Cushing, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 32 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 15  (47.8%)
Females: 17  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  27.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68873

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,868 (it was $20,625 in 2000)
Cushing:

$33,868
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,982 (it was $9,161 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $38,530 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Cushing:

$38,530
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $78,517; Detached houses: $78,520
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    • 3196.9%White alone
    • 13.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cushing: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (75.0%), American (8.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1778 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 106 people per square mile   (very low).

Cushing, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Cushing:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cushing village:

  • Never married: 42.8%
  • Now married: 31.0%
  • Separated: 6.2%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

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

Cushing village:  0.9% ($200)
Nebraska:  1.7% ($1,478)

Cushing satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (94.5 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (554.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wolbach, NE (2.7 miles ), St. Paul, NE (2.7 miles ), Palmer, NE (2.8 miles ), Elba, NE (3.2 miles ), Cotesfield, NE (3.8 miles) , Farwell, NE (3.8 miles) , St. Libory, NE (3.8 miles ), Archer, NE (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 41.30 N, Longitude: 98.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 308

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

2.4%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+24.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (53%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (53%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (27%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (43%)
  • Sales and related occupations (43%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Cushing, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cushing-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Cushing village center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 tornado 16.3 miles away from the village center .

Earthquake activity:

Cushing-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 61% 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 661.2 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 105.4 miles away from Cushing center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 208.6 miles away from the city 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 378.5 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 19.8 miles away from Cushing center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 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 Howard County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Cushing:

  • HERITAGE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ST PAUL, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cushing:

  • Central Community College (about 29 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 57 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Northeast Community College (about 73 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 93 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 96 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Wayne State College (about 96 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 97 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

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Howard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 45.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.36
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 32.6%
(34.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  71.4%
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:

4.3
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Cushing village (based on Howard County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,4673
Evangelical Protestant1,0637
Mainline Protestant9147
Other1-
None2,829-
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
Howard County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Howard County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

28.9%
Nebraska:

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

10.2%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cushing:

48.2%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.2%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Cushing:

28.9
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.0%
State:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.5%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.4%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.1%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cushing, 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 1$156
Totals for Government 0$0 1$156

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($218.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($31.25)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($31.25)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($31.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($156.25)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($31.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($156.25)
    All Other: $1,000 ($31.25)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($62.50)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $21,000 ($656.25)

6.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
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 Hall County, NE  3.12% ($34,684 average AGI)


7.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
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 Hall County, NE  2.61% ($38,500 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.65% ($29,875)
to Buffalo County, NE  0.53% ($14,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cushing:

  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • 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.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNLV (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cushing:

  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Cushing:

  • 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)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KLKE (Channel 24; ALBION, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (80%)
  • Electricity (16%)

Cushing compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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