Cowles, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 29 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -39.6%
Males: 18  (62.5%)
Females: 11  (37.5%)
Median resident age:  60.2 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68930

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,432 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Cowles:

$47,432
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,443 (it was $9,382 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $48,540 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Cowles:

$48,540
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $47,272; Detached houses: $47,274
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cowles: 71.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.0%), Norwegian (16.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1792 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

Cowles, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Cowles:

  • High school or higher: 50.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cowles village:

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 69.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.5%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Cowles village:  1.0% ($333)
Nebraska:  1.7% ($1,478)

Cowles satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (103.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (518.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Red Cloud, NE (2.6 miles ), Guide Rock, NE (3.0 miles ), Blue Hill, NE (3.3 miles ), Inavale, NE (3.5 miles) , Lawrence, NE (3.6 miles ), Bladen, NE (3.6 miles ), Campbell, NE (4.2 miles ), Riverton, NE (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 40.17 N, Longitude: 98.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 402

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

2.8%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+14.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (100%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Cowles, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cowles-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Cowles village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the village center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cowles-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 62% 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 692.9 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 181.0 miles away from Cowles 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 400.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 281.7 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 283.9 miles away from Cowles center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.2 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 Webster County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Cowles:

  • HERITAGE OF RED CLOUD (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RED CLOUD, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cowles:

  • Central Community College (about 50 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 51 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 102 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 103 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 106 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 106 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Kansas State University (about 121 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)

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Webster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 37.5%
Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  81.8%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  0.0%
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:

9.7
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cowles village (based on Webster County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,1717
Mainline Protestant8076
Catholic7582
Other-1
None1,076-
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
Webster County:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Webster County:

16.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

29.6%
Nebraska:

28.0%
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$443
Totals for Government 0$0 8$443

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($172.41)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($34.48)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($34.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($103.45)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($68.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($68.97)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($68.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($310.34)
    All Other: $1,000 ($34.48)
    General Support: $1,000 ($34.48)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($68.97)
    NEC: $1,000 ($34.48)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $61,000 ($2103.45)

6.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
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 Adams County, NE  1.96% ($27,926 average AGI)


7.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
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 Adams County, NE  1.65% ($38,913 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cowles:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KHAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cowles:

  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KRFS-FM (103.9 FM; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: CK BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cowles:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K41FU (Channel 41; COLUMBUS & FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 135Total average daily traffic
  • 135Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Other fuel (11%)

Cowles compared to Nebraska state average:

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