Farwell, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 122 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.6%
 
Males: 58  (48.1%)
Females: 64  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68838

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,552 (it was $29,063 in 2000)
Farwell:

$34,552
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,800 (it was $14,304 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,037 (it was $37,300 in 2000)
Farwell:

$43,037
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $44,717; Detached houses: $45,084; Mobile homes: $34,614

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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  • White alone - 117 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Farwell: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (25.8%), German (21.8%), United States (12.9%), Irish (12.1%), Swedish (4.0%), English (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2006 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 687 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Farwell:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Farwell village:

  • Never married: 4.7%
  • Now married: 75.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.8%
Nebraska:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $867 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,295 (3.3%)

Farwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (105.8 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (568.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elba, NE (2.4 miles ), Dannebrog, NE (2.8 miles ), St. Paul, NE (3.0 miles ), Ashton, NE (3.0 miles ), Cotesfield, NE (3.1 miles) , Howard City, NE (3.3 miles ), Rockville, NE (3.5 miles) , Cushing, NE (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 41.21 N, Longitude: 98.63 W

Area code: 308

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

3.0%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-2.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9%)
  • Bus drivers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)

Average climate in Farwell, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Farwell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the Farwell village center .

On 5/5/1964, a category F4 tornado 18.2 miles away from the village center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Farwell-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 651.2 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 108.3 miles away from Farwell 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 366.8 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 211.2 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 20.3 miles away from Farwell center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.8 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).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Farwell:

  • HERITAGE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ST PAUL, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farwell:

  • Central Community College (about 27 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 44 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Northeast Community College (about 86 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 105 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 107 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 109 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Wayne State College (about 110 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

Public elementary/middle school in Farwell:

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Notable locations in Farwell: Farwell Museum (A), Farwell Volunteer Fire and Rescue (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Farwell: Saint Anthony of Padua Church (A). Display/hide its location 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 42.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.14

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

FARWELL, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 148, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2009), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-13-2009 to NOV-13-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2009), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-13-2009 to NOV-13-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.1%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  61.4%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Farwell 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Wood (15%)

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 Farwell village (based on Howard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.74%
Here: 62.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents58.8%13.1%12.7%6.9%8.5%
Congregations31.3%12.5%25.0%6.3%25.0%
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
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$345
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$195
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$13
Sewerage 0$0 1$25
Water Supply 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 0$0 10$828

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($90.16)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($90.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($90.16)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($73.77)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($65.57)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($65.57)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($16.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $29,000 ($237.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($229.51)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $21,000 ($172.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($8.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($188.52)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($16.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($90.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($131.15)
    All Other: $4,000 ($32.79)
    General Support: $1,000 ($8.20)
  • Tax - NEC: $12,000 ($98.36)
    Property: $9,000 ($73.77)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($1188.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($1188.52)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $124,000 ($1016.39)

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 Farwell:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farwell:

  • 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.)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Farwell:

  • 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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • TRACY E MURPHY, Corner Of Hwy 92 & Farwell, Ne - 4 M-W & 5 M-S (Lat: 41.162222 Lon: -98.709444), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 0 m
    Registrant: 3087545433, Howardso@computer-Concepts.Com, 612 INDIAN STREET, SUITE #13
  • TRACY E MURPHY, Corner Of Hwy # 92 & Farwell, Ne 4m-West & 5m-South (Lat: 41.162222 Lon: -98.709778), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 3087545433, Howardso@computer-Concepts.Com, 612 INDIAN STREET, SUITE # 13
  • TRACY E MURPHY, Corner Of Hwy # 92 & Farwell, Ne 4m-West & 5m-South (Lat: 41.162222 Lon: -98.709778), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 3087545433, Howardso@computer-Concepts.Com, 612 INDIAN STREET, SUITE # 13

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 41.161500 Lon: -98.639194, Call Sign: WQOY516
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2012, Expiration Date: 03/05/2022, Certifier: Travis Lemburg
    Registrant: Platte Valley Communications Of Kearney, 2215 Ave I, Kearney, NE 68848, Phone: (308) 237-9512, Fax: (308) 236-5728, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Businesses in Farwell, NE

  • La-Z-Boy: 1
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