Blair, Nebraska

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Population in 2019: 7,892 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 3,595  (45.6%)
Females: 4,297  (54.4%)
Median resident age:

40.6 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 68008.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,543 (it was $41,214 in 2000)
Blair:

$52,543
NE:

$63,229

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,554 (it was $19,240 in 2000)

Blair city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,608 (it was $100,500 in 2000)
Blair:

$164,608
NE:

$172,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $187,985; detached houses: $187,094; townhouses or other attached units: $246,437; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $113,403

Median gross rent in 2019: $744.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blair: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.5%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.8% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 66.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Blair, NE (2019)
    • 7,31193.0%White alone
    • 3384.3%Hispanic
    • 821.0%Black alone
    • 600.8%Two or more races
    • 230.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Blair, Nebraska as of October 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blair is 280 to 1.


Crime rates in Blair by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(76.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(50.5)
2
(25.6)
7
(89.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.8)
5
(62.7)
8
(100.2)
2
(25.1)
4
(50.2)
3
(37.0)
5
(63.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(25.6)
2
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
2
(24.8)
2
(25.1)
1
(12.5)
1
(12.5)
1
(12.5)
1
(12.3)
2
(25.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(12.8)
2
(25.1)
5
(63.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.6)
2
(24.8)
3
(37.2)
1
(12.5)
3
(37.6)
7
(87.7)
5
(62.7)
4
(49.4)
3
(38.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(166.5)
12
(150.7)
7
(88.5)
12
(153.5)
19
(243.4)
8
(99.2)
19
(235.5)
30
(376.0)
16
(200.4)
16
(200.5)
16
(200.8)
17
(209.8)
11
(140.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
129
(1,652)
117
(1,469)
80
(1,011)
101
(1,292)
101
(1,294)
87
(1,079)
92
(1,140)
84
(1,053)
84
(1,052)
97
(1,215)
81
(1,016)
96
(1,185)
87
(1,110)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(128.1)
14
(175.8)
9
(113.7)
8
(102.3)
5
(64.1)
2
(24.8)
13
(161.1)
5
(62.7)
6
(75.1)
4
(50.1)
5
(62.7)
15
(185.1)
21
(268.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(25.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(51.2)
2
(24.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
2
(25.5)
City-Data.com crime index159.796.0108.891.0150.860.8109.7133.6153.5108.0116.2120.1142.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Blair, NE

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Nebraska average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (39.4%), American (10.9%), Danish (8.0%), Irish (5.5%), English (4.4%), Swedish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/7/1869

Elevation: 1090 feet

Land area: 4.64 square miles.

Population density: 1,699 people per square mile   (low).

Blair, Nebraska map

79 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Nebraska:

7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,855 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,448 (1.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 96.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,371 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,796 (52.2%)

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Blair, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Blair, NE in 2019
Blair satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2004: 45 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $213,400
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $201,400
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $254,800
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $228,000
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $241,200
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $265,300
  • 2015: 26 buildings, average cost: $219,400
  • 2016: 15 buildings, average cost: $241,800
  • 2017: 25 buildings, average cost: $264,000
  • 2018: 37 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2019: 21 buildings, average cost: $223,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Blair, NE residents
Average permit cost in Blair, NE
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.2%
Nebraska:

2.7%
Historical population in Blair, NE
Historical housing units in Blair, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +499 (+7.1%).
Most common industries in Blair, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.4%)
  • Food (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Food (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Blair, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Computer specialists (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)

Average climate in Blair, Nebraska

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Blair, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.557. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.557
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 0.0298. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0298
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Blair-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 83% 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 significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 296% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 356.7 miles away from Blair center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 164.9 miles away from Blair center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 417.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 236.7 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 248.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 306.1 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 Washington County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blair topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Blair:

  • MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 810 NORTH 22ND ST)
  • CROWELL MEMORIAL HOME (245 SOUTH 22ND STREET)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN HOME (2242 WRIGHT STREET)

Airports located in Blair:

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Operable nuclear power plant near Blair:

  • 9 miles: Fort Calhoun in Fort Calhoun, NE.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blair:

  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 19 miles; Omaha, NE; Full-time enrollment: 12,236)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 21 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Creighton University (about 22 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 22 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 26 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 30 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 56 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)

