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Elwood, Nebraska              

Date generated: 10/24/2017


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Elwood, Nebraska

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  Elwood is located 15 miles south of Lexington, NE on Highway 283.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Elwood.......707682-3.5%
Gosper County .......2,0441,971-3.6%
Labor Market Population1.......46,69645,758-2.0%

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......... 266 47 204 298 119 88 1,022 51.9 %
Female...... 206 47 188 296 108 104 949 48.1 %

Total: 472 94 392 594 227 192

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 46.7 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..... 3
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $79
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $450
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $350
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $79,000

Available Lots Information


Building Incentive Information


External Links


Lots to build new homes are FREE in Elwood!! Elwood participates in many housing programs for new housing construction including down payment assistance, interest subsidies for speculative building, and extra incentives for using green building practices. Contact Dawson Area Development at 308-784-3902 for more information.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Gosper
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9131,05424,671    
Total Employment.....980,6681,08125,385    
Unemployment.....40,24827714    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.5%2.9%    

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$19.22$31.08$59.05
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.80$12.46$18.33
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.42$17.01$28.31
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$10.26$15.63$25.17
Civil Engineers$25.41$35.13$54.59
Computer Operators$9.49$11.65$28.61
Computer Programmers$22.99$28.10$34.46
Computer Systems Analysts$23.01$36.24$54.13
Customer Service Representatives$9.80$14.16$22.20
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.58$18.09$23.60
Data Entry Keyers$9.71$13.44$20.06
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.42$9.99$19.52
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$16.22$20.69$34.43
Electrical Engineers$28.10$42.25$58.71
Electricians$15.67$19.84$27.68
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.28$15.06$20.12
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$11.62$17.30$24.67
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.48$10.72$13.01
Industrial Engineers$25.02$36.56$57.80
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$18.26$27.87$38.03
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.45$16.41$19.83
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.73$13.50$18.84
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$10.05$17.21$32.41
Machinists$13.70$17.63$30.13
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$20.07$22.26$24.46
Mechanical Engineers$27.62$37.00$47.16
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.40$28.27$39.60
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$10.17$12.59$15.66
Office Clerks, General$9.54$12.84$18.24
Orderlies$9.66$11.50$15.01
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.39$9.78$14.35
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.63$13.05$16.79
Registered Nurses$21.28$28.74$38.25
Retail Salespersons$9.14$10.30$22.16
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.05$14.03$21.65
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.42$13.87$19.09
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.58$13.50$18.79
Telemarketers$9.82$11.54$15.15
Tool and Die Makers$17.30$24.52$34.26
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.02$17.28$23.51
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............0%
Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0

Elwood is a part of the Lexington Micropolitan Statistical Area for labor information. For a copy of the Department of Labor's 2015 Labor Report, please visit dawsonareadevelopment.com


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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.....120
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 8014
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....14

Motor Freight Carriers:
  More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.

Nebraska Right in the Middle!

Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots to:
Destination
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Railroad
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....2331-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1801-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....7071-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....6853-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....3381-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3711-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....13494-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....6081-3 days1-2 days
New York.....14714-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....6231-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Elwood is serviced by Highway 283 that runs North-South and Highway 23 that runs East-West. Interstate 80 is 14 miles to the North of Elwood.

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....15 minute(s)
Elevation.....2,413 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,489 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 237
Kansas City International 354
Denver International 331

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....2
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....220 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Omnitrax/NKCR




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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Dawson Public Power District
  phone - (308) 324-2386
  website - www.dawsonpower.com
  email - gkautz@dawsonpower.com

Wholesale Supplier: Dawson Public Power District

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

Water:
Provider.....Village of Elwood
Major Source.....Groundwater
If Wells, Average Depth.....235 feet
Peak Demand.....750,000.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....350,000 gallons
Hardness.....13 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....55 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Elwood
Type of Service.....Non-Discharging Lagoon
Rated Capacity.....0.100 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.080 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.100 (mgd)

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Arapahoe Telephone Company
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....2



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Actual Valuation of City: $28,066,615 (year 2015)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2015
City.......$0.5000000
County.......$0.4386820
School.......$1.1123680
Other.......$0.1915230
Total Real Property.......$2.2847640

