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Pilger, Nebraska              

Date generated: 6/25/2018

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Pilger, Nebraska

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  The Village of Pilger is located one mile south of Highway 275 on Highway 15 - 20 miles east of Norfolk, Nebraska.

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
Stanton County .......6,1295,944-3.0%
Labor Market Population1.......109,757109,7740.0%

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......... 853 167 699 867 260 194 3,040 51.1 %
Female...... 782 151 648 828 269 266 2,904 48.9 %

Total: 1,635 318 1,347 1,695 529 420

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 38.8 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 Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $90
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $400
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $450
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $75,000

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There are 167 homes in Pilger and 80% of them are owner-occupied.

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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,46258,746    
Total Employment.....980,6683,55360,402    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.6%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
Median 90th
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
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
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
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
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.

Percent of Manufacturing Labor Force Unionized............0%


Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....010
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....I-2952
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 27510

Motor Freight Carriers:
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Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots to:
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....95N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....110N/A1 Day
Chicago.....541N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....707N/A2-3 days
Denver.....535N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....282N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1546N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....343N/A1-2 days
New York.....1315N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....533N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Distance to nearest public airport.....20 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,572 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,800 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....No
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....95 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 99
Kansas City International 265
Denver International 528

Karl Stefan Memorial Airport, located in Norfolk, is 20 miles west of Pilger and provides air freight, air express, and passenger services. For additional information about the services contact the Airport Manager at 402-371-7210.


The Big Sioux Terminal is located 63 miles away on the Missouri River at Sioux City, Iowa. The major commodities that pass through this facility are dry bulk fertilizer, grain, soybean meal and oil, steel, lumber, salt and molasses. The terminal is two miles north of the Sioux City Airport and is 2/10 of a mile west of Interstate Highway 29. Access to the interstate highway is via a four-lane paved road. Additional information is available by calling their office at 712-258-0537 or fax 712-258-4649 or email:

Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 20 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....1
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....95 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Nebraska Central Railroad Company

Rail service is available in Norfolk, Nebraska 20 miles west of Pilger through the Nebraska Central Railroad Company. For additional information about the services offered contact their offices in Norfolk at, 1-800-990-2676 or 402-371-9015

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 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Stanton County Public Power District
  phone - (402) 439-2228
  website -
  email -

Wholesale Supplier: Stanton County Public Power District
Additional Comments: The village of Pilger and most of rural Stanton County are provided retail electric service by the Stanton County Public Power District (SCPPD). SCPPD is a member of the Nebraska Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, which is a wholesale customer of the Nebraska Public Power District. Pilger and rural Stanton County have a distibution voltage of 7200/12460 wye. For additional information about the services offered by SCPPD contact them at their offices in Stanton, Nebraska 402-439-2228.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....Black Hills Energy

Pilger is served by a 4" line at 11 lbs of pressure. For more information about the services offered by Black Hills Energy contact Mary Simmons at 1-800-232-1850

Provider.....Village of Pilger
Major Source.....2 wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....52 feet
Rated Capacity.....1.200 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.060 mgd
Peak Demand.....1.150 mgd
Storage Capacity.....100,000 gallons
Hardness.....34 ppm
Temperature Range.....50-65 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Ground water is available in Pilger for industurial uses. A 52-foot well will produce 500 gallons of water per minute. Pilger has a water treatment plant to remove iron and manganese at a rate of 500 gallons per minute. For additional information about the water contact the village offices.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Pilger
Type of Service.....3 Cell Lagoon

In 2003 the Village of Pilger converted from an activated sludge mechanical plant to a three cell lagoon system.

Name of Local Service Provider.....Qwest

Qwest, with a digital central office, provides telecommunications services to the Pilger area. Installation and maintenance personnel are located in 20 miles away in Norfolk.

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Actual Valuation of City: $8,987,350

Type of Government..... Village Board
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1998 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
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..... 90 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 18
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 0
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 79

A Comprehensive Plan was prepared in 1998 by JEO Consulting Group of Wahoo Nebraska for the Village of Pilger, city of Stanton, and Stanton County.

Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 0
Middle / Jr. High 1861:13
Senior High 0
Trade & Tech Schools 0
Community College 0
Four-Year College 0
University 0
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 0
Middle / Jr. High 0
Senior High 0
Colleges 0

The communities of Pilger and Wisner Nebraska have consolidated their educational facilties. Wisner is located nine miles west of Pilger. The elementary (K-4) school in Wisner has a maximum capacity of 240. The middle school (5-6) in Pilger has a maximum capacity of 150. The junior-senior high shcool (7-12) in Wisner was built in 1968 and has a maximum capacity of 300. Communities in Stanton County are a part of the Northeast Community College service area that includes the 20 counties in northeast Nebraska. The main campus is located 20 miles away in Norfolk, Nebraska. Northeast offers more than 60 technical, vocational, business, and liberal arts programs preparing students for immediate employment or for transfer to a four-year college or university. For more information about Northeast Community College visit their website at: Wayne State College (WSC) located 17 miles north of Pilger serves approximately 4,000 students throughout Nebraska and Iowa as well as several other states and some foreign countries. WSC offers more than 40 majors and minors in eight acedemic divisions including: Applied Sciences, Business, Education, Fine Arts, Human Performance and Leisure Studies, Humanities, Math and Sciences, and Social Sciences. Masters degrees are also available in business adn education. For more information visit their website at:

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Private Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....4
Public Camp Ground(s).....3
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....2 mile(s)
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

The Pilger Recreation Area, located 1-3/4 miles northeast of Pilger, is managed by the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District. The lake permits 5 mph power boating, picnicing, hiking, swimming, fishing, and canoeing. The Red Fox Wildlife Management Area is one mile south of Pilger, consists of 363 acres, with 5/8 mile of river frontage. Grasslands and scattered wooded areas and a 25-acre sandpit lake are part of the area. Reed Fox is open to hunting, fishing, canoeing, and primitive camping. Annual celebrations include the 4th of July celebration and Pilger Days in July.

Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....0
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....0
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....0
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....0

There are no medical facilties or clinics located in Pilger. There are two clinics located 9 miles away in Wisner. The Wisner Clinic is open three days a week and can be contacted by calling 402-529-3219 and the Wisner Family Practice is open two days a week and can be contacted by calling 402-529-6516. Faith Regional Health Services is 13 miles away in Norfolk. There are a total of 185 licensed beds, including a 13-bed Behavioral Health Services Unit opened in 1995. It expands the existing emergency Protective Custody Program serving 22 counties. Major building renovations have occurred in the last decade involving Intensive Care Unit, a seven-bed Pediatric Unit, and the Carson Regional Radiation Center. For more information about Faith Regional Health Services call them at 402-371-4880 or visit their website at:

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).......0

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......6
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......35

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

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......0
Total Number of Rooms Available.......0

Number of Banks in City.......1
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0

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

Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....0
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0


Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Farmers Coop
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 32   (Male: 22   Female: 5)
Products/Service:Agricultural products
#2.Business Name:Pilger Sand & Gravel
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 18   (Male: 15   Female: 3)
Products/Service:Sand and gravel products
#3.Business Name:Village of Pilger
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 3   (Male: 1   Female: 1)
Year Established:1887
#4.Business Name:Wisner-Pilger Middle School
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 13   (Male: 2   Female: 11)
Products/Service:Middle school

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

Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......1
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
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Our Community: Thank you for visiting our profile. We invite you to contact us for further information.

Kimberly Neiman
Village of Pilger
P.O. Box 306
220 North Main Street
Pilger, Nebraska 68768-0306
Phone:(402) 396-3563
Fax:(402) 396-3563
 James L. Duncan
Village Board Chair
P.O. Box 306
220 North Main Street
Pilger, Nebraska 68768-0306
Phone:(402) 841-0798
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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