Nebraska City Demographics
Centrally located in the United States, Nebraska City is the quintessential Nebraska city that provides its employers access to a 700,000 plus workforce which includes Omaha and Lincoln, but it still offers a great quality of life and the small town safety. Nebraska City, the third oldest community in the state, is deeply rooted in history and is embracing it's future. As the home of internationally celebrated Arbor Day, Nebraska City is proud of the diverse green spaces and spirit of environmental stewardship. Nebraska City, Arbor Day's Hometown: Where Great Ideas Grow!
Nebraska City has a rich history and has benefited from economic growth, a small town quality of life yet a close proximity to metropolitan areas. The community invites individuals who are looking to return to the area to raise their families, explore their dreams and explore a life style only offered in southeastern Nebraska. Click on our pages and discover what makes Otoe County Nebraska a great place to live, work and play.
Use this interactive map to zoom in and out and view the different demographics using the drop down on the right.
The Community Fast Facts PDF will provide you with the most current demographics snap shot for the Nebraska City Community.
For a more extensive look, see our Nebraska City Local Labor Market Report 2010
Cost in Doing Business in Nebraska State to State Comparison
Population by Age
Population by Race
|American Indian Alone||0.380|
|Pacific Islander Alone||0.320|
|Some Other Race||6.430|
|Two or More Races||2.240|
|Owner Occupied Units||1,934||1,976|
|Renter Occupied Units||1,129||1,152|
Household Income Base
|$15,000 - $24,999||404|
|$25,000 - $34,999||268|
|$35,000 - $49,999||494|
|$50,000 - $74,999||774|
|$75,000 - $99,999||349|
|$100,000 - $149,999||332|
|$150,000 - $199,999||74|
|Nebraska City||2010 - 2014||2014 - 2019|
|Median Household Income||2%|
|Per Capita Income||2%|
Nebraska City Quality Life
|Overall Livability Ranking, 2007 (1 is best; 50 worst)||11|
|State Health Ranking, 2005 (1 is best; 50 worst)||11|
|Crime Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2005||3,710.2|
Nebraska has one of the highest public high school graduation rates in the United States . The community has public and parochial school systems, as well as the Nebraska Center for Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired, a state school founded in 1875. Combined, the city’s seven schools serve over 1600 children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2007, a bond issue was passed to construct a new K-2nd elementary school; and to make additions and renovations to the 3rd-5th grade elementary school and the high school. Most recently in May of 2013, Lourdes Central Catholic School just completed an 8.5 million dollar renovation. We believe in investing into our kids education and it shows!
The Nebraska City Public Schools are all accredited by the State of Nebraska and the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools. There are two elementary facilities, one middle school and one high school. In 2008, the community passed a $24 million school bond which is building a new K-2 elementary school, scheduled for completion in January 2010; an expansion and improvements to the 3-5th grade elementary school; and expansion and improvements to the high school. The Middle School was newly constructed about fifteen years ago.
Central Office: 215 North 12th Street, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-6033 www.nebcity.esu6.org
Northside Elementary (K-2): 1212 12th Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-5561
Hayward Elemenatry (3rd – 5th): 306 South 14th Street, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-6641
Nebraska City Middle School (6th -8th): 909 1st Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-5591
Nebraska City High School (9th – 12th): 141 Steinhart Park Rd., Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-3360
Lourdes Central Catholic School has a preschool, elementary, middle and high school.
412 2nd Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Additionally, the community is home to the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired who serve children and families across the state.
