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Randolph, Nebraska              

Date generated: 6/25/2018

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Randolph, Nebraska

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  Four miles east of US Highway 81-20 Junction in northeast Nebraska. Twenty-five miles north of Norfolk, NE; 35 miles south of Yankton, SD; 55 miles west of Sioux City, IA and I-29.

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
Cedar County .......8,8528,671-2.0%
Labor Market Population1.......76,71639,528-48.5%

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......... 1,253 245 835 1,196 453 392 4,374 50.4 %
Female...... 1,109 234 772 1,166 424 592 4,297 49.6 %

Total: 2,362 479 1,607 2,362 877 984

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 44.8 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..... 3
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 1
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $90
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $450
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $350
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $65,000

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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,9134,59339,903    
Total Employment.....980,6684,70541,046    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.4%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
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%
Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0


Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....100
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 2955
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 8128

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.....1471-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1581-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5821-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....7153-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....5431-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3291-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15544-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....3311-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13554-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5801-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Randolph is served by east-west U.S. Highway 20. North-south U.S. Highway 81, four miles west of the community, is designated to be a four-lane highway. Interstate 29 is 55 miles east, Interstate 90 is 95 miles north, and Interstate 80 is 120 miles south of Randolph. Local haulers of livestock and grain include Dominesses Trucking, Huwaldt's Trucking and BoBo's Trucking. Arrow Bus Line serves Norfolk (27 miles) with one scheduled bus daily and provides bus parcel service.

Distance to nearest public airport.....24 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,384 feet
Length of longest runway.....3,960 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....56 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 151
Kansas City International 312
Denver International 536

The Hartington Municipal Airport, 24 miles north of Randolph, has a 3960-foot, 60-foot wide paved and lighted runway and a 2,600-foot grass runway. Facilites include an administration building, hangars, tie-downs, aviation fuel, rental cars, and telephone service. Charter service is available upon request. Sixteen local planes are based at the airport. The Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, 55 miles northeast, and Eppley Airfield in Omaha, 135 miles southeast of Randolph, are major air hubs.


Barge service is available at 19 barge terminal facilities on the Missouri River in Nebraska. The Sioux City river port is 55 miles northeast of Randolph. These river ports are navigable approximately eight months per year.

Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....150 mile(s)

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

The Nebraska Northeastern Railroad Company serves Randolph and 12 other communities in Northeast Nebraska from Waterbury, Nebraska to O'Neill, Nebraska. The company averages two freight trains a week and has loading and unloading facilities in each of the communities. The company's primary freight is grain, fertilizer and ethanol and connects with the BNSF Railway Company in Sioux City, Iowa.

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 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: City of Randolph
  phone - (402) 337-0567
  website -
  email -

Wholesale Supplier: Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - Econ Dev: (402) 563-5534 or 24-Hours: 877-275-6773
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Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the state's largest electric utility, has a diverse mix of generation, including nuclear, coal, hydro, gas and oil, and wind. NPPD delivers power to approximately 1 million Nebraskans and has ample capacity to meet the needs of new loads. Nebraska's electric costs are among the lowest in the nation. NPPD's professional Economic Development Team is available to assist with expansion and retention of existing business and new business locations. Contact the Economic Development Team by emailing or by calling (402) 563-5534. Further information can be found online @ Utility information can be found @

Additional Comments: The city purchases its total power requirements from Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) at wholesale. Power is supplied to the city by means of a 69 kV line extending to NPPD's 115/69 kV Belden substation, which has a transformer capacity of 40 MVA.

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

Natural gas is supplied and distributed in the community of Randolph by OneSource, through a two inch transmission pipeline with an operating pressure of approximately 800-900 pounds per square inch.

Provider.....City of Randolph
Major Source.....Well
If Wells, Average Depth.....157 feet
Rated Capacity.....3.120 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.220 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.280 mgd
Storage Capacity.....200,000 gallons
Hardness.....344 ppm
Temperature Range.....40-60 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The municipal water system in Randolph is supplied by two wells. The static pressured is 60 pounds. Groundwater is available for industrical uses. A 157-foot well will produce 1,300 gallons of water per minute. The quality of water in Randolph does not necessitate a water treatment plant. The water table has not changed appreciably in the last five years.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Randolph
Type of Service.....sanitary sewerage system and storm sewer system
Rated Capacity.....0.160 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.101 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.115 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

The oxidization ditch and clarifier treatment plant was built in 1969.

