Elk Creek, Nebraska

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Population in 2019: 94 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.1%
 
Males: 39  (42.5%)
Females: 55  (57.5%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years

Zip code: 68348

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,219 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Elk Creek:

$34,219
NE:

$63,229

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,359 (it was $12,606 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $24,941 (it was $30,400 in 2000)
Elk Creek:

$24,941
NE:

$172,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $33,131; detached houses: $33,201

Median gross rent in 2019: $474.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elk Creek: 71.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.3%
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  • Races in Elk Creek, NE (2019)
    • 7391.3%White alone
    • 45.0%Two or more races
    • 33.8%Hispanic



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Elk Creek, Nebraska as of May 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elk Creek is 58 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (61.3%), American (19.4%), English (6.4%), French (6.4%), Irish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/23/1883

Elevation: 1078 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 721 people per square mile   (low).

Elk Creek, Nebraska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $901 (1.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Elk Creek, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Elk Creek, NE in 2019

Elk Creek satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Nebraska:

2.7%
Most common industries in Elk Creek, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.3%)
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (11.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (11.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.5%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Social assistance (9.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (24.0%)
  • Construction (20.0%)
  • Public administration (16.0%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (12.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.0%)
  • Truck transportation (8.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (23.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (17.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (17.6%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Food (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Elk Creek, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (16.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Construction laborers (8.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (17.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (17.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Child care workers (11.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (11.8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.9%)

Average climate in Elk Creek, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elk Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 92% 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 significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 402% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 270.7 miles away from Elk Creek center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 330.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 223.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 190.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 297.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elk Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elk Creek:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; TECUMSEH, NE)
  • COLONIAL ACRES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HUMBOLDT, NE)

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

  • Southeast Community College Area (about 45 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 47 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 48 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Highland Community College (about 55 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Bellevue University (about 61 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 66 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 68 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)

Points of interest:

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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 that have no violations reported:

  • ELK CREEK, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Elk Creek:

Marital status in Elk Creek, NE
  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 30.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 22.6%

For population 25 years and over in Elk Creek:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Nebraska average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,5082
Evangelical Protestant1,2816
Mainline Protestant8167
Other281
None1,584-
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
This county:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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
Johnson County:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Johnson County:

9.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

29.5%
State:

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

17.1%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

41.7%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elk Creek:

45.8%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Elk Creek:

34.0
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

33.3%
Nebraska:

22.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elk Creek:

7.2
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elk Creek:

33.3%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

58.3%
State:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

86.7%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elk Creek, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 9$1,908
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,336
Totals for Government 0$0 10$3,244

Elk Creek government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $55,000 ($585.11)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($53.19)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($42.55)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $165,000 ($1755.32)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($553.19)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($425.53)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($85.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($31.91)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($21.28)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $125,000 ($1329.79)

Elk Creek government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $116,000 ($1234.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $23,000 ($244.68)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($21.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($159.57)
    Highways: $12,000 ($127.66)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($74.47)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($159.57)

Elk Creek government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,000 ($808.51)

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, Lat: 40.288340, Lon: -96.127340, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 58.3mTotal length
  • 5,395Total average daily traffic
  • 504Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,166Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elk Creek, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 101930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elk Creek, NE

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: Omaha Public Power District, Omaha, Phone: (402) 552-5566
  • 13.7 Km E (Lat: 40.275278 Lon: -95.968333), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Omaha Public Power District, Omaha, Phone: (402) 552-5424

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • ELK CREEK DED, Bnsf Ls3000 Mp152.35, Elk Creek Ded (Lat: 40.276889 Lon: -96.118861), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 3.4 m, Call Sign: WPLS950,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.250 MHz, Grant Date: 12/29/2012, Expiration Date: 01/20/2023, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, 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, Cancellation Date: 02/10/2014, Certifier: Gary Westphal, Registrant: Nebraska Public Power District, York, NE 68467-0608, Phone: (402) 362-6681, Fax: (402) 362-7255

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • 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, Phone: (202) 828-8434
  • Elk Creek WT, 432 Jefferson St (Lat: 40.288111 Lon: -96.125000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.2 m, Call Sign: WRCD491, Licensee ID: L00004312,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 09/04/2018, Expiration Date: 09/04/2028, Certifier: Raymond Ryan, Registrant: City Of Lincoln, Ne-Nrin, 901 West Bond, Lincoln, NE 68521-3667, Phone: (402) 441-8425, Fax: (402) 441-8444, Email:
  • 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, 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: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WJI95,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 08/20/2022, Registrant: Omaha Public Power District, 11 Lee Street, Hanover, NE 68105, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/06/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Joel F Dunekacke, 62103 722 Rd, Elk Creek, NE 68348

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elk Creek, NE
  • 62.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 13.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elk Creek, NE
  • 77.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.2%Electricity
  • 4.5%Utility gas


Elk Creek compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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