824 10th Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410
|Median Home Value||$121,440||$136,227|
|Average Home Value||$141,378||$149,317|
|$50,000 - $99,999||616||273|
|$100,000 - $149,999||646||864|
|$150,000 - $199,999||228||406|
|$200,000 - $249,999||113||146|
|$250,000 - $299,999||142||118|
|$300,000 - $399,999||115||80|
|$400,000 - $499,999||0||0|
|$500,000 - $749,999||0||0|
|$750,000 - $999,999||0||0|
Housing Year Built
|Year Range||Houses Built|
|2010 or Later||11|
|1939 or Before||946|
|Work at Home||60|
|Less than 5 minutes||494|
|Average Travel Time||15|
Nebraska City Workforce Occupations
Employees By NAICS
|Motor Veh/Parts Dealers||186|
|Furn & Home Furnish Str||7|
|Electronics & Appl Store||20|
|Bldg Matl/Garden Equip||31|
|Food & Beverage Stores||94|
|Health/Pers Care Stores||53|
|General Merchandise Str||224|
|Misc Store Retailers||82|
|Finance & Insurance||127|
|Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn||72|
|Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv||10|
|Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises||0|
|Food Srv/Drinking Places||320|
|Other Srv excl Pub Admin||245|
|Public Administration Emp||227|
Nebraska City Wages
Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Web site, 2006
|Average hourly earnings of production workers on manufacturing payrolls, 2005||$15.44|
Nebraska City Workforce Establishments
Businesses By NAICS
|Wholesale Trade Bus||11|
|Retail Trade Bus||84|
|Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus||17|
|Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus||3|
|Electronics & Appl Store Bus||4|
|Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus||9|
|Food & Beverage Stores Bus||7|
|Health/Pers Care Stores Bus||7|
|Gasoline Stations Bus||6|
|Clothing/Accessory Store Bus||6|
|General Merchandise Str Bus||4|
|Misc Store Retailers Bus||15|
|Nonstore Retailers Bus||2|
|Finance & Insurance Bus||34|
|Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus||13|
|Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus||6|
|Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus||21|
|Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus||28|
|Legal Services Bus||6|
|Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus||0|
|Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus||15|
|Educational Services Bus||11|
|HealthCare/Social Assist Bus||32|
|Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus||33|
|Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus||26|
|Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus||60|
|Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus||8|
|Public Administration Bus||36|
Nebraska City Govt Taxation
Actual Valuation of City: $3,380,990,991
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
|City||County||School||Other||Total Real Property|
Nebraska City passed a $23.8 million bond in November 2007. Therefore, three Nebraska City Public School facilities: a new K-2nd grade Elementary school is was constructed north of the existing building and the 3rd-5th grade Elementary and High School facilities were remodeled and expanded. Additionally, in fall 2008, the Nebraska City High School track was resurfaced and a turf football field was installed.
|State and local tax collections per capita, FY2004||$3,609|
|State tax revenue as a percent of personal income, 2003||6.6%|
|Corporate income taxes as a percent of state tax collections, 2005||5.2%|
Nebraska City Workers Comp Unemployment
Source: Actuarial & Technical Solutions, Inc., Workers Compensation State Rankings, 2006 Edition, 2006
Source: USDOL, Employment Training Administration, 2006.
|Average unemployment insurance tax rate on taxable wages, 2005||2.3%|
|Comparative workers compensation rate per $100 of payroll for manufacturing, 2006||$3.80|
Nebraska City Labor Mgmt Relations
|Percentage of wage & salary workers who are union members, 2006||7.9%|
Nebraska is a Right-to-Work state.
Nebraska City Higher Education
Secondary Education Opportunities
Thirteen universities and four-year colleges and five community colleges are located within a 60-mile radius for study. Peru State College is a four year college located just 20-miles south of Nebraska City. Southeast Community College offers a wide variety of Continuing Education classes in Nebraska City and other communities in the region.
Educational Attainment (25+)
|Educational Level Attained||Number|
|Some High School||415|
|Graduated High School||1,722|
|College School Books/Supplies||$151,377|
|Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies||$2,907|
Nebraska City Intl Resources
Foreign-Trade Zone has been designated for Otoe County and will be partnering with Lancaster and Seward Counties to be part of Foreign Trade Zone #59. Two Thousand Acres (2,000) have been allotted to FTZ #59 and those will be allocated based on requests by the businesses making the application. As a County, we will not be restricted to one specific area for a zone, nor is there a lid on the number of zones. For example there could be zones in every district of the county if a qualifying company was located there. A company must be the actual applicant for the FTZ on their property. Foreign-Trade Zones are restricted-access sites that are considered outside the U.S. Customs territory. Companies that operate in foreign-trade zones can defer, reduce, or eliminate Customs duties on foreign products admitted into zones for storage, exhibition, assembly, manufacture and processing. Customs duties are not paid on products and materials exported from foreign-trade zones; they are paid only on products entered into U.S. Customs territory. Zone users may elect to pay the duty rate applicable to either the original foreign material or the finished product manufactured from the foreign material, whichever is lower. No duties are owed on scrap/waste. Zones provide the opportunity to reduce cycle time by expediting the receipt of foreign sourced material and filing summary entries only once per week. This makes many U.S. operations more cost-competitive with overseas operations.
