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Doniphan, Nebraska              

Date generated: 8/15/2018

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Doniphan, Nebraska

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  Doniphan, located in the south central part of Nebraska in Hall County, lies two miles south of the Platte River. Doniphan is served by US Highway 281 and Interstate 80. Doniphan is 11 miles south of Grand Island, 14 miles north of Hastings, 147 miles west of Omaha, and 402 miles east of Denver.

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
Hall County .......58,60761,7055.3%
Labor Market Population1.......175,499181,9843.7%

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......... 7,433 2,040 8,072 7,377 2,430 1,735 31,087 50.4 %
Female...... 8,798 1,912 7,514 7,461 2,546 2,387 30,618 49.6 %

Total: 18,231 3,952 15,586 14,838 4,976 4,122

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 35.8 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..... 23
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $100
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $350
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $100,000

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There were 23 new homes constructed in the past two years and it is estimated that 10 more will be built in 2008. Hoffman Subdivision is a new subdivision being developed on the east side of Doniphan. The Doniphan Apartments built in 1980 is an eight unit complex with one and two bedroom units with appliances and laundry facilities. Units are available for the handicapped and rental assistance is available to qualified applicants. Prairie Winds Assisted Living Community was built in 1998 with 23 units. Accredited by the Dept of Health and Human Services and certified by Medicaid waiver, the facility offers five floor plans with most apartments equipped with kitchenettes. They are currently planning an expansion to add eight additional apartments.

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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,91330,58093,811    
Total Employment.....980,66831,82696,876    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.9%3.3%    

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$16.52$25.59$49.67
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.50$13.52$19.07
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.15$16.52$29.33
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.53$15.13$24.08
Civil Engineers$25.55$31.23$57.67
Computer Operators$13.25$15.54$28.61
Computer Programmers$21.23$32.23$43.11
Computer Systems Analysts$30.09$41.94$52.17
Customer Service Representatives$9.50$15.16$21.73
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.37$16.84$21.60
Data Entry Keyers$9.39$10.01$18.45
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.47$11.68$26.20
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$18.05$27.93$37.82
Electrical Engineers$28.10$42.25$58.71
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.28$15.06$20.12
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$12.59$21.44$31.11
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.40$10.90$12.44
Industrial Engineers$23.17$34.40$40.73
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$14.39$22.88$34.86
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$10.87$13.65$17.75
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.01$14.03$18.19
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.43$10.01$22.81
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$15.12$23.21$34.50
Mechanical Engineers$23.34$28.98$41.83
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$20.78$27.62$35.42
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.95$20.61$24.28
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.26$19.38$24.33
Nursing Assistants$10.37$12.03$15.94
Office Clerks, General$9.46$12.04$19.36
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.95$13.89$15.83
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.80$13.04$16.00
Registered Nurses$21.52$28.48$37.91
Retail Salespersons$9.19$10.56$17.32
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.66$14.79$21.89
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.42$15.47$26.90
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.52$11.34$15.54
Tool and Die Makers$15.60$22.69$30.21
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.33$17.67$24.51
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............1%
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 803
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....US Highway 8145

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.....147N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....95N/A1 Day
Chicago.....612N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....633N/A2-3 days
Denver.....402N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....286N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1413N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....523N/A1-2 days
New York.....1385N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....537N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

More than 8,000 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America. White Farms Trucking and Triple C Trucking have terminals in Doniphan. They serve the area with refrigerated trucking.

Distance to nearest public airport.....20 minute(s)
Length of longest runway.....7,100 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....20 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 151
Kansas City International 269
Denver International 395

Commercial air service is available at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport near Grand Island (18 miles)north of Doniphan. Passenger, air express, and air freight services are provided. Rental cars are also available. The Hastings Municipal Airport (14 miles) south of Doniphan has two concrete runways (6,451' and 4,500'). The airport has fuel, hangars, tiedowns, and major repairs.

Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 11 mile(s)

Rail services are located at Grand Island (11 miles) north, and at Hastings (14 miles) south of Doniphan. Amtrak provides Hastings, 14 miles south of Doniphan with rail passenger service east to Chicago and west to Denver and San Francisco/Oakland. The Superliner features a lounge car, coach and first class accommodations, dining car services, and checked baggage service from most cities.

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 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Southern Power District
  phone - (800) 579-3019
  website -

Wholesale Supplier: Southern Power District
Additional Comments: Southern Power District, a wholesale power customer of Nebraska Public Power District serves Doniphan with retail electric service. The 34,500 volt line feeding Doniphan can be fed from two alternate sources - one at Doniphan and the other at Alda. These substations are connected to NPPD's 115 kV statewide grid system.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....SourceGas Distribution, LLC

Natural Gas is supplied to Doniphan by SourceGas Distribution, LLC through a two inch transmission pipeline with an operating pressure of approximately 700 pounds per square inch on transmission lines and 30 maximum pounds per square inch on town lines. Natural gas is available for residential and commercial uses. Availability of natural gas for industrial uses is subject to individual situations. SourceGas operates as an open access pipeline, enabling an industrial or large commercial gas user to obtain their own gas supplies and have them transported on SourceGas's system. Several gas marketers, including SourceGas's own marketing affiliate, are currently active on the system and could help obtain gas supplies. More likely, a combination of SourceGas system supply and transportation gas could be put together to fit the customer's needs.

