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Petersburg, Nebraska              

Date generated: 1/23/2018


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Petersburg, Nebraska

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  The village of Petersburg, Nebraska, population 318, is located in north-central Boone County, approximately 13 miles north of Albion, the Boone County seat. Petersburg is 142 miles northwest of Omaha and 134 miles northwest of Lincoln.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Petersburg.......333325-2.4%
Boone County .......5,5055,332-3.1%
Labor Market Population1.......86,39486,288-0.1%

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......... 692 154 556 774 263 239 2,678 50.2 %
Female...... 673 151 495 706 271 358 2,654 49.8 %

Total: 1,365 305 1,051 1,480 534 597

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 45.6 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..... 1
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $300
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $358
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $35,000

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Petersburg Country Cottages has six Senior-low income housing units.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Boone
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9132,97045,875    
Total Employment.....980,6683,04547,185    
Unemployment.....40,248751,310    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.5%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$18.44$27.83$46.64
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$10.36$14.02$18.27
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$13.18$22.13$31.32
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.90$15.37$23.21
Civil Engineers$19.29$41.63$51.04
Computer Operators$9.95$17.28$27.45
Computer Programmers$14.10$28.12$44.53
Computer Systems Analysts$26.39$38.98$54.52
Customer Service Representatives$9.98$14.18$23.19
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.33$16.80$23.32
Data Entry Keyers$10.58$14.34$20.66
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$19.72$32.51$43.99
Electrical Engineers$25.94$42.16$56.97
Electricians$13.75$19.37$29.46
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.82$17.19$23.04
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.71$20.11$29.89
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.44$10.84$14.33
Industrial Engineers$28.80$40.75$58.32
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$15.22$20.05$29.17
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$13.05$15.63$19.90
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.60$14.63$19.59
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.63$15.22$34.55
Machinists$10.80$17.68$23.92
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$13.81$19.44$24.46
Mechanical Engineers$23.96$30.92$45.95
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.39$28.33$37.76
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.95$20.61$24.28
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.91$18.90$24.66
Nursing Assistants$10.46$13.19$18.21
Office Clerks, General$9.43$12.10$18.27
Orderlies$9.66$11.50$15.01
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.43$11.05$15.64
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.76$13.24$17.69
Registered Nurses$19.84$27.22$37.28
Retail Salespersons$9.15$10.14$18.07
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.40$14.12$19.16
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.63$16.31$23.10
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.40$10.73$16.92
Telemarketers$10.02$13.19$17.65
Tool and Die Makers$16.95$22.64$30.20
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.61$17.89$23.54
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$13.40$17.53$23.40

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



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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.....020
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....I8072
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....Hwy 8141

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.....1511-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1341-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....6131-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....6733-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....4981-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3261-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15094-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....4011-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13774-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5781-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....10 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,805 feet
Length of longest runway.....3,200 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....50 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 155
Kansas City International 309
Denver International 491

Albion Municipal Airport is located 3 miles northeast of Albion and has a lighted 3100' asphalt runway, pilot's lounge, rest rooms, 14 hangars, 100 low- lead aviation fuel, and nondirectional beacon (BUN 332). For information, contact the Albion Airport at (402) 395-2845.

Barge:

There is no barge service for Petersburg.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 48 mile(s)



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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Loup Public Power District
  phone - (402) 564-3171
  website - www.loup.com
  email - loup@loup.com
  comments -
Loup Power District, a wholesale power customer of Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), is a full-service, public power electric utility in eastern-central Nebraska. Headquartered in Columbus, Neb., Loup's service area covers approximately 2,028 square miles. The District maintains 780 miles of transmission and distribution lines and has been generating electric power since March 5, 1937. Total population within Loup's service area is approximately 50,000. Loup purchases, sells and delivers approximately 1.2 billion kilowatt hours of electric power annually to wholesale and retail customers across a service area that spans four counties entirely and parts of three others. Loup promotes the economic and industrial development of its service area. For further specifics on your project needs, please contact David Bell, Vice President of Development-Marketing, by calling 402-564-3171 ext. 257.

Wholesale Supplier: Loup Public Power District
Additional Comments: Petersburg is served by a city substation providing 2500 KV at 100% power factor. Loup Power District is available to help you meet your electrical needs. (402) 564-3171. Laredo Ridge Wind Farm, an 80-megawatt wind energy facility located just east of Petersburg began operation in late 2010.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....SourceGas

Water:
Provider.....Village of Petersburg
Major Source.....wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....252 feet
Rated Capacity.....1.000 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.100 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.125 mgd
Storage Capacity.....50,000 gallons
Hardness.....156 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....52 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Petersburg
Type of Service.....Aeration
Rated Capacity.....0.050 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.030 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.035 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Great Plains Communications
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....20

Great Plains Communication provides Petersburg residents with telephone and cable TV service. Central Plains Satellite also provides satellite TV service. Cable Nebraska, Frontier, and Great Plains Communications provide high speed internet to Petersburg.



