Beatrice, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 12,295 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 
Males: 5,959  (48.5%)
Females: 6,336  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 68310.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,700 (it was $33,735 in 2000)
Beatrice:

$46,700
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,764 (it was $17,816 in 2000)

Beatrice city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $108,097 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Beatrice:

$108,097
NE:

$155,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $164,562; detached houses: $166,355; townhouses or other attached units: $180,354; in 2-unit structures: $148,197; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $142,126; mobile homes: $76,875

Median gross rent in 2017: $666.

March 2019 cost of living index in Beatrice: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.3% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 48.5% for other race residents, 63.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Beatrice, NE (2017)
    • 11,55492.6%White alone
    • 3602.9%Hispanic
    • 1441.2%Asian alone
    • 1281.0%Black alone
    • 850.7%Two or more races
    • 790.6%American Indian alone
    • 350.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Beatrice detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Beatrice, Nebraska as of September 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Beatrice is 285 to 1.


Crime rates in Beatrice by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(61.3)
15
(115.7)
15
(115.6)
24
(185.9)
12
(93.8)
8
(63.0)
21
(167.1)
9
(72.7)
21
(174.2)
28
(231.6)
20
(167.2)
23
(186.4)
22
(179.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(30.7)
1
(7.7)
1
(7.7)
2
(15.5)
2
(15.6)
1
(7.9)
2
(15.9)
2
(16.1)
2
(16.6)
6
(49.6)
2
(16.7)
3
(24.3)
3
(24.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30
(229.9)
29
(223.8)
30
(231.3)
29
(224.6)
22
(172.0)
27
(212.5)
48
(381.9)
26
(209.9)
43
(356.7)
96
(793.9)
44
(367.7)
26
(210.7)
8
(65.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
106
(812.3)
118
(910.5)
106
(817.1)
93
(720.2)
112
(875.5)
116
(913.0)
81
(644.4)
104
(839.5)
76
(630.4)
71
(587.2)
58
(484.7)
62
(502.4)
47
(383.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
590
(4,521)
475
(3,665)
381
(2,937)
447
(3,462)
423
(3,306)
357
(2,810)
324
(2,578)
342
(2,761)
308
(2,555)
325
(2,688)
312
(2,608)
260
(2,107)
222
(1,813)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(176.3)
17
(131.2)
19
(146.5)
21
(162.6)
6
(46.9)
11
(86.6)
5
(39.8)
6
(48.4)
8
(66.4)
9
(74.4)
13
(108.7)
15
(121.6)
24
(196.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(38.3)
8
(61.7)
5
(38.5)
8
(62.0)
5
(39.1)
2
(15.7)
2
(15.9)
1
(8.1)
2
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)371.4360.5342.9400.1311.4278.5366.2278.0367.3513.5359.2327.7279.2

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City-data.com crime index in Beatrice, NE

Crime rate in Beatrice detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Nebraska average:

1.90
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Ancestries: German (46.9%), American (10.6%), Irish (5.7%), English (4.8%), Czech (4.2%), Welsh (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1873

Elevation: 1284 feet

Land area: 7.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,640 people per square mile   (low).

Beatrice, Nebraska map

282 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

2.3%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,850 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,793 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (37.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (484.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Holmesville, NE (2.6 miles),
Pickrell, NE (2.8 miles),
Blue Springs, NE (3.2 miles ),
Wymore, NE (3.3 miles ),
Filley, NE (3.3 miles),
De Witt, NE (3.6 miles ),
Virginia, NE (3.6 miles),
Plymouth, NE (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.27 N, Longitude: 96.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +547 (+4.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,545 (70.3%)

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Beatrice, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Beatrice, NE in 2017
Beatrice satellite photo by USGS

Beatrice tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $220,900
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $238,600
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $225,800
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2017: 25 buildings, average cost: $234,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Beatrice, NE residents
Average permit cost in Beatrice, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Historical population in Beatrice, NE
Historical housing units in Beatrice, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in Beatrice, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (9.5%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Machinery (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.5%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Beatrice, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Child care workers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)

Average climate in Beatrice, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Beatrice-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the Beatrice city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beatrice-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 305.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 130.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 337.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gage County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beatrice topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Beatrice:

