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Ohiowa, Nebraska              

Date generated: 9/22/2017


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Ohiowa, Nebraska

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  Ohiowa is located in the southeast corner of Fillmore County on Highway 74, approximately 16 miles southeast of Geneva.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Ohiowa.......115112-2.6%
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..... 0
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $345

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Apartment rental is through Blue Valley Community Action based on income.


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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$14.40$20.90$40.08
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$15.93$17.76$19.59
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$11.87$16.90$26.51
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.78$15.76$22.70
Civil Engineers$29.81$44.23$51.27
Computer Operators$11.20$17.33$29.00
Computer Programmers$16.29$29.66$48.33
Computer Systems Analysts$23.81$37.91$51.01
Customer Service Representatives$9.37$13.48$20.38
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.14$15.19$19.33
Data Entry Keyers$9.28$9.42$17.03
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.41$9.86$18.35
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$15.87$31.18$46.59
Electrical Engineers$23.52$30.63$69.86
Electricians$14.89$21.91$34.89
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.07$14.58$16.05
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$12.95$16.55$28.55
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.92$11.64$14.70
Industrial Engineers$31.00$42.63$63.10
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$17.19$25.72$45.09
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.93$15.34$19.19
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.26$16.36$22.15
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.57$11.87$19.25
Machinists$15.54$20.05$27.40
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$16.65$23.60$30.86
Mechanical Engineers$26.76$38.93$57.73
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.30$27.71$36.66
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$10.32$12.43$15.48
Office Clerks, General$9.39$11.89$18.22
Orderlies$9.66$11.50$15.01
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.45$11.15$15.96
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.64$13.03$16.22
Registered Nurses$20.78$27.47$35.08
Retail Salespersons$9.13$9.65$15.08
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.65$14.26$21.61
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$12.11$16.66$21.10
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.49$12.48$19.49
Telemarketers$9.82$11.54$15.15
Tool and Die Makers$15.32$18.03$27.82
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$14.28$18.39$24.33
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.85$16.90$21.33

Source: Nebraska Workforce Development, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, Second 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 43,955 in the Geneva labor basin. (Clay, Fillmore, Hamilton, Jefferson, Nuckolls, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York Counties.) During 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 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.....Interstate 8034
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....Highway 818

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.....138N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....85N/A1 Day
Chicago.....602N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....567N/A2-3 days
Denver.....475N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....253N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1486N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....514N/A1-2 days
New York.....1376N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....510N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Wynne Transport Service Inc is the local transport service. Other transport services include ABF Freight, Canning Truck Service, DAWs Inc, Pacific Orient Express, M&S Transport, P-J Express, Pavleka Trucking, and Teut Inc.

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....35 minute(s)
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.....70 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 142
Kansas City International 236
Denver International 468

Ohiowa is 35 miles southeast of the nearest airport. The Fairmont Airfield has a 4,400 foot lighted runway. The Lincoln Airport is within an hour away and Omaha's Eppley Airfield is 2 hours away.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No

BNSF Railway parallels U.S. Highway 6 in the northern part of Fillmore County. Rail facilities are within 8 miles of Geneva and a piggyback ramp in Omaha, 123 miles.


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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
Additional Comments: A two way feed by Beatrice and Geneva.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....No

No Natural gas available

Water:
Provider.....Village of Ohiowa
Major Source.....well
Treated.....No

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Ohiowa

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

Windstream provides the village of Ohiowa with both telephone and broadband internet service



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Actual Valuation of City: $2,782,096 (year 2015)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2015
City.......$0.4499840
County.......$0.1871510
School.......$0.6350000
Other.......$0.1095950
Total Real Property.......$1.3817300

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2015
General Obligation.........$12,519.00
Revenue.........$0.00
County.........$2,284,419,563.00
School.........$6,857,829.31

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..... Village Board
Comprehensive City Plan..... No, (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... No
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 35
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 0


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 

Elementary and high schools are provided in nearby Geneva, Bruning, Meridian, and Milligan.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Private Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....6
Public Park(s).....4
Public Camp Ground(s).....12
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....4 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

Ohiowa has a well kept city park and ball field. Rental of the city auditorium is available for dances, receptions, and meetings. Lone Star Recreation area is an area developed 4 miles East of Ohiowa. The 160 acre area includes a 75-acre spring-fed lake, 12 RV camper pads, boating, swimming and fishing.


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Ohiowa is served by the new state of the art Fillmore County Hospital, an acute care hospital located just 16 miles from Ohiowa in Geneva. The hospital is licensed by the State of Nebraska and approved for Medicare and Medicaid. Six family prctice physicians and one physician assistant make up the local active medical staff. Fillmore County Hospital has 70 sub-specialty physicians on courtesy consulting staff. Diagnostic, X-ray, CT, MR, Mammography, nuclear bone scans, nuclear carolite, ultrasound, and cardiac rehab are other hospital services. Specialty clinics are held on a regular basis.

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Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly

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

There are two churches located in or near Ohiowa: St John's Lutheran Church, and Grace Lutheran in rural Ohiowa. The Nebraska Signal, a weekly publication, is available from Geneva.




top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Ohiowa Cafe
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 3    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Food service
 
#2.Business Name:Farmers Co-op
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 5    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Services to farmers
 
#3.Business Name:Meyer Seed & Supply
Service Sector: Retail and Wholesale Trade
Employment Number: Total: 2   (Male: 1   Female: 1)
Year Established:2010
Unions:No
Products/Service:Sells seed and farm products
 
#4.Business Name:Drake Construction
Service Sector: Natural Resources & Construction
Employment Number: Total: 5   (Male: 5  
Unions:No
Products/Service:Construction
 
#5.Business Name:Flo-Rite
Service Sector: Retail and Wholesale Trade
Employment Number: Total: 4   (Male: 4  
Unions:No
Products/Service:Gutter retail and repair
 
#6.Business Name:Mid American Feedyard
Service Sector: Other Services
Products/Service:Finishing cattle to sell
 




top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Ohiowa,in Fillmore County,Nebraska,is located in the southeast corner of the county. The town is agricultural and has proven to be one of the most fertile spots in this section of the state.

Suggested Sites:
Fillmore County Development Corporation @ www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org
Fillmore County Visitors Committee @ www.visitfillmorecounty.org
Southeast Nebraska Travel Council @ www.visitsoutheastnebraska.org
Fillmore County Website @ www.fillmorecounty.org
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Heather Schultz
Village Clerk
PO BOX 27
Ohiowa, NE 68416
Phone:402-295-2312
Email: villageofohiowa@yahoo.com
 Patt Lentfer
Fillmore County Development Corporation
1032 G St
Geneva , Nebraska 68361
Phone:402-759-4910
Fax:402-759-4455
Email: lentfer.fcdc@genevamail.com
Website: www.fillmorecountydevelopment.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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