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Howells, Nebraska              

Date generated: 6/24/2017


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Howells, Nebraska

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  Howells is located in Northeast Nebraska and in the far Northeast Section of Colfax County. Centerally located between Columbus, Fremont and Norfolk.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2015
    Change
Howells.......561554-1.2%
Colfax County .......10,51510,5200.0%
Labor Market Population1.......123,886124,2660.3%

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......... 1,725 362 1,321 1,368 367 273 5,416 51.5 %
Female...... 1,657 294 1,223 1,200 332 398 5,104 48.5 %

Total: 2,712 656 2,544 2,568 699 671

Median Age (2015):     State 36.3 years       County 34.1 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..... 4
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $30
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $500
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $400
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $38,000

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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Colfax
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9135,45064,344    
Total Employment.....980,6685,59766,316    
Unemployment.....40,2481471,972    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.6%3.1%    

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$18.43$27.87$46.55
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.95$15.07$20.56
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$11.32$18.31$33.08
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$10.19$15.12$21.74
Civil Engineers$18.88$42.91$50.70
Computer Operators$11.00$16.99$27.02
Computer Programmers$13.63$30.46$44.83
Computer Systems Analysts$23.94$35.56$49.90
Customer Service Representatives$9.38$13.67$22.31
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.87$17.12$22.99
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$12.96$16.15$20.38
Data Entry Keyers$10.88$14.82$21.43
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.57$19.33$24.57
Driver/Sales Workers$9.62$15.32$26.45
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$16.77$22.50$33.31
Electrical Engineers$25.02$39.03$54.08
Electricians$13.88$19.68$29.09
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.87$15.27$19.60
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.19$18.96$27.93
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$8.63$9.79$13.54
Industrial Engineers$25.09$35.20$53.58
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$14.47$19.40$26.22
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$13.07$15.80$19.58
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.97$13.92$18.70
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.67$20.23$24.62
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.29$14.59$32.90
Machinists$10.42$18.22$24.67
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$12.65$18.99$25.13
Mechanical Engineers$25.06$33.22$47.12
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.10$28.52$37.68
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$15.11$21.52$28.35
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.87$18.75$24.39
Nursing Assistants$10.29$12.57$17.56
Office Clerks, General$8.81$12.03$18.54
Orderlies$9.12$11.73$15.63
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.90$12.86$15.72
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.34$13.09$17.92
Registered Nurses$20.74$27.38$36.82
Retail Salespersons$8.53$10.62$20.39
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.70$14.24$19.14
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.38$15.47$20.51
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.68$10.26$17.48
Telemarketers$8.44$9.56$13.97
Tool and Die Makers$17.67$24.20$30.31
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.27$17.47$23.09
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$14.35$17.56$19.67

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

Population as of January 2001 census - Howells 701


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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
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INTERSTATE Hwys.....
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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.....81N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....109N/A1 Day
Chicago.....533N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....682N/A2-3 days
Denver.....506N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....263N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1308N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....361N/A1-2 days
New York.....1297N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....515N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....40 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,572 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,800 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....No
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....80 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 81
Kansas City International 247
Denver International 502

Omaha's Eppley Airfield in Omaha Nebraska is served by approximately 80 flights per day.

Barge:

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 21 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....130
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....NO
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....80 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Union Pacific




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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Loup Public Power District
  phone - (402) 564-3171
  website - www.loup.com
  email - loup@loup.com
  comments -
Loup Power District, a wholesale power customer of Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), is a full-service, public power electric utility in eastern-central Nebraska. Headquartered in Columbus, Neb., Loup's service area covers approximately 2,028 square miles. The District maintains 780 miles of transmission and distribution lines and has been generating electric power since March 5, 1937. Total population within Loup's service area is approximately 50,000. Loup purchases, sells and delivers approximately 1.2 billion kilowatt hours of electric power annually to wholesale and retail customers across a service area that spans four counties entirely and parts of three others. Loup promotes the economic and industrial development of its service area. For further specifics on your project needs, please contact David Bell, Vice President of Development-Marketing, by calling 402-564-3171 ext. 257.

Wholesale Supplier: Loup Public Power District
Additional Comments: Loup Power District, a wholesale power customer of Nebraska Public Power District, provides electric service to Howells and 22 other communities in the four-county area of Colfax, Nance, Boone, and Platte counties and wholesale service to Cornhusker Public Power District, which serves the rural areas. Loup Power District, Nebraska Public Power District, and Cornhusker Public Power District are headquartered in Columbus.

