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Gothenburg, Nebraska              

Date generated: 3/24/2017


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Gothenburg, Nebraska

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2015
    Change
Gothenburg.......3,5743,514-1.7%
Dawson County .......24,32623,886-1.8%
Labor Market Population1.......131,643133,1041.1%

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......... 3,726 775 2,920 3,049 1,006 680 12,156 50.9 %
Female...... 3,524 686 2,753 2,754 1,001 1,012 11,730 49.1 %

Total: 5,516 1,461 5,673 5,803 2,007 1,692

Median Age (2015):     State 36.3 years       County 36.3 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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Number of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 9
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $350
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $400
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $60,000

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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Dawson
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,91312,76371,113    
Total Employment.....980,66813,18073,054    
Unemployment.....40,2484171,941    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.2%2.7%    

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$19.35$28.70$51.77
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.95$15.07$20.56
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.78$16.11$25.78
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$10.21$16.21$23.77
Civil Engineers$26.04$38.05$50.34
Computer Operators$8.72$10.51$15.43
Computer Programmers$20.77$35.59$54.29
Computer Systems Analysts$22.72$36.15$54.45
Customer Service Representatives$9.52$14.13$22.49
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.87$17.12$22.99
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$9.56$14.24$17.73
Data Entry Keyers$9.17$13.05$17.81
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.57$19.33$24.57
Driver/Sales Workers$8.62$9.72$22.02
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$19.32$28.63$37.25
Electrical Engineers$26.29$38.53$56.43
Electricians$15.87$21.34$28.38
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.87$15.27$19.60
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$11.65$16.39$23.63
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$8.65$9.87$12.37
Industrial Engineers$25.54$37.61$58.07
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$16.94$22.37$35.43
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.59$15.72$19.27
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.78$15.10$19.18
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.67$20.23$24.62
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.66$16.10$24.04
Machinists$14.18$20.27$24.67
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$13.26$18.82$23.46
Mechanical Engineers$30.69$35.91$48.14
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.19$28.02$36.88
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$10.06$11.99$15.62
Office Clerks, General$9.06$11.86$17.81
Orderlies$9.12$11.73$15.63
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.74$12.89$15.48
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.35$13.04$16.24
Registered Nurses$20.30$27.22$36.42
Retail Salespersons$8.50$10.20$20.26
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.58$14.15$19.75
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.30$14.46$19.63
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.71$10.41$18.00
Telemarketers$8.82$10.88$14.74
Tool and Die Makers$16.26$24.05$33.28
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.79$16.81$21.77
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.69$18.12$23.65

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

Percent of Manufacturing Labor Force Unionized............0%
Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0


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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....1
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....110
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate-801
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.....2451-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1921-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....7191-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....7163-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....2991-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3841-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....13104-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....6211-3 days1-2 days
New York.....14834-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....6351-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....1 minute(s)
Elevation.....2,557 feet
Length of longest runway.....3,300 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....No
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....35 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 249
Kansas City International 367
Denver International 292

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....145
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....30 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Union Pacific




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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: City of Gothenburg
  phone - (308) 537-3668
  website - www.ci.gothenburg.ne.us
  email - bclymer@cityofgothenburg.org

Wholesale Supplier: Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - Econ Dev: (402) 563-5534 or 24-Hours: 877-275-6773
  website - www.nppd.com
  email -econdev@nppd.com
  comments -
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the state's largest electric utility, has a diverse mix of generation, including nuclear, coal, hydro, gas and oil, and wind. NPPD delivers power to approximately 1 million Nebraskans and has ample capacity to meet the needs of new loads. Nebraska's electric costs are among the lowest in the nation. NPPD's professional Economic Development Team is available to assist with expansion and retention of existing business and new business locations. Contact the Economic Development Team by emailing econdev@nppd.com or by calling (402) 563-5534. Further information can be found online @ econdev.nppd.com. Utility information can be found @ www.nppd.com.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....SourceGas

Water:
Provider.....City of Gothenburg
Major Source.....Well
If Wells, Average Depth.....200 feet
Rated Capacity.....7.412 mgd
Average Capacity.....1.150 mgd
Peak Demand.....4.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....500,000 gallons
Hardness.....18 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....46-48 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City
Type of Service.....Aeration Waste
Rated Capacity.....2.000 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.500 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.800 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

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



top of page TAX STRUCTURE

Actual Valuation of City: $183,889,635 (year 2012)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2012
City.......$0.3765330
County.......$0.4100480
School.......$1.1934140
Other.......$0.2168100
Total Real Property.......$2.1968050

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2012
General Obligation.........$1,055,000.00



top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... MAYOR/COUNCIL
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2007 (year)
City Manager..... Yes
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..... 82 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 44
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 5
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 6A-10


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 14211:16
Middle / Jr. High 11291:13
Senior High 12451:13
Trade & Tech Schools 0
Community College 0
Four-Year College 0
University 0
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1281:9
Middle / Jr. High 0
Senior High 0
Colleges 0


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....4
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....4
Public Park(s).....4
Public Camp Ground(s).....2
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....20 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Gothenburg has four parks covering 55 acres. Facilities include swings, picnic areas, pool, athletic fields, football stadium, ball parks, camping areas, and playground equipment. Gothenburg also has a summertime recreation director. Weekly summer activities include swim lessons, T-ball, tennis, little league, girls softball, and lifesaving instruction.


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....1
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....49
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....12
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....3
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....4
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....40
Veterinarian(s).....4

top of page COMMERCIAL SERVICES
Machine Shops in City.......5
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......0

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

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......4
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......162

Number of Protestant Churches.......15
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......3
Total Number of Rooms Available.......100

Number of Banks in City.......3Assets: $152,779,000
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0

Chamber of Commerce.......Yes
Chamber Executive is Full-Time.......Yes


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....4
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....425


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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:BALDWIN FILTERS
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 200   (Male: 89   Female: 111)
Year Established:1991
Unions:No
Products/Service:Air Filters for Motor Vehicles
 
#2.Business Name:PARKER TECH SEAL DIVISION
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 145   (Male: 69   Female: 76)
Year Established:1974
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Industrial Seals
 
#3.Business Name:GOTHENBURG PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 102   (Male: 37   Female: 65)
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Education
 


top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......1
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Buildings Available on LOIS for Gothenburg


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Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......12
Details Available Online.......Yes
Suggested links for further information on available sites:
http://www.ci.gothenburg.ne.us/economic_development.htm
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certified community

Local
Development
Contact:
Bruce Clymer
City of Gothenburg
409 9th Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Phone:(308) 537-3677
Email: bclymer@cozadtel.net
Website: www.ci.gothenburg.ne.us
 Anne Anderson
Community Development Office
Box 263
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Phone:(308) 537-3505
Fax:(308) 537-2541
Email: annea@cozadtel.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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