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Orchard, Nebraska              

Date generated: 6/24/2017


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Orchard, Nebraska

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  Orchard, Nebraska, is located in Antelope County in Northeast Nebraska, adajacent to Highway 20. A town of more than 390 residents, Orchard provides different employment opportunities and is an excellent place for new development.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2015
    Change
Orchard.......379355-6.3%
Antelope County .......6,6856,414-4.1%
Labor Market Population1.......74,28673,582-0.9%

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......... 807 177 630 909 339 314 3,176 49.5 %
Female...... 824 148 573 896 371 426 3,238 50.5 %

Total: 1,235 325 1,203 1,805 710 740

Median Age (2015):     State 36.3 years       County 45.8 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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Available Lots Information


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Elizabeth Place is low cost and/or retirement housing available in Orchard.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Antelope
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,53740,398    
Total Employment.....980,6683,62941,509    
Unemployment.....40,248921,111    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.5%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$18.43$27.87$46.55
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.95$15.07$20.56
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$11.32$18.31$33.08
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$10.19$15.12$21.74
Civil Engineers$18.88$42.91$50.70
Computer Operators$11.00$16.99$27.02
Computer Programmers$13.63$30.46$44.83
Computer Systems Analysts$23.94$35.56$49.90
Customer Service Representatives$9.38$13.67$22.31
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.87$17.12$22.99
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$12.96$16.15$20.38
Data Entry Keyers$10.88$14.82$21.43
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.57$19.33$24.57
Driver/Sales Workers$9.62$15.32$26.45
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$16.77$22.50$33.31
Electrical Engineers$25.02$39.03$54.08
Electricians$13.88$19.68$29.09
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.87$15.27$19.60
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.19$18.96$27.93
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$8.63$9.79$13.54
Industrial Engineers$25.09$35.20$53.58
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$14.47$19.40$26.22
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$13.07$15.80$19.58
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.97$13.92$18.70
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.67$20.23$24.62
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.29$14.59$32.90
Machinists$10.42$18.22$24.67
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$12.65$18.99$25.13
Mechanical Engineers$25.06$33.22$47.12
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.10$28.52$37.68
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$15.11$21.52$28.35
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.87$18.75$24.39
Nursing Assistants$10.29$12.57$17.56
Office Clerks, General$8.81$12.03$18.54
Orderlies$9.12$11.73$15.63
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.90$12.86$15.72
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.34$13.09$17.92
Registered Nurses$20.74$27.38$36.82
Retail Salespersons$8.53$10.62$20.39
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.70$14.24$19.14
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.38$15.47$20.51
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.68$10.26$17.48
Telemarketers$8.44$9.56$13.97
Tool and Die Makers$17.67$24.20$30.31
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.27$17.47$23.09
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$14.35$17.56$19.67

Source: Nebraska Workforce Development, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, Fourth Quarter 2016.



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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....0
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....010
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate I29101
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 8157

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.....1921-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1771-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....6281-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....7153-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....5181-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3741-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15304-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....3761-3 days1-2 days
New York.....14014-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....6261-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....21 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,652 feet
Length of longest runway.....3,100 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....101 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 196
Kansas City International 357
Denver International 511

The Creigton Municipal Airport has a 3,100 foot paved and lighted runway and a 2,100 foot sod runway, 100 octane fuel, and hangar space for eight planes. Six private planes are hangared there; none are available for charter.



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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: North Central Public Power District
  phone - (800) 578-1060
  website - www.ncppd.com
  email - ncentral@ncppd.net

Wholesale Supplier: North Central Public Power District

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....Kinder Morgan

Water:
Provider.....Village of Orchard
Major Source.....Wells



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Actual Valuation of City: $8,944,291 (year 2002)



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Type of Government..... Village Board
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private


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Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1871:10
Senior High 11131:10

Orchard Public School is located in Northeast Nebraska. A D-2 school boasting a population of 226 students K-12. Orchard offers a variety of academic and extra-curricular offerings. Nearby colleges include: Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, Northeast Community College ED Center in O'Neill, Nebraska, and Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota.


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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Private Golf Course(s).....0

Ashfall Fossil Beds park offers a facinating and educational experience for the entire family. Diamond B Trout Resort is located on the wooded & crystal clear Big Springs Creek. Other area attractions include: Golden Prairie Bison Ranch, Grove Lake, Grove Lake Bait Shop and Custom Carving, Grove Lake Trout Reering Station, L & P Pheasant Ranch, Neligh Mills, Zoo Nebraska, Spirit of the Wild Taxidermist and Gift Shop, and Summerland Golf Course.


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....1

The area hospitals include: Antelope Memorial Hospital, Avera St. Anthony's Hospital, and Creighton Area Health Services. Outpatient clinics available for residents include: Orchard Medical Clinic, Orchard Medical Center, and Plaiview Area Health System. Nursing Homes available for Orchard residents are Alpine Village, Creighton Care Center, Neligh Nursing Center, O'Neill Nursing Center, and Plainview Manor & Whispering Pines Assisted Living.

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

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......1

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

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




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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Orchard Public Schools
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 40   (Male: 11   Female: 29)
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Education
 


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Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......0
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No


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Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No


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Our Community: Orchard is a small community in Antelope County. There are recreational, educational, social, and business opportunities here. The residents of Orchard believe this is a great place to live and raise families. Thank you for taking the time to view our community profile and feel free to contact us for more information or if you have questions.

Suggested Sites:
Ashfall Fossil Beds @ www.museum.unl.edu/research/vertpaleo/ash-feat.html
Nebraska Public Power District. @ www.nppd.com
Orchard Public Library @ www.orchardpub.org
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Brenda L. Harrison
Village of Orchard
230 North Windom
P.O. Box 256
Orchard, Nebraska 68764-0256
Phone:(402) 893-3811
Fax:866-370-6245
Email: villageoforchard@gmail.com
Website: www.orchardne.com
 Dennis Clifton
Village of Orchard
230 Nth Windom Street
PO Box 62
Orchard, Nebraska 68764
Phone:(402)893-3811
Fax:866-370-6245
Email: villageoforchard@gmail.com
Website: www.orchardne.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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