Comstock, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 91 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.3%
 
Males: 50  (55.8%)
Females: 41  (44.2%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68828

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,955 (it was $25,833 in 2000)
Comstock:

$54,955
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,855 (it was $13,955 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $40,018 (it was $23,400 in 2000)
Comstock:

$40,018
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $46,954; Detached houses: $47,318; Mobile homes: $29,278

Median gross rent in 2016: $645.

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  • Races in Comstock, NE (2010)

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    • 9197.8%White alone
    • 11.1%Two or more races
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Comstock: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.2%), German (10.8%), Danish (4.1%), Dutch (4.1%), Swedish (4.1%), English (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2245 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 261 people per square mile   (very low).

Comstock, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Comstock:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Comstock village:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 29.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 31.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.8%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,346 (3.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $405 (1.6%)

Comstock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (143.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (597.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sargent, NE (3.0 miles ), Arcadia, NE (3.3 miles ), Westerville, NE (3.6 miles) , Elyria, NE (3.8 miles) , Taylor, NE (4.0 miles ), Ord, NE (4.1 miles ), Burwell, NE (4.1 miles ), Berwyn, NE (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 41.56 N, Longitude: 99.24 W

Area code: 308

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

1.9%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-18.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (47%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Comstock, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Comstock-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Comstock village center killed 11 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1961, a category F4 tornado 16.9 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Comstock-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 56% 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 612.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 85.6 miles away from Comstock center
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 330.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 184.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from Comstock center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 168.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Custer County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Comstock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Comstock:

  • VALLEY COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; ORD, NE)
  • VALLEY COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ORD, NE)
  • VALLEY CO HOSP LTC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ORD, NE)
  • VCHS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ORD, NE)
  • VALLEY COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ORD, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Comstock:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 60 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 65 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Northeast Community College (about 101 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 125 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 142 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 144 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 146 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

Library in Comstock:

  • COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,577; Location: 119 WEST MAIN STREET; 1,609 books; 4 state licensed databases; 3 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Comstock Rural Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Comstock include: Comstock United Methodist Church (A), Westcott Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Custer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 28.6%
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.1%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Comstock village (based on Custer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,00218
Evangelical Protestant1,74121
Catholic8094
Other1652
None5,222-
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: 7
Custer County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Custer County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Custer County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Custer County:

31.1%
Nebraska:

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

10.0%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Comstock:

45.0%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Comstock:

50.2%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Comstock:

28.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.8%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.9%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Comstock:

48.6%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

49.4%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Comstock:

81.9%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Comstock, 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 8$934
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,004
Water Supply 0$0 1$2,202
Totals for Government 0$0 10$4,140

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $89,000 ($978.02)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($351.65)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($274.73)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($219.78)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($54.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $30,000 ($329.67)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $17,000 ($186.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($10.99)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($142.86)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $169,000 ($1857.14)
    Highways: $13,000 ($142.86)
    General Support: $8,000 ($87.91)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $12,000 ($131.87)
    Property: $12,000 ($131.87)
    NEC: $6,000 ($65.93)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($725.27)

5.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,755 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buffalo County, NE  0.61% ($24,654 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.35% ($30,400)
from Dawson County, NE  0.30% ($33,000)


5.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.49% ($39,238 average AGI)
to Buffalo County, NE  0.42% ($18,667)
to Dawson County, NE  0.31% ($18,615)

Strongest AM radio stations in Comstock:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KNLV (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCNI (1280 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BROKEN BOW, NE; Owner: CUSTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Comstock:

  • KNLV-FM (103.9 FM; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KBBN-FM (98.3 FM; BROKEN BOW, NE; Owner: CUSTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)

Comstock fatal accident list:

Aug 12, 1988 12:00 AM, S21c, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • 300Total average daily traffic
  • 20Total average daily truck traffic
  • 482Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Frank DiRico, 46060 Sargent Ord Road (Lat: 41.595222 Lon: -99.238528), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Frank DiRico, 46060 Sargent Ord Road (Lat: 41.595222 Lon: -99.238528), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Charles F Ellis, Sw 1/4 Section 29, T. 18 N., R. 18 W., 6th P.M., Custer County, Ne (Lat: 41.498306 Lon: -99.421139), Type: 229.5, Structure height: 31041 m, Overall height: 229.5 m, Registrant: 4023668970, Mwbbroadcasting@hotmail.Com, 1622 CLEARVIEW BLVD.
  • Mark Jensen, Sw 1/4 Section 29, T. 18 N., R. 18 W., 6th P.M., Custer County, Ne (Lat: 41.498306 Lon: -99.421139), Type: 229.5, Structure height: 31041 m, Overall height: 229.5 m, Registrant: 4023668970, Mwbbroadcasting@hotmail.Com, 1622 CLEARVIEW BLVD.
  • Mark G Jensen, Sw 1/4 Section 29, T. 18 N., R. 18 W., 6th P.M., Custer County, Ne (Lat: 41.498306 Lon: -99.421139), Type: 229.5, Structure height: 31041 m, Overall height: 229.5 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: 4023668970, Mwbbroadcasting@hotmail.Com, 1622 CLEARVIEW BLVD.
  • 3 Mi W (Lat: 41.552222 Lon: -99.302778), Type: 99.9, Overall height: 99.9 m, Registrant: 3083243707

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Comstock, 46060 Sargent Ord Road (Lat: 41.595222 Lon: -99.238528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQHF991
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHzGrant Date: 07/20/2007, Expiration Date: 06/02/2017, Certifier: Francis J DiricoRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8694, Email:

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

COMSTOCK, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2008)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Electricity (16%)

Comstock 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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