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Farwell, Nebraska              

Date generated: 7/22/2017


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Farwell, Nebraska

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  Farwell is located in central Nebraska in Howard County. It is situated 11 miles west of St Paul on Hwy 92. Farwell lies 33 miles from Grand Island and 40 miles north of Interstate 80.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Farwell.......122120-1.6%
Howard County .......6,2746,4292.5%
Labor Market Population1.......132,513138,5584.6%

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......... 892 156 701 887 338 289 3,263 50.8 %
Female...... 787 148 676 856 349 350 3,166 49.2 %

Total: 1,679 304 1,377 1,743 687 639

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 43.3 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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Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $44,800

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In the last 2 years there have been 5 qualified sales in the residential single family market. The high sale price was $73,000 and the low price was $30,000. Come checkout Farwell for an affordable lifestyle!


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Howard
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,19871,284    
Total Employment.....980,6683,31973,661    
Unemployment.....40,2481212,377    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.6%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
Percentile
Median 90th
Percentile
Accountants and Auditors$16.38$25.38$49.26
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.43$13.43$18.94
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.02$16.32$28.97
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.48$15.05$23.95
Civil Engineers$25.34$30.97$57.18
Computer Operators$13.18$15.46$28.46
Computer Programmers$21.05$31.96$42.74
Computer Systems Analysts$29.83$41.58$51.73
Customer Service Representatives$9.45$15.08$21.62
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.80$16.65$23.10
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.27$16.72$21.45
Data Entry Keyers$9.34$9.96$18.35
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.34$19.02$24.74
Driver/Sales Workers$9.42$11.61$26.06
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$17.89$27.70$37.50
Electrical Engineers$27.86$41.89$58.21
Electricians$10.65$16.98$26.36
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.19$14.96$19.98
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$12.52$21.33$30.94
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.35$10.84$12.38
Industrial Engineers$22.98$34.11$40.38
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$14.21$22.59$34.43
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$10.81$13.58$17.65
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.96$13.96$18.09
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.73$21.22$24.71
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.38$9.96$22.68
Machinists$13.19$18.06$30.22
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$14.93$22.93$34.08
Mechanical Engineers$23.14$28.73$41.48
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$20.61$27.38$35.12
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.85$20.46$24.11
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.18$19.25$24.16
Nursing Assistants$10.31$11.97$15.85
Office Clerks, General$9.41$11.98$19.26
Orderlies$9.60$11.44$14.92
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.90$13.81$15.74
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.75$12.97$15.92
Registered Nurses$21.34$28.24$37.59
Retail Salespersons$9.17$10.53$17.28
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.60$14.71$21.77
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.35$15.39$26.75
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.47$11.28$15.46
Telemarketers$9.80$11.51$15.11
Tool and Die Makers$15.49$22.53$30.00
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.24$17.54$24.34
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$13.30$17.41$23.24

Source: Nebraska Workforce Development, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, First Quarter 2017.



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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....1
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 80
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....US Hwy 281

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.....184N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....131N/A1 Day
Chicago.....548N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....669N/A2-3 days
Denver.....397N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....322N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1408N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....470N/A1-2 days
New York.....1421N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....574N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....30 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,847 feet
Length of longest runway.....7,002 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....30 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 188
Kansas City International 305
Denver International 390

See www.flygri.com for more information on the Central Nebraska Regional Airport.

Rail:
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No



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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Howard Greeley Rural Public Power District
  phone - (800) 280-4962
  email - hgrppd@charterinternet.com

Wholesale Supplier: Howard Greeley Rural Public Power District
Additional Comments: Power is supplied to Farwell from the Howard Greeley distribution line.

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

Water:
Provider.....Village of Farwell
Major Source.....Wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....180 feet
Peak Demand.....40.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....25,000 gallons
Hardness.....0 ppm
Treated.....Yes
Temperature Range.....40-60 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Contact to get water: 308-336-3251

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Farwell
Type of Service.....Municipal
Average Daily Demand.....30.000 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Cost is $17.00 per month.

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



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Actual Valuation of City: $2,728,473 (year 2004)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2004
City.......$0.3450960
County.......$0.3043600
School.......$0.9504620
Other.......$0.1765460
Total Real Property.......$1.7764640

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2006
General Obligation.........$170,000.00
Revenue.........$160,000.00
County.........$0.00
School.........$0.00

Tax levy is very low.


top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Village/ Board ofTrustees
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, (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..... No
Percent of Streets Paved..... 90 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 25
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 89

Building code requirements include sewer, electrical and water that is regulated by the commissioners and a Central Code book.


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1251:5
Middle / Jr. High 001:0
Senior High 001:0
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).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....3
Public Camp Ground(s).....3
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....15 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Farwell offers a central location for local recreational areas including state wildlife management areas, public river areas, and a large reservoir within 20 minutes. There are also nearby musuems such as the Polish Museum, Nebraska Museum of Major League Baseball and the Howard County Historical Village.


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....0
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....0
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....0
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....0
Veterinarian(s).....0

Howard County Community Hospital, only ten minutes away, serves the Village of Farwell and the surrounding rural communities.

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

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





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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Farwell Irrigation District
Employment Number: Total: 22    
Year Established:1954
 
#2.Business Name:Trotter Fertilizer & Pioneer Seeds
Employment Number: Total: 10    
Products/Service:Agriculture
 
#3.Business Name:Lukasiewicz Furniture, Flooring & Appliance
Employment Number: Total: 9    
Products/Service:Retail
 
#4.Business Name:Howard County Community Hospital
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 120   (Male: 5   Female: 115)
Year Established:1955
Products/Service:Offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient, testing, and diagnostic services to the residents of Howard County and surrounding areas.
 
#5.Business Name:St Paul Public Schools
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 83   (Male: 33   Female: 50)
Year Established:1889
Products/Service:Well-rounded educational and extracurricular opportunities.
 




top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Suggested Sites:
Farwell Community Website @ www.farwellne.com
St. Paul Community Website @ www.stpaulnebraska.com
St. Paul Public Schools @ www.stpaul.k12.ne.us
Howard County Historical Society @ www.historichc.us
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Mike Feeken
Area Economic Development Council
511 Howard Ave
Box 64
St. Paul , NE 68873
Phone:308.754.4661
Email: mfeeken@charterinternet.com
Website: www.stpaulnebraska.com
 Cinda Carpenter
Farwell Village Board
Box 63
Farwell, NE 68838
Phone:308.336.3371
Email: lewc@cornhusker.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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