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Strang, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/23/2017


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Strang, Nebraska

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  Strang is located at the crossroads of Highway 81 (Pan American Highway) and Highway 74. Twenty miles north of the Kansas/Nebraska border and thirty miles south of Interstate 80. Strang is one of the most interesting towns of 32 people in the State.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2015
    Change
Strang.......2928-3.4%
Fillmore County .......5,8905,619-4.6%
Labor Market Population1.......83,17783,071-0.1%

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......... 606 161 593 876 288 284 2,808 50.0 %
Female...... 596 140 528 815 342 390 2,811 50.0 %

Total: 840 301 1,121 1,691 630 674

Median Age (2015):     State 36.3 years       County 48.1 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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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Fillmore
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,14943,431    
Total Employment.....980,6683,24444,692    
Unemployment.....40,248951,261    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.9%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$15.94$26.92$49.13
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$15.61$17.43$19.26
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$12.35$16.16$24.21
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.56$15.02$22.05
Civil Engineers$28.52$44.45$51.44
Computer Operators$10.08$15.32$26.12
Computer Programmers$14.83$34.00$49.70
Computer Systems Analysts$29.36$36.72$49.03
Customer Service Representatives$8.78$13.05$21.23
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.87$17.12$22.99
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$10.89$14.01$18.67
Data Entry Keyers$10.47$14.19$19.26
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.57$19.33$24.57
Driver/Sales Workers$8.56$9.43$14.99
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$19.32$28.63$37.25
Electrical Engineers$31.56$46.79$73.67
Electricians$14.30$21.96$36.54
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.90$14.52$17.11
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$12.73$14.94$23.42
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.62$11.76$14.63
Industrial Engineers$25.62$39.49$60.25
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$14.12$20.43$41.79
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.75$14.54$17.97
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.58$14.34$19.02
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.07$15.36$20.10
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.32$14.15$24.86
Machinists$13.74$20.53$29.62
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$12.60$16.95$21.20
Mechanical Engineers$30.78$36.26$52.77
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.08$27.81$36.59
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$15.11$21.52$28.35
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.67$18.05$23.79
Nursing Assistants$10.04$11.80$15.45
Office Clerks, General$8.79$11.34$17.65
Orderlies$9.12$11.73$15.63
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.76$11.02$15.77
Receptionists and Information Clerks$8.85$12.19$16.28
Registered Nurses$20.84$27.38$34.97
Retail Salespersons$8.46$9.91$20.23
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.08$14.58$22.48
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$11.39$16.05$21.08
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.75$11.08$18.92
Telemarketers$8.82$10.88$14.74
Tool and Die Makers$14.70$19.74$24.85
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$9.97$17.18$22.97
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.69$18.12$23.65

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

The Nebraska Workforce Development Department in York shows that there is an available labor pool of 43,955 in the Geneva labor basin. (Clay, Fillmore, Hamilton, Jefferson, Nuckolls, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York Counties.) During the summer of 2014 a Labor Supply Factors and Labor Availability for the Fillmore County Labor Area was conducted. The report was prepared by NPPD. The conclusion is that the Fillmore County Labor Area and Fillmore County would be able to provide a significant number of dedicated and skilled workers to meet the needs of additional employers in the area. For a complete report on the survey go to: www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org.


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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....1
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....1
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....Highway 812

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:
Destination
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Railroad
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....131N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....78N/A1 Day
Chicago.....595N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....561N/A2-3 days
Denver.....468N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....269N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1479N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....507N/A1-2 days
New York.....1369N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....501N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....30 minute(s)
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.....70 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 135
Kansas City International 252
Denver International 461

Lincoln Municipal Airport is 70 miles northeast of Strang. Fairmont Airfield is 16 miles north of Strang and has a 4,400 ft lighted runway.



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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Perennial Public Power District
  phone - (800) 289-0288
  website - www.perennialpower.com
  email - perennial@perennialpower.com

Wholesale Supplier: Perennial Public Power District

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

Water:

A private source provides this service

Sanitation/Waste Water:

A private source provides this service

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Windstream communications
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....1

Windstream Communications provides local and long distance service as well as highspeed internet service.



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Actual Valuation of City: $1,277,242 (year 2015)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2015
City.......$0.3795680
County.......$0.1871510
School.......$0.6350000
Other.......$0.1090290
Total Real Property.......$1.3107480

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2015
General Obligation.........$4,848.00
County.........$2,284,419,563.00
School.........$6,857,829.31

All real property is subject to tax at actual value. Agricultural land is valued at 80 percent of its actual 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.


top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Comprehensive City Plan..... No, (year)
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Public Library in City..... No

Fillmore County has 16 townships and is governed by a seven-member Board of Supervisors, each elected for a four-year term. Strang is governed by a five-member village board with one of them chosen as chairman. Law enforcement is provided by the Fillmore County Sheriff's Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 

Most students in Strang are part of the Fillmore Central School system with a population of approximately 600 students. The elementary school building (K-4) is located in Geneva, the middle school is located in Fairmont, and the highschool (9-12) is located in Geneva. A full range of business, vocational, agriculture, consumer econonmics, and industrial technology is offered. Bus service is at no cost to students living in and around Strang. There is also a K-8 Christian private school in Geneva.


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Private Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....4
Public Swimming Pool(s).....4
Public Park(s).....12
Public Camp Ground(s).....10
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....25 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....No
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

Strang is in the center of the Rainwater Basin and there are over six wetlands in the area. The areas are used by thousands of ducks, geese, and other migratory birds as they migrate each spring. For a map of the wetland areas visit: www.visitfillmorecounty.org/Birding/index.html.


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The new Fillmore County Hospital and new Fillmore County Health Clinic in Geneva, serve Strang and the entire community. The state of the art Fillmore County Hospital is an acute care hospital, licensed by the State of Nebraska and is approved for Medicare and Medicaid. Six family practice physicians and one physician assistant make up the local active medical staff. Fillmore County Hospital has 70 sub-speciality physicians on a courtesy-consulting staff. Speciality clinics are held on a regular basis.

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Type of Newspaper in City.......daily

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......9

The Nebraska Signal, a weekly newspaper located in Geneva, serves the Strang area.


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS

Gibson & Gibson is semi retired.



top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Gibson & Gibson
Service Sector: Natural Resources & Construction
Unions:No
Products/Service:Concrete
 
#2.Business Name:Julie's County Salon
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 1     Female: 1)
Products/Service:Beauty Salon
 
#3.Business Name:Sieber Construction
Service Sector: Natural Resources & Construction
Unions:No
Products/Service:Construction
 
#4.Business Name:Strang Cafe/Bubba's Anytime
Service Sector: Other Services
Unions:No
Products/Service:Cafe
 




top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Suggested Sites:
Fillmore County Development Corporation @ www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Patt Lentfer
Fillmore County Development Corporation
1032 G Street
Geneva, Nebraska 68361
Phone:402-759-4910
Email: lentfer.fcdc@genevamail.com
Website: www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org
  
 
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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