Public high school in Blair:

Public elementary/middle schools in Blair:

See full list of schools located in Blair

Library in Blair:

  • BLAIR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $278,137; Location: 210 SOUTH 17TH STREET; 36,401 books; 1,307 audio materials; 1,739 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 98 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Blair: Municipal RV Park (A), Blair Feed Mill Elevator (B), Mathiesen Grain Company Elevator (C), Tyson Elevators (D), Blair Golf Club (E), Blair (F), Omaha Village Apartments (G), C A Dana Hall of Science (H), Madsen Fine Arts Center (I), C A Dana - Life Library (J), Blair Hall (K), Mickelsen Hall (L), Borup Coliseum (M), Rasmussen Hall (N), Holling Hall (O), E C Hunt Campus Center (P), Argo Hall (Q), Elk Horn Hall Conference-Retreat Center (R), Pioneer Memorial Building (S), Dana Classroom Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blair include: United Church of Christ (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Saint Marys Episcopal Church (C), Cornerstone Assembly of God Church (D), First Lutheran Church (E), Church of Christ (F), First Baptist Church (G), Trinity Lutheran Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Blair include: Rhoades Park (1), Congregational Church of Blair Historical Marker (2), Tower of the Four Winds (3), Peterson Field (4), Zimmerman Field (5), Viking Field (6), Veterans Memorial Ball Field (7), Ralph Steyer Park (8), Lions Club Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (558 South 13th Street), Motel California (2829 South Highway 30), Ray's Towing (East Highway 30), Econo Lodge Blair (1355 Highway 30), Starlite Motel (648 East Highway 30), Econo Lodge (1355 South Highway 30), Super 8 Blair NE (558 South 13th Street), Landmark Inn (1465 Front Street).

Courts: Blair - Washington County Court House- Extension Services (1718 Washington Street), Washington County Court House - Attorney (1555 Colfax Street), Washington County Court House - Assessor (1555 Colfax Street).

Birthplace of: Kent Bellows - Artist, Gene Williams - Football player, Kent Rogert - Politician, Otto Diller Schmidt - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Tom Seaton - Baseball player.

Washington 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 Blair and their reported violations in the past:

BLAIR, CITY OF (Population served: 8,000, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2008. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2008. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2008. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2008. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2009)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
SHANNON ESTATES (Population served: 70, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2007)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.5%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


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

People in group quarters in Blair in 2010:

  • 357 people in college/university student housing
  • 155 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Blair in 2000:

  • 314 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 193 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Blair (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Blair Branch at 1865 Washington, branch established on 1907/09/01. 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
  • Two Rivers Bank: at 555 South 19th Street, branch established on 1997/02/03. Info updated 2008/11/25: Bank assets: $129.8 mil, Deposits: $96.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Arlington State Banc Holding Company
  • Lincoln FSB of Nebraska: Blair Branch at 1822 Washington Street, branch established on 1994/06/20. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $331.9 mil, Deposits: $232.1 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices
  • Washington County Bank: at 1523 Washington Street, branch established on 1915/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $290.1 mil, Deposits: $223.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Blair:

Marital status in Blair, NE
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Blair:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Nebraska average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Blair
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blair, NE (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,4213
Mainline Protestant4,24011
Evangelical Protestant2,36810
Other2832
None4,922-
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: 5
Washington County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Washington County:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

7.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.0%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blair:

47.0%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blair:

41.6%
Nebraska:

45.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Nebraska:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.1%
Nebraska:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blair:

11.9%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.5%
Nebraska:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

53.3%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Blair:

76.5%
Nebraska:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blair, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 15$50,893$40,7141$86
Police Protection - Officers 13$86,353$79,7100$0
Water Supply 10$48,841$58,6090$0
Streets and Highways 7$40,900$70,1141$1,807
Financial Administration 4$23,788$71,3641$2,546
Other and Unallocable 3$13,323$53,2920$0
Local Libraries 3$12,750$51,0007$7,639
Parks and Recreation 3$13,425$53,7001$71
Sewerage 2$11,136$66,8160$0
Police - Other 2$7,037$42,2220$0
Health 0$0 1$1,833
Totals for Government 62$308,446$59,69912$13,983

