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Madison, Nebraska              

Date generated: 11/20/2017


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Madison, Nebraska

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  Madison is situated in Northeast Nebraska at the junction of four-lane US Hwy 81 and State Hwy 32, conveniently located 15 miles south of Norfolk and 30 miles north of Columbus. Madison is also 91 miles southwest of Sioux City, 114 miles northwest of Omaha, and 497 miles east of Denver.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Madison.......2,4382,364-3.0%
Madison County .......34,87635,0150.4%
Labor Market Population1.......102,293102,005-0.3%

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......... 4,869 1,245 4,269 4,474 1,371 1,094 17,322 49.5 %
Female...... 4,736 1,164 4,158 4,500 1,514 1,621 17,693 50.5 %

Total: 9,605 2,409 8,427 8,974 2,885 2,715

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 37.5 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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Southside Villa Apartments has 20 units for the elderly or handicapped. Madison Village has 8 units, with rental fees based on adjusted gross income.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Madison
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,91318,82955,049    
Total Employment.....980,66819,35956,596    
Unemployment.....40,2485301,547    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.7%2.8%    

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$18.44$27.83$46.64
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$10.36$14.02$18.27
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$13.18$22.13$31.32
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.90$15.37$23.21
Civil Engineers$19.29$41.63$51.04
Computer Operators$9.95$17.28$27.45
Computer Programmers$14.10$28.12$44.53
Computer Systems Analysts$26.39$38.98$54.52
Customer Service Representatives$9.98$14.18$23.19
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.33$16.80$23.32
Data Entry Keyers$10.58$14.34$20.66
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.45$11.06$21.94
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$19.72$32.51$43.99
Electrical Engineers$25.94$42.16$56.97
Electricians$13.75$19.37$29.46
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.82$17.19$23.04
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.71$20.11$29.89
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.44$10.84$14.33
Industrial Engineers$28.80$40.75$58.32
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$15.22$20.05$29.17
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$13.05$15.63$19.90
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.60$14.63$19.59
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.63$15.22$34.55
Machinists$10.80$17.68$23.92
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$13.81$19.44$24.46
Mechanical Engineers$23.96$30.92$45.95
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.39$28.33$37.76
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.95$20.61$24.28
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.91$18.90$24.66
Nursing Assistants$10.46$13.19$18.21
Office Clerks, General$9.43$12.10$18.27
Orderlies$9.66$11.50$15.01
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.43$11.05$15.64
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.76$13.24$17.69
Registered Nurses$19.84$27.22$37.28
Retail Salespersons$9.15$10.14$18.07
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.40$14.12$19.16
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.63$16.31$23.10
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.40$10.73$16.92
Telemarketers$10.02$13.19$17.65
Tool and Die Makers$16.95$22.64$30.20
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.61$17.89$23.54
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$13.40$17.53$23.40

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

Percent of Manufacturing Labor Force Unionized............1%
Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0

The following organizations in Madison have unions: Citizens Communications, Madison Public Schools, and U.S. Postal Workers.


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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....0
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....100
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....010
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 2985
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 810

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.....1181-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1141-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5731-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....6743-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....5021-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3051-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15134-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....3721-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13474-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5551-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....15 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.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....110 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 122
Kansas City International 288
Denver International 495

Karl Stefan Memorial Airport in Norfolk, Nebraska provides air freight and air express services. Supplimentary all-cargo service (air/truck) is available with departures daily. Taxi service and car rental provide public ground transportation.

Barge:

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 15 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....2
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....110 mile(s)

The closest railroad is located in Norfolk, Nebraska which is the Nebraska Central Railroad with an average of two frieght trains daily. Reciprocal switching is available. Switching is done by a local switch crew as needed.


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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: City of Madison
  phone - (402) 454-3412
  website - ci.madison.ne.us
  comments -
The city of Madison purchases all of its power at wholesale from Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). Power is delivered to the city by means of a 34,500 volt line extending from a 115 kV substation, located six miles east of the city. This substation contains one 12.5 MVA, 115/34.5 kV transformer and is connected to the statewide power grid. The city owns and operates its distribution system along with 5,160 kW generating facility; the entire output is leased to Nebraska Public Power District. This is used for peaking power on the grid system and emergency back-up power for the city.

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.....Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Energy is the retail supplier of natural gas in Madison. The community is served by a 4 inch line at 70 pounds of pressure. KN Energy, a division of Kinder Morgan, is the pipeline company. Natural gas, with an average value of 1,000 BTU per cubic foot, is available for residential, commercial, and industrial customers for base and peak use on a firm basis. Interruptible service is available for customers with alternate fuel capability. Annual curtailment of interruptible customers varies with the type of service selected by the customer.

