Bladen, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 228 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.6%
 
Males: 112  (49.5%)
Females: 116  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68928.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,488 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Bladen:

$39,488
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,874 (it was $12,052 in 2000)

Bladen village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,682 (it was $26,400 in 2000)
Bladen:

$38,682
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $58,719; Detached houses: $39,307; Mobile homes: $346,667
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Bladen races chart
  • White alone - 204 (86.1%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (9.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bladen: 74.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.1%), English (12.8%), Dutch (3.8%), United States (3.8%), Irish (3.4%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/8/1900

Elevation: 1984 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 638 people per square mile   (low).

Bladen, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Bladen:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bladen village:

  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

5 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.7%
Nebraska:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $760 (1.9%)

Bladen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (106.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (529.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Campbell, NE (2.7 miles ), Blue Hill, NE (2.8 miles ), Holstein, NE (3.2 miles ), Roseland, NE (3.2 miles ), Ayr, NE (3.4 miles) , Cowles, NE (3.6 miles) , Norman, NE (3.9 miles) , Upland, NE (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 40.32 N, Longitude: 98.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 402

Bladen household income distribution Bladen home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Wholesale trade (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (21%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)

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

Average climate in Bladen, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bladen-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Bladen village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bladen-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 61% 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 680.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 169.8 miles away from Bladen center
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 389.1 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 272.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from Bladen center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 287.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Webster County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bladen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bladen:

  • GRANDVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CAMPBELL, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bladen:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 38 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 41 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 106 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 108 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 109 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 109 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Kansas State University (about 133 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)

Public elementary/middle school in Bladen:

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Notable locations in Bladen: Bladen (A), Agri Co-op Elevator (B), Bladen Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bladen: United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Webster 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 Bladen and their reported violations in the past:

BLADEN, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-17-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2006)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.3%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  69.9%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Bladen compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bladen travel time to work - commute Bladen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bladen village (based on Webster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.22%
Here: 67.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents32.3%24.9%13.7%13.5%15.6%
Congregations31.3%18.8%12.5%6.3%31.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Webster County:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Webster County:

16.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

29.6%
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$1,355
Streets and Highways 1$2,000$24,0000$0
Totals for Government 1$2,000$24,0001$1,355

Bladen government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $33,000 ($144.74)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($96.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($70.18)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($52.63)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($39.47)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($17.54)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($8.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($13.16)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($4.39)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $48,000 ($210.53)

Bladen government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $26,000 ($114.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($74.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,000 ($83.33)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($96.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($105.26)
    General Support: $12,000 ($52.63)
    All Other: $6,000 ($26.32)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $18,000 ($78.95)
    Property: $16,000 ($70.18)
    NEC: $9,000 ($39.47)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $158,000 ($692.98)

6.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Adams County, NE  1.96% ($27,926 average AGI)


7.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Adams County, NE  1.65% ($38,913 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bladen:

  • 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.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KHAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KICS (1550 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bladen:

  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • K295AF (106.9 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bladen:

  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K41FU (Channel 41; COLUMBUS & FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • JIM DISNEY, 2 South Of Hwy 281 And Hwy 4 Intersection. On Hwy 281 (Lat: 40.263333 Lon: -98.520278), Type: 54.9, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 4027462722, Sheriffjdisney@gpcom.Net, 621 N. CEDAR
  • JAMES DISNEY, 2 South Of Hwy 281 And Hwy 4 Intersection. On Hwy 281 (Lat: 40.263333 Lon: -98.520278), Type: 54.9, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 4027462722, Sheriffjdisney@gpcom.Net, 621 N. CEDAR

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0HAW, Licensee ID: L00437760
    Grant Date: 12/15/2011, Expiration Date: 03/10/2022, Certifier: Barton A Jones
    Registrant: Barton A Jones, Bladen, NE 68928-0235
  • Call Sign: KB0OFA, Licensee ID: L00928618
    Grant Date: 10/14/2004, Expiration Date: 07/15/2014, Certifier: Helen G Jones
    Registrant: Helen G Jones, Bladen, NE 68928-0235

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Bladen

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bladen, NE
Most common first names in Bladen, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John681.0 years
James478.2 years
Robert471.0 years
Ethel379.0 years
Hazel375.3 years
Grace385.7 years
Fred381.3 years
Charles387.6 years
Lloyd374.0 years
William388.0 years
Most common last names in Bladen, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pavelka788.3 years
Karr572.8 years
Vance582.4 years
Boyd478.2 years
Jones481.0 years
Kaufman476.5 years
James484.5 years
Boom490.2 years
Gingrich480.7 years
Anderson372.6 years
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