Lawrence, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 297 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 142  (48.0%)
Females: 155  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  52.6 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 68957.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,796 (it was $25,089 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$45,796
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,482 (it was $14,634 in 2000)

Lawrence village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $64,288 (it was $26,800 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$64,288
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $63,453; Detached houses: $65,748; Mobile homes: $5,580

Median gross rent in 2016: $501.

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  • Races in Lawrence, NE (2010)

    Lawrence races chart
    • 30199.0%White alone
    • 20.7%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Asian alone

Races in Lawrence detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lawrence: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (68.5%), Czech (8.7%), American (5.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1881 feet

Land area: 0.41 square miles.

Population density: 716 people per square mile   (low).

Lawrence,NE real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Lawrence:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lawrence village:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 66.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 3.6%

31 residents are foreign born (8.9% Latin America).

This village:

9.5%
Nebraska:

6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $783 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $662 (1.2%)

Lawrence satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (90.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (524.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Deweese, NE (2.8 miles) , Blue Hill, NE (3.2 miles ), Nelson, NE (3.4 miles ), Fairfield, NE (3.6 miles ), Cowles, NE (3.6 miles) , Ayr, NE (3.7 miles) , Glenvil, NE (3.8 miles ), Guide Rock, NE (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 40.29 N, Longitude: 98.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 402

Lawrence household income distribution Lawrence home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.9%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-3.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Lawrence: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lawrence, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lawrence-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Lawrence village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lawrence-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 63% 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 697.5 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 174.4 miles away from Lawrence 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 406.3 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 277.6 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 86.3 miles away from Lawrence center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 293.5 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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lawrence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lawrence:

  • NELSON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NELSON, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lawrence:

  • Central Community College (about 42 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 53 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 90 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 93 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 93 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 114 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Kansas State University (about 118 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)

Public elementary/middle school in Lawrence:

Private elementary/middle school in Lawrence:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 15, Location: 250 N PHILLIPS ST, Grades: 1-7)
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Notable location: Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Lawrence: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (A). 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.1%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  61.4%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Lawrence (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants Bank: Lawrence Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1958/07/01. Info updated 2008/02/28: Bank assets: $480.8 mil, Deposits: $339.8 mil, headquarters in Milford, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Country Bank Shares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

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Religion statistics for Lawrence 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.1%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lawrence:

47.7%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lawrence:

13.2%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lawrence:

7.0%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

26.0%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

56.7%
State:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

86.3%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lawrence, NE Residents
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$19,926
Other Government Administration 5$2,280$5,4720$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,873$58,4760$0
Sewerage 1$31,000$372,0000$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 6$53,136
Water Supply 1$31,000$372,0000$0
Totals for Government 8$69,153$103,7307$73,062

Lawrence government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $42,000 ($141.41)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($101.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($94.28)
    Public Welfare - Other: $21,000 ($70.71)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($60.61)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($43.77)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($30.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($20.20)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($20.20)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($10.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($57.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($37.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $82,000 ($276.09)

Lawrence government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($26.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($20.20)
    All Other: $5,000 ($16.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,000 ($107.74)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($6.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($104.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $31,000 ($104.38)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($47.14)
    All Other: $3,000 ($10.10)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $31,000 ($104.38)
    Property: $29,000 ($97.64)
    NEC: $16,000 ($53.87)

Lawrence government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $429,000 ($1444.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $397,000 ($1336.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,000 ($107.74)

Lawrence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,000 ($404.04)

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 Lawrence:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KICS (1550 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRFS (1600 AM; 1 kW; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: CK BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lawrence:

  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRFS-FM (103.9 FM; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: CK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K295AF (106.9 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lawrence:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LAWRENCE, 150 South Smith Street (Lat: 40.289306 Lon: -98.265306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQWL936
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHzGrant Date: 09/30/2015, Expiration Date: 09/30/2025, Certifier: Thomas W BurnettRegistrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1220 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 867-6767, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
  • ROSEMONT, 1 Mi South And .5 Mi West From Junction Of Highways 4 And 78 Near Lawrence, Ne (Lat: 40.277500 Lon: -98.339389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQXI529
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2016, Expiration Date: 03/15/2026, Certifier: David W WebbRegistrant: Nebraska Public Power District, 907 West 25th St, York, NE 68467, Phone: (402) 362-6681

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0VDQ, Licensee ID: L01065578, Grant Date: 09/21/2005, Expiration Date: 09/21/2015, Certifier: James R Chapman, Registrant: James R Chapman, 320 South Calvert, Lawrence, NE 68957

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

LAWRENCE, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 311, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2009)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Lawrence, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1187.3 years
Frank1078.5 years
Joseph881.3 years
John881.5 years
Albert777.7 years
George778.6 years
William778.6 years
Helen688.0 years
Joe682.2 years
Henry578.0 years
Most common last names in Lawrence, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brockman1480.6 years
Kimminau1478.8 years
Mazour1083.0 years
Hubl983.1 years
Krebsbach979.6 years
Svoboda977.9 years
Ostdiek871.3 years
Kathman869.1 years
Buescher876.3 years
Schroer883.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (30%)

Lawrence 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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