Water:
Provider.....City of Madison
Major Source.....Wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....140 feet
Rated Capacity.....2.000 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.350 mgd
Peak Demand.....1.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....200,000 gallons
Hardness.....312 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....40-60 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The municipal water system in Madison is supplied by three wells, which have an average depth of 140 feet. The system has a combined pumping capacity of 950 gallons per minute and an overhead storage capacity of 200,000 gallons. Groundwater is available for industrial uses. A 150-foot well will produce approximately 800 gallons of water per minute. The quality of water in Madison does not necessitate a water treatment plant. The color of the water is clear and the hardness in parts per million, is 312. The average tap water temperature is 40' in winter and 60' in summer. Chemical analysis of water in Madison is less than the method detection limit.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Madison
Type of Service.....Waste Water Treatment Facility
Rated Capacity.....0.400 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.350 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.600 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

A new mechanical Wastewater Treatment Facility was completed in the fall of 2006 at a cost of $2.1 million. The new facility has an oxidation ditchwith two aeration channels with surface rotors, two clarifiers and an aerobic digester. Disinfection is completed with an ultraviolet system.

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Frontier
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....3

Frontier, a Citizens Communications company, provides telecommunication services to the Madison area with a digital central office served by fiber. Internet services are provided to the Madison community by many providers, including CableOne high speed, Internet Nebraska, Frontier Net, DSL and others.



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Actual Valuation of City: $42,671,902 (year 2004)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2004
City.......$0.4500000

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2004
General Obligation.........$620,000.00



top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... City Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2003 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 84 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 30
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 4
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 7.48.2


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1282
Senior High 1332
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 3
Senior High 1


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....2
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

Madison has two parks covering 12 acres. Facilities include playground equipment, picnic tables, swimming pool, tennis courts, and ball diamonds. The five unsupervised playgrounds have standard playground facilities. Programs are offered in softball, baseball, and soccer. Annual celebrations in Madison include the Days of Swine and Roses held in June; a parade on July 4; and the Madison County Fair in July.


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

The Madison Clinic is open and staffed daily by one physician. Also practicing in Madison is one chiropractor at the Madison Chiropratic Clinic and one physical therapist at the Countryside Home. Countryside Home, opened in 1972, is licensed by the Nebraska Department of Health for 70 beds and 14 unit residential centers. The home has a large activity room, beauty shop, physical therapy room, chapel, solarium, and private dining room.

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Machine Shops in City.......1
Tool & Die Services in City.......1
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......1

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly
Local Radio Station(s).......6

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......3
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......65

Number of Protestant Churches.......6
Number of Catholic Churches.......2
Number of Synagogues.......0

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

Number of Banks in City.......3

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


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....7
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....1,063


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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Tyson
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 1,000   (Male: 600   Female: 400)
Year Established:1987
Unions:No
Products/Service:Hog Slaughter
 
#2.Business Name:Madison County
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 172   (Male: 93   Female: 79)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Financial
 
#3.Business Name:Madison City Schools
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 119   (Male: 79   Female: 40)
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Education
 
#4.Business Name:Countryside Home
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 85   (Male: 1   Female: 84)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Nursing Home
 
#5.Business Name:D & D Industries, Inc.
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 29   (Male: 27   Female: 2)
Year Established:1988
Unions:No
Products/Service:Pallets
 
#6.Business Name:Bank of Madison
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 24   (Male: 7   Female: 17)
Products/Service:Financial
 
#7.Business Name:City of Madison
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 17   (Male: 14   Female: 3)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Government
 
#8.Business Name:Madison Food Pride
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 16   (Male: 8   Female: 8)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Grocery Store
 
#9.Business Name:Thermal Design
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 15   (Male: 7   Female: 8)
Year Established:1983
Unions:No
Products/Service:Insulations with vapor barrier
 
#10.Business Name:Moyer, Moyer, Egley and Fullner
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 14   (Male: 8   Female: 6)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Law Firm
 


top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......0
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No


top of page INDUSTRIAL SITES
Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......2
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Sites Available on LOIS for Madison


top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Pride, Progress & Possibilities...the motto of newly energized Madison, Ne. Our diverse community of 2,438 residents is on a fast and steady track to create new business, industrial and housing opportunities. Madison is the the county seat for Madison County and features a strong agriculture base; rail service through industrial zoned portion of town; a medical clinic; updated long term care facility; a 9 hole golf course; camping; updated ball fields, parks and swimming pool. Tourist attractions include the Madison County Fair & Rodeo, Madison Co. Historical Society Museum, and the Historic Presbyterian Arts Center.

Suggested Sites:
Madison, Nebraska @ www.ci.madison.ne.us
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Paula Biehle
City of Madison
211 South Lincoln St.
P.O. Box 527
Madison, NE 68748
Phone:402-454-3412
Fax:402-454-2262
Email: pjbiehle@hotmail.com
 Thomas L. Higginbotham Jr.
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
111 South 1st Street
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
Phone:(402) 379-1150
Fax:(402) 379-9207
Email: thomash@nenedd.org
Website: www.nenedd.org
 
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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