Ericson, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 88 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.4%
 
Males: 43  (49.6%)
Females: 45  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  62.7 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68637

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,470 (it was $25,278 in 2000)
Ericson:

$43,470
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,436 (it was $15,506 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $60,081 (it was $25,600 in 2000)
Ericson:

$60,081
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $173,185; Detached houses: $182,153; Mobile homes: $48,825
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ericson: 74.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (62.2%), Irish (9.5%), Czech (6.8%), American (4.1%), French (4.1%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2027 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 236 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ericson:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ericson village:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.2%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,001 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $337 (0.6%)

Ericson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (123.8 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (566.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bartlett, NE (3.1 miles) , Spalding, NE (4.2 miles ), Greeley Center, NE (4.2 miles ), Ord, NE (4.2 miles ), Elyria, NE (4.3 miles) , North Loup, NE (4.5 miles ), Scotia, NE (4.7 miles ), Burwell, NE (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 41.78 N, Longitude: 98.68 W

Area code: 308

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

2.6%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-6.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Construction (27%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Personal care and service occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (43%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Average climate in Ericson, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ericson-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the Ericson village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1953, a category F4 tornado 24.1 miles away from the village center killed 11 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ericson-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 59% 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 633.4 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 69.2 miles away from Ericson center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 172.3 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 356.1 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 19.0 miles away from Ericson center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 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 Wheeler County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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airports located in Ericson:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ericson:

  • Central Community College (about 64 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • Northeast Community College (about 69 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 78 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Wayne State College (about 92 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • University of South Dakota (about 114 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 123 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 124 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)

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Notable location: Ericson Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ericson include: Saint Theresas Catholic Church (A), Sandhills Baptist Fellowship (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Stockman Motel (Po Box 104).

Wheeler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.9%
Average household size:
This village:  1.8 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  56.9%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Ericson (2011 data):

  • Ericson State Bank: at 427 Central Avenue, branch established on 1959/10/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $49.3 mil, Deposits: $43.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Wheeler County Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ericson village (based on Wheeler County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1321
Catholic1001
Evangelical Protestant872
None499-
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 convenience stores (with gas): 3
Wheeler County:

37.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

49.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Wheeler County:

27.7%
Nebraska:

28.0%
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$125
Sewerage 0$0 1$35
Water Supply 0$0 2$160
Totals for Government 0$0 4$320

Ericson government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $30,000 ($340.91)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($170.45)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($125.00)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($113.64)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($22.73)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($22.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($45.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,000 ($375.00)

Ericson government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $15,000 ($170.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($11.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($181.82)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($11.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($136.36)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($22.73)
    All Other: $1,000 ($11.36)
  • Tax - NEC: $9,000 ($102.27)
    Property: $7,000 ($79.55)

Ericson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,000 ($454.55)

7.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,261 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

8.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ericson:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KNLV (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • 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.)
  • 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 Ericson:

  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KNLV-FM (103.9 FM; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Ericson:

  • KLKE (Channel 24; ALBION, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

Ericson fatal accident list:

Jan 7, 1995 03:25 PM, 70, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ericson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • BASE, Water Tower Street (Lat: 41.780000 Lon: -98.678972), Type: Tank, Structure height: 28.9 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPWX496
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.007 MHzGrant Date: 02/04/2003, Expiration Date: 02/04/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2013, Certifier: Kenneth L BockRegistrant: Platte Valley Communications Of Kearney, Inc., 2215 Ave I, Kearney, NE 68848, Phone: (308) 237-9512, Fax: (308) 236-5728, Email:
  • Tower Reinke Pivot (Lat: 41.745278 Lon: -98.501389), Type: Mast, Structure height: 1.4 m, Overall height: 2.4 m, Call Sign: WQSB383
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.375 MHzGrant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 08/26/2023, Certifier: Dennis StrompRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

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

ERICSON, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 103, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
STARVING STALLION SALOON & STEAK HOUSE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Ericson compared to Nebraska 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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