  • BEATRICE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH CENTER, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, P O BOX 278, 4800 HOSPITAL PARKWAY)
  • BEATRICE STATE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (3000 LINCOLN BLVD)
  • MOSAIC-BEATRICE CAMPUS ("P O BOX 607, 722 SOUTH 12TH STREET")
  • BEATRICE MANOR (1800 IRVING STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - BEATRICE (1306 SOUTH 9TH STREET)
  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF BEATRICE (1110 N. 10TH ST.)
  • BEATRICE COMM HOSP HOME CARE (1201 SOUTH 9TH STREET)

Airports located in Beatrice:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beatrice:

  • Southeast Community College Area (about 38 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 8,838)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 39 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 40 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Bellevue University (about 75 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Kansas State University (about 76 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 79 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 80 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)

Public high school in Beatrice:

Public elementary/middle schools in Beatrice:

Private elementary/middle schools in Beatrice:

  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 131, Location: 930 PRAIRIE LN, Grades: PK-5)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 78, Location: 420 N 6TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
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Library in Beatrice:

  • BEATRICE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $565,544; Location: 100 NORTH 16TH STREET; 98,845 books; 17,011 e-books; 4,028 audio materials; 3,630 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 96 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Christ Community Church 2727 Lincoln Ave

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Beatrice: Martin-Luther Home (A), Beatrice Country Club (B), Searcey Grain Company Elevator (C), Southeast Nebraska Co-operative Company Elevator (D), Beatrice (E), Diamond T Travel Plaza and RV Park (F), Riverside Park Campground (G), Chautauqua Park Campground (H), Gage County Courthouse (I), Gage County Sheriffs Office (J), Beatrice Public Library (K), Beatrice Police Department (L), Beatrice Fire and Rescue (M), Gage County Historical Museum (N), Beatrice Rural Fire District (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Indian Creek Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Beatrice include: Church of Christ (A), Wast Side Baptist Church (B), West Side Community Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Centenary United Methodist Church (E), Holy Cross Lutheran Church (F), Church of Christ (G), Bible Baptist Church (H), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Dusenbery-Doyle Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Indian Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Beatrice include: Chautauqua Park (1), Nichols Park (2), Astro Park (3), Charles Park (4), Roszell Park (5), Christenson Field (6), Robertson Park (7), Riverside Park (8), Homestead Movement Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Reading Unlimited (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 100 North 16th Street), Heartland Motors - Heartland Motors (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3801 North 6th Street), C & C Tours (Tours & Charters; 815 Court Street), Bagby Travel Agency (Tours & Charters; 516 Ella Street).

Hotels: Carriage House Bed & Breakfast (25478 South 23rd Road), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (4005 North 6th Street), Econo Lodge Beatrice (3210 North 6th Street), Beatrice Inn Motel Restaurant & Lounge (3500 North 6th Street), Beatrice Super 8 (3721 North 6th Street), Victorian Inn 4 Less (1903 North 6th Street).

Birthplace of: Weldon Kees - Artist, Dennis Byars - Politician, James P. Collman - Chemist, Jim Faulkner - Baseball player, Michael Higgins (American football) - Football player, Bob Hohn - Former professional football player.

Gage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beatrice and their reported violations in the past:

BEATRICE, CITY OF (Population served: 12,476, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-10-2007)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2009)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2009)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2009)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2009)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2009)
  • 4 other older health violations
LOWER BIG BLUE NRD - WYMORE (Population served: 856, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-24-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-24-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-03-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-06-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-03-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-03-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LOWER BIG BLUE NRD - BEATRICE WEST (Population served: 126, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beatrice that have no violations reported:

  • BEATRICE STATE DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.8%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Beatrice in 2010:

  • 95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 62 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Beatrice in 2000:

  • 223 people in nursing homes
  • 129 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Beatrice (2011 data):

