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Population in 2012: 126 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.1%
 

Males: 75  (59.7%)
Females: 51  (40.3%)

Median resident age:  35.9 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68632

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,719 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Octavia:

$43,719
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,410

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,986 (it was $30,600 in 2000)
Octavia:

$46,986
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $42,757; Detached houses: $53,913; Mobile homes: $6,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $338.

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  • White alone - 108 (85.0%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (13.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Octavia: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Czech (22.7%), German (22.1%), United States (9.2%), Dutch (4.3%), English (3.1%), Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1410 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 813 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Octavia:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Octavia village:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 11.6%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 27.7%

9 residents are foreign born

This village:  7.0%
Nebraska:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $850 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $550 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (42.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (486.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Abie, NE (2.4 miles) , Bruno, NE (2.6 miles) , Schuyler, NE (2.7 miles ), David City, NE (2.7 miles ), Linwood, NE (2.8 miles) , Bellwood, NE (3.1 miles ), Richland, NE (3.2 miles) , Rogers, NE (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 97.06 W

Area code: 402

Octavia household income distribution Octavia home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+12.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Food processing workers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Food processing workers (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Religious workers (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Octavia-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 189% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Octavia village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the village center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Octavia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from Octavia center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from Octavia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butler County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Octavia:

  • ALEGENT HEALTH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; SCHUYLER, NE)
  • DAVID PLACE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DAVID CITY, NE)
  • BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; DAVID CITY, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Octavia:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 41 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 44 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Northeast Community College (about 52 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 55 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 58 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 59 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Creighton University (about 59 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)

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Butler 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 2012: 23.3%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.3%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Octavia, NE

Octavia 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Octavia travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Octavia village (based on Butler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.15%
Here58.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents61.3%17.5%9.4%3.6%8.2%
Congregations48.0%20.0%8.0%4.0%20.0%
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: 2
Butler County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

7.9%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

29.3%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
Nebraska:

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$20
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$80
Totals for Government 0$0 5$100

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($87.30)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($55.56)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($39.68)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.94)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($87.30)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($23.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($31.75)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($103.17)
    All Other: $2,000 ($15.87)
    General Support: $2,000 ($15.87)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($31.75)
    NEC: $2,000 ($15.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($634.92)

5.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Lancaster County, NE  1.18% ($28,550 average AGI)
from Platte County, NE  0.83% ($28,000)
from Colfax County, NE  0.62% ($31,857)


7.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
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  1.60% ($22,200 average AGI)
to Platte County, NE  1.34% ($28,022)
to Colfax County, NE  0.52% ($20,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Octavia:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJSK (900 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Octavia:

  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KLIR (101.1 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KZKX (96.9 FM; SEWARD, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KFMT-FM (105.5 FM; FREMONT, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Octavia:

  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K48FF (Channel 48; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K53GH (Channel 53; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: MARY E. HARDERS)
  • K40FH (Channel 46; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K28EN (Channel 28; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K28FS (Channel 28; FREMONT & OMAHA, NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K47FK (Channel 39; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K49FP (Channel 49; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K52EX (Channel 52; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K55HX (Channel 55; COLUMBUS/FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K50EG (Channel 50; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K57HV (Channel 57; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS, A CA LIMITED P/SHIP)

Octavia fatal accident list:

Sep 19, 2010 00:32 AM, Sr-15, Lat: 41.34849722, Lon: -97.06215, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0BDW, Licensee ID: L00138909
    Grant Date: 09/02/1998, Expiration Date: 06/04/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2004, Certifier: Hal G Schlotfeld Jr
    Registrant: Hal G Schlotfeld Jr, 432 Duke Street, Octavia, NE 68632


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Service Call: 2

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