Hardy, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 157 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.3%
 
Males: 70  (44.6%)
Females: 87  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68943

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,138 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Hardy:

$43,138
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,400 (it was $13,539 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $20,527 (it was $18,200 in 2000)
Hardy:

$20,527
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $54,045; Detached houses: $26,889; Mobile homes: $335,191

Median gross rent in 2013: $421.

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    • 15899.4%White alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hardy: 73.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.0%), Norwegian (10.1%), Swedish (8.7%), Irish (5.5%), Danish (4.6%), English (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1880

Elevation: 1552 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 258 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Hardy:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hardy village:

  • Never married: 6.5%
  • Now married: 82.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 7.2%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Hardy, Nebraska as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hardy to the number of sex offenders is 79 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $704 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $271 (2.1%)

Hardy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (86.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (502.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Superior, NE (2.7 miles ), Webber, KS (2.8 miles) , Republic, KS (2.8 miles) , Byron, NE (2.9 miles) , Ruskin, NE (3.1 miles) , Nora, NE (3.3 miles) , Deshler, NE (3.7 miles ), Nelson, NE (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 97.93 W

Area code: 402

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

3.1%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -26 (-12.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (70%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (38%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Average climate in Hardy, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hardy-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Hardy village center .

On 9/18/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.5 miles away from the village center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hardy-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 65% 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 197.3 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 722.5 miles away from Hardy 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 430.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 285.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Hardy center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 300.6 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 Nuckolls County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hardy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hardy:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - SUPERIOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SUPERIOR, NE)
  • NELSON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; NELSON, NE)

Airports located in Hardy:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hardy:

  • Central Community College (about 66 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 79 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 86 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 89 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 89 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Kansas State University (about 92 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 110 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)

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

Churches in Hardy include: Union Church of Hardy (A), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Nuckolls 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 Hardy and their reported violations in the past:

HARDY, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 176, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In JAN-01-2009. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2009)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In OCT-01-2008. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2009)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In MAY-22-2008. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2009)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In FEB-27-2008. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2009)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In DEC-31-2007. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2009)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In DEC-25-2007. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-19-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2009)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.3%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.8%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  11.6%
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

Hardy 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hardy village (based on Nuckolls County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,3958
Evangelical Protestant8088
Catholic7394
Other3-
None1,555-
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: 3
Nuckolls County:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Nuckolls County:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Nuckolls County:

27.7%
Nebraska:

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

8.7%
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 9$907
Water Supply 0$0 1$524
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,431

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $32,000 ($203.82)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($146.50)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($108.28)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($82.80)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($19.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($6.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $41,000 ($261.15)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $16,000 ($101.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($6.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($70.06)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($31.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($95.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($165.61)
    General Support: $10,000 ($63.69)
    All Other: $3,000 ($19.11)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $11,000 ($70.06)
    Property: $7,000 ($44.59)
    NEC: $6,000 ($38.22)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $241,000 ($1535.03)

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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


6.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
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 Lancaster County, NE  1.10% ($55,850 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hardy:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRFS (1600 AM; 1 kW; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: CK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hardy:

  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRFS-FM (103.9 FM; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: CK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K202CJ (88.3 FM; DESHLER, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • K294AI (106.7 FM; SCANDIA, KS; Owner: COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Hardy:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • ROBERT L ROBESKI, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m
    Registrant: 7324049360, , WOODBRIDGE PLACE 517 RT. 1 SOUTH
  • ROBERT L ROBESKI, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m
    Registrant: 4403388121, Amps@modex.Com, 9730 KINSMAN ROAD
  • MARY A HAUG, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m
    Registrant: 4403388121, Amps@modex.Com, 9730 KINSMAN ROAD
  • Edward G Roach, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • James R Pracker, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • 6.4 Km S And 4.8 Km W Of Ruskin (Lat: 40.087500 Lon: -97.920278), Type: 331.0, Overall height: 304.1 m
    Registrant: 3087432494, Ntv@navix.Net
  • 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m
    Registrant: 4403388121, Amps@modex.Com, 9730 KINSMAN RD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Grain Elevator At Railroad & Central Sts (Lat: 40.007500 Lon: -97.927000), Call Sign: KMF553, Licensee ID: L00063086
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/30/1997, Expiration Date: 09/29/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2003
    Registrant: Farmers Union Coop Elevator, Box 98, Hardy, NE 68943, Phone: (800) 365-5164

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0KDJ, Licensee ID: L00542257
    Grant Date: 06/12/2012, Expiration Date: 08/09/2022
    Registrant: Brian J Little Mr, 110 Brooks St., Hardy, NE 68934

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 13834 , Serial Number: 17263018, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 03/04/1974
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Fred Meyers, 4248 Highway 8, Hardy, NE 68943, Other Owners: Nancy Meyers
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5493R , Serial Number: 172RG0064, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 10/17/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): Freedom Flight Center Inc, 4248 Hwy 8, Hardy, NE 68943

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