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Wymore, Nebraska              

Date generated: 8/15/2018

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Wymore, Nebraska

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  Wymore is located 12 miles south of Beatrice and 8 miles north of the Nebraska/Kansas state line in the southeastern corner of the state. Following US Hwy 77 will take you through Wymore from both the north and south.

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
Gage County .......22,31121,799-2.3%
Labor Market Population1.......369,111376,8482.1%

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......... 2,736 623 2,330 3,092 1,112 931 10,824 49.7 %
Female...... 2,518 557 2,313 3,096 1,138 1,353 10,975 50.3 %

Total: 5,254 1,180 4,643 6,188 2,250 2,284

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 44.6 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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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,91310,693206,338    
Total Employment.....980,66811,091212,113    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.6%2.8%    

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$14.40$20.90$40.08
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$15.93$17.76$19.59
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$11.87$16.90$26.51
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.78$15.76$22.70
Civil Engineers$29.81$44.23$51.27
Computer Operators$11.20$17.33$29.00
Computer Programmers$16.29$29.66$48.33
Computer Systems Analysts$23.81$37.91$51.01
Customer Service Representatives$9.37$13.48$20.38
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.14$15.19$19.33
Data Entry Keyers$9.28$9.42$17.03
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.41$9.86$18.35
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$15.87$31.18$46.59
Electrical Engineers$23.52$30.63$69.86
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.07$14.58$16.05
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$12.95$16.55$28.55
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.92$11.64$14.70
Industrial Engineers$31.00$42.63$63.10
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$17.19$25.72$45.09
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.93$15.34$19.19
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.26$16.36$22.15
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.57$11.87$19.25
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$16.65$23.60$30.86
Mechanical Engineers$26.76$38.93$57.73
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.30$27.71$36.66
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$10.32$12.43$15.48
Office Clerks, General$9.39$11.89$18.22
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.45$11.15$15.96
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.64$13.03$16.22
Registered Nurses$20.78$27.47$35.08
Retail Salespersons$9.13$9.65$15.08
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.65$14.26$21.61
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$12.11$16.66$21.10
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.49$12.48$19.49
Tool and Die Makers$15.32$18.03$27.82
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$14.28$18.39$24.33
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.85$16.90$21.33

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

Percent of Manufacturing Labor Force Unionized............0%

Wymore business consists of mainly retail with a few small manufacturing industries. We are agricultural based but are always looking for proposals of new business. Recently created with the Community Redevelopment Authority that offers Tax Increment Financing to developers and business owners. Economic development is a priority for our community to surviving in today's rural world.


Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....1
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....I-8055
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....US Hwy 7712

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.....1131-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....551-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5771-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....5673-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....5371-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....1731-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15494-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....4891-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13514-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....4241-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Distance to nearest public airport.....15 minute(s)
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....60 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 117
Kansas City International 156
Denver International 530

Commercial air travel is provided out of Lincoln, NE approximately 1 hr north of Wymore by the Lincoln Municipal Airport. Other options are the Kansas City International Airport located north of Kansas City, MO. Driving time from Wymore to KC Internation Airport is 2 1/2 hours southeast; Omaha Eppley Field is located northwest of Omaha off of I-80 and is 2 hours north of Wymore. There is also a public airport located in Beatrice, NE 12 miles north of Wymore with necessary facilities for private aircraft.

Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 55 mile(s)

Railroad transportation is provided for frieght.

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 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: City of Wymore
  phone - (402) 645-3377
  email -
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The city of Wymore has a total requirements wholesale power contract with Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). The 34.5kV electric subtransmission facilities serving the city are owned and operated by Norris Public Power Distric. The distribution system is owned and operated at retail by the city of Wymore. The system is tied into the statewide grid system. Contact the City Office @ 402-645-3377, M-F, 8-5, for more information.

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 @

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

24-Hour Customer Service number is 1-800-303-0752 for all information concerning natural gas service in Wymore.

Provider.....City of Wymore
Major Source.....6 Wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....50 feet
Rated Capacity.....2,430.000 mgd
Average Capacity.....311,830.000 mgd
Peak Demand.....1,813,407.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....250,000 gallons
Hardness.....16 ppm
Temperature Range.....50-60 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Wymore owns and operates a municipal water system and sells water to the City of Blue Springs, one mile north of Wymore. Contact the City Office @ 402-645-3377, M-F, 8-5 for more information.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Wymore
Type of Service.....Municipal Sanitary Sewage System and a storm sewer system.
Rated Capacity.....260,000.000 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....110,000.000 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....140,000.000 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Name of Local Service Provider.....Alltel Communications, Inc.

Main telecommunications is handled by Alltel Communications that includes telephone, cell phone and internet service. Other providers are in the area. For complete listing contact the city office @ 402-645-3377, M-F, 8-5pm.

Type of Government..... Second Class City; Mayor-Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2001 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 99 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 35
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 3
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 77

The Wymore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members include 16 EMT's and operates 2 ambulances for emergencies. The Wymore Police Department has 1 PT officer and 2 Reserve officers.

Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1
Middle / Jr. High 1
Senior High 1

Southern School District #1, K-12, serves the Wymore area including 4 other rural towns and surrounding rural population. Total student population is approximately 525. Southeast Community College located in Beatrice, Peru State College in Peru, Doane Sate College in Crete, the University of Nebraska System, Wesleyan College and Creighton University are some of the choices that serve the immediate area for higher education.

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....2
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....5 mile(s)
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Wymore sits on the Big Blue River that is used mainly for fishing. Indian Creek Recreation area is located 5 miles south of Wymore and covers all your recreational needs. Wymore Country Club is located on the west side of town and is a great 9-hole public/private course. Carts are available for rental as well as the clubhouse. Beverages and snacks are served in the clubhouse. Arbor State Park is the main park in Wymore located on M Street. It hosts the pool, rodeo arena, Legion Ball Field, Park House (which is available for rental), tennis courts, skate board area,lots of playground and picnic area,school football field and RV hookups with electrical, water and dump site. For RV overnight fees contact the City Office. McCandless Park is located on Hwy 77 and hosts basketballs courts, Little League baseball, playground and picnic areas and the Pleasantview Welsh Schoolhouse museum. There are other recreational facilities throughout the rural area and in the Beatrice vicinity. Please contact the city office for specific information.

Our Community: The city of Wymore invites you to contact us to learn more about our community. We will be celebrating our 125th birthday over our annual Sam Wymore Days Celebration. This year it will be held June 2, 3 & 4th with a parade, LOTS of activities and a birthday party held on Sunday, June 4th at the Wymore Community Center from 2-4pm. Contact Lori Novotny @ 402-645-3693 for specific info on events. We are a rural community with agricultural as its main industry. We are working hard towards making our community a nice place to live either for your growing family or retirement. Thanks for viewing our profile. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in whatever way we can. Wymore is proud to be designated as the "Welsh Capitol of the Great Plains". Check out their website at the address listed for links.

Suggested Sites:
The Arbor State publishes once a week with area news. @
Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project celebrates Wymore's Welsh heritage. @
Current site is under construction, however give full community highlights @
Site provided by NPPD-updates will be coming @

City of Wymore
115 West E Street
Wymore, Nebraska 68466
 Dale Crawford
Community Redevelopment Authority
PO Box 327
204 South 7th
Wymore, Nebraska 68466
Phone:(402) 645-3344
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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