equipment at the Dodge Dental Office. For more information, call 402-693-2212 or fax at 402-693-2288. Parkview Home is a privately owned, Medicaid-certified facility which offers 24-hour professional care. Physical, occupational and speech therapy are provided by a well-trained staff. This professional team provides a home-like environment for the residents. Personalized care plans meet the residents' spiritual, nutritional, social, emotional, and physical needs. All inquiries and visits are welcome. For more information, call 402-693-2212 or fax at 402-693-2496. The Fremont Area Medical Center, 35 miles southeast of Dodge, is a 262-bed health care facility with 100 hospital beds with private rooms and 162 beds of long-term care with private and semi-private rooms. There are over 60 physicians on the Courtesy/Consulting staff and the Medical Center employs over 800 individuals in various professional and support staff positions. Other nearby hospitals include St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, 20 miles to the northeast, and Memorial Hospital in Schuyler, 28 miles southwest of Dodge.

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

Number of Catholic Churches.......1

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......0

Number of Banks in City.......1

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

Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....1


Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Dodge Manufacturing
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Products/Service:Livestock corral panels and gates, augers, hydraulic squeeze chutes
#2.Business Name:Howells Dodge Consolidated
Service Sector: Services
#3.Business Name:Farmers State Bank
Service Sector: Services
Year Established:1889
Products/Service:Financial Institution
#4.Business Name:Parkview Nursing Home
Service Sector: Services
Products/Service:Nursing Home

Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......1
Spec Buildings Available.......1
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Buildings Available on LOIS for Dodge

Our Community: The Dodge area ecomonic activities include general farming and cattle and hog feeding. Dodge also boasts a sound business district with a wide variety of sales and services.

Suggested Sites:
Additional information about Dodge, Nebraska @
Lori Kathol
Village Clerk
226 Elm Street
Dodge, NE 68633
 Jason Meyer
Dodge Chamber of Commerce
Dodge, NE 68633
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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