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Milligan, Nebraska              

Date generated: 8/23/2017


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Milligan, Nebraska

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  Milligan can be found among the gently rolling hills of eastern-central Fillmore County, 11 miles east of Highway 81 (a 4-lane expressway).

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Milligan.......285275-3.5%
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..... 1
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $295
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $250
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $37,565

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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$14.28$20.72$39.75
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$15.82$17.63$19.45
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$11.73$16.69$26.18
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.73$15.67$22.58
Civil Engineers$29.56$43.86$50.83
Computer Operators$11.14$17.24$28.85
Computer Programmers$16.15$29.41$47.92
Computer Systems Analysts$23.60$37.59$50.57
Customer Service Representatives$9.32$13.41$20.27
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.80$16.65$23.10
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.05$15.08$19.19
Data Entry Keyers$9.23$9.37$16.94
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.34$19.02$24.74
Driver/Sales Workers$9.36$9.81$18.25
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$15.74$30.92$46.20
Electrical Engineers$23.32$30.37$69.26
Electricians$14.79$21.76$34.65
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.98$14.48$15.94
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$12.88$16.46$28.39
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.86$11.58$14.62
Industrial Engineers$30.73$42.27$62.56
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$16.98$25.40$44.53
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.86$15.26$19.09
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.21$16.28$22.03
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.73$21.22$24.71
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.52$11.81$19.14
Machinists$15.43$19.91$27.21
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$16.44$23.31$30.48
Mechanical Engineers$26.53$38.60$57.23
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.12$27.47$36.34
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.85$20.46$24.11
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.18$19.25$24.16
Nursing Assistants$10.26$12.37$15.40
Office Clerks, General$9.34$11.82$18.12
Orderlies$9.60$11.44$14.92
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.40$11.09$15.88
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.59$12.96$16.13
Registered Nurses$20.61$27.24$34.78
Retail Salespersons$9.11$9.63$15.04
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.60$14.18$21.49
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$12.05$16.57$20.98
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.43$12.42$19.39
Telemarketers$9.80$11.51$15.11
Tool and Die Makers$15.21$17.90$27.63
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$14.18$18.26$24.16
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.76$16.78$21.18

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

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

The Nebraska Workforce Development Department in York shows that there is an available labor pool of 45,955 in the Geneva labor basin. (Clay, Fillmore, Hamilton, Jefferson, Nuckolls, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York Counties.) In the summer of 2014, a Labor Supply Factors and Labor Availability for the Fillmore County Labor Area was conducted. It was prepared by NPPD. The conclusion of the report 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.....
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....Highway 8111

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.....1131-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....611-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5771-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....5763-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....4721-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....2431-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....14834-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....4891-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13514-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5031-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Some transport services in Fillmore County include ABF Freight, Canning Truck Service, Crete Carriers, Pacific Orient Express, Shafer as well as Wynne Transport. UPS and Federal Express also service Fillmore County.

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....19 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,336 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 117
Kansas City International 226
Denver International 465

The Fairmont State Airfield is located 19 miles north of Milligan. This state-owned airfield has a 4,400 foot light, hard-surfaced runway. There are 30 private planes in hangars, some of which would be available for charter flights. The York Municipal Airport, 36 miles north, has a 4,400 foot light runway and a 3,600 foot concrete runway. Scheduled air service is available at the Lincoln Airport. This airport, located 60 minutes east of Milligan, offers passenger, air frieght, and air express services.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No



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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

Water:
Provider.....Village of Milligan
Major Source.....2 wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....140 feet
Rated Capacity.....0.518 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.380 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.108 mgd
Storage Capacity.....0 gallons
Hardness.....26 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....56 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Milligan
Type of Service.....lagoon
Rated Capacity.....0.100 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.300 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.500 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

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

Windstream serves Milligan with local and long distance telephone service as well as highspeed Internet service



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Actual Valuation of City: $12,727,151 (year 2015)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2015
City.......$0.3835430
County.......$0.1871510
School.......$0.6785390
Other.......$0.1063140
Total Real Property.......$1.3555470

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2015
General Obligation.........$48,814.08
Revenue.........$0.00
County.........$2,284,419,563.00
School.........$4,579,031.29

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..... Municipal
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
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..... 80 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 32
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 0
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 68


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1861:12
Middle / Jr. High 121
Senior High 11031:7
Trade & Tech Schools 0
Community College 0
Four-Year College 0
University 0
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 0
Middle / Jr. High 0
Senior High 0
Colleges 0

College courses are available locally through Nebraska colleges offering statellite classes in Geneva. Private and state colleges that are within 75 miles of Milligan are Southeast Community College (SECC), Milford, Beatrice, and Lincoln; Central Community College(CCC), Hastings and Grand Island; York College, York; Doane College, Crete; Hastings College, Hastings; Concordia University, Seward; and the University of Nebraska (UNL), Lincoln.


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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....0
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....1
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....6 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

A private golf course & county club is available in Geneva 12 miles west of Milligan. Lone Star Recreation Area has opened 6 miles south of Milligan on Road 24.


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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).....2
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....2
Veterinarian(s).....1

The Milligan Medical Clinic is a satellite clinic. Milligan is served by the state-of-the-art Fillmore County Hospital (FCH) in Geneva, Nebraska. FCH is a critical access hospital and provides surgical services. FCH is 12 miles from Milligan.

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Machine Shops in City.......0
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.......9
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......53

Number of Protestant Churches.......1
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: $24,000,000
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0Assets: $0

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

The Farmers and Merchants Bank in Milligan serve the Milligan area. Milligan hosts the June Jubilee the second weekend in June each year. The weekend is filled with activities for everyone.


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....1
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....17


top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Kassik Milling Company, Inc
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 18   (Male: 14   Female: 4)
Year Established:1923
Unions:No
Products/Service:Feed Manufacturing
 
#2.Business Name:Dorchester Farmers Co-op
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 17   (Male: 15   Female: 2)
Year Established:1921
Unions:No
Products/Service:Grain, Fertilizer & Fuel
 
#3.Business Name:Farmers Merchant Bank
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 10   (Male: 1   Female: 9)
Year Established:1902
Unions:No
Products/Service:Financial Services
 




top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Milligan is a city of 286, who are proud of their predominantly Czech heritage. Life in Milligan would not be complete without a celebration of its Czech heritage. Milligan days, an annual event, provides a focal point for celebration of colorful ethnic traditions.

Suggested Sites:
Fillmore County Development Corporation @ www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org
Nebraska Department of Economic Development @ www.neded.com
Nebraska Public Power District @ sites.nppd.com
Perennial Public Power District @ www.perennialpower.com/econdev.htm
 
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
 Crystal Vavra
Village of Milligan
PO BOX 323
Milligan, NE 68406
Phone:402-629-4302
Email: villageofmilligan@hotmail.com
Website: milliganne.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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