Melbeta, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 110 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.3%
 
Males: 65  (59.9%)
Females: 45  (40.1%)
Median resident age:

25.3 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip code: 69355

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,010 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Melbeta:

$54,010
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,038 (it was $15,268 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $72,539 (it was $50,800 in 2000)
Melbeta:

$72,539
NE:

$155,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $65,453; detached houses: $71,518; mobile homes: $48,925

Median gross rent in 2017: $880.

March 2019 cost of living index in Melbeta: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.0%
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  • Races in Melbeta, NE (2010)
    • 10694.6%White alone
    • 54.5%Hispanic
    • 10.9%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (46.2%), American (10.0%), Irish (7.5%), Italian (3.7%), English (2.5%), European (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1914

Elevation: 3830 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,158 people per square mile   (low).

Melbeta, Nebraska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Melbeta village:

1.3% ($675)
Nebraska:

1.7% ($1,478)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (79.8 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (152.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (722.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Minatare, NE (1.5 miles ),
McGrew, NE (2.4 miles),
Gering, NE (2.9 miles ),
Terrytown, NE (3.0 miles ),
Scottsbluff, NE (3.1 miles ),
Bayard, NE (3.2 miles ),
Mitchell, NE (4.3 miles ),
Harrisburg, NE (4.4 miles)

Latitude: 41.78 N, Longitude: 103.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 308

Distribution of median household income in Melbeta, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Melbeta, NE in 2017

Melbeta satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+19.0%).
Most common industries in Melbeta, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.8%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.2%)
  • Food (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.6%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (14.3%)
  • Food (11.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.8%)
  • Electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers (4.8%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.8%)
  • Social assistance (8.8%)
  • Private households (8.8%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Melbeta, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9.5%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (7.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Electricians (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (14.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Child care workers (8.8%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (8.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.8%)
  • Financial managers (5.9%)

Average climate in Melbeta, Nebraska

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Tornado activity:

Melbeta-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the Melbeta village center killed 2 people and injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melbeta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 2% 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 408.1 miles away from Melbeta 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 113.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 544.1 miles away from Melbeta center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 208.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 209.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 415.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scotts Bluff County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melbeta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Melbeta:

  • NORTHFIELD VILLA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GERING, NE)
  • NORTHFIELD VILLA INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GERING, NE)
  • NORTHFIELD RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SCOTTSBLUFF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE)
  • PRAIRIE HAVEN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE)

Airports located in Melbeta:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melbeta:

  • Chadron State College (about 77 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 81 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • University of Wyoming (about 112 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 112 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 114 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)
  • Aims Community College (about 116 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 117 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Melbeta: Melbeta (A), Minatare - Melbeta Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Scotts Bluff County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

65.2%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Melbeta:

Marital status in Melbeta, NE
  • Never married: 47.1%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Melbeta:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Nebraska average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Melbeta, NE (based on Scotts Bluff County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,33744
Catholic6,0366
Mainline Protestant4,24616
Other9165
Orthodox--
None18,435-
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: 7
Scotts Bluff County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Scotts Bluff County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Scotts Bluff County:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Here:

10.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Scotts Bluff County:

16.6%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Melbeta:

50.7%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Melbeta:

46.1%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Melbeta:

28.2
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.9%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Melbeta:

7.0
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.6%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Melbeta:

54.8%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Melbeta:

74.9%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Melbeta, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$700
Totals for Government 0$0 1$700

Melbeta government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($127.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($100.00)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($72.73)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($72.73)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($54.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($18.18)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($9.09)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($9.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,000 ($218.18)

Melbeta government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($109.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($81.82)
    Other: $1,000 ($9.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($18.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $33,000 ($300.00)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($27.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($127.27)
    Other: $1,000 ($9.09)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($9.09)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($81.82)

Melbeta government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($181.82)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($181.82)

Melbeta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $144,000 ($1309.09)

5.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Morrill County, NE  0.39% ($55,094 average AGI)
from Goshen County, WY  0.34% ($27,596)
from Box Butte County, NE  0.24% ($43,182)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Morrill County, NE  0.41% ($30,857 average AGI)
to Laramie County, WY  0.29% ($37,725)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.25% ($69,086)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melbeta:

  • KNEB (960 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: PANHANDLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOLT (1320 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KOAQ (690 AM; 1 kW; TERRYTOWN, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melbeta:

  • KNEB-FM (94.1 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: PANHANDLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZY-FM (103.9 FM; GERING, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCMI (96.9 FM; TERRYTOWN, NE; Owner: CHRISTIAN MEDIA INCORPORATED)
  • KOLT-FM (101.3 FM; BRIDGEPORT, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMOR (92.9 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTNE-FM (91.1 FM; ALLIANCE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KAAQ (105.9 FM; ALLIANCE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLJV (88.3 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KREO (105.3 FM; PINE BLUFFS, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K208CK (89.5 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KPNY (102.1 FM; ALLIANCE, NE; Owner: HALSTEAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K212EJ (90.3 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Melbeta:

  • K23EU (Channel 31; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BROADAHL)
  • K33EM (Channel 33; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K65GE (Channel 65; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KTNE-TV (Channel 13; ALLIANCE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KDUH-TV (Channel 4; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KSTF (Channel 10; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CHEYENNE, LLC)
  • K02NT (Channel 2; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)

Melbeta fatal accident list:

Mar 1, 2015 08:42 AM, Sr-92, Cr-29, Lat: 41.784300, Lon: -103.519119, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.8mTotal length
  • 6,545Total average daily traffic
  • 742Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,148Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • BRAD G ZIELIE, 2.7 Mi Nw (Lat: 41.800278 Lon: -103.562778), Type: 71.6, Overall height: 71.6 m, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Uplicensing@up.Com, , Omaha, Phone: (402) 544-1777
  • 2.7 Mi Nw (Lat: 41.800278 Lon: -103.562778), Type: 71.6, Overall height: 71.6 m, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Co., Omaha, Phone: (402) 341-6507

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mp141.1 Melbeta Mw Site 2.7 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 41.800278 Lon: -103.562222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPXI656,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.762 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2013, Expiration Date: 04/14/2023, Certifier: Larry J Kopiasz, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-6090, Fax: (402) 233-2025, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, 2.7 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 41.800222 Lon: -103.562694), Overall height: 71.6 m, Call Sign: WNTI910,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.218 MHz, 928.218 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2011, Expiration Date: 03/12/2021, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:
  • MELBETA, 2.7 Mi Nw (Lat: 41.800278 Lon: -103.562778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 71.6 m, Call Sign: WEG311,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz, 6855.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2019, Expiration Date: 02/24/2029, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St, Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0KAV, Licensee ID: L00233558, Grant Date: 04/11/2014, Expiration Date: 07/08/2024, Certifier: Walter H Johns, Registrant: Walter H Johns, Melbeta, NE 69355

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Melbeta, NE
  • 64.7%Electricity
  • 29.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Melbeta, NE
  • 66.7%Electricity
  • 33.3%Utility gas


Melbeta compared to Nebraska state average:

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