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Fairfield, Nebraska              

Date generated: 6/24/2017


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Fairfield, Nebraska

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  THE CITY OF FAIRFIELD IS LOCATED IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA NEAR HIGHWAYS 74 AND 281. WE ARE ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HASTINGS OFF OF HIGHWAY 74. WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF THE OPERA HOUSE BAR AND GRILL COMING SOON!!

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2015
    Change
Fairfield.......387373-3.6%
Clay County .......6,5426,309-3.6%
Labor Market Population1.......138,732141,3081.9%

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......... 875 193 644 914 354 236 3,216 51.0 %
Female...... 801 142 653 858 325 314 3,093 49.0 %

Total: 1,286 335 1,297 1,772 679 550

Median Age (2015):     State 36.3 years       County 43.0 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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Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $350
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $45,000

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An assisted living facility is available in Fairfield with income based rent. Approximately ten houses are for sale in Fairfield.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Clay
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,31771,943    
Total Employment.....980,6683,41674,446    
Unemployment.....40,248992,503    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.9%3.5%    

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$18.83$26.05$46.21
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.95$15.07$20.56
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.07$17.54$24.35
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.35$14.62$21.47
Civil Engineers$29.00$35.96$52.05
Computer Operators$9.44$13.69$22.95
Computer Programmers$11.01$27.68$39.44
Computer Systems Analysts$23.13$32.04$52.55
Customer Service Representatives$9.47$14.28$20.53
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.87$17.12$22.99
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.27$16.63$20.61
Data Entry Keyers$9.33$13.45$22.84
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.57$19.33$24.57
Driver/Sales Workers$8.59$9.53$24.35
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$26.75$33.93$39.83
Electrical Engineers$31.21$38.42$46.87
Electricians$15.16$23.22$30.79
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$10.63$13.62$18.27
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.77$20.69$30.71
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$8.68$9.92$11.98
Industrial Engineers$25.93$35.20$47.16
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$14.07$21.09$27.54
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.97$16.01$19.38
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.45$12.83$18.99
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.67$20.23$24.62
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$8.69$10.92$21.73
Machinists$13.36$20.14$24.46
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$13.69$17.70$24.56
Mechanical Engineers$24.61$36.24$46.18
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$19.44$28.80$37.97
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$10.21$11.77$15.39
Office Clerks, General$8.84$11.57$17.98
Orderlies$9.12$11.73$15.63
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.67$9.95$18.03
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.60$12.55$17.60
Registered Nurses$20.50$26.85$36.03
Retail Salespersons$8.49$10.09$20.14
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$11.41$16.50$19.83
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.58$15.68$22.81
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.72$10.78$18.68
Telemarketers$8.82$10.88$14.74
Tool and Die Makers$16.06$23.73$30.16
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.06$17.01$23.43
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.69$18.12$23.65

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



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Motor Carrier:

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

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.....1551-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1021-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....6191-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....5903-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....4421-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....2931-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....14534-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....5301-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13924-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5441-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 159
Kansas City International 276
Denver International 435

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....70

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: BNSF Railway Company




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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: South Central Public Power District
  phone - (800) 557-5254
  website - www.southcentralppd.com
  email - southcentralppd@windstream.net

Wholesale Supplier: South Central Public Power District

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

Water:
Provider.....CITY
Treated.....No

Monthly water bill for Residential is $18.90 and Commercial rates $21.32 per month.

Sanitation/Waste Water:

Sewer rates for Residencial $17.58 and Commercial rates $21.56 per month.

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Windstream

We have at this time two different Internet service providers for the city of Fairfield. Datacc out of Clay Center and Windstream which was Alltel.





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Type of Government..... MUNICIPALITY
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... City
Public Library in City..... Yes
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 15

Included in your monthly billing from the city of Fairfield is your garbage bill. The City of Fairfield charges all the customers here in town $1.50 more than what Woodwards charges the city a month. Residencial is $11.00 and commercial rates vary by the size of dumpster they have. Our local police officer is part-time 45 hours a month.


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Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1
Middle / Jr. High 1
Senior High 1

SANDY CREEK ELEMENTARY AND JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL IS LOCATED 3 MILES EAST ON HIGHWAY 74 AND HALF MILE SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 14. PHONE NUMBER FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL IS 402-726-2151 AND PHONE NUMBER FOR THE ELEMENTARY IS 402-726-2412. HEAD START IS LOCATED AT 305 EAST 9TH STREET IN FAIRFIELD. PHONE NUMBER IS 402-726-2287.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Park(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....40 mile(s)
Camping.....No
Swimming.....No
Fishing.....No
Motorized Boats.....No
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

Lovewell is the closest lake to Fairfield, which is about 40 miles Southeast of Fairfield. West of Fairfield about 12 miles is Crystal Lake. It would be a great place to go and get away from it all.


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Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......2

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......3
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes

Number of Protestant Churches.......3

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

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

Fairfield is a little town than can offer you a place to get your gas, groceries, send your mail, co-op, two insurance agencies, a place to wash your car, two beauty shops, American Legion, and The Opera House Bar and Grill. The City of Fairfield also has a volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.






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Our Community: FAIRFIELD IS A NICE SMALL TOWN COMMUNITY. WE OFFER A GREAT SCHOOL SYSTEM, 2 BASEBALL FIELDS AND A VERY SPACIOUS PARK AREA. FAIRFIELD ALSO HAS A PUBLIC LIBRARY. COME VISIT FAIRFIELD AND SEE HOW GREAT THE TOWN REALLY IS. HOPE TO SEE YOU IN FAIRFIELD SOON!!

Local
Development
Contact:
Jennifer Bassett
CITY OF FAIRFIELD
PO BOX 307
FAIRFIELD, NE 68938
Phone:402-726-2478
Fax:402-726-2485
Email: ffclerk@datacc.net
  
 
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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