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Ancestries: German (38.6%), Irish (12.0%), Czech (9.4%), English (5.3%), United States (3.2%), Swedish (2.6%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated in 1874
Elevation: 1560 feet
Land area: 0.80 square miles.
Population density: 1,284 people per square mile (low).
Home Value Estimate
For population 25 years and over in Friend:
High school or higher: 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Friend city:
Never married: 21.0%
Now married: 61.9%
9 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Friend, Nebraska as of August 01, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Friend to the number of sex offenders is 1,040 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,720 (2.0%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,388 (2.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (33.8 miles , pop. 225,581).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (506.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Friend-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 116% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/25/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Friend city center killed one personand injured 8 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/13/2001, a category F4 tornado 17.4 miles away from the city center injured 2 peopleand caused $1 million in damages.
Friend-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 68% 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 168.3 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 269.1 miles away from Friend center On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.2 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) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 731.4 miles away from Friend 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 445.3 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)
The number of natural disasters in Saline County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Anna Louise Strong - Socialist, Russ Karpisek - Politician, Thad Weber - Baseball player.
Hospitals and medical centers in Friend:
WARREN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 905 SECOND ST)
WARREN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTC (905 SECOND STREET)
Other hospitals and medical centers near Friend:
CRESTVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MILFORD, NE)
Notable locations in Friend: Farmers Union Cooperative Company Elevator (A), Friend (B), Gilbert Public Library (C), Friend Volunteer Fire Department (D), Friend Police Dapartment (E). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Friend include: Friend Berean Church (A), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), United Church of Christ (D), Friend Christian Assembly (E). Display/hide their locations on the map
Saline 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 Friend and their reported violations in the past:
FRIEND, CITY OF (Population served: 1,027, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2010)
MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2008)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.5%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
Gay men: 0.2% of all households
36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
52 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000
Friend compared to Nebraska state average:
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage 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 below state average.
House age above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Banks with branches in Friend (2011 data):
Citizens State Bank: First National Bank Of Friend Branch at 150 Maple Street, branch established on 1879/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/30: Bank assets: $291.3 mil, Deposits: $257.1 mil, headquarters in Wisner, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Corporation
First Bank of Utica: Bank Of Friend Branch at 104 S Cherry St, branch established on 2011/01/18. Info updated 2009/06/26: Bank assets: $44.5 mil, Deposits: $37.3 mil, headquarters in Utica, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First National Utica Company
Religion statistics for Friend city (based on Saline County data)
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
4.34 / 10,000 pop.
2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
2.17 / 10,000 pop.
0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
4.34 / 10,000 pop.
4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
5.79 / 10,000 pop.
7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
FRIEND, 200 Nw Of North Maple And A Street (Lat: 40.655972 Lon: -97.286750), Type: Silo, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 48.5 m, Call Sign: WPGN712 Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz Grant Date: 03/16/2010, Expiration Date: 02/14/2020 Registrant: Ats Mobile Telephone, Inc., 2902 Harney Street, Omaha, NE 68131, Phone: (402) 681-4439, Fax: (402) 444-3092, Email:
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:
City Hall 235 Maple St (Lat: 40.645833 Lon: -97.284778), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 16.2 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: KNDL923 Assigned Frequencies: 39.9000 MHz Grant Date: 11/19/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022 Registrant: City Of Friend, 1839 State Highway 41, Wilber, NE 68465-2581, Phone: (402) 826-7200, Fax: (402) 821-3327, Email:
103 Sycamore St (Lat: 40.652222 Lon: -97.275889), Call Sign: KJM775, Licensee ID: L00086406 Assigned Frequencies: 157.560 MHz Grant Date: 12/08/2000, Expiration Date: 01/31/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/21/2010 Registrant: Miller, Howard D:miller, Randy:stutzman, Jeff Dba Miller Agra Sales, 103 Sycamore St, Friend, NE 68359, Phone: (402) 947-9881
2 Mi E 2 Mi S (Lat: 40.623889 Lon: -97.235889), Call Sign: KNFC260, Licensee ID: L00073018 Assigned Frequencies: 153.365 MHz Grant Date: 03/19/2002, Expiration Date: 03/09/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2012 Registrant: Drake Farms Inc, Rr 1 Box 94, Friend, NE 68359, Phone: (402) 947-8581
235 Maple (Lat: 40.653611 Lon: -97.279222), Call Sign: KNFH248, Licensee ID: L00071215 Assigned Frequencies: 158.235 MHz Grant Date: 04/21/2012, Expiration Date: 04/23/2022 Registrant: City Of Friend Ne
Lat: 40.654806 Lon: -97.285694, Call Sign: WQDY397 Assigned Frequencies: 452.850 MHz Grant Date: 11/29/2005, Expiration Date: 11/29/2015, Certifier: Robert Milton Registrant: Lao 20529402, 102 E. Middle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
Friend, Lat: 40.641111 Lon: -97.266806, Call Sign: WQAS959, Licensee ID: L00071215 Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz Grant Date: 08/02/2004, Expiration Date: 08/02/2014, Certifier: Patrick Gater Registrant: City Of Friend
Friend SE, Lat: 40.655528 Lon: -97.288444, Type: Mast, Structure height: 30.4 m, Overall height: 32.6 m, Call Sign: WQLZ773 Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz Grant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Brad D Pahl Registrant: Diode Communications, 300 Commercial St, Diller, NE 68342, Phone: (402) 793-5125, Fax: (402) 739-5139, Email:
Linda Sealey, Lat: 40.673056 Lon: -97.217222, Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 4.1 m, Call Sign: WQLZ773 Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz Grant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Brad D Pahl Registrant: Diode Communications, 300 Commercial St, Diller, NE 68342, Phone: (402) 793-5125, Fax: (402) 739-5139, Email:
FRIEND, 212 Page Street (Lat: 40.653278 Lon: -97.270889), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQQP806 Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz Grant Date: 02/11/2013, Expiration Date: 02/11/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email: