Farnam, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 169 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.2%
Males: 82  (48.7%)
Females: 87  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  43.6 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 69029.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,338 (it was $24,327 in 2000)
Farnam:

$52,338
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,288 (it was $11,959 in 2000)

Farnam village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $51,021 (it was $35,800 in 2000)
Farnam:

$51,021
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $78,702; Detached houses: $83,110; Mobile homes: $22,232

Median gross rent in 2016: $395.

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  • Races in Farnam, NE (2010)

    Farnam races chart
    • 14886.5%White alone
    • 158.8%Hispanic
    • 63.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Farnam: 73.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.6%), French (9.6%), English (6.1%), American (5.3%), Irish (4.4%), Northern European (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1886

Elevation: 2726 feet

Land area: 0.67 square miles.

Population density: 252 people per square mile   (very low).

Farnam,NE real estate house value index trend

Farnam, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Farnam:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Farnam village:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

5 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.8%
Nebraska:

6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $862 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $754 (1.4%)

Farnam satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (185.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (578.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Moorefield, NE (3.1 miles) , Eustis, NE (3.2 miles ), Willow Island, NE (3.8 miles) , Stockville, NE (3.9 miles) , Gothenburg, NE (4.0 miles ), Cozad, NE (4.0 miles ), Curtis, NE (4.1 miles ), Elwood, NE (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.71 N, Longitude: 100.22 W

Area code: 308

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

2.7%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+18.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

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

Average climate in Farnam, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Farnam-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Farnam village center injured 2 people.

On 4/20/1954, a category F3 tornado 9.8 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Farnam-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 49% 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 593.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 300.6 miles away from Farnam center
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 158.0 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 246.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 358.8 miles away from Farnam center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 292.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dawson County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Snows: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Farnam topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farnam:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 59 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 98 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 136 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Northeast Community College (about 174 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Barton County Community College (about 178 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 185 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 188 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)

Library in Farnam:

  • FARNAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,549; Location: 308 MAIN STREET; 6,105 books; 740 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Farnam: Farnam (A), Farnam Rescue Squad (B), Farnam Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Farnam Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Dawson 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 41.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

41.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.8%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.9%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Farnam (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: at 222 Main Street, branch established on 1904/07/26. Info updated 2009/02/26: Bank assets: $45.7 mil, Deposits: $30.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Nebraska Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Farnam village (based on Dawson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,65019
Catholic4,9495
Evangelical Protestant3,84132
Other7793
None9,107-
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: 6
Dawson County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Dawson County:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Dawson County:

29.1%
Nebraska:

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

17.0%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.4%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Farnam:

42.4%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.6
State:

28.5

Average hours sleeping at night:
Farnam:

5.4
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

44.4%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

58.3%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

91.7%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Farnam, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,246
Streets and Highways 2$3,629$21,7740$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$592
Totals for Government 2$3,629$21,7744$2,838

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $56,000 ($331.36)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($301.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($112.43)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($47.34)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($35.50)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($35.50)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($23.67)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $15,000 ($88.76)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($71.01)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($11.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $71,000 ($420.12)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $27,000 ($159.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($165.68)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($295.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $32,000 ($189.35)
    Highways: $24,000 ($142.01)
    General Support: $2,000 ($11.83)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($136.09)
    NEC: $15,000 ($88.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $32,000 ($189.35)

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,110 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
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 Buffalo County, NE  0.49% ($24,773 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, NE  0.41% ($27,081)
from Hall County, NE  0.39% ($57,114)


7.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
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 Buffalo County, NE  1.02% ($38,957 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.59% ($25,556)
to Hall County, NE  0.52% ($25,511)

Strongest AM radio stations in Farnam:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KAMI (1580 AM; 1 kW; COZAD, NE; Owner: VECTO RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farnam:

  • KAMI-FM (104.5 FM; COZAD, NE; Owner: VECTO RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN-FM (93.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KICX-FM (96.1 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Farnam:

  • K30FV (Channel 30; CAMBRIDGE, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • K28GC (Channel 28; GOTHENBURG, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 750Total average daily traffic
  • 105Total average daily truck traffic
  • 926Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • LORI DAWSON, 75107 Drive 408 (Lat: 40.716056 Lon: -100.214333), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, STE 100
  • Cammie Blake, 75107 Drive 408 (Lat: 40.716056 Lon: -100.214333), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, STE 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Co Op Elevator (Lat: 40.707778 Lon: -100.216528), Call Sign: KIK729
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.9000 MHz, 39.9800 MHzGrant Date: 01/02/2013, Expiration Date: 09/11/2022Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 3 Mi W 1 Mi N (Lat: 40.716667 Lon: -100.209028), Call Sign: KJR779, Licensee ID: L00577579
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHzGrant Date: 10/18/2002, Expiration Date: 01/06/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2013Registrant: Lester Gaibler, Hc 70 Box 77, Farnam, NE 69029
  • 4.5 Mi E (Lat: 40.707778 Lon: -100.126528), Call Sign: WZU751, Licensee ID: L00115116
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHzGrant Date: 02/09/1999, Expiration Date: 02/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/11/2004Registrant: Lloyd H Walker, 75066 Rd 413, Farnam, NE 69029
  • Substation Jct Hwy 47 & 23 (Lat: 40.701389 Lon: -100.178194), Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPDI265
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHzGrant Date: 09/28/2013, Expiration Date: 10/05/2023Registrant: Platte Valley Communications Of Kearney, Inc, 2215 Ave I, Kearney, NE 68848, Phone: (308) 237-9512, Fax: (308) 236-5728, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FARNAM, 75107 Drive 408 (Lat: 40.716056 Lon: -100.214333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQMK741
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6286.19 MHzGrant Date: 09/07/2010, Expiration Date: 09/07/2020, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

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

FARNAM, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 215, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-16-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2007)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-02-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2013)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Farnam

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Farnam, NE
Most common first names in Farnam, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George673.5 years
Charles576.6 years
Fred579.0 years
John473.5 years
William486.4 years
Frank371.6 years
Lena382.3 years
Lois377.0 years
Russell372.3 years
Richard381.3 years
Most common last names in Farnam, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lehman483.0 years
Widick490.3 years
Edson478.0 years
Williams489.8 years
Wilcox474.2 years
Heath486.5 years
Craig383.7 years
Hess379.0 years
Hopkins386.0 years
Thompson384.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)

Farnam 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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