Blair government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $888,000 ($112.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $248,000 ($31.42)
    Police Protection: $169,000 ($21.41)
    General - Other: $150,000 ($19.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $108,000 ($13.68)
    Libraries: $83,000 ($10.52)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($1.27)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($1.01)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Current Operations - Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,349,000 ($297.64)
    Regular Highways: $1,429,000 ($181.07)
    Central Staff Services: $1,118,000 ($141.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,017,000 ($128.86)
    Financial Administration: $860,000 ($108.97)
    Libraries: $339,000 ($42.95)
    General Public Buildings: $172,000 ($21.79)
    Public Welfare - Other: $58,000 ($7.35)
    Health - Other: $40,000 ($5.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($1.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($11.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,500,000 ($190.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $775,000 ($98.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($5.07)
    Police Protection: $36,000 ($4.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($2.91)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($2.15)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($1.65)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($1.65)
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000 ($0.63)
    General Public Building: $3,000 ($0.38)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,473,000 ($440.07)

Blair government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $12,773,000 ($1618.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $224,000 ($28.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($1.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $88,000 ($11.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $397,000 ($50.30)
    Interest Earnings: $86,000 ($10.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $807,000 ($102.26)
    Other: $242,000 ($30.66)
    General Local Government Support: $64,000 ($8.11)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,610,000 ($330.71)
    Property: $2,078,000 ($263.30)
    Other License: $580,000 ($73.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $153,000 ($19.39)

Blair government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,338,000 ($296.25)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,890,000 ($239.48)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,283,000 ($162.57)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $835,000 ($105.80)

Blair government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,285,000 ($542.95)

7.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
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 Douglas County, NE  3.45% ($77,316 average AGI)
from Dodge County, NE  0.58% ($56,870)
from Sarpy County, NE  0.53% ($71,095)


6.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
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 Douglas County, NE  3.00% ($56,835 average AGI)
to Dodge County, NE  0.49% ($55,487)
to Burt County, NE  0.25% ($58,100)
Businesses in Blair, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walgreens1
McDonald's1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Blair:

  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blair:

  • KKYY (101.3 FM; WHITING, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KDCV-FM (91.1 FM; BLAIR, NE; Owner: DANA COLLEGE)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KKCD (105.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBLR-FM (97.3 FM; BLAIR, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVSS (88.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOS-FM (91.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 001)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRQC (93.3 FM; BENNINGTON, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFMT-FM (105.5 FM; FREMONT, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blair:

  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K68AV (Channel 68; BLAIR, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K61GA (Channel 61; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KKAZ-CA (Channel 24; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KOHA-LP (Channel 65; OMAHA, NE; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Blair: Otto Diller Schmidt.

Blair fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Blair fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 338ft / 103mTotal length
  • 87,315Total average daily traffic
  • 7,245Total average daily truck traffic
  • 130,306Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blair, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 51980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blair, NE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blair)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Blair, NE)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (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: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blair)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Blair)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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 fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 35 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Blair, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (53.1%), and Structure Fires (35.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blair, NE
    • 7653.1%Outside Fires
    • 5135.7%Structure Fires
    • 96.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 74.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blair, NE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blair, Nebraska:

  • Super 8 Motel, 558 S 13TH St, Blair, Nebraska 68008 , Phone: (402) 426-8888
  • Econo Lodge, 1355 South Hwy 30, Blair, Nebraska 68008 , Phone: (402) 426-2340, Fax: (402) 426-8703
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Blair, Nebraska
Most common first names in Blair, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13275.8 years
Mary12283.7 years
James9272.9 years
William9078.6 years
Helen8085.0 years
George7877.4 years
Robert7874.8 years
Margaret7483.7 years
Anna6887.9 years
Dorothy5879.7 years
Most common last names in Blair, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hansen13881.7 years
Jensen12883.3 years
Johnson7881.9 years
Thompson7078.1 years
Nelson6878.0 years
Anderson6681.1 years
Larsen6283.3 years
Miller6075.5 years
Smith5480.2 years
Rasmussen5279.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blair, NE
  • 79.7%Utility gas
  • 16.6%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blair, NE
  • 58.6%Utility gas
  • 35.0%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood


Blair compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Blair on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 (68008) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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