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Wilcox, Nebraska              

Date generated: 11/20/2017


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Wilcox, Nebraska

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Wilcox.......358355-0.8%
Kearney County .......6,4896,5521.0%
Labor Market Population1.......162,210168,6804.0%

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......... 891 193 731 894 308 243 3,260 49.8 %
Female...... 838 152 727 887 322 366 3,292 50.2 %

Total: 1,729 345 1,458 1,781 630 609

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 40.8 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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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Kearney
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,75787,011    
Total Employment.....980,6683,84289,779    
Unemployment.....40,248852,768    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.2%3.2%    

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$19.48$27.37$45.92
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$10.49$15.88$20.54
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$9.87$17.75$24.50
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.78$15.46$23.10
Civil Engineers$29.01$36.71$60.29
Computer Operators$15.75$21.79$27.86
Computer Programmers$10.68$26.09$43.96
Computer Systems Analysts$20.25$31.49$47.20
Customer Service Representatives$9.64$14.14$19.80
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$12.13$16.96$20.36
Data Entry Keyers$9.90$14.20$30.06
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.45$10.01$24.24
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$23.07$35.37$45.45
Electrical Engineers$29.90$40.93$49.76
Electricians$15.87$23.23$31.15
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$10.96$14.17$18.76
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.88$19.34$30.94
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.41$10.73$12.45
Industrial Engineers$26.12$35.67$47.76
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$15.79$22.71$32.13
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$13.18$15.73$19.51
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.96$14.01$19.79
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.42$9.97$21.90
Machinists$13.85$19.34$23.93
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$15.00$19.97$24.69
Mechanical Engineers$20.19$33.02$45.78
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.46$29.47$38.66
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.95$20.61$24.28
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.26$19.38$24.33
Nursing Assistants$10.29$12.11$15.98
Office Clerks, General$9.40$12.05$18.68
Orderlies$9.66$11.50$15.01
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.51$11.15$17.69
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.78$12.64$17.07
Registered Nurses$21.12$28.61$37.57
Retail Salespersons$9.16$10.41$18.92
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.99$16.27$19.95
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.91$15.83$22.36
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.53$11.98$19.01
Telemarketers$9.82$11.54$15.15
Tool and Die Makers$18.26$24.65$30.66
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.09$17.56$23.54
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.94$16.33$19.23

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


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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.....208N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....155N/A1 Day
Chicago.....682N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....660N/A2-3 days
Denver.....373N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....346N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1384N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....583N/A1-2 days
New York.....1446N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....597N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska


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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Village of Wilcox
  phone - (308) 478-5510
  email - wilcox@gpcom.net

Wholesale Supplier: 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.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....Kinder-Morgan

Water:
Provider.....Village of Wilcox Utilities Dept.
Major Source.....wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....270 feet
Rated Capacity.....750.000 mgd
Average Capacity.....670.000 mgd
Peak Demand.....400,000.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....68,000 gallons
Hardness.....7 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....54 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Wilcox Utilities Dept.
Type of Service.....Sewer Lagoon
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Great Plains Communications

















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Local
Development
Contact:
Melinda Ferree
Village of Wilcox
P.O. Box 88
107 West Sapp St.
Wilcox, Nebraska 68982-0088
Phone:(308) 478-5510
Fax:(308) 478-5827
Email: wilcox@gpcom.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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