Fordyce, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 138 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.2%
Males: 67  (49.0%)
Females: 71  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  51.1 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68736

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,033 (it was $34,688 in 2000)
Fordyce:

$48,033
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,634 (it was $14,608 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,132 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Fordyce:

$77,132
NE:

$132,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $455.

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    • 12892.1%White alone
    • 96.5%Hispanic
    • 21.4%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fordyce: 75.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (60.6%), Czech (4.8%), United States (3.6%), Norwegian (3.0%), French (1.8%), Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/7/1913

Elevation: 1365 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 889 people per square mile   (low).

Fordyce, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Fordyce:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fordyce village:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 73.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 1.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,006 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $711 (0.9%)

Fordyce satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (51.2 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (121.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (498.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bow Valley, NE (2.4 miles) , Crofton, NE (2.7 miles ), Hartington, NE (2.7 miles ), St. Helena, NE (3.1 miles) , Wynot, NE (3.2 miles) , Aten, NE (3.3 miles) , Yankton, SD (3.6 miles ), Coleridge, NE (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 42.70 N, Longitude: 97.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 402

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

2.5%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-4.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Information (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (33%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)

Average climate in Fordyce, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fordyce, Nebraska average temperatures Fordyce, Nebraska average precipitation Fordyce, Nebraska humidity Fordyce, Nebraska wind speed Fordyce, Nebraska snowfall Fordyce, Nebraska sunshine Fordyce, Nebraska clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Fordyce-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Fordyce village center killed one person and caused $4 million in damages.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 tornado 16.7 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 53 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fordyce-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 78.0 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 146.8 miles away from Fordyce center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 677.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 15.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 215.7 miles away from Fordyce center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cedar County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fordyce topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fordyce:

  • AVERA SACRED HEART - YANKTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; YANKTON, SD)
  • AVERA SACRED HEART HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; YANKTON, SD)
  • YMC HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; YANKTON, SD)
  • AVERA SR JAMES CARE CENTER/AVERA YANKTON CARE CENT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; YANKTON, SD)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK SPECIALTY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; YANKTON, SD)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA HUMAN SERVICES CENTER - GERIATRIC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; YANKTON, SD)
  • PARK VIEW HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COLERIDGE, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fordyce:

  • University of South Dakota (about 24 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 37 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northeast Community College (about 45 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 54 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 68 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Buena Vista University (about 110 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • South Dakota State University (about 116 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

Private elementary/middle school in Fordyce:

  • WEST CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 303 OMAHA ST; Grades: 1 - 6)

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Notable locations in Fordyce: Fordyce Farmers Non-Stock Cooperative Elevator (A), Fordyce Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fordyce: Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Fordyce Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Fordyce: Fordyce Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cedar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 37.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 7.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

9.14

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

FORDYCE, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 135, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-25-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-25-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-25-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-01-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-25-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2013)
  • 12 other older health violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.3%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  68.3%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Fordyce compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Fordyce (2011 data):

  • Cedar Security Bank: at 117 Main Street, branch established on 1984/09/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $40.4 mil, Deposits: $33.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cedar Financial Holding, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fordyce village (based on Cedar County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,7759
Mainline Protestant2,38510
Evangelical Protestant3023
Other6-
None1,384-
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: 5
Cedar County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Cedar County:

8.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

8.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cedar County:

27.8%
Nebraska:

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

20.2%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,956
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,036
Totals for Government 0$0 2$2,992

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $50,000 ($362.32)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($188.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($108.70)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($72.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($57.97)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($57.97)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($14.49)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($14.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $85,000 ($615.94)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $21,000 ($152.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($86.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($21.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($159.42)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($21.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($217.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($130.43)
    General Support: $4,000 ($28.99)
    All Other: $4,000 ($28.99)
  • Tax - NEC: $12,000 ($86.96)
    Property: $8,000 ($57.97)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($101.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($101.45)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $164,000 ($1188.41)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,646 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
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 Madison County, NE  0.41% ($26,000 average AGI)
from Yankton County, SD  0.38% ($33,615)
from Dixon County, NE  0.35% ($78,583)


5.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
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 Yankton County, SD  0.67% ($39,435 average AGI)
to Madison County, NE  0.52% ($27,389)
to Douglas County, NE  0.32% ($57,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fordyce:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING 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.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTCH (1590 AM; 3 kW; WAYNE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fordyce:

  • KKYA (93.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXNE-FM (89.3 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K220FV (91.9 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: PRAISE NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Fordyce:

  • K31DP (Channel 31; YANKTON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K21EN (Channel 21; YANKTON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
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  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 100Total average daily traffic
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fordyce)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2nd St & Cr 558 Ave (Lat: 42.698333 Lon: -97.367000), Type: Upole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: KNNP310
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 03/13/2021, Certifier: Tom Moser
    Registrant: Microcomm Inc, 6980 W 153rd St, Overland, KS 66223, Fax: (913) 681-2753

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 202 W 2nd (Lat: 42.868306 Lon: -97.400889), Call Sign: WHA967
    Assigned Frequencies: 948.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/1981, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021
    Registrant: Riverfront Broadcasting LLC, 3008 Mulligan Dr, Yankton, SD 57078

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0MAY, Licensee ID: L00442507
    Grant Date: 12/13/2011, Expiration Date: 01/02/2022, Certifier: Gary J Sobotka
    Registrant: Gary J Sobotka, 89068 557 Ave., Fordyce, NE 68736

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