Carleton, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 91 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.1%
Males: 43  (47.8%)
Females: 48  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  63.1 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68326

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,727 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Carleton:

$29,727
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,706 (it was $15,897 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $53,598 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Carleton:

$53,598
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $46,628; Detached houses: $46,705
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    • 8896.7%White alone
    • 22.2%Two or more races
    • 11.1%Black alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carleton: 74.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.6%), English (11.3%), United States (9.9%), Irish (8.5%), Swedish (5.6%), Danish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1560 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 187 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Carleton:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carleton village:

  • Never married: 9.5%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $570 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $662 (1.3%)

Carleton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (63.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (521.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Bruning, NE (2.5 miles ), Belvidere, NE (2.7 miles) , Davenport, NE (2.7 miles ), Shickley, NE (2.9 miles ), Strang, NE (3.0 miles) , Hebron, NE (3.2 miles ), Ong, NE (3.3 miles) , Deshler, NE (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.30 N, Longitude: 97.68 W

Area code: 402

Carleton household income distribution Carleton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.1%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-4.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (38%)
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Average climate in Carleton, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carleton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 125% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Carleton village center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

On 4/25/1957, a category F4 tornado 20.0 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carleton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 181.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 724.2 miles away from Carleton 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 434.4 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 284.7 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 97.0 miles away from Carleton center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 309.6 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 Thayer County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carleton topographic map

Birthplace of: Roy Hitt - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Carleton:

  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HEBRON, NE)
  • THAYER COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; HEBRON, NE)

airports located in Carleton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carleton:

  • Central Community College (about 55 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 63 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 66 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 66 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 80 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Kansas State University (about 97 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Bellevue University (about 110 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)

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Notable locations in Carleton: Carleton (A), Cargill Incorporated Elevator (B), Carleton Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Carleton: Zion Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Thayer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.0%
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.5%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Carleton (2011 data):

  • Citizens State Bank: at 209 3rd Street, branch established on 1890/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $16.9 mil, Deposits: $12.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Carleton Agency, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carleton village (based on Thayer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,47417
Evangelical Protestant2,22415
Catholic4502
None80-
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: 4
Thayer County:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

11.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

23.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Thayer County:

29.5%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,300$27,6005$500
Totals for Government 1$2,300$27,6005$500

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $27,000 ($296.70)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($164.84)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($131.87)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($87.91)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($21.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($10.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $8,000 ($87.91)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($65.93)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($10.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,000 ($285.71)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($120.88)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($54.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($164.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($197.80)
    All Other: $3,000 ($32.97)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($252.75)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($109.89)
    NEC: $5,000 ($54.95)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $273,000 ($3000.00)

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,071 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
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 Jefferson County, NE  0.79% ($26,000 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.69% ($25,071)


5.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Lancaster County, NE  1.23% ($20,440 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carleton:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carleton:

  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K202CJ (88.3 FM; DESHLER, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Carleton:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hwy 4 1 1/2 Mi N On E Side (Lat: 40.327500 Lon: -97.679222), Call Sign: KNEU374
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHzGrant Date: 12/29/1997, Expiration Date: 02/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2003Registrant: Rod Heinrichs, Rfd, Carleton, NE 68326

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Allen Schardt, Lat: 40.270278 Lon: -97.680278, Type: Mast, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 4.1 m, Call Sign: WQLZ773
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Brad D PahlRegistrant: Diode Communications, 300 Commercial St, Diller, NE 68342, Phone: (402) 793-5125, Fax: (402) 739-5139, Email:
  • Judy Blunk, Lat: 40.307500 Lon: -97.668333, Type: Mast, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 4.1 m, Call Sign: WQLZ773
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Brad D PahlRegistrant: Diode Communications, 300 Commercial St, Diller, NE 68342, Phone: (402) 793-5125, Fax: (402) 739-5139, Email:
  • Rons Power, Lat: 40.306667 Lon: -97.679444, Type: Pole, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 5.1 m, Call Sign: WQLZ773
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Brad D PahlRegistrant: Diode Communications, 300 Commercial St, Diller, NE 68342, Phone: (402) 793-5125, Fax: (402) 739-5139, Email:
  • Leah Stephens, Lat: 40.287778 Lon: -97.670833, Type: Mast, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQLZ773
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Brad D PahlRegistrant: Diode Communications, 300 Commercial St, Diller, NE 68342, Phone: (402) 793-5125, Fax: (402) 739-5139, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5543F , Serial Number: 28-25240, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 11/22/1968
    Registrant (Corporation): Cold Rain Inc, 5724 3rd St, Carleton, NE 68326

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Electricity (34%)

Carleton compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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