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Lawrence, Nebraska              

Date generated: 10/24/2017


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Lawrence, Nebraska

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Lawrence.......304291-4.3%
Nuckolls County .......4,5004,265-5.2%
Labor Market Population1.......65,39356,536-13.5%

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......... 475 116 415 595 263 259 2,123 49.8 %
Female...... 463 106 382 595 276 320 2,142 50.2 %

Total: 938 222 797 1,190 539 579

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 49.2 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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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Nuckolls
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9132,35833,502    
Total Employment.....980,6682,41934,545    
Unemployment.....40,248611,043    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.5%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$19.48$27.37$45.92
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$10.49$15.88$20.54
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$9.87$17.75$24.50
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.78$15.46$23.10
Civil Engineers$29.01$36.71$60.29
Computer Operators$15.75$21.79$27.86
Computer Programmers$10.68$26.09$43.96
Computer Systems Analysts$20.25$31.49$47.20
Customer Service Representatives$9.64$14.14$19.80
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$12.13$16.96$20.36
Data Entry Keyers$9.90$14.20$30.06
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.45$10.01$24.24
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$23.07$35.37$45.45
Electrical Engineers$29.90$40.93$49.76
Electricians$15.87$23.23$31.15
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$10.96$14.17$18.76
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.88$19.34$30.94
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.41$10.73$12.45
Industrial Engineers$26.12$35.67$47.76
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$15.79$22.71$32.13
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$13.18$15.73$19.51
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.96$14.01$19.79
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.42$9.97$21.90
Machinists$13.85$19.34$23.93
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$15.00$19.97$24.69
Mechanical Engineers$20.19$33.02$45.78
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.46$29.47$38.66
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$10.29$12.11$15.98
Office Clerks, General$9.40$12.05$18.68
Orderlies$9.66$11.50$15.01
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.51$11.15$17.69
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.78$12.64$17.07
Registered Nurses$21.12$28.61$37.57
Retail Salespersons$9.16$10.41$18.92
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.99$16.27$19.95
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.91$15.83$22.36
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.53$11.98$19.01
Telemarketers$9.82$11.54$15.15
Tool and Die Makers$18.26$24.65$30.66
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.09$17.56$23.54
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.94$16.33$19.23

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

The community's local economy is based on agriculture and livestock. Local businesses have many employees that also farm. Family farms make up the local economy with some spouses traveling to area communities for other jobs; such as Hastings, Nelson, Blue Hill, Superior and others.


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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.....172N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....119N/A1 Day
Chicago.....636N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....586N/A2-3 days
Denver.....443N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....275N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1454N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....548N/A1-2 days
New York.....1410N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....528N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska


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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

Water:
Provider.....Village of Lawrence
Major Source.....Wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....120 feet
Rated Capacity.....0.200 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.550 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.140 mgd
Storage Capacity.....50,000 gallons
Treated.....No

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Lawrence
Type of Service.....Gravity pumped to lagoons
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

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







top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 174
Senior High 1105
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 129

Lawrence is a part of the South Central Nebraska Unified School District which involves: Lawrence, Nelson, Sandy Creek, Guide Rock and Superior. In 2006 the Lawrence and Nelson school districts merged. Located in Lawrence is the Elementary K-6 and a Lawrence Early Learning Center, along with the Sacred Heart Elementary K-8. The High School is located in Nelson. Nearest Colleges: Central Community College-Hastings and Hastings College-25 miles, University of Nebraska at Kearney-69 miles and University of Nebraska at Lincoln-115 miles. Central Community College has a distance learning center located at the Lawrence/Nelson Elementary. Numerous credit and non-credit classes are offered. Contact Linda Kohmetscher, Distance Learning Coordinator at (402)756-7522 for more information.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....3
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....4 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

Lawrence is lucky enough to have the Liberty Cove Recreational Area located only 4 miles from town. This spring fed lake is 2 miles west of Lawrence, on HWY 4, 2 miles south and 1/4 west, in Webster County. The area of 36 acres of water and 247 acres of land is owned and operated by the Little Blue Natural Resources District. Recreational opportunities include hiking trails, shelters, restrooms, beach, picnicking, grills, camping, playground, water well, house riding trail, arboretum and small game hunting, bird watching. (Boats less than 5 HP) Winter activities include sledding, skating and snowmobling. Water quality of the lake is considered excellent due to many natural springs. The lake is stocked with bluegill, bass, catfish and northern pike. Another hot spot for recreation is the Lawrence Country Club. It is located 3 3/4 miles west of Lawrence along HWY 4. This 9 hole sand green course is famously known for the "Cow Chip Open" an annual two round tournament held the second Sunday in June along with the High School Alumni Banquet. The Women's version of the tournament is held the weekend before. The course also has a spacious club house, numerous cart sheds for local members and a busy calendar of events for all starting in April and running through September.


top of page HEALTH FACILITIES
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

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

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......3
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......No
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......38

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

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......0
Total Number of Rooms Available.......0

Number of Banks in City.......1Assets: $0
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0

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






top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Local
Development
Contact:
Kevin Pohlmeier
Village of Lawrence-Mayor
PO BOX 363
Lawrence, Nebraska 68957
Phone:402-756-7472
Email: viloflawr@gtmc.net
 Melissa Cox
Lawrence Community Club
PO BOX 62
Lawrence, Nebraska 68957
Phone:402-756-7175
Email: tmcox@gtmc.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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