Big Springs, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 400 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 204  (51.1%)
Females: 196  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 69122.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,563 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Big Springs:

$47,563
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,455 (it was $16,319 in 2000)

Big Springs village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,093 (it was $41,800 in 2000)
Big Springs:

$59,093
NE:

$132,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $577.

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  • Races in Big Springs, NE (2010)

    Big Springs races chart
    • 35889.5%White alone
    • 328.0%Hispanic
    • 71.8%Two or more races
    • 30.8%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Big Springs: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.9%), Irish (9.2%), Swedish (6.6%), Welsh (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), English (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3367 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 1,086 people per square mile   (low).

Big Springs,NE real estate house value index trend

Big Springs, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Big Springs:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Springs village:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.5%
Nebraska:

4.4%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Big Springs, Nebraska as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Big Springs to the number of sex offenders is 406 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $905 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $990 (1.6%)

Big Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (142.2 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (172.3 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (641.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Brule, NE (3.2 miles ), Julesburg, CO (3.4 miles ), Ovid, CO (4.2 miles ), Belmar, NE (4.3 miles ), Lewellen, NE (4.3 miles ), Table Land, CO (4.4 miles ), Ogallala, NE (4.4 miles ), Lemoyne, NE (4.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Latitude: 41.06 N, Longitude: 102.08 W

Area code: 308

Big Springs household income distribution Big Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.7%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -91 (-17.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Big Springs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Big Springs, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Big Springs-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Big Springs village center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1991, a category F3 tornado 24.6 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Springs-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 497.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.4 miles away from Big Springs center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 632.0 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 293.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 295.2 miles away from Big Springs center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 321.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Deuel County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Springs:

  • SEDGWICK CO HOSP NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JULESBURG, CO)
  • SEDGWICK COUNTY MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JULESBURG, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Springs:

  • Chadron State College (about 131 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 142 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 146 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)
  • Aims Community College (about 149 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 158 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 161 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 172 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)

Public high school in Big Springs:

Public elementary/middle school in Big Springs:

See full list of schools located in Big Springs

Library in Big Springs:

  • BIG SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $28,190; Location: 400 PINE STREET; 10,379 books; 118 e-books; 117 audio materials; 133 video materials; 15 state licensed databases; 11 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Big Springs: Big Springs (A), Farmers Cooperative Elevator Association Elevator (B), Big Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C), Big Springs Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Big Springs include: Assembly of God Church (A), Zion Lutheran Church (B), United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Big Springs include: Phelps Hotel Historical Marker (1), Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery Historical Marker (2), Eiker Park (3), Waterman Sod House Historical Marker (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Deuel County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 28.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 5.56. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.56
U.S.:

9.14

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

BIG SPRINGS, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 490, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-08-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-27-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.5%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.0%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Big Springs compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Big Springs (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: Branch at 306 Pine Street, branch established on 1906/01/22. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $96.7 mil, Deposits: $86.5 mil, headquarters in Maywood, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Unibanc Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Nebraska average:

11.3

Big Springs travel time to work - commute Big Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Big Springs village (based on Deuel County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5454
Evangelical Protestant4515
Catholic2101
None735-
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: 1
Deuel County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Deuel County:

15.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

21.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Deuel County:

28.0%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$5,004
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$2,202
Streets and Highways 2$5,095$30,5700$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,850
Local Libraries 0$0 3$2,020
Totals for Government 2$5,095$30,57011$11,076

Big Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $183,000 ($457.50)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($122.50)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($100.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $38,000 ($95.00)
    Central Staff Services: $34,000 ($85.00)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($67.50)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($65.00)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($60.00)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($60.00)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($12.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000 ($172.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($30.00)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($15.00)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($10.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $95,000 ($237.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($12.50)

Big Springs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $381,000 ($952.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($20.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $275,000 ($687.50)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($17.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($125.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $43,000 ($107.50)
    All Other: $14,000 ($35.00)
    General Support: $9,000 ($22.50)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $264,000 ($660.00)
    NEC: $138,000 ($345.00)
    Property: $76,000 ($190.00)
    Total General Sales: $21,000 ($52.50)

Big Springs government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($225.00)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,332,000 ($3330.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $666,000 ($1665.00)
    Water Utilities: $79,000 ($197.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $666,000 ($1665.00)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($27.50)

Big Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $344,000 ($860.00)

8.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,492 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.64%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


5.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Springs:

  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Springs:

  • KADL (102.9 FM; IMPERIAL, NE; Owner: IMPERIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • K206BD (89.1 FM; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • KOGA-FM (99.7 FM; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMCX-FM (106.5 FM; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Big Springs:

  • K21CY (Channel 21; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: NORTH PLATTE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K35AB (Channel 35; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K41AB (Channel 41; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K31AB (Channel 31; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K39AC (Channel 39; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K43BY (Channel 43; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 2,995Total average daily traffic
  • 333Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,082Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Big Springs)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Big Springs, NE)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KC7JRZ, Licensee ID: L00199551
    Grant Date: 01/20/1998, Expiration Date: 03/23/2005, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2003, Certifier: Gene M Fisher
    Registrant: Gene M Fisher, 607 W 1st St, Big Springs, NE 69122
  • Call Sign: KF0WU, Licensee ID: L00467519
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/11/2022, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2013, Certifier: Douglas M Wolford
    Registrant: Douglas M Wolford, 19990 Us 138, Big Springs, NE 69122-0084
  • Call Sign: N0LPX, Previous Call Sign: KB0FTY, Licensee ID: L00301124
    Grant Date: 10/08/2010, Expiration Date: 11/28/2020, Certifier: Ronald E Buntain
    Registrant: Ronald E Buntain, 201 W Cedar, Big Springs, NE 69122
  • Call Sign: KD0OER, Licensee ID: L01630364
    Grant Date: 04/08/2011, Expiration Date: 04/08/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/24/2011, Certifier: Dwayne D Wolford
    Registrant: Dwayne D Wolford, Big Springs, NE 69122
  • Call Sign: N0ZBY, Previous Call Sign: KD0OER, Licensee ID: L01630364
    Grant Date: 12/24/2011, Expiration Date: 12/24/2021, Certifier: Dwayne D Wolford
    Registrant: Dwayne D Wolford, 506 Elm St, Big Springs, NE 69122
  • Call Sign: NO0A, Previous Call Sign: KF0WU, Licensee ID: L00467519
    Grant Date: 03/26/2013, Expiration Date: 03/26/2023, Certifier: Douglas M Wolford
    Registrant: Douglas M Wolford, 19990 Us 138, Big Springs, NE 69122-0084


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Big Springs)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Springs, NE
Most common first names in Big Springs, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1081.4 years
William879.7 years
Edward674.2 years
Anna691.7 years
Mary584.4 years
Robert571.6 years
Earl581.0 years
Carl578.9 years
Fred482.8 years
Margaret480.3 years
Most common last names in Big Springs, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schlake872.5 years
Leder771.8 years
Smith683.2 years
Palser674.8 years
Heidemann678.4 years
Soper564.8 years
Rose578.6 years
Rochlitz581.6 years
Brown482.2 years
Grapes487.2 years
Businesses in Big Springs, NE
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
Little Caesars Pizza1True Value1
Motel 61UPS1
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