Elba, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 215 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.5%
 
Males: 106  (49.6%)
Females: 109  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 68873.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,807 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Elba:

$42,807
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,732 (it was $14,993 in 2000)

Elba village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $53,598 (it was $38,100 in 2000)
Elba:

$53,598
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $61,208; Detached houses: $66,794; Mobile homes: $34,453

Median gross rent in 2013: $424.

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  • Races in Elba, NE (2010)

    Elba races chart
    • 20695.8%White alone
    • 52.3%Hispanic
    • 31.4%Two or more races
    • 10.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Elba: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.8%), Polish (23.8%), Danish (11.1%), Irish (8.1%), Swedish (5.4%), Czech (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/13/1886

Elevation: 1850 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 587 people per square mile   (low).

Elba,NE real estate house value index trend

Elba, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Elba:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elba village:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,102 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $758 (2.1%)

Elba satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (104.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (564.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Farwell, NE (2.4 miles) , Cotesfield, NE (2.5 miles) , St. Paul, NE (2.7 miles ), Cushing, NE (3.2 miles) , Dannebrog, NE (3.4 miles ), Wolbach, NE (3.5 miles ), Ashton, NE (3.5 miles ), Scotia, NE (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 41.28 N, Longitude: 98.57 W

Area code: 308

Elba household income distribution Elba home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+10.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Elba: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elba, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elba-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Elba village center .

On 5/5/1964, a category F4 tornado 12.6 miles away from the village center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elba-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 60% 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 652.1 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 104.0 miles away from Elba 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 368.7 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 207.0 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 15.8 miles away from Elba center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 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 Howard County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elba topographic map

Birthplace of: Grover Cleveland Alexander - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Elba:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elba:

  • Central Community College (about 30 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 49 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Northeast Community College (about 81 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 103 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Wayne State College (about 104 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 105 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 107 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

Public high school in Elba:

Public elementary/middle school in Elba:

See full list of schools located in Elba, School District: ELBA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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Notable locations in Elba: Elba (A), Farmers Grain and Supply Company of Elba Elevator (B), Elba Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elba include: Saint Josephs Church (A), United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Howard 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 Elba and their reported violations in the past:

ELBA, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 215, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-14-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-27-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.1%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  56.1%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Elba 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elba 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%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$300
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$402
Totals for Government 0$0 7$702

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $26,000 ($120.93)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($79.07)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($46.51)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($37.21)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($27.91)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($4.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $28,000 ($130.23)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($97.67)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($13.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($9.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $32,000 ($148.84)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $22,000 ($102.33)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($69.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($9.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($106.98)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($46.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($111.63)
    All Other: $5,000 ($23.26)
    General Support: $4,000 ($18.60)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($83.72)
    NEC: $13,000 ($60.47)

Elba government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $24,000 ($111.63)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,000 ($55.81)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $145,000 ($674.42)

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 Elba:

  • 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.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KNLV (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elba:

  • 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.)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KNLV-FM (103.9 FM; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Elba:

  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KLKE (Channel 24; ALBION, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 1,250Total average daily traffic
  • 125Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,563Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1.5 Miles W And 1 Mile S Of (Lat: 41.271389 Lon: -98.598417), Call Sign: KNKN463
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Randy R Faaborg, 1.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 41.270278 Lon: -98.598333), Type: 121.9, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 3083818434, Rfaaborg@telsysne.Net, 3239 W 2ND STREET
  • Randy R Faaborg, 1.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 41.270278 Lon: -98.598333), Type: 121.9, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 3083818434, Rfaaborg@telsysne.Net, 3239 W 2ND STREET
  • 1.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 41.271389 Lon: -98.598333), Type: 122.0, Overall height: 122 m
    Registrant: 3083818434, , 624 S WEBB RD

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DANNEVIRKE, 1.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 41.270278 Lon: -98.598333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WMM960
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0TAV, Licensee ID: L01733445
    Grant Date: 09/11/2012, Expiration Date: 09/11/2022, Certifier: Ryan J Schmidt
    Registrant: Ryan J Schmidt, 2333 19th Ave, Elba, NE 68835

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8273R , Serial Number: 30456, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Irvin Wroblewski, 2151 Dannevirke Rd, Elba, NE 68835

Most common first names in Elba, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna579.6 years
Stanley579.8 years
James486.0 years
Clarence382.3 years
Earl375.0 years
George387.0 years
Harry372.0 years
Charles382.7 years
Andrew382.7 years
Henry378.7 years
Most common last names in Elba, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tuma771.9 years
Pearson679.0 years
Spilinek684.7 years
Wells676.3 years
Jensen482.5 years
Marshalek476.0 years
Kuszak452.7 years
Ingerle491.5 years
Radke473.8 years
Conway363.7 years
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