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2015
General Obligation.........$0.00
Revenue.........$0.00
County.........$0.00

Elwood has a favorable tax climate. There is a 1% sales tax charged which goes for road improvements.


top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Village
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2008 (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..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 95 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 31
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 5
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 610

Description of Building Code: Adoption of code


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 11231:12
Middle / Jr. High 1511:12
Senior High 1861:12
Trade & Tech Schools 00
Community College 00
Four-Year College 00
University 00
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 001:0
Middle / Jr. High 001:0
Senior High 001:0
Colleges 00


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


top of page HEALTH FACILITIES
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).....2
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....0
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....5
Veterinarian(s).....1

top of page COMMERCIAL SERVICES
Machine Shops in City.......1

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

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......2
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......70

Number of Protestant Churches.......2
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......1
Total Number of Rooms Available.......5

Number of Banks in City.......2Assets: $750,000,000

Chamber of Commerce.......Yes
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.....4


top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Elwood Care Center
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 62   (Male: 5   Female: 57)
Year Established:1972
Unions:No
Products/Service:Long Term Care
 
#2.Business Name:Elwood Public Schools
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 53    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Public School Education
 
#3.Business Name:The Home Agency
Service Sector: Professional & Business Services
Employment Number: Total: 13   (Male: 4   Female: 9)
Year Established:1986
Unions:No
Products/Service:Insurance
 
#4.Business Name:Loftquist Welding
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 4   (Male: 4   Female: 0)
Year Established:1970
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Agricultural Equipment
 
#5.Business Name:Cargill
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 13   (Male: 12   Female: 1)
Year Established:1990
Unions:No
Products/Service:Agricultural Fertilizer and Chemicals
 
#6.Business Name:Steakmaster
Service Sector: Retail and Wholesale Trade
Employment Number: Total: 7   (Male: 4   Female: 3)
Year Established:1992
Products/Service:Meat Processing/Slaughter
 
#7.Business Name:Bellamy's Inc.
Service Sector: Retail and Wholesale Trade
Employment Number: Total: 16   (Male: 14   Female: 2)
Year Established:1989
Unions:No
Products/Service:John Deere Dealership
 
#8.Business Name:Security First Bank & Insurance
Service Sector: Financial Activities
Employment Number: Total: 9   (Male: 2   Female: 7)
Year Established:1997
Unions:No
Products/Service:Banking, Loans, Insurance
 
#9.Business Name:Pinnacle Bank
Service Sector: Financial Activities
Employment Number: Total: 4   (Male: 1   Female: 3)
Year Established:2003
Unions:No
Products/Service:Banking
 
#10.Business Name:Remmenga Drilling
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 7   (Male: 6   Female: 1)
Year Established:1956
Unions:No
Products/Service:Well Drilling
 


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top of page INDUSTRIAL SITES
Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......1
Suggested links for further information on available sites:
http://dawsonareadevelopment.com/sites/
Sites Available on LOIS for Elwood

Industrial site served by shortline railroad.



top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Elwood is the county seat of Gosper County, Nebraska. The community is located approximately 40 miles north of the Kansas border. Interstate 80 is located 15 miles north of Elwood at Lexington, Nebraska.

Suggested Sites:
Village of Elwood's Community Website @ www.elwoodnebraska.com
Elwood Public Schools @ elwood.K12.ne.us/elwhome.html
Economic Development Website @ www.dawsonareadevelopment.com
Gosper County's Website @ www.co.gosper.ne.us
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Local
Development
Contact:
Jennifer McKeone
Dawson Area Development
1501 Plum Creek Pkwy #2B
P.O. Box 106
Lexington, Nebraska 68850
Phone:308-217-0004
Email: jen@dawsonareadevelopment.com
Website: www.dawsonareadevelopment.com
 Sharlette Schwenninger
Elwood Village Board
304 Calvert Avenue
Elwood, Nebraska 68937
Phone:308-785-2480
Fax:308-785-3316
Email: villelwood@atcjet.net
Website: www.elwoodnebraska.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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