Pawnee City, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 852 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.5%
 
Males: 356  (41.8%)
Females: 496  (58.2%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68420.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,547 (it was $23,587 in 2000)
Pawnee City:

$32,547
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,465 (it was $17,386 in 2000)

Pawnee City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,935 (it was $30,300 in 2000)
Pawnee City:

$50,935
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $49,000; Detached houses: $49,832; Mobile homes: $33,286

Median gross rent in 2012: $423.

Pawnee City races chart
  • White alone - 836 (95.2%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pawnee City: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.3%), Irish (15.6%), English (9.9%), Czech (4.3%), Swedish (4.0%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on approx. 1858

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 1.17 square miles.

Population density: 727 people per square mile   (low).

Pawnee City,NE real estate house value index trend

Pawnee City, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Pawnee City:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pawnee City city:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Nebraska:  6.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Pawnee City, Nebraska as of July 07, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pawnee City to the number of sex offenders is 289 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $706 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $714 (1.6%)

Pawnee City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (55.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (458.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Table Rock, NE (2.4 miles ), Du Bois, NE (2.8 miles) , Steinauer, NE (2.8 miles) , Burchard, NE (3.3 miles) , Humboldt, NE (3.4 miles ), Elk Creek, NE (3.5 miles) , Summerfield, KS (3.6 miles ), Bern, KS (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $33,500
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.11 N, Longitude: 96.15 W

Area code: 402

Pawnee City household income distribution Pawnee City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-1.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Pawnee City, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pawnee City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.8 miles away from the Pawnee City city center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

On 4/28/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pawnee City-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 232.4 miles away from Pawnee City center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 457.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 329.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from Pawnee City center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pawnee County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pawnee City topographic map

Birthplace of: John A. Eddy - Astronomer, Larry the Cable Guy - Stand-up comedian, Irish McCalla - Film and television actress, Lavon Heidemann - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Pawnee City:

  • PAWNEE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, P O BOX 433, 600 I ST)
  • PAWNEE MANOR (P O BOX 513, 438 12TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Pawnee City:

  • COLONIAL ACRES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, NE)

Airports located in Pawnee City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pawnee City:

  • Highland Community College (about 50 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 55 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 57 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 58 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Kansas State University (about 68 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 70 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Bellevue University (about 73 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)

Public high school in Pawnee City:

Public elementary/middle school in Pawnee City:

See full list of schools located in Pawnee City, School District: PAWNEE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Pawnee City:

  • PAWNEE CITY CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,338; Location: 730 G STREET; 13,069 books; 523 audio materials; 1,325 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 19 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Pawnee City: Pawnee City (A), Schilling Grain Incorporated Elevator (B), Pawnee County Fairground (C), Pawnee County Sheriffs Office (D), Pawnee County Courthouse (E), Pawnee City Historical Society Museum (F), Pawnee City Carnegie Public Library (G), Pawnee City Fire Department (H), Pawnee County Ambulance Incorporation (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pawnee City include: Christian Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), United Presbyterian Church (C), Faith Baptist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Zion Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pawnee City: South Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Pawnee Inn (1023 F Street).

Pawnee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pawnee City and their reported violations in the past:

PAWNEE CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 968, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pawnee City that have no violations reported:

  • PAWNEE CO RWD 1 (Population served: 1,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.3%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  49.4%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
54 people in nursing homes in 2000

Pawnee City, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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Pawnee City compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Pawnee City (2011 data):

  • Union Bank and Trust Company: Pawnee City Branch at 514 G Street, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2006/06/06: Bank assets: $2,481.6 mil, Deposits: $2,115.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers & Merchants Investment, Inc.
  • State Bank of Table Rock: Pawnee City Branch at 650 G Street, branch established on 1995/11/17. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $50.4 mil, Deposits: $37.3 mil, headquarters in Table Rock, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Duroc Investment Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Pawnee City travel time to work - commute Pawnee City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)

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 Pawnee City city (based on Pawnee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.95%
Here: 64.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents24.0%23.7%22.2%11.7%18.4%
Congregations14.3%28.6%14.3%7.1%35.7%
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: 1
Pawnee County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Pawnee County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Pawnee County:

28.1%
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 0$0 5$1,529
Streets and Highways 1$2,781$33,3720$0
Sewerage 2$5,593$33,5580$0
Water Supply 1$3,288$39,4560$0
Local Libraries 1$1,643$19,7161$1,116
Other and Unallocable 2$5,362$32,1721$1,107
Totals for Government 7$18,667$32,0017$3,752

Pawnee City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $85,000 ($99.77)
    Regular Highways: $73,000 ($85.68)
    Water Utilities: $59,000 ($69.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($65.73)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($58.69)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($38.73)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($29.34)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($24.65)
    Welfare - Other: $15,000 ($17.61)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($16.43)
    Air Transportation: $8,000 ($9.39)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($5.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($58.69)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($48.12)
    Welfare - Other: $10,000 ($11.74)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($10.56)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($2.35)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($2.35)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($2.35)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($1.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $249,000 ($292.25)

Pawnee City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($65.73)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($58.69)
    All Other: $39,000 ($45.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $30,000 ($35.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $25,000 ($29.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $215,000 ($252.35)
    Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($34.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($70.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $89,000 ($104.46)
    General Support: $73,000 ($85.68)
    All Other: $47,000 ($55.16)
  • Tax - NEC: $118,000 ($138.50)
    Property: $72,000 ($84.51)

Pawnee City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,000 ($5.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($5.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,449,000 ($1700.70)

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richardson County, NE  0.92% ($29,900 average AGI)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.93% ($43,500 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pawnee City:

  • 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.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pawnee City:

  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

TV broadcast stations around Pawnee City:

  • K46FG (Channel 46; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: W0CQQ, Licensee ID: L01057477
    Grant Date: 08/30/2005, Expiration Date: 11/28/2015, Certifier: William C Welch
    Registrant: William C Welch, 623 7th St, Pawnee City, NE 68420
  • Call Sign: WA0NEE, Licensee ID: L01339772
    Grant Date: 11/07/2007, Expiration Date: 01/30/2018, Certifier: Laura Mort
    Registrant: Laura Mort, 604 I St, Pawnee City, NE 68420
  • Call Sign: WA0NEF, Licensee ID: L01339776
    Grant Date: 11/07/2007, Expiration Date: 01/30/2018, Certifier: Kenneth C Mort
    Registrant: Kenneth C Mort, 604 I St, Pawnee City, NE 68420
  • Call Sign: KC0VUX, Licensee ID: L01112772
    Grant Date: 01/31/2006, Expiration Date: 01/31/2016, Certifier: Larry L Bradbury
    Registrant: Larry L Bradbury, 70577 620 Ave, Pawnee City, NE 68420
  • Call Sign: KD0NUG, Licensee ID: L01616246
    Grant Date: 03/09/2011, Expiration Date: 03/09/2021, Certifier: James J Vlasak
    Registrant: James J Vlasak, Pawnee City, NE 68420

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Pawnee City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pawnee City, NE
Most common first names in Pawnee City, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3881.2 years
John3181.7 years
William2584.2 years
Robert2372.9 years
George1681.2 years
Charles1677.3 years
Helen1385.8 years
Frank1282.1 years
Fred1283.9 years
Elmer1178.7 years
Most common last names in Pawnee City, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1583.4 years
Johnson1579.5 years
Blecha1186.6 years
Mach1182.8 years
Miller1079.8 years
Hubka1084.0 years
Smith1073.0 years
Richardson1080.2 years
Kalina982.1 years
Marshall979.3 years

Businesses in Pawnee City, NE

  • Subway: 1
  • True Value: 1
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