Brule, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 311 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.4%
 
Males: 160  (51.5%)
Females: 151  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

49.1 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 69127.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,446 (it was $23,036 in 2000)
Brule:

$42,446
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,316 (it was $14,530 in 2000)

Brule village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $80,526 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Brule:

$80,526
NE:

$155,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $69,644; detached houses: $76,802; mobile homes: $17,356

Median gross rent in 2017: $676.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brule: 74.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.1%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Brule, NE (2010)
    • 30693.9%White alone
    • 185.5%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Brule, Nebraska as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brule is 67 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (34.5%), English (7.9%), Polish (6.4%), American (5.9%), Irish (3.9%), Canadian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3289 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,048 people per square mile   (low).

Brule, Nebraska map

34 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America, 1.7% Africa).

This village:

8.0%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,321 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $817 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (151.8 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (181.7 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (639.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Ogallala, NE (3.0 miles ),
Big Springs, NE (3.2 miles ),
Lemoyne, NE (3.6 miles),
Belmar, NE (3.8 miles ),
Martin, NE (3.9 miles),
Roscoe, NE (4.0 miles),
Keystone, NE (4.2 miles),
Grant, NE (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 41.10 N, Longitude: 101.89 W

Area code: 308

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $48,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Brule, NE residents
Average permit cost in Brule, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Most common industries in Brule, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.5%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.1%)
  • Truck transportation (9.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.8%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Rail transportation (6.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (12.6%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (9.5%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Brule, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.4%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)

Average climate in Brule, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Brule-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Brule village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/29/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.4 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brule-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 28% 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 504.9 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 210.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 298.4 miles away from Brule center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 640.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 300.0 miles away from Brule center
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 192.6 miles away from Brule center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Keith County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brule topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Brule:

  • INDIAN HILLS MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OGALLALA, NE)
  • OGALLALA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; OGALLALA, NE)

Airports located in Brule:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brule:

  • Chadron State College (about 133 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 149 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 151 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 155 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)
  • Aims Community College (about 158 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 171 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 181 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brule: Jacks Bean Company Elevator (A), Brule (B), Brule Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brule include: United Church of Christ Congregational (A), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

BRULE, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 411, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-29-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2008)
  • 2 other older health violations
VANS LAKEVIEW FISH CAMP (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2010)
Average household size:
This village:

2.1 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

58.3%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Brule (2011 data):

  • Adams Bank & Trust: Brule Branch at 202 State Street, branch established on 1916/07/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $550.2 mil, Deposits: $450.5 mil, headquarters in Ogallala, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Adbanc, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Brule:

Marital status in Brule, NE
  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Brule:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Nebraska average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brule, NE (based on Keith County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,34613
Mainline Protestant1,6118
Catholic1,3002
Other1281
None2,983-
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: 3
This county:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Keith County:

16.23 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Keith County:

14.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Keith County:

28.3%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.1%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.1%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Brule:

29.2
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Brule:

20.3%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.5%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Brule:

37.0%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Brule:

52.6%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.2%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brule, NE Residents
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
Other and Unallocable 1$0$00$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$0$00$0

Brule government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($138.26)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($32.15)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $68,000 ($218.65)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($167.20)
    Sewerage: $33,000 ($106.11)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($106.11)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($96.46)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($67.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($41.80)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($32.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($28.94)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($9.65)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $30,000 ($96.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,000 ($414.79)

Brule government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $44,000 ($141.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($6.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($12.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $69,000 ($221.86)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($12.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($212.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $79,000 ($254.02)
    Highways: $42,000 ($135.05)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($35.37)
  • Tax - Property: $42,000 ($135.05)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($22.51)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($6.43)

Brule government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $193,000 ($620.58)

6.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
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 Lincoln County, NE  0.75% ($34,360 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brule:

  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., 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)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brule:

  • KADL (102.9 FM; IMPERIAL, NE; Owner: IMPERIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KMCX-FM (106.5 FM; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOGA-FM (99.7 FM; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPNE-FM (91.7 FM; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • K206BD (89.1 FM; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Brule:

  • K21CY (Channel 21; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: NORTH PLATTE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPNE-TV (Channel 9; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K26CV (Channel 26; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.4mTotal length
  • 40,285Total average daily traffic
  • 14,035Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,839Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Brule, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Brule, NE

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Brule, NE)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0MW, Licensee ID: L00243729, Grant Date: 06/09/2004, Expiration Date: 08/06/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/09/2016, Certifier: La Moin M Meyer, Registrant: La Moin M Meyer, R 1 Box 132, Brule, NE 69127-9606
  • Call Sign: WA0RDB, Licensee ID: L01163166, Grant Date: 10/18/2016, Expiration Date: 12/03/2026, Registrant: Gary T Gieschen, 112 Hidden Canyon Estates, Brule, NE 69127
  • Call Sign: WB0PEN, Licensee ID: L00675666, Grant Date: 07/17/2014, Expiration Date: 08/06/2024, Registrant: Ryal O Meyer, 31945 Road 769, Brule, NE 69127

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • 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: 2489J , Serial Number: 15065589, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 06/22/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Velson Richard Lee Van, 976 Road West 75, Brule, NE 69127
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2915Z , Serial Number: 22-6885, Year manufactured: 1959
    Registrant (Individual): Rowan Hoover, , Brule, NE 69127
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/28/2017

Most common first names in Brule, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John875.7 years
George881.7 years
Charles669.1 years
William569.2 years
Anna584.2 years
Clara482.7 years
Lucille481.0 years
Maude484.0 years
Roy469.2 years
Carl482.8 years
Most common last names in Brule, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson879.0 years
Frates877.7 years
Armstrong678.8 years
Comer479.5 years
Johnson475.3 years
Kampfe488.0 years
Crandell474.0 years
Langmacher484.3 years
Thompson475.8 years
Hughes373.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brule, NE
  • 60.4%Utility gas
  • 37.7%Electricity
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brule, NE
  • 63.4%Utility gas
  • 31.7%Electricity
  • 4.9%Wood


Brule compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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