Chapman, Nebraska

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Population in 2019: 287 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.8%
 
Males: 144  (50.4%)
Females: 143  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

43.9 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 68827.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,340 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Chapman:

$47,340
NE:

$63,229

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,140 (it was $12,519 in 2000)

Chapman village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $75,930 (it was $46,300 in 2000)
Chapman:

$75,930
NE:

$172,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $63,263; detached houses: $76,679; mobile homes: $16,993

Median gross rent in 2019: $836.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chapman: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.7%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chapman, NE (2019)
    • 23190.2%White alone
    • 145.5%Hispanic
    • 93.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Chapman, Nebraska as of May 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chapman is 82 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (41.3%), Irish (6.5%), Czech (3.3%), Swedish (3.3%), English (2.2%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1764 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 639 people per square mile   (low).

Chapman, Nebraska map

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.6%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $975 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $812 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (79.0 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (546.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Marquette, NE (2.8 miles ),
Phillips, NE (3.0 miles ),
Overland, NE (3.1 miles),
Archer, NE (3.2 miles),
Central City, NE (3.2 miles ),
St. Libory, NE (3.3 miles ),
Grand Island, NE (3.5 miles ),
Aurora, NE (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.02 N, Longitude: 98.16 W

Area code: 308

Distribution of median household income in Chapman, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chapman, NE in 2019
Chapman satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
Nebraska:

2.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+16.8%).
Most common industries in Chapman, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Food (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (10.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.2%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.3%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Chapman, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)

Average climate in Chapman, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chapman-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 124% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the Chapman village 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 34.5 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chapman-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 384% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 126.5 miles away from Chapman center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 387.3 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 679.0 miles away from Chapman center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 261.1 miles away from Chapman center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Merrick County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chapman topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chapman:

  • CENTRAL CITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CENTRAL CITY, NE)
  • LITZENBERG MEMORIAL COUNTY HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CENTRAL CITY, NE)
  • WEDGEWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • HEALTHCONNECT AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • GRAND ISLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • ST FRANCIS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - GRAND ISLAND PARK PLACE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chapman:

  • Central Community College (about 15 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 54 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 78 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 81 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Northeast Community College (about 82 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 82 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Wayne State College (about 104 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

Public elementary/middle school in Chapman:

  • CHAPMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1003 CADY ST, Grades: PK-8)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chapman: Aurora Co-op Elevator Company Elevator - Chapman Branch (A), Chapman (B), Chapman Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Chapman: Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Merrick 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 Chapman that have no violations reported:

  • CHAPMAN, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 292, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

67.8%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

14.8%
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: 0.9% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Chapman:

Marital status in Chapman, NE
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 8.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

For population 25 years and over in Chapman:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Nebraska average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chapman, NE (based on Merrick County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,30913
Evangelical Protestant1,06910
Catholic9483
Other31
None3,516-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

9.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

8.1%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Merrick County:

29.9%
Nebraska:

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

10.6%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.6%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.2%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Chapman:

28.4
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chapman:

18.9%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chapman:

8.1%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chapman:

35.0%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Chapman:

77.1%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chapman, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$3,474$41,6880$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$813
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,217
Totals for Government 1$3,474$41,6887$2,030

Chapman government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $100,000 ($348.43)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $30,000 ($104.53)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($80.14)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($69.69)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($62.72)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($52.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($13.94)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($13.94)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($3.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($83.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $54,000 ($188.15)

Chapman government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $31,000 ($108.01)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($87.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($3.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($6.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($59.23)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($17.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($104.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($125.44)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($13.94)
    Other: $2,000 ($6.97)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($76.66)

Chapman government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $649,000 ($2261.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $598,000 ($2083.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,000 ($177.70)

Chapman government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $231,000 ($804.88)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chapman:

  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chapman:

  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KROA (95.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • K209CX (89.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • K202CL (88.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Chapman:

  • 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)
  • K41FU (Channel 41; COLUMBUS & FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K56FC (Channel 56; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HALL COUNTY)

Chapman fatal accident list:

Apr 16, 1987 09:15 AM, 9th, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 164ft / 50.0mTotal length
  • 2,455Total average daily traffic
  • 2,572Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chapman, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chapman, NE

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chapman)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 41.050111 Lon: -98.194528, Call Sign: WQVS934,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2015, Expiration Date: 05/04/2025, Certifier: Kenyon Seim, Registrant: Mccrometer Inc. (Formerly Adcon Intl), 3255 W Stetson Ave, Hemet, CA 92545, Phone: (951) 652-6811, Email:
  • Lat: 41.016944 Lon: -98.137778, Call Sign: WREP286,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.545 MHz, 157.545 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2019, Expiration Date: 11/18/2029, Certifier: Andrew Mchargue, Registrant: Platte Valley Communications, Grand Island, NE 68802, Phone: (308) 382-6212, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA0TEF, Grant Date: 03/29/1988, Expiration Date: 03/29/1998, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2000, Registrant: Gary D Janky, Route 1 Box 65, Chapman, NE 68827
  • Call Sign: KB0SKC, Grant Date: 05/03/1995, Expiration Date: 05/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2007, Registrant: Brenda L Grupe, Rt 1 Box 65a, Chapman, NE 68827

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 - 21 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Chapman, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (59.0%), and Structure Fires (26.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chapman, NE
    • 9559.0%Outside Fires
    • 4226.1%Structure Fires
    • 2213.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chapman, NE
Most common first names in Chapman, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William667.0 years
Charles484.5 years
Edward475.0 years
Ernest479.2 years
Anna487.5 years
James465.2 years
George380.0 years
Clarence374.4 years
Earl375.7 years
Albert384.7 years
Most common last names in Chapman, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Klingenberg579.2 years
Rice584.0 years
Janky473.3 years
Husman475.0 years
Fishburn480.5 years
Rembolt486.2 years
Tracy479.9 years
Green380.4 years
Mattson393.6 years
Michalski369.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chapman, NE
  • 87.4%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 3.4%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chapman, NE
  • 64.5%Utility gas
  • 35.5%Electricity


Chapman compared to Nebraska 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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