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Emerson, Nebraska              

Date generated: 11/23/2017


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Emerson, Nebraska

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  Emerson, Nebraska is an attractive community of over 800 residents in the hills of Northeast Nebraska. Located approximately 20 miles northeast of Wayne, NE and 25 miles southwest of Sioux City, IA, Emerson is at the crossroads of Highways 35 and 9 and has the distinction of being located in three counties; Dakota, Dixon and Thurston.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Emerson.......840804-4.3%
Dakota County .......21,00620,465-2.6%
Labor Market Population1.......150,51733,354-77.8%

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......... 3,283 754 2,521 2,447 788 486 10,279 50.2 %
Female...... 3,135 705 2,429 2,397 823 697 10,186 49.8 %

Total: 6,418 1,459 4,950 4,844 1,611 1,183

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 33.7 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)
Dakota
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,91310,68178,125    
Total Employment.....980,66811,07081,133    
Unemployment.....40,2483893,008    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.5%3.9%    

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$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.

Percent of Manufacturing Labor Force Unionized............0%
Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0


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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.....020
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....I-2921
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. 2020

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.....118N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....116N/A1 Day
Chicago.....554N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....742N/A2-3 days
Denver.....571N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....300N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1582N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....302N/A1-2 days
New York.....1327N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....552N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....35 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,098 feet
Length of longest runway.....9,002 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....35 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 122
Kansas City International 283
Denver International 564

The Sioux Gateway Airport is discribed above. Wayne, NE (20 miles) and Pender, NE (12 miles) have airports for local travel.

Barge:
City Adjoins Navigable River.....No
Length of Season.....8 months
River, Lake or Ocean.....Missouri River
Channel Depth.....9 feet
Channel Width.....300 feet
Barging Facilities.....No
Name of PortCityMiles to Port
Nearest Port: Big Soo TerminalSioux CIty, IA25

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 10 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....NA
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....25 mile(s)



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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Northeast Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - (800) 750-9277 or (402) 375-1360
  website - www.nnppd.com

Wholesale Supplier: Northeast Nebraska Public Power District

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

Water:
Provider.....Village of Emerson
Major Source.....Wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....120 feet
Rated Capacity.....0.360 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.120 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.310 mgd
Storage Capacity.....158,000 gallons
Hardness.....430 ppm
Treated.....Yes
Temperature Range.....55 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Emerson
Type of Service.....Distribution & Treatment
Rated Capacity.....0.190 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.110 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.150 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....No

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Qwest



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Actual Valuation of City: $17,706 (year 2005)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2005
City.......$0.4499970

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2005
General Obligation.........$0.31



top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Village Board
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2005 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 35
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1
Inside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 7


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 11811:11
Senior High 11701:11
Trade & Tech Schools 0
Community College 0
Four-Year College 0
University 0
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 0
Middle / Jr. High 0
Senior High 0
Colleges 0


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....6
Public Tennis Court(s).....7
Public Swimming Pool(s).....5
Public Park(s).....12
Public Camp Ground(s).....4
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....22 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes


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Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....1
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....3
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....0
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....12
Veterinarian(s).....4

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Machine Shops in City.......1
Tool & Die Services in City.......1
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......0

Type of Newspaper in City.......none
Local Radio Station(s).......0

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......4
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes

Number of Protestant Churches.......2
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......0

Number of Banks in City.......1
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0

Chamber of Commerce.......No


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....0
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....111


top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Heritage of Emerson
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 42   (Male: 4   Female: 38)
Year Established:1974
Unions:No
Products/Service:Care Facility
 




top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Emerson has over 50 businesses, an American Legion Post, Senior Center, Public Library, low-income and elderly housing. The beautiful City Park is featured regionally for its Christmas lights. There are also ball diamonds, swimming pool, tennis courts, and horseshoe pits for recreation. Plus a 2 mi. Walking Path on paved streets. Western Days is the last Saturday in August and full of activities for everyone.

Suggested Sites:
The School District web site has a school calendar and articles. @ www.emersonhubbardschools.org
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Sharon Utemark
Village Clerk
211 West Front Street
P.O. Box 339
Emerson, NE 68733
Phone:(402) 695-2662
Fax:(402) 695-2183
Email: emersoncity@huntel.net
 Jean Grove
Community Development Coordinator
P.O. Box 112
Emerson, NE 68733
Phone:(402) 695-3085
Fax:(402) 695-2183
Email: Ljgrove@huntel.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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