Heartwell, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 35  (50.2%)
Females: 36  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68945

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,296 (it was $35,417 in 2000)
Heartwell:

$54,296
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,896 (it was $16,387 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,442 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Heartwell:

$35,442
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $18,037; Detached houses: $17,671; Mobile homes: $22,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $715.

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  • White alone - 57 (80.3%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (18.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Heartwell: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.0%), English (7.9%), Norwegian (3.3%), Dutch (1.7%), Czech (1.3%), Swedish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 2095 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 938 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Heartwell:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Heartwell village:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 66.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.8%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

54 residents are foreign born

This village:  25.5%
Nebraska:  6.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Heartwell, Nebraska as of February 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Heartwell to the number of sex offenders is 35 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $850 (2.4%)

Heartwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (112.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (548.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Norman, NE (2.5 miles) , Kenesaw, NE (2.8 miles ), Minden, NE (3.1 miles ), Holstein, NE (3.2 miles ), Gibbon, NE (3.6 miles ), Prosser, NE (3.7 miles) , Roseland, NE (3.7 miles ), Shelton, NE (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 98.79 W

Area code: 308

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

2.9%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+15.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (66%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)

Average climate in Heartwell, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Heartwell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Heartwell village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.0 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:

Heartwell-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 663.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 152.1 miles away from Heartwell center
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 373.1 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 254.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from Heartwell center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 299.7 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 Kearney County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Heartwell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Heartwell:

  • KEARNEY COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MINDEN, NE)
  • GIBBON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GIBBON, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Heartwell:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 19 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 32 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 111 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 114 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 115 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 122 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Northeast Community College (about 126 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)

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Notable location: Cargill Incorporated Elevator (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Heartwell: Holy Family Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kearney County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.4%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.0%
Whole state:  64.8%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Heartwell compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (27%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Heartwell village (based on Kearney County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.39%
Here: 67.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents28.3%19.3%16.3%13.3%22.8%
Congregations23.5%17.6%11.8%11.8%35.3%
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
Kearney County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Kearney County:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Kearney County:

28.1%
Nebraska:

28.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$75
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$75
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$45
Totals for Government 0$0 3$195

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($84.51)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($70.42)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($56.34)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($126.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($112.68)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $5,000 ($70.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($84.51)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($28.17)
    All Other: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($56.34)
    NEC: $3,000 ($42.25)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($704.23)

8.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
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 Buffalo County, NE  2.96% ($34,507 average AGI)
from Adams County, NE  0.53% ($29,308)


8.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,830 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
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 Buffalo County, NE  3.12% ($31,260 average AGI)
to Phelps County, NE  0.73% ($29,722)
to Franklin County, NE  0.49% ($37,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Heartwell:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KGFW (1340 AM; 1 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KHAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Heartwell:

  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KLNE-FM (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K209CF (89.7 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KROA (95.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFKX (90.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: HASTINGS COLLEGE)
  • K260AF (99.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Heartwell:

  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KLNE-TV (Channel 3; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K41FU (Channel 41; COLUMBUS & FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Heartwell fatal accident list:

Jun 6, 1980 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi N Of Hwy 6 .25 Mi E (Lat: 40.611139 Lon: -98.797583), Call Sign: KEB969, Licensee ID: L00074181
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/05/2001, Expiration Date: 12/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/25/2012
    Registrant: Michael Ryan, 1870 40 Rd, Heartwell, NE 68945, Phone: (308) 563-2604

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • KGIN Transmitter, 10 Mi E Of Minden Ne (Lat: 40.587222 Lon: -98.803056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 292.8 m, Overall height: 326.5 m, Call Sign: WPVM519, Licensee ID: L00036388
    Assigned Frequencies: 6875.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/16/2002, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014, Certifier: Robert A Beizer Esq
    Registrant: Gray Television Licensee, LLC
  • Heartwell, NE, 3 Mi E (Lat: 40.554167 Lon: -98.736389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 109.8 m, Overall height: 110.6 m, Call Sign: WQER865
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.668 MHz, 952.668 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2006, Expiration Date: 03/30/2016, Certifier: Gary S Wester
    Registrant: Kinder Morgan, Inc., 370 Van Gordon St, Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: (303) 763-3229, Email:
  • HEARTWELL, 145 43 Road (Lat: 40.539333 Lon: -98.743972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 125 m, Call Sign: WQPB952
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2012, Expiration Date: 04/02/2022, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Heartwell, Heartwell (Lat: 40.587222 Lon: -98.802778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 125 m, Call Sign: KB97001
    Grant Date: 02/22/1989, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-7438, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Hc69 Box 186, 1 1/4 Mi Nnw Of (Lat: 40.588917 Lon: -98.803111), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 82.9 m, Overall height: 325.9 m, Call Sign: KLF603
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: Frank A Schueneman
    Registrant: Windstream Communications, Inc., 1101 17th Street, Nw, Suite 802, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 223-7664, Fax: (202) 223-7669, Email:
  • Hc69 Box 186 11/4 Miles Nnw Of Heartwell (Lat: 40.588889 Lon: -98.803056), Structure height: 82.9 m, Call Sign: KQZ736
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: Frank A Schueneman
    Registrant: Windstream Communications, Inc., 1101 17th Street, Nw, Suite 802, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 223-7664, Fax: (202) 223-7669, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K0ICI, Licensee ID: L01203281
    Grant Date: 10/17/2006, Expiration Date: 11/12/2016, Certifier: Ervin A Siemoneit
    Registrant: Ervin A Siemoneit, 1719 40 Road, Heartwell, NE 68945-2048
  • Call Sign: N0UAX, Licensee ID: L00191079
    Grant Date: 12/23/2003, Expiration Date: 12/23/2013
    Registrant: James M Kuehn, Heartwell, NE 68945
  • Call Sign: N0WWO, Licensee ID: L00181330
    Grant Date: 01/13/2004, Expiration Date: 01/13/2014
    Registrant: James O Kuehn, 2036 Q Road, Heartwell, NE 68945

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 11087 , Serial Number: 71, Year manufactured: 1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James O Kuehn, 2036 Q Rd, Heartwell, NE 68945, Other Owners: James M Kuehn
  • Aircraft: RYAN NAVION A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5142K , Serial Number: NAV-4-2042, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James M Kuehn, Po Box 85, Heartwell, NE 68945, Other Owners: James O Kuehn

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
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