Center, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 89 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 47  (53.1%)
Females: 42  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

31.6 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 68724, 68789.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,891 (it was $24,643 in 2000)
Center:

$54,891
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,131 (it was $12,277 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $45,624 (it was $23,100 in 2000)
Center:

$45,624
NE:

$155,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $68,535; detached houses: $68,470

Median gross rent in 2017: $592.

March 2019 cost of living index in Center: 72.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.8%
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  • Races in Center, NE (2010)
    • 7883.0%White alone
    • 66.4%American Indian alone
    • 66.4%Hispanic
    • 44.3%Two or more races



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Center, Nebraska as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Center is 74 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (31.0%), Norwegian (20.7%), Dutch (17.2%), African (13.8%), Irish (10.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1397 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 831 people per square mile   (low).

Center, Nebraska map

2 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe).

This village:

2.2%
Nebraska:

4.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Center village:

1.5% ($357)
Nebraska:

1.7% ($1,478)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (75.8 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (133.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (524.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bazile Mills, NE (2.6 miles),
Winnetoon, NE (2.8 miles),
Verdigre, NE (2.8 miles ),
Creighton, NE (3.2 miles ),
Lindy, NE (3.3 miles),
Bloomfield, NE (3.4 miles ),
Niobrara, NE (3.5 miles ),
Running Water, SD (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 42.61 N, Longitude: 97.88 W

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Center, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Center, NE in 2017

Center satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $52,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Center, NE residents
Average permit cost in Center, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Nebraska:

3.2%

Average climate in Center, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Center-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Center village center killed 4 people and injured 53 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 tornado 27.1 miles away from the village center .

Earthquake activity:

Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 64% 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 53.0 miles away from Center center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 135.1 miles away from Center center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 653.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.3 miles away from Center center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from Center center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 230.4 miles away from Center center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Center topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Center:

  • Northeast Community College (about 46 miles; Norfolk, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of South Dakota (about 50 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 51 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 79 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 87 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Central Community College (about 122 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • South Dakota State University (about 131 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Center: Knox County Court House (A), Knox County Sheriffs Office (B), Center Village Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Center: Center United Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Courts: Knox County - Center- Clerk of the District Court (206 Main Street), Knox County - Center- County Court (206 Main Street).

Knox 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 Center and their reported violations in the past:

CENTER, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-30-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-30-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-20-2012)
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

64.1%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.6% of all households
6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Center (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Bloomfield, Nebraska: Center Branch at First And Main Streets, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $112.5 mil, Deposits: $99.4 mil, headquarters in Bloomfield, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Investments, Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Center:

Marital status in Center, NE
  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

For population 25 years and over in Center:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Nebraska average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Center, NE (based on Knox County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,39419
Catholic2,1285
Evangelical Protestant1,1588
Other4-
None2,017-
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: 6
This county:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Knox County:

9.25 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

10.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

27.5%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.6%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Center:

52.3%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.6%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Center:

18.2%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Center:

10.3%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.6%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

57.4%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.2%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Center, 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 Government Administration 0$0 6$26
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 6$26

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($269.66)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($112.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($89.89)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($78.65)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($56.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($33.71)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($11.24)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($11.24)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($11.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($179.78)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,000 ($314.61)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($67.42)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($11.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($11.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($11.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($33.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($235.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($123.60)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($78.65)
    Other: $2,000 ($22.47)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $10,000 ($112.36)
    Property: $8,000 ($89.89)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($11.24)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $157,000 ($1764.04)

4.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
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 Madison County, NE  0.67% ($55,455 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Center:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, 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.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Center:

  • KXNE-FM (89.3 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKYA (93.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)

TV broadcast stations around Center:

  • K33GX (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K31DP (Channel 31; YANKTON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K02BD (Channel 2; VERDIGRE, NE; Owner: MORMEDIA INCORPORATED)
  • K06GM (Channel 6; VERDIGRE, NE; Owner: VILLAGE OF VERDIGRE)
  • K10JW (Channel 10; VERDIGRE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 58.1mTotal length
  • 3,300Total average daily traffic
  • 188Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,690Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Center, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Center, NE

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K0JRH, Grant Date: 03/27/1995, Expiration Date: 03/27/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2007, Registrant: Ora J Ballard, Center, NE 68724

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Center, NE
  • 84.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.5%Electricity
  • 5.3%Wood


Center compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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