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North Platte, Nebraska              

Date generated: 8/23/2017


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North Platte, Nebraska

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  North Platte, Nebraska, located equidistance between Denver and Omaha, is located along Interstate 80 in west-central Nebraska. This central location allows easy access to major expanding markets such as Kansas City, Chicago and numerous locations along the front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
North Platte.......24,73324,110-2.5%
Lincoln County .......36,28835,550-2.0%
Labor Market Population1.......87,91685,696-2.5%

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......... 4,738 991 4,223 4,718 1,749 1,170 17,589 49.5 %
Female...... 4,585 941 4,205 4,701 1,807 1,722 17,961 50.5 %

Total: 9,323 1,932 8,428 9,419 3,556 2,892

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 40.1 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..... 70
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 8
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $110
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $742
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $625
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $143,426

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Several new subdivisions are under construction. Sixty-three new houses in Lincoln County.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Lincoln
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,91318,06346,494    
Total Employment.....980,66818,60147,825    
Unemployment.....40,2485381,331    
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$19.06$30.82$58.55
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.73$12.37$18.20
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.29$16.79$27.95
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$10.20$15.55$25.04
Civil Engineers$25.19$34.83$54.13
Computer Operators$9.43$11.59$28.46
Computer Programmers$22.79$27.86$34.17
Computer Systems Analysts$22.81$35.93$53.67
Customer Service Representatives$9.75$14.08$22.09
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.80$16.65$23.10
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.49$17.96$23.43
Data Entry Keyers$9.66$13.37$19.95
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.34$19.02$24.74
Driver/Sales Workers$9.37$9.94$19.42
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$16.08$20.52$34.14
Electrical Engineers$27.86$41.89$58.21
Electricians$15.56$19.70$27.49
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.19$14.96$19.98
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$11.55$17.21$24.53
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.42$10.66$12.94
Industrial Engineers$24.81$36.25$57.31
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$18.03$27.53$37.56
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.38$16.32$19.73
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.67$13.43$18.74
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.73$21.22$24.71
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.99$17.12$32.24
Machinists$13.60$17.51$29.91
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$19.82$21.98$24.15
Mechanical Engineers$27.38$36.69$46.76
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.21$28.03$39.26
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$10.12$12.52$15.57
Office Clerks, General$9.49$12.77$18.14
Orderlies$9.60$11.44$14.92
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.33$9.72$14.27
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.58$12.98$16.71
Registered Nurses$21.10$28.50$37.92
Retail Salespersons$9.12$10.28$22.11
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.00$13.96$21.53
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.37$13.79$18.99
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.53$13.43$18.69
Telemarketers$9.80$11.51$15.11
Tool and Die Makers$17.17$24.35$34.02
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.93$17.16$23.34
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$13.30$17.41$23.24

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

Local Labor Availability, Wage Rate, and Workforce Quality Studies Available.


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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....1
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....2
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 800
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....

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.....2721-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....2271-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....7441-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....7503-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....2621-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....4181-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....12754-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....6551-3 days1-2 days
New York.....15174-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....6691-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

American Freightways, Brown Transfer, Nebraska Transport Company, and Crete Carriers all offer local LTL Service.

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....1 minute(s)
Elevation.....2,779 feet
Length of longest runway.....8,000 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....1 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 283
Kansas City International 401
Denver International 257

North Platte Regional Airport offers west bound daily commercial flights to Denver, CO. PenAir currently serves the westbound Denver flights.

Barge:

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....142
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....263 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Union Pacific Railroad


North Platte is home to the world's largest railroad classification yard.


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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: City of North Platte
  phone - (308) 535-6724
  website - www.ci.north-platte.ne.us

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.

Additional Comments: Nebraska Public Power District's coal fired and hydro electric power plants are both located in Lincoln County.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....NorthWestern Energy

Local technical and support staff available. 1-800-245-6977 or www.northwesternernergy.com.

Water:
Provider.....Municipal Light & Water
Major Source.....Wells (14)
If Wells, Average Depth.....300 feet
Rated Capacity.....18.921 mgd
Average Capacity.....5.400 mgd
Peak Demand.....12.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....4,500,000 gallons
Hardness.....255 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....50-60 (degrees Fahrenheit)

North Platte sits on top of the Ogallala Aquifer.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Municipal Light & Water
Type of Service.....Fully Mechanical Treatment Plant
Rated Capacity.....6.000 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....3.000 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....8.000 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....CenturyLink
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....6

The local exchange carrier offers a dual fed fiber digital switch. AT&T operates a point of presence.



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Actual Valuation of City: $1,423,932,218 (year 2016)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2016
City.......$0.4426940
County.......$0.2685500
School.......$1.1810470
Other.......$0.2164260
Total Real Property.......$2.1087170

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2016
General Obligation.........$17,870,000.00
Revenue.........$20,175,000.00
County.........$15,230,000.00
School.........$17,610,000.00

Real Property Tax remains steady to decreasing.


top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Mayor/City Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2011 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... City
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 86 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 42
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 22
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 40
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 38


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 91,8961:18
Middle / Jr. High 28941:17
Senior High 11,2261:20
Community College 12,276
Four-Year College 1
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 33211:15
Middle / Jr. High 2751:13
Senior High 11051:11


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....3
Private Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....2
Public Park(s).....13
Public Camp Ground(s).....13
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....5 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Fishing, hunting and hiking opportunities abound in the region.


