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Page, Nebraska              

Date generated: 7/19/2018

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Page, Nebraska

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  Page is located in East Central Holt County in North Central Nebraska.

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
Holt County .......10,43510,250-1.8%
Labor Market Population1.......33,76932,691-3.2%

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......... 1,378 269 978 1,447 548 442 5,062 49.4 %
Female...... 1,362 250 947 1,421 565 643 5,188 50.6 %

Total: 2,740 519 1,925 2,868 1,113 1,085

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 45.5 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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Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $150

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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,9135,80118,589    
Total Employment.....980,6685,94319,096    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.4%2.7%    

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
Median 90th
Accountants and Auditors$17.40$25.82$31.83
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.50$13.52$19.07
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$15.61$17.48$19.35
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.45$14.13$20.06
Civil Engineers$25.27$38.43$55.62
Computer Operators$11.20$17.33$29.00
Computer Programmers$20.86$36.13$55.15
Computer Systems Analysts$23.01$36.24$54.13
Customer Service Representatives$9.36$13.59$17.55
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.58$18.09$23.60
Data Entry Keyers$10.08$14.35$19.49
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.45$11.06$21.94
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$18.05$27.93$37.82
Electrical Engineers$28.10$42.25$58.71
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.28$15.06$20.12
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$10.53$16.60$27.38
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.55$11.14$14.65
Industrial Engineers$27.14$39.81$60.40
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$11.09$15.74$19.14
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$11.07$15.55$23.01
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.43$12.17$16.45
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$11.73$14.48$17.84
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$15.12$23.21$34.50
Mechanical Engineers$26.03$36.83$53.90
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.32$28.88$37.70
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$12.12$15.01
Office Clerks, General$9.36$10.31$15.39
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.45$11.15$15.96
Receptionists and Information Clerks$11.26$13.76$15.45
Registered Nurses$18.21$26.12$33.34
Retail Salespersons$9.28$13.10$21.96
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.84$14.85$19.69
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$10.77$15.64$22.56
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.31$9.72$11.66
Tool and Die Makers$17.30$24.52$34.26
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.22$15.19$23.25
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$13.40$17.53$23.40

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

According to the 2010 Census, Page had a 5.7% increase in population!


Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....1
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 80 (I-80)115
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....US Hwy 275 at Battle Creek58

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:
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....2061-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1941-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....6421-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....7283-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....5121-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3861-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15274-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....3901-3 days1-2 days
New York.....14164-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....6391-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Distance to nearest public airport.....20 minute(s)
Elevation.....2,031 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.....105 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 190
Kansas City International 352
Denver International 507

O'Neill Municipal Airport is located 2 miles northwest of O'Neill. The airport has a 4,400 foot lighted and paved runway and a 3,030 foot paved runway. Facilities include 100 low lead fuel, beacon, VOR, overnight hangar storage, overnight lodging, next day air freight, wind sock, wind tee, major and minor repair, tie down, terminal, and automate weather service. Twenty-one private planes are hangared there; none are available for charter.

Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 14 mile(s)
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....65 mile(s)

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 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: North Central Public Power District
  phone - (800) 578-1060
  website -
  email -

Wholesale Supplier: North Central Public Power District
Additional Comments: Page is provided retail electric service by North Central Public Power District (NCPPD). Service is supplied by a 34.5 kV substation with one incoming feed. There is one outgoing feed from the substation at 2.4/4.1 kV with three single 167 kVA transformers in the substation.

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

Major Source.....Wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....320 feet
Peak Demand.....0.050 mgd
Storage Capacity.....468,000 gallons
Hardness.....7 ppm
Temperature Range.....40-58 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The municipal water system in Page is supplied by 2 wells, which have an average depth of 320 feet. The system, serving the entire community, has a pumping capacity of 325-350 gallons per minute. The average daily demand is 33,000 gallons, and the historic peak daily demand is 50,000 gallons. The system has a maximum capacity of 468,000 gallons per day. The static pressure averages 50 pounds per square inch. A chlorination treatment plant has a daily capacity of 65,000 gallons. The color of the water is clear. A $4,700 new generator for the water treatment plant was puchased by the village of Page.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Type of Service.....lagoon
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Page has a municipal sanitary sewerage system. The lagoon treatment plant was built in 1994 and designed for a population of 500. A $25.00 connection fee is charged for new service.

Name of Local Service Provider.....Great Plains Communications, Inc.

The incumbent local telephone exchange carrier for Page is Great Plains Communications, Inc., with a digital central office in Ewing. Telstrat with ESA offCoppercom switch is available in Wausa. DSL service is provided. Extended area service from Page is available to O'Neill and Ewing.

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Actual Valuation of City: $3,625,033 (year 2015)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2015
Total Real Property.......$1.7087100

All real property is subject to tax at market value. Agricultural land is valued at 72 percent of its market 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.

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
Percent of Streets Paved..... 25 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 20
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 810

The O'Neill Public Library in O'Neill, 14 miles away, contains 37,574 volumes and has an average annual circulation of 101,919. The library has Internet accessible public computers (desktops and lap tops including ADA computer with attached scanner), hotspot Wi-Fi, Nebraska Overdrive downloadable digital e-books and audio books included with library membership, meeting room, copier (black and white and color), newspapers on microfilm, interlibrary loan, remotely accessible databases, and online public access catalog from the library website. Activities include summer reading program and the O'Neill Friends of the Library hosts several quality programs throughout the year that are free and open to the general public. Out of the 20-member Page Volunteer Fire Department, 5 members are EMT certified. The department also provides protection to areas outside the community and responds to mutual aid calls with area communities. There are 25 fire hydrants in Page. They have up-to-date equipment including an ambulance.