Provider.....Village of Doniphan
Major Source.....Wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....215 feet
Rated Capacity.....1.080 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.200 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.750 mgd
Storage Capacity.....250,000 gallons
Hardness.....270 ppm
Temperature Range.....53-58 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The municipal water system in Doniphan is supplied by three wells, which have an average depth of 215 feet. The water table has not changed significantly in the past five years. The quality of the water in Doniphan does not necessitate a water treatment plant.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Doniphan
Type of Service.....Lagoon
Rated Capacity.....0.126 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.135 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.500 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Doniphan has a municipal sanitary sewerage system and a storm sewer system. The three cell lagoon system, built in 1980 was designed to serve a population of 750. The Village is currently looking at installing water meters.

Name of Local Service Provider.....Hamilton Telecommunications
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....1

Hamilton Telecommunications is the incumbent local exchange carrier in the Doniphan area. Doniphan is served by a digital central office fed by a self healing fiber ring and a Lucent SESS switch. ISDN, DSL, DS3 and T1 are available. Installation and maintenance personnel are located in the community. Hamilton Telecommunications of Aurora provides local Internet services both dial up and DSL. Glenwood Wireless of Blue Hill also provide local Internet service.

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Actual Valuation of City: $29,808,538 (year 2007)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2007
Total Real Property.......$2.2589960

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2007
General Obligation.........$925,000.00

All real property is subject to tax at market value. Agricultural land is valued at 72 percent of its actual value. Personal property that is used in a trade or business and is depreciable is subject to tax at its "net book value." All other personal property is exempt from taxation.

Type of Government..... Board of Trustees
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2003 (year)
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..... No
Percent of Streets Paved..... 98 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 30
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 29
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 66

Fire protection is provided to the village of Doniphan by a 30 member volunteer rural fire department. Six of the volunteers are certified Emergency Medical Technicians and eight are first responders. The department provides protection in a six mile radius surrounding the Village. The Village of Doniphan contracts with the Hall County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement.

Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 12551:10
Senior High 12721:12

The Doniphan Trumbull Public School District is accredited by the State of Nebraska and North Central Association. Doniphan is part of the Central Community College which encompasses a 25 county area. Campuses are located in Grand Island and Hastings. Hastings College is a private, undergraduate, four year residential liberal arts college. College Park in Grand Island is located adjacent to the Grand Island campus of Central Community College. It is a unique consortium of public and private colleges committed to providing complete sequences of courses leading to bachelors and masters degrees.

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....5
Private Golf Course(s).....2
Public Tennis Court(s).....8
Public Swimming Pool(s).....6
Public Park(s).....5
Public Camp Ground(s).....10
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....3 mile(s)
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Annual celebrations include Wings Over the Platte, held in March when thousands of sandhills cranes migrate to the area and roost on the Platte River. The Doniphan Fall Festival in October includes a noon meal, parade, kiddie carnival, games and evening hamburger stand. The Doniphan Hometown Christmas is held in December and includes music, hayrack rides, businesses open late, cider,cookies and a Santa visit. Doniphan has been home to the Nebraska Trapshooting Association since 1948. The Nationwide Championship Cornhusker Trapshoot moved to the NTA grounds in Doniphan in 1976 and hosts the annual Cornhusker Trapshoot which has grown to a three day event with more than 1,700 youth competing in 2007. The Nebraska State Shoot is held annually in Doniphan in June. Doniphan recreation programs include baseball, softball, T-ball, soccer and flag football and emcompass participants from numerous surrounding communities.

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).....2
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....3

There are approximately 200 physicians and 28 outpatient clinics located within a 50 mile radius of Doniphan. The Doniphan Clinic is supported and operated by St Francis Hospital in Grand Island and staffed by a nurse practitioner.

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

Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......80

Number of Protestant Churches.......2
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.......3
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0

Chamber of Commerce.......No

Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....2
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....68


Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Nebraska Machinery
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 62    
Products/Service:Heavy Equipment Sales & Service
#2.Business Name:Nebraska Public Power District
Service Sector: Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities
Employment Number: Total: 63    
Products/Service:Electric Utility
#3.Business Name:White Farms Trucking
Service Sector: Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities
Employment Number: Total: 85    
Products/Service:Commercial Refrigerated Hauling
#4.Business Name:Triple C Trucking
Service Sector: Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities
Employment Number: Total: 55    
Products/Service:Commercial Hauling
#5.Business Name:Doniphan Trumbull Public School
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 101    
#6.Business Name:Bank of Doniphan
Service Sector: Financial Activities
Employment Number: Total: 35    
Products/Service:Financial Services
#7.Business Name:B&B Carpet
Service Sector: Retail and Wholesale Trade
Employment Number: Total: 19    
Products/Service:Carpet Sales & Service
#8.Business Name:Frito Lay
Service Sector: Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities
Employment Number: Total: 15    
Products/Service:Distribution Center
#9.Business Name:Prairie Winds Assisted Living Community
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 14    
Products/Service:Health Care
#10.Business Name:Nebraska Peterbilt
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 45    
Products/Service:Truck Sales & Service

Suggested links for further information on available sites:

Guide Book:
Doniphan Community Guide (PDF)
Suggested Sites:
Village of Doniphan Home Page @
Terry M. Connick, President
Doniphan Economic Development Corporation
PO Box 434
Doniphan, NE 68832
Phone:(402) 845-6568
Fax:(402) 845-4401
 Robert Sherwood, Vice President
Doniphan Economic Development Corporation
PO Box 6
Doniphan, NE 68832
Phone:(402) 845-9241
Fax:(402) 845-6941
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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