Chadron, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 5,648 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 2,868  (50.8%)
Females: 2,780  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

28.1 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 69337.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,376 (it was $27,400 in 2000)
Chadron:

$47,376
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,098 (it was $16,312 in 2000)

Chadron city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $128,557 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Chadron:

$128,557
NE:

$155,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $678.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chadron: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.1%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.9% for Black residents, 11.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.2% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Chadron, NE (2017)
    • 4,57379.1%White alone
    • 3646.3%Hispanic
    • 2644.6%Two or more races
    • 2404.2%American Indian alone
    • 1622.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 741.3%Black alone
    • 500.9%Asian alone
    • 70.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Chadron, Nebraska as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chadron is 489 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Chadron by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
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)
3
(55.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
5
(91.4)
4
(74.0)
3
(54.7)
1
(16.9)
3
(50.8)
2
(34.2)
5
(86.6)
9
(156.6)
3
(52.1)
4
(71.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
4
(74.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(73.6)
3
(56.1)
5
(96.9)
7
(127.9)
9
(166.4)
11
(200.7)
3
(50.8)
2
(33.9)
7
(119.8)
7
(121.3)
7
(121.8)
8
(138.9)
4
(71.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(147.1)
16
(299.1)
22
(426.5)
35
(639.5)
18
(332.8)
11
(200.7)
11
(186.3)
16
(271.1)
17
(290.8)
7
(121.3)
24
(417.5)
13
(225.7)
17
(302.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
50
(919.5)
34
(635.6)
71
(1,377)
120
(2,193)
100
(1,849)
140
(2,555)
117
(1,982)
140
(2,372)
162
(2,772)
95
(1,646)
104
(1,809)
105
(1,823)
70
(1,245)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(147.1)
5
(93.5)
21
(407.1)
19
(347.2)
8
(147.9)
10
(182.5)
7
(118.6)
8
(135.6)
7
(119.8)
6
(103.9)
15
(261.0)
7
(121.5)
7
(124.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.5)
1
(16.9)
1
(16.9)
2
(34.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.4)
1
(17.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)117.770.7152.4300.9223.7214.8125.5182.3192.1176.2272.1167.9157.4

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City-data.com crime index in Chadron, NE

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Nebraska average:

1.90
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Ancestries: German (27.5%), American (10.7%), English (4.7%), Irish (4.5%), Dutch (2.5%), Czech (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 12/21/1885

Elevation: 3369 feet

Land area: 3.63 square miles.

Population density: 1,557 people per square mile   (low).

Chadron, Nebraska map

219 residents are foreign born (2.1% Oceania).

This city:

3.8%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,070 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,707 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (87.1 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (228.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (771.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Whitney, NE (3.6 miles),
Hay Springs, NE (4.3 miles ),
Crawford, NE (4.8 miles ),
Pine Ridge, NE (5.0 miles),
White Clay, NE (5.1 miles),
Pine Ridge, SD (5.1 miles ),
Oelrichs, SD (5.2 miles),
Oglala, SD (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 103.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +64 (+1.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,460 (78.5%)

Area code: 308

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $61,500
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $45,700
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $28,100
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $63,700
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $132,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $175,800
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $237,800
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $212,400
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $152,800
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $261,400
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $191,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Chadron, NE residents
Average permit cost in Chadron, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Historical population in Chadron, NE
Historical housing units in Chadron, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +31 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Chadron, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.9%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Chadron, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Chadron, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chadron-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Chadron city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1994, a category F3 tornado 22.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chadron-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 14% 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 400.9 miles away from Chadron 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 133.9 miles away from Chadron center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 548.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 175.7 miles away from Chadron center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 177.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 406.8 miles away from Chadron center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dawes County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chadron topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chadron:

  • CHADRON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 825 CENTENNIAL DRIVE)
  • CHADRON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOS (821 MOREHEAD STREET)
  • CREST VIEW CARE CENTER (420 GORDON AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Chadron:

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College/University in Chadron:

  • Chadron State College (Full-time enrollment: 2,374; Location: 1000 Main St; Public; Website: www.csc.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chadron:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 87 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 124 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 151 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 169 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 169 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Casper College (about 169 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 190 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)

Public high schools in Chadron:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chadron:

  • CHADRON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 243, Location: 551 E 6TH ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • CHADRON PRIMARY (Students: 205, Location: 732 ANN ST, Grades: PK-2)
  • CHADRON INTERMEDIATE (Location: 450 W NORFOLK, Grades: 3-4)

Private elementary/middle school in Chadron:

  • PRAIRIE VIEW ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 7, Location: W HIGHWAY 20, Grades: 1-7)
See full list of schools located in Chadron

Library in Chadron:

  • CHADRON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $219,356; Location: 507 BORDEAUX STREET; 36,138 books; 1,665 audio materials; 2,300 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 81 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chadron: Dawes County Fairground (A), Boog Horse Park (B), Dawes County Fairgrounds (C), Chadron Grain Elevator (D), Math and Science Building (E), National Guard Armory (F), Burkhiser Technology Complex (G), Student Center (H), Edna G Work Wing (I), Dawes County Sheriff Department (J), Dawes County Courthouse (K), Dawes County Historical Museum (L), Memorial Hall (M), West Court Family Housing (N), Edna G Work Hall (O), Media Center (P), Hildreth Hall (Q), Chadron Public Library (R), Activity Center (S), Administration Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chadron include: Our Saviours Lutheran Church (A), Congregational Church (B), Berean Fundamental Church (C), Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall (D), Chadron Church of Christ (E), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Grace Episcopal Church (G), Church of Christ (H), Immanuel Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chadron include: Finnegan Park (1), The First Church in Chadron Historical Marker (2), Chadron Commercial Historic District (3), Chadron State College Historical Marker (4), Elliott Field (5), Memorial Park (6), Wilson Park (7), Chadron-Chicago 1893 Cowboy Race Historical Marker (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Museum of the Fur Trade (6321 Highway 20).

Hotels: Olde Main Street Inn (115 North Main Street), The Grand Westerner Motel (1050 West Highway 20), The Western Motel (300 Oak Street), Pine View Motel (901 East 3rd Street), Super 8 Chadron NE (840 West Highway 20), Economy 9 Motel (1201 West Highway 20), Blaine (159 Bordeaux Street Ofc), Super 8 Motel (West Highway 20), 77 Longbranch Saloon (115 North Main Street).

Courts: Sheridan County - Rushville- Clerk Of District Court (301 West 2nd Street), Sheridan County - Rushville- County Court (303 East 2nd Street).

Birthplace of: Justin Bruening - Male model, John Schiffer - Politician, Kelly Stouffer - Football player, Zac Alcorn - Football player.

Dawes 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 Chadron and their reported violations in the past:

PINE RIDGE JOB CORPS (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-29-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EAGLES NEST ESTATES (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chadron that have no violations reported:

  • CHADRON, CITY OF (Population served: 5,851, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.8%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
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: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Chadron in 2010:

  • 798 people in college/university student housing
  • 28 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Chadron in 2000:

  • 757 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 41 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Chadron (2011 data):

  • Security First Bank: , Chadron Branch at 342 Main Street, branch established on 2011/10/31. Info updated 2010/02/19: Bank assets: $829.2 mil, Deposits: $644.3 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Stockmens Limited Partnership
  • First National Bank: Chadron Branch at 315 West 3rd Street, branch established on 1935/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $433.4 mil, Deposits: $382.5 mil, headquarters in North Platte, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • First National Bank of Chadron: First National Bank Of Chadron at 202 Main Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2007/02/12: Bank assets: $111.7 mil, Deposits: $87.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: C.S.b. Co.
  • Bank of the West: Chadron Branch at 210 W 3rd Street (3rd And Chadron Avenue), branch established on 1941/02/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Chadron:

Marital status in Chadron, NE
  • Never married: 43.1%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Chadron:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chadron
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chadron, NE (based on Dawes County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,4507
Catholic1,2052
Evangelical Protestant1,17313
Other3582
None4,996-
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: 2
Dawes County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Dawes County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Dawes County:

10.21 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

7.7%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
Nebraska:

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

14.5%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chadron:

53.2%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chadron:

55.6%
State:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.6
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.6%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chadron:

7.7%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.8%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

62.5%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Chadron:

81.5%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chadron, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$48,858$48,8581$3,510
Financial Administration 6$19,800$39,6000$0
Streets and Highways 5$16,226$38,9420$0
Other and Unallocable 5$16,977$40,7453$2,055
Other Government Administration 4$24,990$74,9705$535
Parks and Recreation 4$11,968$35,9040$0
Local Libraries 4$10,631$31,8932$1,749
Water Supply 3$12,165$48,6600$0
Sewerage 2$6,289$37,7340$0
Police - Other 2$5,806$34,8360$0
Airports 1$2,673$32,0760$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 2$2,467
Totals for Government 48$176,383$44,09613$10,316