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....1
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....116
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....12
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....90
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....23
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....462
Optometrist(s) / Ophthalmologist(s).....10
Veterinarian(s).....10

Great Plains Health recently completed a $100 million patient tower that features 116 private patient rooms. A $10 million emergency department expansion is planned to begin in 2017.

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Machine Shops in City.......5
Tool & Die Services in City.......1
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......2

Type of Newspaper in City.......daily
Local Radio Station(s).......5

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......2
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......180

Number of Protestant Churches.......35
Number of Catholic Churches.......3
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......24
Total Number of Rooms Available.......1,450

Number of Banks in City.......14
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......4

Chamber of Commerce.......Yes
Chamber Executive is Full-Time.......Yes

Total deposits on hand for the community as of 6-30-15 were $1,029,378,000.  


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....41
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....554


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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Union Pacific Railroad
Service Sector: Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities
Employment Number: Total: 2,200    
Year Established:1867
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Railroad Transportation
 
#2.Business Name:Great Plains Health
Service Sector: Professional & Business Services
Employment Number: Total: 1,086    
Year Established:1975
Unions:No
Products/Service:Regional Hospital
 
#3.Business Name:North Platte Public Schools
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 662    
Year Established:1875
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Public Schools
 
#4.Business Name:Wal-Mart Food Distribution Center
Service Sector: Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities
Employment Number: Total: 574    
Year Established:2001
Unions:No
Products/Service:Distribution Center
 
#5.Business Name:Wal*Mart
Service Sector: Retail and Wholesale Trade
Employment Number: Total: 414    
Year Established:1991
Unions:No
Products/Service:Discount Retail
 
#6.Business Name:City of North Platte
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 400    
Year Established:1875
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:City Government
 
#7.Business Name:Nebraska Public Power District
Service Sector: Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities
Employment Number: Total: 261    
Year Established:1970
Unions:No
Products/Service:Utilities
 
#8.Business Name:Cabela's
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 60    
Year Established:1996
Unions:No
Products/Service:Teleservices
 
#9.Business Name:Lincoln County
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 193    
Year Established:1866
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:County Government
 
#10.Business Name:Crete Carriers
Service Sector: Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities
Employment Number: Total: 171    
Year Established:1996
Unions:No
Products/Service:Transportation
 


top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......1
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Suggested links for further information on available buildings:
http://www2.locationone.com/requesthandler.ashx?username=NPPD&appsection=buildings&building_id=5432263
Buildings Available on LOIS for North Platte


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Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......2
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Suggested links for further information on available sites:
http://www2.locationone.com/requesthandler.ashx?username=NPPD&appsection=sites&site_id=28575
http://www2.locationone.com/requesthandler.ashx?username=NPPD&appsection=sites&site_id=1382
Sites Available on LOIS for North Platte

117 acre Chamber & Development Corp. Owned, Controlled, Business Park located 1/2 mile south of Interstate 80 at Interchange 179. The site is a shovel ready site with all infrastructure (water, sewer, natural gas, electricity (to 20Mw) and dual redundant fiber in place. Incentives available.



top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Located at the convergence of the North and South Platte Rivers, North Platte (Lincoln County), Nebraska has a rich and rustic tradition, including serving as the home of world-famous cowboy, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Early construction laborers working on the development of the Union Pacific Railroad eventually settled the location now known as "North Platte" in 1897. To this date, North Platte's bond with the railroad industry has never been broken. Today, North Platte is home to the world's largest railroad classification yard, Union Pacific's Bailey Yard. Current North Platte area residents still embody the adventurous spirit of our forefathers. North Platte\Lincoln County is again home to many opportunistic pioneers. From state-of-the-art cancer treatment to a world-class transportation and communication network, North Platte offers the challenges and opportunities sought by today's new pioneers. With a population now in excess of 25,000, North Platte continues to experience significant growth in new industry segments including: health and medical, education, retail, small manufacturing, electric supply, tourism and warehousing\distribution. All relevant economic indicators point to the continued growth and success of our region. We encourage you to discover the opportunities available in our area.

Suggested Sites:
North Platte Chamber & Development Corporation @ www.nparea.com
Great Plains Health @ http://www.gphealth.org/
Mid Plains Community College @ www.mpcc.edu
North Platte Catholic Schools @ http://npcschools.org/
North Platte Public Schools @ www.nppsd.org
 
certified community

Local
Development
Contact:
Gary Person
North Platte Chamber & Development Corporation
502 South Dewey Street
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone:(308) 532-4966
Fax:(308) 532-4827
Email: gary@nparea.com
Website: www.nparea.com
 Megan McGown
North Platte Chamber & Development
502 S. Dewey St
North Platte, NE 69123
Phone:(308) 532-4966
Fax:(308) 532-4827
Email: megan@nparea.com
Website: www.nparea.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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