Nebraska City Transportation
Situated near two main interstate transportation routes, Nebraska City is ideally located. Interstate 29 (a North –South arterial route) is only a few miles to the east while Interstate 80 (East –West principal thoroughfare) is located 50 miles to the north near Omaha or 50 miles to the west in Lincoln. State Highway #2 is on the South side of Nebraska City connecting with both of these Interstates. Highway #2 is a four lane highway which is slated to gain Expressway designation in the near future with the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Nebraska City offers several Coast-to-Coast trucking firms for your long haul over the road trucking needs. For more information contact email@example.com.
The community is served by both the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroads. A private rail line (Arbor Rail Line) owned by the Omaha Public Power District is available for competitive access for development needs. Arbor Rail Line traverses Otoe County along the Highway #2 development corridor.
Nebraska City is bordered on the east by the Missouri River. A municipal terminal facility is currently leased to a private company utilizing barge loading and unloading in their operations. Barge traffic on the Missouri River has remained an integral part of Nebraska City’s commerce over the years and continues to play a role. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Nebraska City’s centralized location in the United States as well as close proximity to major highways, Interstate systems, river barge traffic and available rail service makes this location a great fit for manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and commercial development.
The Nebraska City Municipal Airport just 5 miles to the south possesses a 4500-foot runway to accommodate corporate jet traffic.
Links for Transportation Information:
- Nebraska Logistics Council
- Nebraska Department of Roads Map Library
- Nebraska Trucking Association
- Nebraska Traffic Count by City and State
Nebraska City Utilities
Electric, Natural Gas, Water, and Sanitary
Nebraska City is one of approximately 2,000 cities across the United States that have chosen to provide Electric Service through a not-for-profit, publicly owned electric utility. Nebraska City Utilities also provides natural gas, water, and sanitary sewer service. Nebraska City Utilities - Service Areas and Statistics
Local control of the utilities systems gives the citizens of Nebraska City an active voice in policies affecting rates, service and operation. It also promotes commitment to community service with local people working together to meet local needs.
The goal of the Nebraska City Utilities www.nebraskacityutilities.com is to provide the best possible service at the lowest possible cost commensurate with that service. This can best be accomplished by hiring and retaining the best quality employees to operate and maintain the utility system.
Nebraska City Utilities provides electric, natural gas, water and waste water service to Nebraska City and electric and natural gas service to several communities in the area. It maintains three natural gas fired power plants to serve its peaking needs as necessary and in time of grid outages.
Nebraska City Utilities also has a1.67% participation or approximately 10 MW in the OPPD Unit2 just directly south of Nebraska City. This coal fired unit is capable of producing 670 MW and went on line May 2009. Nebraska City Utilities also has a 4.55% participation in the Public Power Generation Agency's Hastings NE WEC-2 Unit scheduled to be commercial in February of 2011. For Projects outside the jurisdiction of the Nebraska City Utilities, Omaha Public Power District is the electric provider. Nebraska City Utilities and Omaha Public Power District are collaborative partners for projects requiring large sources or redundant power.
Source: US Department of Energy, Energy Information Agency, 2004 data, 2006
|Average Bill/Kilowatt Hour, Industrial Service, 2005|
|75 kW, 50 Mwh||$0.045|
|1,000 kW, 200 Mwh||$0.072|
|1,000 kW, 400 Mwh||$0.048|
|Average price of industrial gas per million Btus, 2005||$8.14|
Internet: Nebraska City is in year one of a three phase project providing "Fiber Optics" to the residental and commercial community offering 1 gigabit (100 times faster than national average internet speeds).
Telecommunications: Windstream Communications and Time Warner are providers to telecommunications in the area.