The Page community is in the O'Neill Public School District. The O'Neill Public School District #7 covers approximately 114 square miles and serves the communities of Emmet, Inman, O'Neill, and Page. This Class 3 District is accredited by the State of Nebraska and North Central Association. The O'Neill Public Elementary School was built in 1996 and the Junior-Senior High School was built in 1964. The O'Neill Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade with three sections of each grade level. Students are provided with the latest curriculum materials, including new science, social studies, reading, and math text books, along with newly aligned curriculum. Students also have up-to-date technology including MacBooks, SMART Boards, Palm Pilots, iPads, and video equipment. Special service programs are also available to students including HAL, ELL, Special Education, and Title 1. The Developing Eagles Program is available to all students after school from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm during the school year and from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm during the summer. This program assists students in completing homework, playing educational games to reinforce classroom instruction, and physical activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. O'Neill Junior-Senior High School provides a broad spectrum of courses. In addition to 13 core classes, high school students can follow a vocational program with 29 course offerings or a college preparatory curriculum with 31 courses. Classes are also offered through a variety of post-secondary institutions during the regular school day. Students may enroll in TANN (Technology Academy of Northeast Nebraska) classes for both high school and college credit. O'Neill High School has had tremendous success in scholastic competition. During the last 20 years, students have won their division of the Chadron State College Scholastic Contest 16 times and have been overall champion several times. Students from O'Neill High School consistently score higher than the state average on the ACT. St. Mary's Catholic School, a Pre-K-12 school in O'Neill, serves as a center for Christian education with St. Patrick's Parish. St. Mary's has 25 classrooms with 202 students. In 2007 a $1 million renovation project was initiated. Through the generosity of friends, benefactors, parishioners, and alumni, St. Mary's was able to renovate and add many areas to the school including the gym, classrooms, library, chapel, nurse's station, office area, staff lounge, commons area, elevator, and paved parking. Word of Life is a Pre-K-8 Christian School in O'Neill. The school has 6 classrooms with 25 students. Northeast Community College opened a beautiful campus in O'Neill in 2014. Students are able to attend college and live at home or closer to home.

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....2
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....2
Public Park(s).....8
Public Camp Ground(s).....2
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....15 mile(s)
Motorized Boats.....No
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

The Country Club Golf Course with 9 holes is located in O'Neill, 14 miles away and the Summerland Golf Course is located near Ewing, 11 miles away. Both have club houses. Public tennis courts and swimming pools are located in O'Neill also. Public parks, camp grounds, lakes, fishing, boating, water skiing, tubing, tanking, hunting, and hiking are available all over the area within 60 minutes.


Avera St. Anthony's Hospital is located in O'Neill, 14 miles away. They are a 25-bed unit, with 19 out-patient clinics and up-to-date services. There are 2 medical clinics in O'Neill with 8 Medical Doctors and PA's. A PA comes to the Page Clinic once a week. Five Dentists, 4 Optometrists, and 2 Veterinarians are also available in O'Neill. The Golden Living Center, an 88-bed nursing home, The Evergreen, a 33-unit assisted living facility, and Valley Hope, a 75-bed rehabilitation treatment center are also in O'Neill.

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly
Local Radio Station(s).......3

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......1
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......100

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

There are 22 Protestant Churches and 2 Catholic Churches in a 15 mile radius. There are 5 Banks and 5 Motels in O'Neill, 14 miles away.


All the employers are within 15 miles of Page.


Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:St. Anthony's Hospital
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 280    
#2.Business Name:O'Neill Schools
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 125    
#3.Business Name:Elkhorn River Farms
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 95    
Products/Service:Potatoe Plant
#4.Business Name:Holt County
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 100    
#5.Business Name:Golden Living Center
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 73    
Products/Service:Nursing Home
#6.Business Name:O'Neill Ventures
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 60    
Products/Service:Tomatoes and other Vegetables
#7.Business Name:Valley Hope
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 46    
Products/Service:Rehabilitation and Treatment Center
#8.Business Name:City of O'Neill
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 31    
Products/Service:City Government
#9.Business Name:Shopko
Service Sector: Retail and Wholesale Trade
Employment Number: Total: 31    
Products/Service:Variety Retail and Pharmacy
#10.Business Name:Saint Mary's School
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 30    

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Our Community: Page is a small town in North Central Nebraska. Small in numbers, but mighty in friendliness and community spirit. Page residents support a cafe of home cooked food, a grocery store with an antique shop, as well as several other businesses. Page supports their own fire department of 20 volunteers. Thank You for "checking out" our little, but mighty town.

Suggested Sites:
Holt County Economic Department @
Holt County Visitors Committee @
Cora Calkins
Page Village Clerk
PO Box 198
Page, Nebraska 68766
 Don Linquist
Chairman of Page Village Board
310 W. Summit
Page, Nebraska 68766
State Contacts:Dave Rippe
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
 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

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