Name of Local Service Provider.....Qwest
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....10

Qwest Communications provides telecommunications services to the Randolph area with a digital central office. Bloomnet and CableOne also provide high speed internet access.

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Actual Valuation of City: $24,401,324 (year 2008-09)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2008-09
Total Real Property.......$1.9146690

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2008-09
General Obligation.........$475,000.00

Type of Government..... Mayor/Council
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... City
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 95 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 25
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 69

The city of Randolph has a City Administrator.

Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 11381:166
Senior High 12161:12

Vocational courses offered in the high school include business, vocational ag business, family and consumer science, and industrial technology education. Adult educational and college-level programs are available in the high school in cooperation with the Northeast Nebraska Community College and Wayne State College. Computer classes and rural farm education classes are offered by Northeast Community College. Special education classes, part of the school system, are available to disabled students. Randolph participates in Educational Service Unit 1, which is headquartered in Wakefield. Some of the services provided include media, Internet, special education, staff development, and technology assistance.

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....2
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....20 mile(s)
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Randolph has two parks containing ten acres. Facilities include swimming pool, lighted double tennis court, baseball diamond, football field and track, three softball diamonds, playgrounds, basketball courts, sand volleyball court, and two picnic areas with tables and shelters. Randolph has an RV Park with electricity, water, sewer dump site, and six pads. Willow Creek, 20 miles, and Lewis and Clark Lake, 45 miles, are great areas to go boating from Randolph. Annual celebrations include the Pancake Supper in January; Community Fair with 4-H exhibits, livestock entries, carnival, and barbecue in July; and Pumpkinfest in October. Recreation programs include midget and legion baseball, softball, swimming, basketball, sand volleyball, pool, bowling, darts, and golf leagues. The Senior Citizens Center provides year-round programs, congregate meals, and meals on wheels for shut-ins.

Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....1
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....1
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....1
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....2

Osmond General Hospital, 13 miles west of Randolph, is a 37 bed acute-swing bed and intermediate care facility. The hospital's ancillary departments include radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, and emergency/outpatient services. Randolph Family Practice is staffed by a physician who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Colonial Manor of Randolph, Inc., is a state licensed, 44-bed nursing facility built in 1968 and remodeled in 1995. Seventeen private and 13 semiprivate rooms have 24 hour nursing supervision. Colonial Estates is a nine-unit assisted living facility attached to the Colonial Manor. The city of Randolph also has one optometrist.

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

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly
Local Radio Station(s).......0

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......3
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......No
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......74

Number of Protestant Churches.......2
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......1
Total Number of Rooms Available.......14

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

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

The Randolph Community Club plans events and supports community development.

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


Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Randolph Public School
Service Sector: Services
Year Established:1911
#2.Business Name:Colonial Manor
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 53   (Male: 5   Female: 48)
Year Established:1968
Products/Service:Nursing Home
#3.Business Name:Tri County Feed & Grain Inc.
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 5   (Male: 4   Female: 1)
Year Established:1991
Products/Service:Feed, Grain, Livestock Equipment, Grain Hauling
#4.Business Name:Jim's Food Center
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 21   (Male: 6   Female: 15)
Year Established:1998
#5.Business Name:Pronto
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 16   (Male: 0   Female: 16)
Year Established:1996
Products/Service:Convenience Store
#6.Business Name:First State Bank
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 9   (Male: 5   Female: 4)
Year Established:1935
#7.Business Name:Meyer & Meyer Grain & Feedlot
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 1   (Male: 1   Female: 0)
Year Established:1998
Products/Service:Grain Elevator
#8.Business Name:City of Randolph
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 13   (Male: 6   Female: 7)
Year Established:1886
#9.Business Name:Randolph Farm Supply
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 7   (Male: 6   Female: 1)
Year Established:1986
Products/Service:Fertilizer, farm supplies& chemicals
#10.Business Name:Central Valley Ag
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 5   (Male: 4   Female: 1)
Year Established:2000
Products/Service:Fertilizers, chemicals & farm supplies

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.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No

Our Community: Thank you for your interest in Randolph, NE. Please contact us if you need further information or are planning a visit.

Suggested Sites:
Randolph Community Calendar @
Randolph Community @
Randolph Public Schools @
Cinda R. Jones
City of Randolph
212 E Broadway
PO Box 457
Randolph, NE 68771-0457
Phone:(402) 337-0567
Fax:(402) 337-0571
 Denise Olsen
Economic Development Director
212 E Broadway
PO Box 457
Randolph, NE 68771-0567
Phone:(402) 337-0142
Fax:(402) 337-0571
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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