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Tekamah, Nebraska              

Date generated: 11/20/2017


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Tekamah, Nebraska

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  Tekamah..."Looking to the future," is a welcoming, friendly community located 40 miles north of Omaha on Highway 75, south of Sioux City 60 miles on Highway 75, and east of Norfolk 60 miles on Highway 32. The Missouri River is just a few miles to the east and accessible at the Pelican Point State Park Facility.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Tekamah.......1,7361,730-0.3%
Burt County .......6,8586,546-4.5%
Labor Market Population1.......104,03380,049-23.1%

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......... 827 167 619 928 368 326 3,235 49.4 %
Female...... 738 142 652 928 360 491 3,311 50.6 %

Total: 1,565 309 1,271 1,856 728 817

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 47.4 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)
Burt
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,50152,412    
Total Employment.....980,6683,63254,243    
Unemployment.....40,2481311,831    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.6%3.5%    

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.....02
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....I-2921
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.

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.....45N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....84N/A1 Day
Chicago.....486N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....713N/A2-3 days
Denver.....568N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....233N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1581N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....331N/A1-2 days
New York.....1261N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....486N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

More than 8,000 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businessess throughout North America.

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....2 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,025 feet
Length of longest runway.....4,000 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....No
Private aircraft maintenance available.....No
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....37 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 47
Kansas City International 218
Denver International 550

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 14 mile(s)



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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - Econ Dev: (402) 563-5534 or 24-Hours: 877-275-6773
  website - www.nppd.com
  email - econdev@nppd.com
  comments -
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 econdev@nppd.com or by calling (402) 563-5534. Further information can be found online @ econdev.nppd.com. Utility information can be found @ www.nppd.com.

Wholesale Supplier: Nebraska Public Power District

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

Natural Gas with an average value of 1,000 BTU per cubic foot is available to residential, commercial, and industrial customers for base and peak uses on a firm basis. Interruptible service is available for customers with alternate fuel capability. Annual curtailment of interruptible customers varies with the type of service selected by the customer.

Water:
Provider.....City of Tekamah
Major Source.....5 wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....180 feet
Peak Demand.....1,000,000.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....300,000 gallons
Hardness.....536 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....52-55 (degrees Fahrenheit)

A new 300,000 gallon water tower was built in 2002. The $1,300,000 project was financed by a loan from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Tekamah
Type of Service.....lagoon
Average Daily Demand.....300,000.000 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....1,500,000.000 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

The city is applying for a Community Development Block Grant to repair 22 blocks of sewer infrastructure.

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....American Broadband
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....3

American Broadband's digital central office has a soft switch and provides fiber service with diverse routing, ISDN, DSL, and all telecom features are available.



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Actual Valuation of City: $60,181,831 (year 2008)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2008
City.......$0.4858000

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2008
General Obligation.........$0.28



top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Mayor - City Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1995 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 90 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 32
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 3
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 69


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1
Middle / Jr. High 1
Senior High 1
Trade & Tech Schools 0
Community College 0
Four-Year College 0
University 0


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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).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....6
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....2 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes








top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Tekamah sits at the junction of two highways, providing easy access to larger cities and their opportunies while maintaining the agriculturally-rooted traditions which founded the community.

Suggested Sites:
Black Hills Energy @ www.blackhissenergy.com
Nebraska Public Power District - Economic Development @ sites.nppd.com
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District @ www.nenedd.org
Burt County Facts Book @ sites.nppd.com/aedc/FactsBook/BurtCo.pdf
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Mary C. Ducheneaux
City of Tekamah
PO Box 143
Tekamah, NE 68061
Phone:(402) 374-2521
Fax:(402) 374-2521
Email: tekcity@tekamah.net
Website: www.tekamah.net
  
 
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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