Odessa, Nebraska

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Population in 2010: 130.
Males: 72  (55.6%)
Females: 58  (44.4%)
Median resident age:

54.2 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years

Zip code: 68861

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,162
Odessa:

$61,162
NE:

$63,229

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,975

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $193,761
Odessa:

$193,761
NE:

$172,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $110,057; detached houses: $131,343; mobile homes: $76,447

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,001.

March 2019 cost of living index in Odessa: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Odessa, Nebraska as of September 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Odessa is 40 to 1.


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Ancestries: Dutch (66.7%), German (33.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2220 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (135.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (563.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Elm Creek, NE (2.5 miles ),
Riverdale, NE (2.8 miles ),
Kearney, NE (3.0 miles ),
Amherst, NE (3.1 miles ),
Glenwood, NE (3.1 miles ),
Overton, NE (3.9 miles ),
Funk, NE (4.1 miles ),
Axtell, NE (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 40.70 N, Longitude: 99.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 308

Distribution of median household income in Odessa, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Odessa, NE in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.0%
Nebraska:

2.7%

Tornado activity:

Odessa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Odessa place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Odessa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 424% 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 321.4 miles away from Odessa 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 103.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 637.9 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) earthquake occurred 347.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 382.4 miles away from Odessa center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 253.0 miles away from Odessa 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 Buffalo County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Snows: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Odessa:

  • EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN GSS HOME CARE OF CENTRAL NE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)
  • MT CARMEL HOME- KEENS MEMORIAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ST JOHNS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)
  • MOTHER HULL HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ST LUKE'S VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)

Amtrak station near Odessa:

  • 20 miles: HOLDREGE (100 WEST AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Odessa:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 9 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 49 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 127 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 135 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Northeast Community College (about 135 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 137 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 138 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

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Buffalo 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 place:

2.5 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.5%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Odessa:

Marital status in Odessa, NE
  • Never married: 10.9%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Odessa:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Nebraska average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Odessa, NE (based on Buffalo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,50519
Catholic9,0437
Evangelical Protestant8,31334
Other6133
Orthodox901
None18,538-
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
Buffalo County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
This county:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Buffalo County:

8.68 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

6.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Buffalo County:

28.4%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

12.9%

7.20% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,302 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
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 Lancaster County, NE  0.86% ($49,133 average AGI)
to Kearney County, NE  0.52% ($40,937)
to Hall County, NE  0.51% ($32,149)

Strongest AM radio stations in Odessa:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KGFW (1340 AM; 1 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KUVR (1380 AM; 1 kW; HOLDREGE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Odessa:

  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K209CF (89.7 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLNE-FM (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K260AF (99.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRVN-FM (93.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KLPR (91.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA @ KEARNEY)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KMTY (97.7 FM; HOLDREGE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Odessa:

  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KLNE-TV (Channel 3; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)

Odessa fatal accident list:

Sep 3, 2008 07:25 PM, 24th Road, Lat: 40.700680, Lon: -99.265590, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 4, 2006 09:01 AM, Us-30, Odessa Rd, Lat: 40.702050, Lon: -99.255500, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 16, 2004 07:42 AM, Us-30, Odessa Rd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 1, 1986 03:20 PM, 30, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 223ft / 67.6mTotal length
  • 88,675Total average daily traffic
  • 29,349Total average daily truck traffic
  • 87,949Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Odessa, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 71960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Odessa, NE

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1.5 Mi S 1.5 Mi W .5 Mi (Lat: 40.679167 Lon: -99.279528), Type: Building, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPJP349,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.775 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2011, Expiration Date: 08/16/2021, Certifier: Galyn Lind, Registrant: Platte Valley Communications Of Kearney, 2215 Ave I, Kearney, NE 68848, Phone: (308) 237-9512, Fax: (308) 236-5728, Email:
  • Mp 197.4 Kearney Sub Ded (Lat: 40.699889 Lon: -99.240083), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.2 m, Call Sign: WQNB480,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.470 MHz, Grant Date: 12/22/2020, Expiration Date: 12/02/2030, Certifier: Larry Kopiasz, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 S 15th St Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:
  • MP 200.2, Mp 200.2, Kearney Sub (Lat: 40.706778 Lon: -99.293694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQUX282,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.470 MHz, 160.470 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2014, Expiration Date: 11/05/2024, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ODS, Railroad Ave (Lat: 40.700917 Lon: -99.253028), Type: Silo, Structure height: 25.9 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WRDD320,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 04/02/2019, Expiration Date: 04/02/2029, Certifier: Donnie Happel, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Odessa, NE
  • 100.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Odessa, NE
  • 66.7%Other fuel
  • 33.3%Wood


Odessa 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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