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Population in 2012: 204 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 

Males: 88  (43.5%)
Females: 116  (56.5%)

Median resident age:  38.5 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68631.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,981 (it was $27,222 in 2000)
Creston:

$39,981
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,187

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,973 (it was $43,400 in 2000)
Creston:

$45,973
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $49,720; Detached houses: $54,110; Townhouses or other attached units: $56,388; Mobile homes: $9,627

Median gross rent in 2012: $572.

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  • White alone - 195 (96.1%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.0%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Creston: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (56.9%), Czech (8.7%), English (5.6%), Swiss (4.5%), Irish (3.8%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1615 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 987 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Creston:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Creston village:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

6 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America).

This village:  2.1%
Nebraska:  5.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Creston, Nebraska as of September 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Creston to the number of sex offenders is 204 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $800 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $543 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (71.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (499.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Leigh, NE (2.5 miles ), Humphrey, NE (2.6 miles ), Madison, NE (3.1 miles ), Tarnov, NE (3.1 miles) , Cornlea, NE (3.3 miles) , Clarkson, NE (3.5 miles ), Platte Center, NE (3.7 miles ), Lakeview, NE (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 41.71 N, Longitude: 97.36 W

Area code: 402

Creston household income distribution Creston home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.9%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+1.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Creston-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 174% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.2 miles away from the Creston village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Creston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.0 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 56.5 miles away from Creston center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.6 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 83.5 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 Platte County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 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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Hospitals/medical centers near Creston:

  • COUNTRYSIDE HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MADISON, NE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - CLARKSON (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLARKSON, NE)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Creston:

  • Northeast Community College (about 24 miles; Norfolk, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 41 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 71 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 74 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 75 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 77 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • Central Community College (about 78 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)

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Notable locations in Creston: Farm and Home Co-op Elevator (A), Creston Rescue Unit (B), Creston Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Creston include: Saint Peters Lutheran Church (A), Creston Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Platte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

CRESTON, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 215, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-21-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2004), St Public Notif received (FEB-09-2004)
  • 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 (NOV-08-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2001), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2001), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2001)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2002), St Public Notif received (JAN-17-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.5%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.6%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Creston, NE

Creston compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 above 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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Banks with branches in Creston (2011 data):

  • Citizens State Bank: Creston Branch at 234 Pine Street, branch established on 1984/10/17. Info updated 2011/06/30: Bank assets: $291.3 mil, Deposits: $257.1 mil, headquarters in Wisner, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Creston travel time to work - commute


Creston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Creston village (based on Platte County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.77%
Here80.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents53.8%16.0%11.8%5.4%4.1%
Congregations19.0%14.3%14.3%7.1%4.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%0.9%0.8%3.6%
Congregations2.4%2.4%4.8%2.4%28.6%
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: 7
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Platte County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Platte County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.9%
Nebraska:

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

16.6%
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 0$0 1$230
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$687
Water Supply 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,067

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($127.45)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($98.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($73.53)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($58.82)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($44.12)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($14.71)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($9.80)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($9.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $77,000 ($377.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $42,000 ($205.88)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $26,000 ($127.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($14.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($9.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($137.25)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($127.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($83.33)
    General Support: $5,000 ($24.51)
    All Other: $4,000 ($19.61)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($93.14)
    NEC: $15,000 ($73.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $82,000 ($401.96)

5.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
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 Lancaster County, NE  0.54% ($25,738 average AGI)
from Colfax County, NE  0.46% ($31,655)
from Madison County, NE  0.43% ($20,255)


6.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
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 Lancaster County, NE  1.15% ($25,345 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.79% ($30,726)
to Madison County, NE  0.37% ($33,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Creston:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJSK (900 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WJAG (780 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NORFOLK, NE)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Creston:

  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KNEN (94.7 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • KEXL (106.7 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: WJAG, INC.)
  • KUSO (92.7 FM; ALBION, NE; Owner: FLOOD COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KLIR (101.1 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KXNE-FM (89.3 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

TV broadcast stations around Creston:

  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K48FF (Channel 48; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K53GH (Channel 53; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: MARY E. HARDERS)
  • K40FH (Channel 46; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K28EN (Channel 28; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K35FM (Channel 35; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K48CH (Channel 48; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1/2 Blk E Us Post Ofc (Lat: 41.706944 Lon: -97.361444), Call Sign: KNFJ855
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 05/13/2022
    Registrant: Kallweit Bros, 502 3rd Ave, Humphrey, NE 68642-0635, Phone: (402) 923-9105
  • Lat: 41.706944 Lon: -97.361389, Call Sign: WPVN465
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.930 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2002, Expiration Date: 07/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2012, Certifier: Boyd Oeltjen
    Registrant: Mid-Nebraska Communications Inc., 3713 Lakeview Lane, Columbus, NE 68601, Phone: (402) 564-8497, Fax: (402) 564-1421, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA0BRH, Licensee ID: L00804273
    Grant Date: 01/27/2004, Expiration Date: 03/01/2014, Certifier: Dennis L Hillen
    Registrant: Dennis L Hillen, 48073 160 Ave, Creston, NE 68631
  • Call Sign: KD0GMM, Licensee ID: L01466673
    Grant Date: 02/13/2009, Expiration Date: 02/13/2019, Certifier: Jan M Zurcher
    Registrant: Jan M Zurcher, 311 Pine St, Creston, NE 68631



Most common first names in Creston, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John485.5 years
Adolph374.3 years
Henry387.3 years
Arthur376.4 years
George384.7 years
Anna384.0 years
Otto378.0 years
Herman280.5 years
Floyd263.0 years
Edward276.0 years
Most common last names in Creston, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lueschen779.3 years
Hake561.2 years
Kapels465.3 years
Osten478.7 years
Loseke483.2 years
Wiemer386.0 years
Theilen375.3 years
Hoesly391.4 years
Ternus377.0 years
Gigax387.0 years

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