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Population in 2012: 97 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.4%
 

Males: 51  (53.1%)
Females: 46  (46.9%)

Median resident age:  48.4 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68348

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,020 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Elk Creek:

$37,020
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,548

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $26,328 (it was $30,400 in 2000)
Elk Creek:

$26,328
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $25,349; Detached houses: $25,349

Median gross rent in 2012: $683.

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  • White alone - 92 (93.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elk Creek: 74.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (47.7%), Irish (16.9%), Czech (10.8%), English (3.8%), Subsaharan African (3.8%), Dutch (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/23/1883

Elevation: 1078 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 744 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Elk Creek:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elk Creek village:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $510 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $333 (2.4%)

Elk Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (46.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (453.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tecumseh, NE (2.6 miles ), Table Rock, NE (2.8 miles ), Steinauer, NE (2.8 miles) , Johnson, NE (3.3 miles ), Pawnee City, NE (3.5 miles ), Humboldt, NE (3.6 miles ), Lewiston, NE (3.9 miles) , Burchard, NE (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 40.29 N, Longitude: 96.13 W

Area code: 402

Elk Creek household income distribution Elk Creek home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-3.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (18%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (18%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Child care workers (12%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)


Average climate in Elk Creek, Nebraska

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Tornado activity:

Elk Creek-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 186% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the Elk Creek village center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

On 4/28/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elk Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from Elk Creek center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Elk Creek:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; TECUMSEH, NE)
  • COLONIAL ACRES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HUMBOLDT, NE)

Political contributions by individuals in Elk Creek, NE

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk Creek:

  • Southeast Community College Area (about 45 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,591)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 48 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Bellevue University (about 61 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 66 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 68 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 68 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Creighton University (about 69 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)

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Notable locations in Elk Creek: Elk Creek (A), Searcey Grain Company Elevator (B), Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Johnson 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 Elk Creek and their reported violations in the past:

ELK CREEK, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 101, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-11-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2000), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2000)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2000), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-07-1998), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-1998)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-01-1998 and DEC-06-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-24-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-1998), St Case appealed (JAN-14-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-22-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2000)
  • Notification, Public - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-1999)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.5%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  61.7%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elk Creek, NE

Elk Creek compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 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 significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Elk Creek (2011 data):

  • American National Bank: Elk Creek Branch at 363 Main Street, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $1,928.1 mil, Deposits: $1,460.0 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: American National Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elk Creek travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Elk Creek village (based on Johnson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.04%
Here65.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents27.5%19.5%15.7%15.1%22.2%
Congregations12.5%12.5%12.5%25.0%37.5%
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: 3
Johnson County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Johnson County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

9.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

29.5%
State:

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

17.1%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$500
Sewerage 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 0$0 7$850

Elk Creek government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $98,000 ($1010.31)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($824.74)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($164.95)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($123.71)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($20.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($103.09)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($61.86)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($41.24)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($10.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $52,000 ($536.08)

Elk Creek government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $39,000 ($402.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $41,000 ($422.68)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($30.93)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $99,000 ($1020.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($103.09)
    General Support: $4,000 ($41.24)
    All Other: $2,000 ($20.62)
  • Tax - NEC: $22,000 ($226.80)
    Property: $13,000 ($134.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $128,000 ($1319.59)

6.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
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  1.87% ($25,200 average AGI)
from Otoe County, NE  0.81% ($5,385)


10.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
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  2.29% ($22,368 average AGI)
to Otoe County, NE  1.57% ($28,423)
to Gage County, NE  1.39% ($35,870)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk Creek:

  • 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.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk Creek:

  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KBBX-FM (97.7 FM; NEBRASKA CITY, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KNCY-FM (103.1 FM; AUBURN, NE; Owner: RADIO 2000 NE, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

TV broadcast stations around Elk Creek:

  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K46FG (Channel 46; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)

Elk Creek fatal accident list:

Sep 25, 2005 01:56 PM, Jefferson, Main, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Diane Kremlacek, 13.7 Km E (Lat: 40.275278 Lon: -95.968333), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 4025525566, , 4302 JONES PLZ
  • 13.7 Km E (Lat: 40.275278 Lon: -95.968333), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 4025525424, , 4302 JONES PLZ

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Bnsf Ded Mp 11.3 (Lat: 40.323056 Lon: -96.156667), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPLS950
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/29/2012, Expiration Date: 01/20/2023, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • 14 Km Nw (Lat: 40.275278 Lon: -95.968333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76 m, Overall height: 84 m, Call Sign: KAA618, Licensee ID: L00003451
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.9600 MHz, 48.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/26/2005, Expiration Date: 10/20/2015, Certifier: Gary Westphal
    Registrant: Nebraska Public Power District, York, NE 68467-0608, Phone: (402) 362-6681, Fax: (402) 362-7255

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 8 1/2 Mi E Of (Lat: 40.275278 Lon: -95.968333), Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WPNL324
    Assigned Frequencies: 2193.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/1998, Expiration Date: 03/30/2008, Cancellation Date: 09/28/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 828-8434
  • STATION, 8.7 Mi Nw Of The Town Of (Lat: 40.275278 Lon: -95.968333), Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WEE312
    Assigned Frequencies: 1945.00 MHz, 1975.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/1997, Expiration Date: 08/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (402) 362-6681
  • STATION, W Elk Creek Siding 1.0 Mile At 157 Deg From (Lat: 40.291389 Lon: -96.137222), Overall height: 20.7 m, Call Sign: WHI342
    Assigned Frequencies: 2194.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2007, Expiration Date: 11/12/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2008
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • ELK CREEK, 13.7 Km E (Lat: 40.275278 Lon: -95.968333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WJI95
    Assigned Frequencies: 6793.75 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 08/20/2022
    Registrant: Omaha Public Power District, 11 Lee Street, Hanover, NE 17331, Phone: (717) 630-0816, Fax: (717) 637-8300, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 124 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 788CA , Serial Number: 32R-7887256, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 10/04/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Joel F Dunekacke, 62103 722 Rd, Elk Creek, NE 68348


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elk Creek, NE
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