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Population in 2012: 2,915 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.8%
 

Males: 1,459  (50.1%)
Females: 1,456  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  42.4 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68826.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,619 (it was $34,178 in 2000)
Central City:

$40,619
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,885

Central City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,339 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Central City:

$83,339
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $80,281; Detached houses: $79,273; Townhouses or other attached units: $201,065; In 2-unit structures: $74,020; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $44,412; Mobile homes: $22,434

Median gross rent in 2012: $519.

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Central City races chart
  • White alone - 2,705 (92.9%)
  • Hispanic - 132 (4.5%)
  • Black alone - 27 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 26 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Central City: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (39.0%), English (9.4%), Irish (8.4%), Swedish (6.9%), Danish (4.4%), Czech (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1703 feet

Land area: 1.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,465 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Central City:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central City city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

30 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Nebraska:  5.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Central City, Nebraska as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Central City to the number of sex offenders is 182 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,429 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,364 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (72.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (537.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Overland, NE (1.6 miles) , Hordville, NE (2.5 miles) , Marquette, NE (2.7 miles ), Archer, NE (2.8 miles) , Chapman, NE (3.2 miles ), Clarks, NE (3.3 miles ), Polk, NE (3.4 miles ), Palmer, NE (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $77,700
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $205,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 98.00 W

Area code: 308

Central City household income distribution Central City home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Central City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 001000130000
per 100,000 0.00.034.10.00.00.035.2109.90.00.00.00.0
Robberies 110000000000
per 100,000 33.333.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 222122201110
per 100,000 66.666.068.233.868.168.870.40.035.635.433.80.0
Burglaries 116104655811155
per 100,000 366.5198.1340.8135.2204.2172.0176.1293.1391.535.4168.9171.7
Thefts 485389707372404849494752
per 100,000 1599.51749.83033.42365.72484.72476.81408.91758.91743.81733.31587.81785.7
Auto thefts 322475435103
per 100,000 100.066.068.2135.2238.3172.0140.9109.9177.935.40.0103.0
Arson 110111010100
per 100,000 33.333.00.033.834.034.40.036.60.035.40.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 123.9115.0196.2124.6149.9142.0125.2192.2121.483.784.193.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Nebraska average:

1.95

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Central City, Nebraska accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +101 (+3.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Central City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Central City, Nebraska

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Tornado activity:

Central City-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 227% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Central City city center killed 3 people and injured 110 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.5 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 42.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from Central City center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Merrick County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Chad Mustard - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Oct 8, 1977), Bill Wilson (outfielder) - Major League Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Central City:

  • LITZENBERG MEMORIAL COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1715 26TH ST)
  • CENTRAL CITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2720 SOUTH 17TH AVENUE)
  • LITZENBERG MEMORIAL COUNTY HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, 1715 26TH STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Central City, NE

Airports located in Central City:


Local government website: www.cconline.net/community.htm

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central City:

  • Central Community College (about 25 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 64 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 71 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Northeast Community College (about 72 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 76 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Wayne State College (about 94 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 105 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)

Public high school in Central City:

Private high school in Central City:

  • NEBRASKA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 164; Location: 1847 INSKIP AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Central City:

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Library in Central City:

  • CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $190,157; Location: 1604 15TH AVENUE; 34,653 books; 3,907 e-books; 526 audio materials; 844 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 71 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Merrick County Board of Supervisors provides funding to all the Library's within Merrick County; Silver Creek Township Library, Clarks Public Library, Central City Public Library, and Palmer Libary. Due to this support in funding, all residents of Merrick County may use their library's without fee's.

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Notable locations in Central City: Cargill Incorporated Elevator (A), Central City (B), Central City Ambulance Service (C), Central City Volunteer Fire Department (D), Merrick County Courthouse (E), Merrick County Sheriffs Office (F), Central City Public Library (G), Central City Police Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Central City Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Central City include: Christian Church (A), Friends Meeting House (B), Community Bible Church (C), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (D), Episcopal Church (E), Grace Lutheran Church (F), Presbyterian Church (G), United Methodist Church (H), Saint Michaels Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Central City include: Lone Tree Historical Marker (1), Lone Tree Park (2), North Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Crawford Motel (East Highway 30), Super 8 Motel (2 South Highway 14).

Court: Merrick County of County Court (1510 18th Street).

