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Sumner, Nebraska              

Date generated: 7/22/2017


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Sumner, Nebraska

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  Sumner is located in the northeast corner of Dawson County, approximately 20 miles north of Interstate 80 at Overton.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Sumner.......236228-3.4%
Dawson County .......24,32623,640-2.8%
Labor Market Population1.......131,643133,2381.2%

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......... 3,630 750 2,997 2,971 1,049 689 12,086 51.1 %
Female...... 3,456 682 2,693 2,673 1,059 991 11,554 48.9 %

Total: 7,086 1,432 5,690 5,644 2,108 1,680

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 36.2 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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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Dawson
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,91312,76371,113    
Total Employment.....980,66813,18073,054    
Unemployment.....40,2484171,941    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.2%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
Percentile
Median 90th
Percentile
Accountants and Auditors$19.06$30.82$58.55
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.73$12.37$18.20
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.29$16.79$27.95
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$10.20$15.55$25.04
Civil Engineers$25.19$34.83$54.13
Computer Operators$9.43$11.59$28.46
Computer Programmers$22.79$27.86$34.17
Computer Systems Analysts$22.81$35.93$53.67
Customer Service Representatives$9.75$14.08$22.09
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.80$16.65$23.10
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.49$17.96$23.43
Data Entry Keyers$9.66$13.37$19.95
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.34$19.02$24.74
Driver/Sales Workers$9.37$9.94$19.42
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$16.08$20.52$34.14
Electrical Engineers$27.86$41.89$58.21
Electricians$15.56$19.70$27.49
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.19$14.96$19.98
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$11.55$17.21$24.53
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.42$10.66$12.94
Industrial Engineers$24.81$36.25$57.31
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$18.03$27.53$37.56
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.38$16.32$19.73
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.67$13.43$18.74
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.73$21.22$24.71
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.99$17.12$32.24
Machinists$13.60$17.51$29.91
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$19.82$21.98$24.15
Mechanical Engineers$27.38$36.69$46.76
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.21$28.03$39.26
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.85$20.46$24.11
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.18$19.25$24.16
Nursing Assistants$10.12$12.52$15.57
Office Clerks, General$9.49$12.77$18.14
Orderlies$9.60$11.44$14.92
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.33$9.72$14.27
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.58$12.98$16.71
Registered Nurses$21.10$28.50$37.92
Retail Salespersons$9.12$10.28$22.11
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.00$13.96$21.53
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.37$13.79$18.99
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.53$13.43$18.69
Telemarketers$9.80$11.51$15.11
Tool and Die Makers$17.17$24.35$34.02
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.93$17.16$23.34
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$13.30$17.41$23.24

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



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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....1
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....8018
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....

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.....222N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....169N/A1 Day
Chicago.....695N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....692N/A2-3 days
Denver.....355N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....360N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1459N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....597N/A1-2 days
New York.....1459N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....611N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....48 minute(s)
Elevation.....2,413 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,500 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....180 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 226
Kansas City International 343
Denver International 348

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 18 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Overton
Lexington



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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Dawson Public Power District
  phone - (308) 324-2386
  website - www.dawsonpower.com
  email - gkautz@dawsonpower.com

Wholesale Supplier: Dawson Public Power District

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

Water:
Provider.....Village Of Sumner
Storage Capacity.....90,000 gallons

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village Of Sumner



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Actual Valuation of City: $25,728,961 (year 2009)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2009
City.......$0.5421910
County.......$0.4386820
School.......$1.1123680
Other.......$0.1915230
Total Real Property.......$2.2847640

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2009
General Obligation.........$120,000.00















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Our Community: Like many rural communities, Sumner's peak population of about 350 was during the 1920's. The 1990 population was a stable 210, and the 2000 census showed an increase of 12.9% to 237. The business district is not large, but serves the community and surrounding farming and ranching area. Plans are underway to add additional single family affordable housing to attract more families to the town.

Suggested Sites:
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Public School @ www.sites.sem.k12.ne.us
Dawson Area Development @ www.dawsonareadevelopment.com
Looking to Relocate? @ www.dawsoncountycareers.com
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Jennifer Wolf, Executive Director
Dawson Area Development
1501 Plum Creek Parkway, Suite 2B
Lexington, NE 68850
Phone:(308) 217-0008
Email: jen@dawsonareadevelopment.com
  
 
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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