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Population in 2012: 306 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 

Males: 132  (43.2%)
Females: 174  (56.8%)

Median resident age:  42.8 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68875.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,145 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Scotia:

$30,145
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,767

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,277 (it was $21,400 in 2000)
Scotia:

$46,277
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $44,640; Detached houses: $44,592; Mobile homes: $45,890

Median gross rent in 2012: $363.

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  • White alone - 311 (97.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Scotia: 74.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.4%), Irish (8.0%), Polish (7.2%), United States (6.9%), French (5.2%), Swedish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1930 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 883 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Scotia:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scotia village:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

8 residents are foreign born (1.8% North America).

This village:  2.4%
Nebraska:  5.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Scotia, Nebraska as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Scotia to the number of sex offenders is 77 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $764 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $979 (2.2%)

Scotia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (114.9 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (569.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: North Loup, NE (2.0 miles ), Cotesfield, NE (2.9 miles) , Greeley Center, NE (3.2 miles ), Elba, NE (3.8 miles ), Ord, NE (3.9 miles ), Ashton, NE (4.0 miles ), Wolbach, NE (4.1 miles ), Farwell, NE (4.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.47 N, Longitude: 98.70 W

Area code: 308

Scotia household income distribution Scotia home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-5.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (35%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Scotia-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Scotia village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 tornado 16.5 miles away from the village center .

Earthquake activity:

Scotia-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 90.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 5.0 miles away from Scotia center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.7 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 13.3 miles away from Scotia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scotia topographic map

Birthplace of: Belinda Wright (Miss Nebraska USA) - Miss Nebraska.


Hospitals/medical centers near Scotia:

  • VCHS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ORD, NE)
  • VALLEY COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ORD, NE)
  • VALLEY CO HOSP LTC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ORD, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scotia:

  • Central Community College (about 44 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 57 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 79 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 102 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 114 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 118 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • University of South Dakota (about 129 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)

Public high school in Scotia:

See full list of schools located in Scotia

Library in Scotia:

  • SCOTIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,216; Location: SCOTIA & GREELEY AVENUE; 64,332 books; 106 e-books; 2,830 audio materials; 4,062 video materials; 11 state licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Scotia: Scotia Rural Fire and Rescue (A), Scotia Public Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Scotia include: Cedar Hills Church (A), Zion Lutheran Church (B), Scotia Baptist Church (C), Scotia United Methodist Church (D), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Greeley 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 Scotia and their reported violations in the past:

SCOTIA, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 317, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2003), St Public Notif received (2 times from JAN-27-2003 to JAN-31-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-02-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2000), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2000), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-02-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2000), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2000), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-1999), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-02-1999), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-1999), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-1999), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-02-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-1999), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-1999), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-02-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-1999), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-1999), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-02-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-26-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-21-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2002)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.8%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.2%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Scotia, NE

Scotia 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Scotia (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Scotia: State Bank Of Scotia at 104 S Main St, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $28.0 mil, Deposits: $20.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Scotia travel time to work - commute


Scotia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Scotia village (based on Greeley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 114.52%
Here114.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents70.8%10.1%9.6%4.8%4.7%
Congregations38.5%7.7%23.1%7.7%23.1%
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: 3
Greeley County:

12.98 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

10.2%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Greeley County:

30.2%
State:

28.0%

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$557
Streets and Highways 1$2,322$27,8640$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$533
Water Supply 0$0 1$533
Local Libraries 0$0 1$352
Totals for Government 1$2,322$27,8644$1,975

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

  • Construction - General: $94,000 ($307.19)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $58,000 ($189.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($104.58)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($88.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($75.16)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($71.90)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($68.63)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($42.48)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($13.07)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($9.80)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($3.27)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($3.27)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($3.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($228.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($6.54)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $31,000 ($101.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($75.16)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($42.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($22.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($16.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $33,000 ($107.84)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($104.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $104,000 ($339.87)
    Highways: $28,000 ($91.50)
    General Support: $13,000 ($42.48)
  • Tax - Property: $71,000 ($232.03)
    NEC: $18,000 ($58.82)

Scotia government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($81.70)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($55.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($26.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $41,000 ($133.99)

5.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Scotia:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KNLV (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scotia:

  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KNLV-FM (103.9 FM; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Scotia:

  • KLKE (Channel 24; ALBION, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 8 Mi N 2 Mi E (Lat: 41.580556 Lon: -98.667861), Call Sign: WNMA858
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/08/1998, Expiration Date: 06/30/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2002
    Registrant: Loup Valleys Rural Public Power District, Ord, NE 68862, Phone: (308) 728-3633


FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Scotia)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scotia, NE

Most common first names in Scotia, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John882.5 years
George780.4 years
Harry577.6 years
Frank580.4 years
Fred577.4 years
Edward578.0 years
Louise587.4 years
Esther478.5 years
Mary493.2 years
William477.0 years
Most common last names in Scotia, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sautter1283.0 years
Meyer876.0 years
Jensen774.7 years
Johnson679.7 years
Beck680.0 years
Williams683.2 years
Burton583.0 years
Grantham578.2 years
Gydesen482.5 years
Hansen471.7 years
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