Mullen, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 509 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 
Males: 261  (51.4%)
Females: 248  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 69152.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,585 (it was $26,989 in 2000)
Mullen:

$36,585
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,867 (it was $16,532 in 2000)

Mullen village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,300 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Mullen:

$59,300
NE:

$132,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $448.

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  • Races in Mullen, NE (2010)

    Mullen races chart
    • 49597.2%White alone
    • 71.4%Hispanic
    • 40.8%American Indian alone
    • 30.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mullen: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.7%), English (10.5%), Irish (10.1%), Norwegian (6.0%), United States (4.7%), Danish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3215 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,356 people per square mile   (low).

Mullen, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Mullen:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mullen village:

  • Never married: 8.6%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 22.6%
  • Divorced: 3.0%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Mullen, Nebraska as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mullen to the number of sex offenders is 167 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $930 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $621 (1.0%)

Mullen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (178.7 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (242.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (680.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Seneca, NE (3.3 miles) , Thedford, NE (5.0 miles ), Brownlee, NE (5.2 miles) , Tryon, NE (5.8 miles) , Hyannis, NE (6.1 miles ), Halsey, NE (6.4 miles) , Arthur, NE (6.8 miles) , Stapleton, NE (6.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $130,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.04 N, Longitude: 101.05 W

Area code: 308

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

2.9%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -66 (-11.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Mullen, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 6/18/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.2 miles away from the Mullen village center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/18/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mullen-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 40% 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 513.8 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 232.9 miles away from Mullen 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 171.4 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 120.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 288.9 miles away from Mullen 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 81.7 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 Hooker County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mullen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mullen:

  • PIONEER MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (P O BOX 578, 4TH & LINCOLN STREETS)

Airports located in Mullen:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mullen:

  • Chadron State College (about 114 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 138 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 160 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 179 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Northeast Community College (about 188 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 204 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Wayne State College (about 208 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

Public high school in Mullen:

Public elementary/middle school in Mullen:

See full list of schools located in Mullen

Library in Mullen:

  • HOOKER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $31,941; Location: 102 NORTH CLEVELAND AVENUE; 11,985 books; 12 e-books; 376 audio materials; 175 video materials; 20 state licensed databases; 12 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Mullen: Mullen (A), Mullen Ambulance Service (B), Hooker County Library (C), Hooker County Sheriffs Office (D), Hooker County Courthouse (E), Mullen Volunteer Fire Department (F), Lariat Auditorium (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mullen include: United Methodist Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Saint Josephs Episcopal Church (C), Saint Marys Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mullen include: Mullen City Park (1), Swimming Pool Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Sandhills Motel & Canoe Rental (507 Southwest 1 Street).

Hooker 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 Mullen and their reported violations in the past:

MULLEN, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 510, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2012)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.8%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.9%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
26 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Mullen compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Mullen (2011 data):

  • Bank of the West: Mullen Branch at 106 North West 1st Street, branch established on 1935/12/21. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • NebraskaLand National Bank: Mullen Branch at 101 Northwest First, branch established on 2004/05/17. Info updated 2009/10/20: Bank assets: $400.1 mil, Deposits: $333.8 mil, headquarters in North Platte, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Nebraskaland Financial Services, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mullen village (based on Hooker County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2302
Evangelical Protestant1362
Catholic701
None300-
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: 1
Hooker County:

13.72 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

27.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hooker County:

29.0%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,303$27,6366$1,304
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,494
Other and Unallocable 3$7,085$28,3400$0
Totals for Government 4$9,388$28,1648$2,798

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $277,000 ($544.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000 ($111.98)
    Regular Highways: $57,000 ($111.98)
    Water Utilities: $49,000 ($96.27)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($82.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($45.19)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($23.58)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($19.65)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($15.72)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($15.72)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($3.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($17.68)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($7.86)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($7.86)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($7.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($7.86)
    Electric Utilities: $4,000 ($7.86)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.93)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $221,000 ($434.18)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $53,000 ($104.13)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($68.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($58.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($9.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($45.19)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($23.58)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $302,000 ($593.32)
    Water Utilities: $75,000 ($147.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $48,000 ($94.30)
    General Support: $20,000 ($39.29)
    All Other: $9,000 ($17.68)
  • Tax - NEC: $112,000 ($220.04)
    Property: $20,000 ($39.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $903,000 ($1774.07)

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Mullen:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Mullen fatal accident list:

Aug 27, 2013 04:05 PM, S Lincoln Ave, Sr-2, Lat: 42.04071, Lon: -101.04372, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 1993 02:40 AM, 2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 1, 1977 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mullen)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Mullen, NE)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • MULLEN, Sr97 - 4.8mi W Of (Lat: 42.044139 Lon: -101.136556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WPXD688
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/29/2012, Expiration Date: 03/12/2023, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Mullen, At Hwy 92 And Mullen South 4 Mi On Hwy 97 East 1/4 Mi (Lat: 41.985361 Lon: -101.039667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WQBS555
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2004, Expiration Date: 12/06/2014, Certifier: Richard D Nelson
    Registrant: Haggerty Communications Group, 7840 El Cajon Blvd. Suite 401, La Mesa, CA 91941, Phone: (619) 698-9560, Fax: (619) 698-9574, Email:
  • MULLEN, 84086 Meadowlark Trial (Lat: 42.011694 Lon: -101.039139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQMY689
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 11/09/2020, 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:
  • Mullen CPPD, At Hwy 92 And Mullen South 4 Mi On Hwy 97 East 1/4 Mi (Lat: 41.985361 Lon: -101.039667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WQOH712
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2011, Expiration Date: 09/29/2021, Certifier: Pete Peterson
    Registrant: Communication Services, Inc., 14910 Grover Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68144, Phone: (402) 597-3333, Fax: (402) 597-3577, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KF0Y, Licensee ID: L00420072
    Grant Date: 11/16/2011, Expiration Date: 02/11/2022, Certifier: Daniel W Osborn
    Registrant: Daniel W Osborn, 36631 Osborn Drive, Mullen, NE 69152
  • Call Sign: N0DHA, Previous Call Sign: KA0MJZ, Licensee ID: L00420071
    Grant Date: 11/16/2011, Expiration Date: 02/11/2022, Certifier: Shirley E Osborn
    Registrant: Shirley E Osborn, 36631 Osborn Drive, Mullen, NE 69152
  • Call Sign: WA2ERT, Licensee ID: L01313956
    Grant Date: 08/14/2007, Expiration Date: 11/10/2017, Certifier: Clyde E Bonesteel Jr
    Registrant: Clyde E Bonesteel Jr, Mullen, NE 69152


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mullen)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mullen, NE
Most common first names in Mullen, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1479.1 years
William877.3 years
Robert776.4 years
Charles678.0 years
Walter577.7 years
Joe575.4 years
George583.6 years
Ray581.8 years
Gladys581.2 years
Stanley478.8 years
Most common last names in Mullen, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Boyer1682.9 years
Long978.0 years
Simonson974.6 years
Carr777.4 years
Johnson672.8 years
Sexton677.1 years
Phipps583.4 years
Starr592.8 years
Maire577.2 years
Cooley584.0 years
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