  • Security First Bank: Villa Branch, North 6th Street Branch, Auto Bank Branch, The First National Bank & Trust Comp. Info updated 2010/02/19: Bank assets: $829.2 mil, Deposits: $644.3 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Stockmens Limited Partnership
  • Pinnacle Bank: Motor Branch at 523 North Sixth Street, branch established on 1973/10/29; Beatrice Branch at 523 Court Street, branch established on 1883/11/22. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Omaha: Auxiliary Tellers' Branch at 720 East Court Street, branch established on 1976/11/18; Indian Creek Mall at 2205 North Sixth Street, branch established on 1969/04/21. Info updated 2010/10/13: Bank assets: $13,433.1 mil, Deposits: $10,746.6 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 102 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Great Western Bank: Court Branch at 1000 East Court Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Beatrice Branch at 200 North 6th Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of the West: Beatrice Branch at 633 North 6th Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Beatrice:

Marital status in Beatrice, NE
  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Beatrice:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Beatrice
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Beatrice, NE (based on Gage County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,04827
Evangelical Protestant4,80424
Catholic1,6315
Other2683
None6,560-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Gage County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Gage County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Gage County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Gage County:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gage County:

8.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Gage County:

29.6%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Beatrice:

51.3%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Beatrice:

48.4%
State:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.5%
State:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Beatrice:

9.9%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Beatrice:

6.9
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Beatrice:

56.3%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.0%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Beatrice, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 22$110,247$60,1350$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$107,608$58,6950$0
Electric Power 16$89,391$67,0430$0
Police - Other 14$46,912$40,2102$1,216
Water Supply 10$44,764$53,7170$0
Streets and Highways 9$34,507$46,0090$0
Other Government Administration 8$42,762$64,14310$6,062
Financial Administration 8$35,657$53,4861$923
Sewerage 6$23,708$47,4160$0
Parks and Recreation 4$13,678$41,0342$1,293
Solid Waste Management 4$12,019$36,0570$0
Local Libraries 3$13,031$52,12416$8,031
Airports 3$11,990$47,9603$1,588
Fire - Other 3$15,294$61,1760$0
Judicial and Legal 1$6,295$75,5400$0
Totals for Government 133$607,863$54,84534$19,113

Beatrice government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $2,241,000 ($182.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,699,000 ($138.19)
    Electric Utilities: $1,643,000 ($133.63)
    Regular Highways: $1,390,000 ($113.05)
    Water Utilities: $892,000 ($72.55)
    Sewerage: $625,000 ($50.83)
    Libraries: $566,000 ($46.03)
    Central Staff Services: $140,000 ($11.39)
    Financial Administration: $108,000 ($8.78)
    General Public Buildings: $22,000 ($1.79)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($0.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.33)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $15,385,000 ($1251.32)
    Police Protection: $3,337,000 ($271.41)
    Gas Utilities: $2,535,000 ($206.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,133,000 ($173.49)
    Water Utilities: $1,758,000 ($142.98)
    Regular Highways: $1,351,000 ($109.88)
    Sewerage: $1,340,000 ($108.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $802,000 ($65.23)
    Public Welfare - Other: $768,000 ($62.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $686,000 ($55.80)
    Central Staff Services: $645,000 ($52.46)
    Health - Other: $534,000 ($43.43)
    Financial Administration: $496,000 ($40.34)
    Libraries: $267,000 ($21.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $111,000 ($9.03)
    General Public Buildings: $99,000 ($8.05)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($1.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $577,000 ($46.93)
    Corporate Stocks: $570,000 ($46.36)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $200,000 ($16.27)
    Corporate Bonds: $194,000 ($15.78)
    Securities - Mortgages: $109,000 ($8.87)
    Withdrawals: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $126,000 ($10.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $585,000 ($47.58)
    Regular Highways: $234,000 ($19.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000 ($13.26)
    Libraries: $54,000 ($4.39)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($2.44)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($2.28)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($1.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($1.46)
    General Public Building: $5,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,163,000 ($1233.27)

Beatrice government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,238,000 ($182.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000 ($14.31)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $129,000 ($10.49)
    Local Employee Contribution: $79,000 ($6.43)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-23,000 ($-1.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,478,000 ($120.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,049,000 ($329.32)
    Interest Earnings: $254,000 ($20.66)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $20,616,000 ($1676.78)
    Gas Utilities: $2,966,000 ($241.24)
    Water Utilities: $2,636,000 ($214.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,311,000 ($106.63)
    General Local Government Support: $626,000 ($50.92)
    Other: $578,000 ($47.01)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,100,000 ($252.14)
    Property: $2,449,000 ($199.19)
    Other License: $122,000 ($9.92)

