Kilgore, Nebraska

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Population in 2012: 77 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.2%
Males: 37  (48.5%)
Females: 40  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 69216

Estimated median household income in 2012: $71,572 (it was $29,750 in 2000)
Kilgore:

$71,572
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,131 (it was $13,767 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,821 (it was $27,800 in 2000)
Kilgore:

$65,821
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $41,430; Detached houses: $43,422; Mobile homes: $27,988
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  • White alone - 56 (72.7%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (9.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (7.8%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (7.8%)
  • Black alone - 2 (2.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kilgore: 73.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.0%), Dutch (17.4%), Czech (4.3%), Danish (4.3%), Welsh (4.3%), Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 06/17/1913

Elevation: 2919 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 172 people per square mile   (very low).

Kilgore, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Kilgore:

  • High school or higher: 99.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kilgore village:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

3 residents are foreign born (4.5% Europe).

This village:  4.5%
Nebraska:  6.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Kilgore, Nebraska as of February 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kilgore to the number of sex offenders is 77 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $740 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (2.8%)

Kilgore satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (138.5 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (265.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (681.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nenzel, NE (2.7 miles) , Crookston, NE (3.2 miles) , Spring Creek, SD (3.6 miles) , St. Francis, SD (3.8 miles ), Cody, NE (3.8 miles) , Two Strike, SD (4.4 miles) , Valentine, NE (4.6 miles ), Rosebud, SD (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.94 N, Longitude: 100.96 W

Area code: 402

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

2.4%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+25.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Educational services (71%)
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Kilgore, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kilgore-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Kilgore village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/19/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kilgore-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 43% 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 497.2 miles away from the city 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 237.5 miles away from Kilgore center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.6 miles away from Kilgore center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 264.4 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 Cherry County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kilgore topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kilgore:

  • Chadron State College (about 105 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 138 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 182 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 182 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Northeast Community College (about 192 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Central Community College (about 195 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of South Dakota (about 205 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

Public elementary/middle school in Kilgore:

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Notable location: Kilgore Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cherry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kilgore and their reported violations in the past:

KILGORE, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.7%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  60.6%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kilgore compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kilgore village (based on Cherry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.07%
Here: 56.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran Church
Adherents27.6%18.0%12.4%10.1%9.3%
Congregations13.0%17.4%4.3%4.3%17.4%
NameAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.6%3.6%3.6%8.2%
Congregations4.3%4.3%4.3%4.3%26.1%
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
Cherry County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Cherry County:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherry County:

29.1%
Nebraska:

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

10.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$271
Totals for Government 0$0 1$271

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($168.83)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($103.90)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($51.95)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($38.96)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($12.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($25.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($116.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($38.96)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $9,000 ($116.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($12.99)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($129.87)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($38.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($103.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($168.83)
    All Other: $12,000 ($155.84)
    General Support: $4,000 ($51.95)
  • Tax - NEC: $5,000 ($64.94)
    Property: $5,000 ($64.94)

Kilgore government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($636.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($623.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($12.99)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $125,000 ($1623.38)

5.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
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 Todd County, SD  0.56% ($32,667 average AGI)


7.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
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 Lancaster County, NE  0.55% ($32,583 average AGI)
to Todd County, SD  0.55% ($32,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kilgore:

  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kilgore:

  • KINI (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, NE; Owner: THE ROSEBUD EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY)
  • KRNE-FM (91.5 FM; MERRIMAN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K258AI (99.5 FM; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: DUANE WITTE)

TV broadcast stations around Kilgore:

  • K09IW (Channel 9; KILGORE, NE; Owner: KILGORE TELEVISION COMMITTEE)
  • KRNE-TV (Channel 12; MERRIMAN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K82BP (Channel 82; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: BEAVER-VALENTINE TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Kilgore School House Bldg (Lat: 42.946944 Lon: -100.963750), Call Sign: KNJG654
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/2004, Expiration Date: 05/22/2014
    Registrant: Platte Valley Communications Of Kearney, 2215 Ave I, Kearney, NE 68848, Phone: (308) 237-9512, Fax: (308) 236-5728, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1751C , Serial Number: 30451, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Urban P Vanderwey, , Kilgore, NE 69216
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4088D , Serial Number: 34788, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 12/27/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Jack R Bond, 37587 E Anderson Bridge Rd, Kilgore, NE 69216
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150K (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5697G , Serial Number: 15071197, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1969
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lester P Olsen, Hc 93 Box 1, Kilgore, NE 69216, Other Owners: Alva G Olsen

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