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Grafton, Nebraska              

Date generated: 9/25/2017


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Grafton, Nebraska

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  Grafton is located in northwest Fillmore County on Highway 6 midway between Lincoln and Hastings and just seven miles west of Highway 81 (a 4-lane expressway). Interstate 80 is 20 miles north.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Grafton.......126122-3.2%
Fillmore County .......5,8905,720-2.9%
Labor Market Population1.......83,17783,021-0.2%

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......... 632 151 617 855 301 291 2,847 49.8 %
Female...... 618 148 545 807 348 407 2,873 50.2 %

Total: 1,250 299 1,162 1,662 649 698

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 47.5 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..... 0
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $425
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $360
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $25,000

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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Fillmore
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,14943,431    
Total Employment.....980,6683,24444,692    
Unemployment.....40,248951,261    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.9%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$14.40$20.90$40.08
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$15.93$17.76$19.59
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$11.87$16.90$26.51
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.78$15.76$22.70
Civil Engineers$29.81$44.23$51.27
Computer Operators$11.20$17.33$29.00
Computer Programmers$16.29$29.66$48.33
Computer Systems Analysts$23.81$37.91$51.01
Customer Service Representatives$9.37$13.48$20.38
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.14$15.19$19.33
Data Entry Keyers$9.28$9.42$17.03
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.41$9.86$18.35
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$15.87$31.18$46.59
Electrical Engineers$23.52$30.63$69.86
Electricians$14.89$21.91$34.89
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.07$14.58$16.05
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$12.95$16.55$28.55
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.92$11.64$14.70
Industrial Engineers$31.00$42.63$63.10
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$17.19$25.72$45.09
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.93$15.34$19.19
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.26$16.36$22.15
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.57$11.87$19.25
Machinists$15.54$20.05$27.40
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$16.65$23.60$30.86
Mechanical Engineers$26.76$38.93$57.73
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.30$27.71$36.66
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$10.32$12.43$15.48
Office Clerks, General$9.39$11.89$18.22
Orderlies$9.66$11.50$15.01
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.45$11.15$15.96
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.64$13.03$16.22
Registered Nurses$20.78$27.47$35.08
Retail Salespersons$9.13$9.65$15.08
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.65$14.26$21.61
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$12.11$16.66$21.10
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.49$12.48$19.49
Telemarketers$9.82$11.54$15.15
Tool and Die Makers$15.32$18.03$27.82
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$14.28$18.39$24.33
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.85$16.90$21.33

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

The Nebraska Workforce Development Department in York shows that there is an available labor pool of 43,955 in the Geneva labor basin. (Clay, Fillmore, Hamilton, Jefferson, Nuckolls, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York Counties.) During the summer of 2014 a Labor Supply Factors and Labor Availability for the Fillmore County Labor Area was conducted. The report was prepared by NPPD. The conclusion is that the Fillmore County Labor Area and Fillmore County would be able to provide a significant number of dedicated and skilled workers to meet the needs of additional employers in the area. For a complete report on the survey go to: www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org.


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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 8020
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 817

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.....1221-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....701-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5861-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....5823-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....4471-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....2611-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....14584-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....4981-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13604-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5121-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Wynne Transport Service Inc is the local transport service . Other transport services include ABF Freight, Canning Truck Service, DAWs ,Inc, Pacific Orient Express, M&S Transport, P-J Express, Pavleka Trucking, Shafer Carriers, Teut, Inc .

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....9 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,636 feet
Length of longest runway.....4,400 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 126
Kansas City International 244
Denver International 440

The Fairmont State Airfield is located 9 miles southeast of Grafton. This state-owned airfield has a 4,400 foot lighted, hard surfaced runway. Thirty private airplanes are hangared at the field, some available for charter. Scheduled air service is available at the Lincoln Municiapl Airport, 60 minutes east of Grafton. The Lincoln airport offers passenger, air frieght, and air express services.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....22
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....1 mile(s)

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


The BNSF Railway serves Grafton and all of northern Fillmore County.