Beatrice government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,822,000 ($310.86)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,140,000 ($255.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $682,000 ($55.47)

Beatrice government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,939,000 ($239.04)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,716,000 ($1034.24)

5.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lancaster County, NE  1.48% ($45,271 average AGI)
from Saline County, NE  0.39% ($29,588)
from Jefferson County, NE  0.38% ($34,758)


5.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lancaster County, NE  1.67% ($56,828 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, NE  0.34% ($30,967)
to Saline County, NE  0.25% ($32,182)
Businesses in Beatrice, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance2
Burger King1Nike3
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS4
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Beatrice:

  • KWBE (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beatrice:

  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSLI-FM (104.1 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQIQ (88.3 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KIBZ (106.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLV (89.9 FM; WILBER, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K205DU (88.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KNDY-FM (95.5 FM; MARYSVILLE, KS; Owner: DIERKING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBBK (107.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Beatrice:

  • K23AA (Channel 23; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUC. TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K17CI (Channel 17; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Beatrice fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 377ft / 115mTotal length
  • 66,535Total average daily traffic
  • 4,008Total average daily truck traffic
  • 89,631Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Beatrice, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 131930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Beatrice, NE

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Beatrice)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

115 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Beatrice, NE)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

142 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Beatrice)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 11610 , Serial Number: 15075565, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 04/17/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Marvin J Jedlicka, 1314 Ashland Ave, Beatrice, NE 68310
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2111V , Serial Number: 14684, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 04/17/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Marvin J Jedlicka, 1314 Ashland Ave, Beatrice, NE 68310
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3064S , Serial Number: 15066964, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/28/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 10/11/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Behnam Ataee, 1919 Park St, Beatrice, NE 68310
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42498 , Serial Number: 14769, Year manufactured: 1945, Airworthiness Date: 11/29/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/04/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Frank C Clarke, 510 W Park St, Beatrice, NE 68310
  • Aircraft: RANS S6S (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912S (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 60152 , Serial Number: 05041572, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 08/09/2007
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ronald L Vandegrift, 115 N Graham St, Beatrice, NE 68310, Other Owners: Lois F Vandegrift
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6778W , Serial Number: 28-20906, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 04/18/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Bradley N Keller, 400 Granville Ave, Beatrice, NE 68310
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 943CD , Serial Number: 1327, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 02/25/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): Stans Homestore Inc, 2205 N 6th St, Beatrice, NE 68310

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 87. The highest number of fire incidents - 124 took place in 2003, and the least - 25 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Beatrice, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.0%), and Structure Fires (24.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Beatrice, NE
    • 76952.0%Outside Fires
    • 36624.8%Structure Fires
    • 27218.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 714.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beatrice, NE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Beatrice, Nebraska:

  • New Victorian Inn, 3721 N 6th St, Beatrice, Nebraska 68310 , Phone: (402) 228-8808, Fax: (402) 228-8878
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 4005 N 6th St, Beatrice, Nebraska 68310 , Phone: (402) 228-7000, Fax: (402) 228-7004
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Beatrice, Nebraska
Most common first names in Beatrice, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18677.2 years
William14377.1 years
Mary10282.5 years
Anna9984.5 years
Robert8469.3 years
Henry8381.0 years
Charles8177.3 years
George7977.5 years
Helen6881.3 years
Fred6681.9 years
Most common last names in Beatrice, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5479.8 years
Miller3773.3 years
Smith3674.8 years
Zimmerman3578.5 years
Parde3075.3 years
Penner3080.5 years
Claassen2981.8 years
Meyer2779.4 years
Walker2777.0 years
Frerichs2679.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Beatrice, NE
  • 62.6%Utility gas
  • 34.0%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Beatrice, NE
  • 48.9%Utility gas
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel


Beatrice compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Beatrice on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #81 (68310) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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