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Actual Valuation of City: $7,905,385 (year 2010)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2010
City.......$0.6067160
County.......$0.3094180
School.......$1.0237150
Other.......$0.1628420
Total Real Property.......$2.1026910

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2010
General Obligation.........$24,719.00



top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Chairman/Board of Trustees
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2000 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 25 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 35
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 79

Police protection, as well as 911 service, is provided locally through the Boone County Sheriff's Department and a sheriff's deputy who lives in Petersburg. The Petersburg Public Library, a handicapped-accessible facility, is equipped with an Internet-accessible computer. Books, periodicals, video and audio materials, and software are available for checkout.


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 00
Middle / Jr. High 11331:13

Boone Central Jr. High is located in Petersburg with an approximate enrollment of 146 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Buses deliver students from the Albion campus each morning and take them home when the school activities are completed.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....3
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....2
Public Park(s).....2
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....65 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Petersburg boasts two public parks that residents and visitors can enjoy year round. The park's facilities include: Freedom Pole, two baseball fields and batting cage, lighted basketball and tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, Pitch and Putt Golfing, playground equipment, camping, shelters, picnic tables, football field and track, and restrooms. Area hunting includes pheasant, deer, rabbit, and quail. Fisherman can relax and enjoy catching carp, bluegill, northern bass, crappie and bullheads found in Beaver Creek and Stevenson's Lake. Lewis & Clark Lake, Niobrara River, and Calamus Dam offer water recreation and are within 2 hours of Petersburg.


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....0
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....0

The hospitals/clinics serving the Petersburg area are: Boone County Health Center, Boone County Medical Clinic, Elgin Veterans Medical Clinic, Antelope Memorial Hospital Clinic, and Antelope Memorial Hospital. Nursing Homes available to Petersburg residents are: Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan, Neligh Nursing Center, and Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home, Inc. Assisted Living Facilities are located in Albion, Neligh, and Newman Grove.

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Machine Shops in City.......1
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......1

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

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......3
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......60

Number of Protestant Churches.......0
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......2
Total Number of Rooms Available.......14

Number of Banks in City.......1Assets: $22,738,805
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......1Assets: $22,738,805

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




top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Rae Valley Market
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 4   (Male: 1   Female: 3)
Products/Service:Groceries
 
#2.Business Name:Central Plains Satelitte
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 2   (Male: 1   Female: 1)
Year Established:2005
Unions:No
Products/Service:Satellite install/maintenance
 
#3.Business Name:Cedar Valley Insurance
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 3   (Male: 2   Female: 1)
Products/Service:Insurance
 
#4.Business Name:Village of Petersburg
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 10   (Male: 9   Female: 1)
Year Established:1887
Unions:No
Products/Service:Government business
 
#5.Business Name:Petersburg State Bank
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 7   (Male: 2   Female: 5)
Products/Service:Banking
 
#6.Business Name:Leifeld's
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 2   (Male: 1   Female: 1)
Products/Service:Hardware, furniture
 
#7.Business Name:Stuhr's Quick Shop
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 5   (Male: 3   Female: 2)
Products/Service:fuel , repair, supplies
 
#8.Business Name:Helena Chemical Company
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 12   (Male: 11   Female: 1)
 


top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......0
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No
Suggested links for further information on available buildings:
http://www.boone-county.org
Buildings Available on LOIS for Petersburg

Petersburg is a member of the Boone County Development Agency, which works with potential businesses looking for buildings/sites in the area. Contact Shannon Landauer, Director 402-395-3356.



top of page INDUSTRIAL SITES
Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No


top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Petersburg is a great place to live and raise a family. In 2007 Business Weekly Magazine named Petersburg Number 32 in the Nation as one of the "Great Places to Raise Kids". The Petersburg Community Club hosts a variety of activities throughout the year including: Carnival Days, Appreciation Brunch, Pumkin' Chunkin' Day, Santa Day, Christmas Lighting Contest, and Christmas Supper. Thank you for taking the time to view our community profile if you have questions please feel free to contact us.

Suggested Sites:
Village of Petersburg @ www.ci.petersburg.ne.us
Boone Central School @ www.boonecentral.esu7.org
Rae Valley Old Threshers Reunion @ www.raevalley.org/index.htm
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Jeanne Stokes
Village of Petersburg
200 East Main
P.O. Box 147
Petersburg, Nebraska  68652-0147
Phone:(402) 386-5551
Fax:(402) 386-5287
Email: villgpet@gpcom.net
Website: www.ci.petersburg.ne.us
 Thomas L. Higginbotham Jr.
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
111 South 1st Street
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
Phone:(402) 379-1150
Fax:(402) 379-9207
Email: thomash@nenedd.org
Website: www.nenedd.org
 
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
Email:
dave.rippe@nebraska.gov
Website: opportunity.nebraska.gov
 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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