 
Merrick County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.0. This is better than average.
City:

23.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.05. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.05
U.S.:

9.59

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

CENTRAL CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 3001, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2003), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-04-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-08-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2003), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-04-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2003), St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2003), St Public Notif received (FEB-26-2003), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-04-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-04-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2000), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-26-1997), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-23-2003 and AUG-21-2003, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2003)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-23-2003 and MAY-28-2003, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2003)
VALLEY VIEW COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2003), St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2003), St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-15-1998), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between APR-1999 and JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-1999)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.3%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 71.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.5%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
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: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Central City, NE

97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
89 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Central City compared to Nebraska state average:

Central City, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Central City (2011 data):

  • Pinnacle Bank: Central City Branch at 320 G Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Central Bank Branch at 1634 16th Street, branch established on 1959/02/16. Info updated 2011/04/26: Bank assets: $115.4 mil, Deposits: $98.2 mil, headquarters in Saint Paul, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Howard County Land And Cattle Co.
  • Cornerstone Bank: Central City Branch at 1631 16th Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2011/10/13: Bank assets: $1,118.2 mil, Deposits: $1,010.6 mil, headquarters in York, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: First York Ban Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Central City travel time to work - commute


Central City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Central City city (based on Merrick County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.05%
Here65.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents28.8%22.8%17.3%5.9%4.9%
Congregations30.8%11.5%11.5%7.7%3.8%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaFriends (Quakers)Presbyterian Church (USA) The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%4.2%3.3%2.2%5.7%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%3.8%19.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Merrick County:

9.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Merrick County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.1%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Merrick County:

10.6%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,949$35,7960$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,841$53,0467$5,103
Police Protection - Officers 5$15,418$37,0030$0
Police - Other 1$1,858$22,2960$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,863$35,4520$0
Airports 1$1,534$18,4080$0
Health 0$0 23$12,928
Sewerage 2$6,248$37,4880$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$6,697$40,1820$0
Water Supply 1$2,991$35,8920$0
Electric Power 2$4,796$28,7760$0
Gas Supply 2$6,312$37,8720$0
Local Libraries 3$5,958$23,8323$1,173
Other and Unallocable 1$2,440$29,2800$0
Totals for Government 28$80,905$34,67433$19,204

Central City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,461,000 ($501.20)
    Electric Utilities: $1,446,000 ($496.05)
    General - Other: $907,000 ($311.15)
    Central Staff Services: $435,000 ($149.23)
    Financial Administration: $334,000 ($114.58)
    Regular Highways: $270,000 ($92.62)
    Police Protection: $168,000 ($57.63)
    Sewerage: $163,000 ($55.92)
    Water Utilities: $152,000 ($52.14)
    Libraries: $129,000 ($44.25)
    Fire Protection: $112,000 ($38.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $71,000 ($24.36)
    General Public Buildings: $67,000 ($22.98)
    Air Transportation: $47,000 ($16.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $26,000 ($8.92)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $99,000 ($33.96)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($28.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000 ($67.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $180,000 ($61.75)
    Water Utilities: $73,000 ($25.04)
    Electric Utilities: $62,000 ($21.27)
    Police Protection: $44,000 ($15.09)
    Fire Protection: $29,000 ($9.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($7.55)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($5.15)
    Gas Utilities: $6,000 ($2.06)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.69)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.34)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.34)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,070,000 ($367.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($11.32)

Central City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $475,000 ($162.95)
    Sewerage: $230,000 ($78.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($6.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,153,000 ($738.59)
    Special Assessments: $130,000 ($44.60)
    Interest Earnings: $68,000 ($23.33)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,500,000 ($514.58)
    Gas Utilities: $1,450,000 ($497.43)
    Water Utilities: $210,000 ($72.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $239,000 ($81.99)
    General Support: $68,000 ($23.33)
    All Other: $68,000 ($23.33)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,256,000 ($430.87)
    Property: $412,000 ($141.34)
    Total General Sales: $200,000 ($68.61)

Central City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $1,525,000 ($523.16)
    Gas Utilities: $1,299,000 ($445.63)
    Water Utilities: $656,000 ($225.04)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,030,000 ($1039.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,025,000 ($1037.74)
    Electric Utilities: $1,509,000 ($517.67)
    Gas Utilities: $1,297,000 ($444.94)
    Water Utilities: $633,000 ($217.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($7.89)
    Electric Utilities: $16,000 ($5.49)
    Other, NEC: $5,000 ($1.72)
    Gas Utilities: $2,000 ($0.69)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,420,000 ($1173.24)

7.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

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:
from Hall County, NE  1.84% ($25,731 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, NE  0.57% ($26,125)
from Howard County, NE  0.57% ($22,938)


9.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

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:
to Hall County, NE  2.15% ($25,677 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  1.04% ($21,600)
to Hamilton County, NE  0.62% ($33,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central City:

  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • 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.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KJSK (900 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central City:

  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • KLIR (101.1 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KROA (95.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Central City:

  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Central City, Nebraska:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Nebraska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 103
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 161
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 112
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 261
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

See more detailed statistics of Central City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,445
Total average daily truck traffic: 402
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,678



Most common first names in Central City, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2976.7 years
Robert2872.6 years
George2678.3 years
Charles2277.9 years
Frank2278.9 years
Mary2182.2 years
Margaret2181.2 years
Anna2186.7 years
Donald2072.6 years
William1776.1 years
Most common last names in Central City, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1981.9 years
Larson1783.4 years
Smith1781.7 years
Jensen1674.2 years
Mchargue1584.9 years
Nelson1379.9 years
Anderson1383.3 years
Reeves1281.4 years
Clark1177.9 years
Christensen1082.4 years
Businesses in Central City, NE
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1Wendy's1
Subway1
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