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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Perennial Public Power District
  phone - (800) 289-0288
  website - www.perennialpower.com
  email - perennial@perennialpower.com

Wholesale Supplier: Perennial Public Power District

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

Grafton is served with a two-inch main line with nine pounds of pressure. Natural gas with an average value of 1,000 BTU per cubic foot is available for residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Water:
Provider.....Village of Grafton
Major Source.....Well
If Wells, Average Depth.....160 feet
Rated Capacity.....0.565 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.400 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.190 mgd
Storage Capacity.....0 gallons
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....52-55 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The Village of Grafton has a six-inch water main, 60 lbs. of static pressure, 50 lbs. residual pressure, 250 gallon flow/minute

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Grafton
Type of Service.....lagoon treatment
Rated Capacity.....0.400 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.165 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.600 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

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

Grafton's digital and analog central office is served by fiber ring. ISDN is available.



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Actual Valuation of City: $6,255,387 (year 2015)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2015
City.......$0.4499960
County.......$0.1871510
School.......$0.6350000
Other.......$0.1158930
Total Real Property.......$1.3880400

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2015
General Obligation.........$28,149.00
County.........$2,284,419,563.00
School.........$6,857,829.31

All real property is subject to tax at actual value. Agricultural land is valued at 80 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.


top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Village Board-5 members
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1999 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... No
Percent of Streets Paved..... 10 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 31
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 0
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 74

Fillmore County has 16 townships and is governed by a seven-member Board of Supervisors, each elected for a four-year term. Grafton is governed by a five member Village Board with one of them chosen as President. Law enforement is provided by the Fillmore County Sheriff's Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.


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Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 12101:15
Middle / Jr. High 12001:15
Senior High 12001:15

The Students in Grafton are part of the Fillmore Central School system with a population of approximately 600 students. The elementary school building (K-4) is located in Geneva, the middle school is located in Fairmont, and the highschool (9-12) is located in Geneva. A full range of business, vocational, agriculture, consumer econonmics, and industrial technology is offered. Bus service is at no cost to students living in and around Grafton. There is also a K-8 Christian private school in Geneva.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Private Golf Course(s).....3
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....6
Public Park(s).....15
Public Camp Ground(s).....12
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....25 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....No
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

Grafton is in the center of the Rainwater Basin and has six wetland areas. The areas are used by thousands of ducks, geese and other migatory birds as they migrate each spring. For a map of the wetland areas visit www.visitfillmorecounty.org/Birding/index.html


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Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....6
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....1
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....58
Veterinarian(s).....1

Grafton is served by the Fillmore County Hospital, an acute care hospital located in Geneva, just 15 miles southeast of Grafton. The hospital is licensed by the State of Nebraska and approved for Medicare and Medicaid. The hospital has 70 sub-specialty physicians on courtesy/consulting staff. Grafton has a volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Management Team. There are two nursing homes in Fillmore County located in Fairmont and Geneva that help meet the needs of the elderly. Fairmont and Geneva also have assisted living facilities.

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Machine Shops in City.......1
Tool & Die Services in City.......0

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

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......9
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......150

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

Number of Banks in City.......1Assets: $8,880,000

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

The local weekly newspaper "The Nebraska Signal" serves all of Fillmore County. Grafton is served by a branch of Heartland Bank, in Geneva.




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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Central Nebraska Tractor Parts
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 3    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Farm Equipment
 
#2.Business Name:Ely Farms
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 2    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Farming
 
#3.Business Name:Heartland Bank-Grafton
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 4    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Financial Services
 
#4.Business Name:Grafton Mini Mart/Grafton Oil
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 5    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Sales of petroleum products
 


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top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Grafton is a small community with some unique assets. Downtown has a great little restaurant that has elk and buffalo on the menu as well as Nebraska grown beef and pork. Also they provide weekend bands. Thank you for checking out the Grafton site. Contact us with questions or comments.

Suggested Sites:
Fillmore County Development Corporation @ www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org
Fillmore County @ www.fillmorecounty.org
Nebraska Highway 6 @ www.route6nebraska.com
Southeast Nebraska Travel Council @ www.visitsoutheastnebraska.org
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Patt Lentfer
Fillmore County Development Corporation
1032 G Street
Geneva, NE 68361
Phone:402-759-4910
Fax:402-759-4455
Email: lentfer.fcdc@genevamail.com
Website: www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org
 Roxanne Baumann
Village of Grafton
260 N Washington
PO Box 71
Grafton, Nebraska 68365
Phone:402-282-7392
Email: villageofgrafton@yahoo.com
Website: www.graftonne.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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