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

Natural Gas is not available in Howells.

Water:
Provider.....Village of Howells
Major Source.....Wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....240 feet
Rated Capacity.....79,200.000 mgd
Average Capacity.....75,000.000 mgd
Peak Demand.....275,000.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....100,000 gallons
Hardness.....250 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....53-57 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The Static pressure is 145 and the residual pressure is 40 pounds per inch. Improvements in 2003 included 800 feet of new water mains.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Howells
Type of Service.....Lagoon
Average Daily Demand.....1,000,000.000 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....780,000.000 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Improvements in 2003 included 1,500 feet of new sewer mains. In 2003 an evaluation is being performed for increasing the two-cell lagoon to three cells at an estimate cost of $776,000.

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Qwest
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....7



top of page TAX STRUCTURE

Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2003
City.......$0.4437700
County.......$0.3650900
School.......$1.2707500
Other.......$0.1480870
Total Real Property.......$2.3270000

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2003
General Obligation.........$154,990.00
Revenue.........$0.00
County.........$0.00
School.........$3.69



top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... 5 Elected Board Members
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2000 (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..... 90 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 23
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 88


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1621:16
Middle / Jr. High 1581:13
Senior High 11141:13
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1751:12


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....2
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....37 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes


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Number of Outpatient Clinics.....2
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....2
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....0
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....10
Veterinarian(s).....1

top of page COMMERCIAL SERVICES
Machine Shops in City.......1
Tool & Die Services in City.......1
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......1

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

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......4
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......26

Number of Protestant Churches.......1
Number of Catholic Churches.......4

Total Number of Rooms Available.......4

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

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


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....6
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....35


top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Howells Fab
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Year Established:1993
Unions:No
Products/Service:Fire Water Sprinkler system
 
#2.Business Name:Prusa Welding
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 5   (Male: 4   Female: 1)
Year Established:1990
Unions:No
Products/Service:Weld, Repair & Build Equipment
 
#3.Business Name:Howells Plg Htg & A/C Inc.
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 3   (Male: 2   Female: 1)
Year Established:2001
Unions:No
Products/Service:Service & install heating, A/C & Plumbing
 
#4.Business Name:Vering's Feed Service
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 11   (Male: 7   Female: 4)
Year Established:1976
Unions:No
Products/Service:Swine Production & Service
 
#5.Business Name:Bill's Food Mart
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 11   (Male: 1   Female: 10)
Year Established:1973
Unions:No
Products/Service:Retail Grocery
 
#6.Business Name:Fiala Chev & Buick Inc.
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 11   (Male: 10   Female: 1)
Year Established:1940
Products/Service:Vehicle sales & Services
 
#7.Business Name:Howells Community Catholic Schools
Service Sector: T.C.U.
Employment Number: Total: 8     Female: 8)
Year Established:1963
Unions:No
Products/Service:Parochial School
 
#8.Business Name:Baumert Furniture Inc.
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 9   (Male: 7   Female: 2)
Year Established:1946
Unions:No
Products/Service:Sell Furniture, Floor Cover & Lay floor covering
 
#9.Business Name:Howells Public Schools
Employment Number: Total: 40   (Male: 16   Female: 24)
Year Established:1875
Unions:No
Products/Service:Education
 
#10.Business Name:1st National Bank Schuyler-Howells Brand
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 9   (Male: 2   Female: 7)
Year Established:1946
Unions:No
Products/Service:Loan Deposits ATM Drive Thru
 


top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......1
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No


top of page INDUSTRIAL SITES
Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......2
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No


top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Howells is a small friendly rural community with the main emphasis on education. The top resources are soybeans, corn and livestock.

Suggested Sites:
Village of Howells, Supported by Howells Community Club @ www.ci.howells.ne.us
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Dana Dannelly
Howells Economic Development Corporation
716 Center Street
Howells, NE 68641
Phone:402-986-1666
Fax:402-986-1666
Email: aabaume@megavision.com
Website: www.ci.howells.ne.us
 William Wisnieski
Howells Community Club
PO Box 318
Howells, NE 68641
Phone:402-986-1358
Fax:402-986-1666
 
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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