Chadron government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,130,000 ($731.23)
    Libraries: $1,377,000 ($243.80)
    Water Utilities: $405,000 ($71.71)
    Sewerage: $120,000 ($21.25)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $1,307,000 ($231.41)
    Regular Highways: $1,235,000 ($218.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $996,000 ($176.35)
    Police Protection: $866,000 ($153.33)
    Water Utilities: $755,000 ($133.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $554,000 ($98.09)
    Central Staff Services: $445,000 ($78.79)
    Sewerage: $433,000 ($76.66)
    Financial Administration: $342,000 ($60.55)
    Libraries: $332,000 ($58.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $325,000 ($57.54)
    General Public Buildings: $68,000 ($12.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $170,000 ($30.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $475,000 ($84.10)
    Central Staff Services: $65,000 ($11.51)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($8.85)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($8.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($6.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000 ($5.31)
    Water Utilities: $25,000 ($4.43)
    Libraries: $11,000 ($1.95)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($1.77)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($1.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,599,000 ($637.22)

Chadron government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,572,000 ($455.38)
    Sewerage: $723,000 ($128.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $219,000 ($38.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,546,000 ($804.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $64,000 ($11.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $959,000 ($169.79)
    Interest Earnings: $61,000 ($10.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,132,000 ($200.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,755,000 ($310.73)
    Highways: $528,000 ($93.48)
    General Local Government Support: $456,000 ($80.74)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,791,000 ($317.10)
    Property: $927,000 ($164.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $369,000 ($65.33)
    Other License: $13,000 ($2.30)

Chadron government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,257,000 ($753.72)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,257,000 ($753.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,257,000 ($753.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,257,000 ($753.72)

Chadron government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,062,000 ($542.14)

9.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.08%
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 Scotts Bluff County, NE  0.76% ($28,783 average AGI)
Businesses in Chadron, NE
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
FedEx2RadioShack1
Ford1Safeway1
H&R Block1Sears1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
Maurices1Vons1
McDonald's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chadron:

  • KCSR (610 AM; 1 kW; CHADRON, NE; Owner: CHADRAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KNEB (960 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: PANHANDLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chadron:

  • KCNE-FM (91.9 FM; CHADRON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K207BY (89.3 FM; CHADRON, NE; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K276DM (103.1 FM; CHADRON, NE; Owner: JAMES & SUSAN NOGA)
  • KQSK (97.5 FM; CHADRON, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chadron:

  • K06JC (Channel 6; CHADRON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOM. COMM.)
  • K02NY (Channel 2; CHADRON, NE; Owner: CITY OF CHADRON)
  • K23EU (Channel 31; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BROADAHL)
  • K33EM (Channel 33; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K65GE (Channel 65; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KDUH-TV (Channel 4; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
Chadron fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Chadron fatal accident list:

Jan 1, 2003 01:13 AM, Us-20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 31, 2001 09:30 PM, Us-20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 19, 1995 04:42 PM, 10th St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 12, 1987 02:35 PM, Mears, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 28, 1982 01:38 AM, Southmaple, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 13, 1978 10:22 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.9mTotal length
  • 22,450Total average daily traffic
  • 2,118Total average daily truck traffic
  • 30,494Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chadron, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chadron, NE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chadron)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chadron, NE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chadron)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chadron)

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 9. The highest number of fire incidents - 32 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Chadron, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (72.0%), and Structure Fires (13.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chadron, NE
    • 10872.0%Outside Fires
    • 2013.3%Structure Fires
    • 1812.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 42.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chadron, NE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chadron, Nebraska:

  • Motel 6, 755 Microtel Dr, Chadron, Nebraska 69337 , Phone: (308) 432-3000, Fax: (308) 432-3111
  • Best Western West Hills Inn, 1100 W 10th St, Chadron, Nebraska 69337 , Phone: (308) 432-3305, Fax: (308) 432-5990
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Chadron, 247 Ash St, Chadron, Nebraska 69337 , Phone: (308) 747-2223
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chadron, Nebraska
Most common first names in Chadron, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4775.0 years
Mary4279.8 years
William4179.1 years
George3176.6 years
Robert2870.8 years
Charles2773.2 years
Ruth2381.7 years
Richard2273.1 years
Henry2176.7 years
Margaret2080.1 years
Most common last names in Chadron, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2783.6 years
Lecher1981.4 years
White1572.7 years
Davis1369.4 years
Miller1177.5 years
Grantham1178.9 years
Blundell1078.0 years
Johnson1077.6 years
Roberts1077.0 years
Williams1085.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chadron, NE
  • 67.2%Utility gas
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chadron, NE
  • 58.2%Utility gas
  • 40.2%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Chadron compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Chadron on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Oceania, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Oceania (population 500+)"
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