Hardy, Nebraska

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Population in 2019: 146 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.4%
 
Males: 70  (48.1%)
Females: 76  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

25.3 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years

Zip code: 68943

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,877 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Hardy:

$36,877
NE:

$63,229

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,574 (it was $13,539 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $20,618 (it was $18,200 in 2000)
Hardy:

$20,618
NE:

$172,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $26,744; detached houses: $26,806

Median gross rent in 2019: $443.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hardy: 71.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 45.7%
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The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hardy is 69 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (51.0%), American (33.8%), English (5.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1880

Elevation: 1552 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 239 people per square mile   (very low).

Hardy, Nebraska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $211 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $212 (1.0%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Hardy, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hardy, NE in 2019

Hardy satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

1.7%
Nebraska:

2.7%
Most common industries in Hardy, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.1%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (9.7%)
  • Truck transportation (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Machinery (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.6%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (11.6%)
  • Truck transportation (11.6%)
  • Machinery (9.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (44.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (13.8%)
  • Social assistance (13.8%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (6.9%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (6.9%)
  • Food (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
Most common occupations in Hardy, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Financial managers (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.0%)
  • Bus drivers (7.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10.3%)
  • Child care workers (10.3%)
  • Financial managers (6.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.9%)

Average climate in Hardy, Nebraska

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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 significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 510% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.8 miles away from Hardy center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 316.1 miles away from Hardy center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 190.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.1 miles away from Hardy center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 137.3 miles away from Hardy center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nuckolls County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Hardy:

Marital status in Hardy, NE
  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Hardy:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Nebraska average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hardy, NE (based on Nuckolls County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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
This county:

8.86 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nuckolls County:

9.7%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.7%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.6%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.6%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hardy:

13.9%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hardy:

6.8
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.7%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Hardy:

53.9%
State:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Hardy:

74.5%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hardy, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 0$0 1$150
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,032
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$740
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,922

Hardy government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $700,000 ($4794.52)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $133,000 ($910.96)
    Financial Administration: $102,000 ($698.63)
    General - Other: $100,000 ($684.93)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($260.27)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($198.63)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($157.53)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($136.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($13.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $57,000 ($390.41)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($164.38)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($130.14)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($34.25)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($27.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $209,000 ($1431.51)

Hardy government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $521,000 ($3568.49)
    Sewerage: $63,000 ($431.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $127,000 ($869.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($13.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $122,000 ($835.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($301.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($184.93)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($102.74)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($102.74)

Hardy government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,000 ($260.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,000 ($260.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,000 ($260.27)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,000 ($260.27)

Hardy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000 ($6.85)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.4mTotal length
  • 2,580Total average daily traffic
  • 293Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,509Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • ROBERT L ROBESKI, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m, Registrant: Aat Communications Corporations, Iseli-n, Phone: (732) 404-9360
  • ROBERT L ROBESKI, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m, Registrant: Cli Towers Inc., Amps@modex.Com, , Novel-ty, Phone: (440) 338-8121
  • MARY A HAUG, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m, Registrant: Cli Towers Inc., Amps@modex.Com, , Novel-ty, Phone: (440) 338-8121
  • Edward G Roach, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m, Registrant: Aat Communications Corporation, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • James R Pracker, 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m, Registrant: Aat Communications Corporation, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • 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: Pappas Telecasting Of Central Nebraska, Ntv@navix.Net, , 220 Kearn-ey, Phone: (308) 743-2494
  • 4 Mi E (Lat: 40.002778 Lon: -97.863611), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 97 m, Registrant: Communication Leasing Inc, Amps@modex.Com, , Novel-ty, Phone: (440) 338-8121

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 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
  • MOBILES, Lat: 40.009361 Lon: -97.928194, Call Sign: WRHX634,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.037 MHz, Grant Date: 07/08/2020, Expiration Date: 07/08/2030, Certifier: Brett Christensen, Registrant: Pierce Electronics, 1970 V Road, Mankato, KS 66956, Phone: (785) 378-3158, Email:

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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/06/1984
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/13/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Freedom Flight Center Inc, 4248 Hwy 8, Hardy, NE 68943

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hardy, NE
  • 81.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 4.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hardy, NE
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Electricity


Hardy compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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