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Nelson, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/23/2017


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Nelson, Nebraska

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  Nelson is located on Hwy 14, 13 miles north of the Kansas border and 50 miles south of Interstate 80.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2015
    Change
Nelson.......488466-4.5%
Nuckolls County .......4,5004,329-3.8%
Labor Market Population1.......65,39356,632-13.4%

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......... 496 104 418 609 265 260 2,152 49.7 %
Female...... 484 91 388 606 280 328 2,177 50.3 %

Total: 720 195 806 1,215 545 588

Median Age (2015):     State 36.3 years       County 49.3 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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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$18.83$26.05$46.21
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.95$15.07$20.56
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.07$17.54$24.35
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.35$14.62$21.47
Civil Engineers$29.00$35.96$52.05
Computer Operators$9.44$13.69$22.95
Computer Programmers$11.01$27.68$39.44
Computer Systems Analysts$23.13$32.04$52.55
Customer Service Representatives$9.47$14.28$20.53
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.87$17.12$22.99
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.27$16.63$20.61
Data Entry Keyers$9.33$13.45$22.84
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.57$19.33$24.57
Driver/Sales Workers$8.59$9.53$24.35
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$26.75$33.93$39.83
Electrical Engineers$31.21$38.42$46.87
Electricians$15.16$23.22$30.79
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$10.63$13.62$18.27
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.77$20.69$30.71
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$8.68$9.92$11.98
Industrial Engineers$25.93$35.20$47.16
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$14.07$21.09$27.54
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.97$16.01$19.38
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.45$12.83$18.99
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.67$20.23$24.62
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$8.69$10.92$21.73
Machinists$13.36$20.14$24.46
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$13.69$17.70$24.56
Mechanical Engineers$24.61$36.24$46.18
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$19.44$28.80$37.97
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$15.11$21.52$28.35
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.67$18.05$23.79
Nursing Assistants$10.21$11.77$15.39
Office Clerks, General$8.84$11.57$17.98
Orderlies$9.12$11.73$15.63
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.67$9.95$18.03
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.60$12.55$17.60
Registered Nurses$20.50$26.85$36.03
Retail Salespersons$8.49$10.09$20.14
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$11.41$16.50$19.83
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.58$15.68$22.81
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.72$10.78$18.68
Telemarketers$8.82$10.88$14.74
Tool and Die Makers$16.06$23.73$30.16
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.06$17.01$23.43
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.69$18.12$23.65

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


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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 8050
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....Highway 8130

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.....168N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....115N/A1 Day
Chicago.....632N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....569N/A2-3 days
Denver.....461N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....258N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1473N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....544N/A1-2 days
New York.....1406N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....512N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 172
Kansas City International 241
Denver International 454



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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: City of Nelson
  phone - (402) 225-4401
  website - www.cityofnelson.com
  email - cityofnelson@gmail.com

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.....Kinder Morgan

Water:
Provider.....City of Nelson
Major Source.....(2) City Wells
Treated.....Yes

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Nelson
Type of Service.....Lagoons
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

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



top of page TAX STRUCTURE

Actual Valuation of City: $10,845,208 (year 2013)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2013
City.......$0.5000000
County.......$0.3571210
School.......$1.0928090
Other.......$0.1709560

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2013
Revenue.........$939,900.00

Electric Utility Revenue Bond and Water Refunding Bond


top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... City Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1984 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No
Garbage Service Provider..... City
Public Library in City..... Yes
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 43
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 69


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1
Middle / Jr. High 1
Senior High 1

Lawrence and Nelson consolidated. The grade school is located in Lawrence with busing service provided. The Junior High and High School is located in Nelson.


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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).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....2
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....30 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Elk Creek Country Club is a nine-hole golf course with updated grass greens. Great area for hunting and fishing. Harbine Park (City) has tennis courts with lights, sand volleyball courts, baseball fields, frisbee golf course, picnic shelter, public restrooms, camping stalls w/electric outlets, water & sewer hookups, charcoal grills. RV dump station and a track.


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Number of Outpatient Clinics.....1
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....1

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Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......1

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.......38

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

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......1
Total Number of Rooms Available.......7

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

Nelson has a Community Club that takes the place of our Chamber of Commerce. The Community Club sponsors the July 4th Celebration, Santaland, Road Side pickup. The money raised through fund raisers is donated back to the Community, and scholarships to Graduating Seniors.






top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: The City of Nelson, a Second Class City, was incorporated May 11, 1883, and boasts a current population of 488. We invite visitors to enjoy our golf course and the 4th of July celebration, "Nelson Fun Days." Come see the stone faces that adorn the Stansbury Building in downtown Nelson.

Local
Development
Contact:
Sandra Schendt
City of Nelson
580 South Main Street
PO Box 327
Nelson, NE 68961-0327
Phone:(402) 225-4401
Fax:(402) 225-4402
Email: cityofnelson@gmail.com
Website: www.cityofnelson.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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