Norman, Nebraska

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Population in 2019: 44 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.2%
 
Males: 24  (55.3%)
Females: 20  (44.7%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years

Zip code: 68959

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,172 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Norman:

$53,172
NE:

$63,229

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,876 (it was $13,854 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $38,855 (it was $18,100 in 2000)
Norman:

$38,855
NE:

$172,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $55,499; detached houses: $68,375; mobile homes: $19,015
March 2019 cost of living index in Norman: 71.0 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.1%
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Ancestries: German (51.7%), European (17.2%), English (13.8%), Irish (6.9%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2079 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 445 people per square mile   (low).

Norman, Nebraska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $220 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (113.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (542.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Heartwell, NE (2.5 miles),
Holstein, NE (2.8 miles ),
Minden, NE (2.9 miles ),
Kenesaw, NE (3.5 miles ),
Roseland, NE (3.5 miles ),
Upland, NE (3.5 miles),
Campbell, NE (3.6 miles ),
Bladen, NE (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.48 N, Longitude: 98.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 308

Distribution of median household income in Norman, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Norman, NE in 2019

Norman satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.0%
Nebraska:

2.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+2.1%).

Average climate in Norman, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Norman-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Norman 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 20.1 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norman-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 439% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 298.0 miles away from Norman center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from Norman center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 359.6 miles away from Norman center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 666.7 miles away from Norman center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 230.7 miles away from Norman center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 276.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kearney County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Norman topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Norman:

  • KEARNEY COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MINDEN, NE)
  • GRANDVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CAMPBELL, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norman:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 23 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 36 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 113 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 115 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 116 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 116 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Northeast Community College (about 131 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)

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Kearney County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

1.9 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

50.0%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Norman:

Marital status in Norman, NE
  • Never married: 46.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Norman:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Nebraska average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Norman, NE (based on Kearney County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,46410
Evangelical Protestant1,3416
Catholic4462
Other2-
None2,236-
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
Kearney County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

7.8%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.1%
State:

28.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Norman:

45.0%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Norman:

49.5%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

28.2%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Norman:

16.1%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Norman:

7.1
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Norman:

50.4%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Norman:

49.2%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.6%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Norman, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Norman government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($136.36)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($113.64)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($90.91)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($22.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $1,000 ($22.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($22.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($181.82)

Norman government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($113.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($22.73)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($68.18)

Norman government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,000 ($90.91)

Strongest AM radio stations in Norman:

  • 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)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGFW (1340 AM; 1 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KHAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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 Norman:

  • 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)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNE-FM (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K209CF (89.7 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Norman:

  • 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.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K41FU (Channel 41; COLUMBUS & FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.1mTotal length
  • 1,460Total average daily traffic
  • 78Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,803Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Norman, NE
  • 38.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Wood
  • 22.2%Other fuel
  • 5.6%Electricity


Norman 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 above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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