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Population in 2012: 157 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.3%
 

Males: 77  (49.5%)
Females: 80  (50.5%)

Median resident age:  43.1 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68943

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,729 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Hardy:

$33,729
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,899

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $17,721 (it was $18,200 in 2000)
Hardy:

$17,721
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $18,087; Detached houses: $18,097; Mobile homes: $17,952

Median gross rent in 2012: $413.

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  • White alone - 158 (99.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hardy: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (48.3%), Norwegian (11.9%), English (5.5%), Irish (4.0%), United States (3.5%), Danish (3.0%).

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: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hardy village:

  • Never married: 8.1%
  • Now married: 75.7%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 6.8%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Hardy, Nebraska as of November 28, 2014.
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 2012: $533 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (2.0%)

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 July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -26 (-12.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (70%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Bus drivers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Financial managers (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Hardy-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 225% 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 significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from Hardy center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Hardy, 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: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 78 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 86 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 88 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Kansas State University (about 92 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 110 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • Bellevue University (about 132 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)

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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, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2002)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-1998), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-15-2005 and DEC-12-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-11-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Notification, Public - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2002)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-12-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAY-02-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2000)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.4%
(32.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hardy, NE

Hardy compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Hardy travel time to work - commute


Hardy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.56%
Here77.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents24.8%20.0%13.4%9.5%9.3%
Congregations19.0%19.0%9.5%9.5%4.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents7.4%5.7%4.3%2.3%3.3%
Congregations9.5%4.8%4.8%4.8%14.3%
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
Nuckolls County:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

8.86 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Nuckolls County:

27.7%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nuckolls County:

8.7%
State:

12.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 7$412
Water Supply 0$0 1$238
Totals for Government 0$0 8$650

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)

5.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Adams County, NE  0.61% ($22,545 average AGI)
from Clay County, NE  0.56% ($29,900)


7.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Adams County, NE  1.26% ($19,348 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.55% ($20,400)

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:

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  • 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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