For population 25 years and over in Blair:
For population 15 years and over in Blair city:
131 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,629 (1.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Omaha, NE (20.7 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (437.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Kennard, NE (2.5 miles ), California Junction, IA (2.7 miles) , Modale, IA (2.9 miles ), Fort Calhoun, NE (2.9 miles ), Herman, NE (3.1 miles ), Washington, NE (3.3 miles) , Missouri Valley, IA (3.5 miles ), Bennington, NE (3.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 96.13 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,459 (+18.3%)
Area code: 402
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Blair detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (15 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +499 (+7.1%).
Work and jobs in Blair: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Blair, Nebraska
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Blair-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/6/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Blair city center killed 3 people and injured 133 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 7/15/1950, a category F4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the city center injured 33 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Blair-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 70.1 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 57.0 miles away from Blair center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Washington County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Kent Bellows - Artist, Gene Williams - Football player, Kent Rogert - Politician, Otto Diller Schmidt - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Tom Seaton - Baseball player.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Blair: Otto Diller Schmidt.
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Local government website: www.ci.blair.ne.us
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.50. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 0.0378. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.499. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.84. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Blair and their reported violations in the past:BLAIR, CITY OF (Population served: 7512, Surface_water):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Blair that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.0%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 37.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 40.1% for two or more races residents)
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People in group quarters in Blair in 2000:
Blair compared to Nebraska state average:
Banks with branches in Blair (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blair, Nebraska:
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Religion statistics for Blair city (based on Washington County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
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Blair government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Blair government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
7.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,293 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,471 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Blair fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Blair, NE
Total length: 106 meters (348ft)
Total costs: $1,367,000
Total average daily traffic: 85,815
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,225
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blair)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 28 (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 Blair, NE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blair)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blair)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.