Seward, Nebraska

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Population in 2019: 7,216 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.2%
 
Males: 3,655  (50.7%)
Females: 3,561  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

33.1 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 68434.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $70,642 (it was $41,264 in 2000)
Seward:

$70,642
NE:

$63,229

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,442 (it was $17,668 in 2000)

Seward city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $175,915 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Seward:

$175,915
NE:

$172,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $178,416; detached houses: $181,797; townhouses or other attached units: $172,631; in 2-unit structures: $171,191; mobile homes: $14,032

Median gross rent in 2019: $736.

March 2019 cost of living index in Seward: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.8%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Seward, NE (2019)
    • 6,75893.2%White alone
    • 2383.3%Hispanic
    • 1081.5%Two or more races
    • 500.7%Black alone
    • 440.6%Asian alone
    • 100.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Seward, Nebraska as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Seward is 517 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Seward by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(29.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.6)
3
(43.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.5)
2
(28.6)
1
(14.2)
1
(14.0)
2
(27.9)
1
(13.9)
2
(27.7)
1
(13.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(57.8)
2
(29.6)
3
(43.6)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(57.2)
5
(70.8)
5
(69.9)
2
(27.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
1
(13.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(132.1)
12
(173.4)
11
(162.7)
8
(116.2)
14
(204.6)
5
(71.2)
10
(143.0)
8
(113.3)
10
(139.8)
3
(41.9)
11
(152.7)
11
(152.6)
3
(41.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
90
(1,321)
54
(780.1)
83
(1,228)
69
(1,002)
64
(935.4)
63
(896.7)
79
(1,129)
75
(1,062)
68
(950.4)
50
(697.8)
39
(541.4)
53
(735.2)
34
(469.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(88.1)
5
(72.2)
4
(59.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.2)
2
(28.5)
5
(71.5)
2
(28.3)
2
(28.0)
1
(14.0)
7
(97.2)
7
(97.1)
3
(41.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index92.665.094.896.257.065.995.278.275.259.951.272.838.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Seward, NE

Crime rate in Seward detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Nebraska average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (55.1%), Czech (5.3%), Irish (4.5%), American (3.9%), European (2.4%), English (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1494 feet

Land area: 3.27 square miles.

Population density: 2,205 people per square mile   (low).

Seward, Nebraska map

138 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Nebraska:

7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,717 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,679 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (23.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (492.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Staplehurst, NE (2.4 miles ),
Garland, NE (2.5 miles ),
Tamora, NE (2.6 miles),
Bee, NE (2.6 miles ),
Goehner, NE (2.9 miles),
Milford, NE (3.1 miles ),
Pleasant Dale, NE (3.5 miles ),
Malcolm, NE (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 40.91 N, Longitude: 97.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +340 (+4.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,931 (50.6%)

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Seward, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Seward, NE in 2019
Seward satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2003: 32 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2005: 46 buildings, average cost: $396,400
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $242,500
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $201,400
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $214,500
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2016: 28 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2017: 21 buildings, average cost: $197,100
  • 2018: 30 buildings, average cost: $253,100
  • 2019: 30 buildings, average cost: $276,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Seward, NE residents
Average permit cost in Seward, NE
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
Nebraska:

2.7%
Historical population in Seward, NE
Historical housing units in Seward, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +444 (+7.6%).
Most common industries in Seward, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (21.2%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.4%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.3%)
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Seward, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.7%)

Average climate in Seward, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Seward, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 45.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2011 was 0.319. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.319
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Seward-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Seward city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seward-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 373% 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 310.4 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 372.5 miles away from Seward 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 170.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 253.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 158.4 miles away from Seward center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.1 miles away from Seward center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Seward County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Seward topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Seward:

  • MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 300 NORTH COLUMBIA AVE)
  • RIVENDELL PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (3770 RIVENDELL DRIVE)
  • BETHESDA CARE CENTER (624 PINEWOOD AVENUE)
  • SEWARD LIVING CENTER, INC DBA RIDGEWOOD REHABILITA (446 & 624 PINEWOOD AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Seward:

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College/University in Seward:

  • Concordia University-Nebraska (Full-time enrollment: 1,779; Location: 800 N Columbia Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cune.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seward:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 22 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 24 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 26 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 62 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 64 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Bellevue University (about 64 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Creighton University (about 65 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)

Public high school in Seward:

Public elementary/middle schools in Seward:

Private elementary/middle schools in Seward:

  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 149, Location: 877 N COLUMBIA AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST VINCENT DEPAUL SCHOOL (Students: 95, Location: 152 PINEWOOD AVE, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Seward

Library in Seward:

  • SEWARD MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $341,178; Location: 233 SOUTH 5TH STREET; 38,401 books; 3,035 audio materials; 3,416 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 124 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Seward: Seward Country Club (A), Blue Valley Cooperative Elevator (B), Seward (C), Blue Valley Campground (D), Seward County Fairgrounds (E), Seward County Courthouse (F), Presidents House (G), 158 Guest House (H), 920 Guest House (I), David Hall (J), Timothy Hall (K), Philip Hall (L), Esther Hall (M), Dorcas Hall (N), Ruth Hall (O), Schuelke Hall (P), Strieter Hall (Q), Janzow Campus Center (R), Maintenance Building (S), Becker Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Seward include: Faith Lutheran Church (A), Friedens United Church of Christ (B), Grace Lutheran Church (C), Faith in Christ Fellowship (D), Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church (E), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (F), Calvary Baptist Church (G), Church of Christ (H), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Seward include: Plum Creek Park (1), Karol Kay Park (2), Centennial Park (3), Seward City Park (4), Fairground Park Arboretum (5), Open Book Sculpture (6), Creation Sculpture (7), Son of Man Be Free Sculpture (8), Seward Nebraska's Fourth of July City Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Liberty House B & B (441 North 5th Street), Super 8 Motel of Seward (1329 Progressive Drive), Seward Econo Wash (727 Seward Street), Dale's Motel Inc (734 Main Street), East Hill Motel (131 East 34 Highway).

Courts: Seward County - District Court (Courthouse), Seward County - Traffic & Criminal Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Joel D. Heck - Theologian, Sam Koch - Football player, Bub Weller - Football player, Danielle Nantkes - Politician.

Seward 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 Seward and their reported violations in the past:

SYNGENTA SEEDS - SEWARD (Population served: 41, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-14-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-17-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-14-2011), St Other (APR-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-17-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-14-2011), St Other (APR-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-17-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-14-2011), St Other (APR-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-17-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-14-2011), St Other (APR-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2011)
  • 6 other older health violations

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

  • SEWARD, CITY OF (Population served: 6,964, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.6%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Seward in 2010:

  • 839 people in college/university student housing
  • 69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Seward in 2000:

  • 714 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 15 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other types of correctional institutions

Banks with branches in Seward (2011 data):

  • The Cattle National Bank and Trust Company: The Cattle National Bank And Trust C at 104 South 5th, branch established on 1873/06/01; Motor Branch at 405 North Fifth Street, branch established on 1978/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $199.1 mil, Deposits: $166.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cattle Crossing, Inc.
  • The Jones National Bank and Trust Company of Seward: 341 N 6th Street Branch at 341 North 6th Street, branch established on 1894/01/01; The Jones National Bank And Trust Co at 203 South 6th, branch established on 1883/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $215.5 mil, Deposits: $175.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Jones National Corporation
  • Union Bank and Trust Company: Seward Branch at 546 Jackson Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Seward:

Marital status in Seward, NE
  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Seward:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Nebraska average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Seward
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Seward, NE (based on Seward County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,81524
Mainline Protestant2,66412
Catholic1,9934
Other31
None5,275-
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: 4
Seward County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Seward County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Seward County:

4.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

7.9%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Seward:

49.9%
Nebraska:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Seward:

47.7%
Nebraska:

45.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Nebraska:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.4%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Seward:

6.9
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Seward:

33.5%
Nebraska:

33.5%

General health condition:
Seward:

57.2%
Nebraska:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.4%
Nebraska:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Seward, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$55,882$60,9620$0
Parks and Recreation 9$35,241$46,98810$3,289
Electric Power 7$38,415$65,8541$1,815
Streets and Highways 6$25,776$51,5520$0
Sewerage 4$21,569$64,7070$0
Financial Administration 4$18,099$54,2972$2,194
Water Supply 3$12,647$50,5880$0
Local Libraries 3$13,537$54,14811$8,643
Police - Other 2$6,921$41,5260$0
Other Government Administration 2$16,950$101,7009$1,785
Welfare 1$2,758$33,0960$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,527$42,3244$4,846
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$125
Totals for Government 53$251,322$56,90338$22,697

Seward government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $885,000 ($122.64)
    Regular Highways: $597,000 ($82.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $455,000 ($63.05)
    Water Utilities: $335,000 ($46.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $253,000 ($35.06)
    General - Other: $130,000 ($18.02)
    Sewerage: $130,000 ($18.02)
    Police Protection: $92,000 ($12.75)
    Libraries: $84,000 ($11.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $59,000 ($8.18)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,993,000 ($1246.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,534,000 ($212.58)
    Police Protection: $1,143,000 ($158.40)
    Water Utilities: $1,113,000 ($154.24)
    General - Other: $1,066,000 ($147.73)
    Regular Highways: $1,013,000 ($140.38)
    Sewerage: $984,000 ($136.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $731,000 ($101.30)
    Libraries: $511,000 ($70.81)
    Central Staff Services: $278,000 ($38.53)
    Financial Administration: $214,000 ($29.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000 ($16.91)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($5.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $702,000 ($97.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $393,000 ($54.46)
    Sewerage: $209,000 ($28.96)
    Regular Highways: $200,000 ($27.72)
    Water Utilities: $149,000 ($20.65)
    Police Protection: $146,000 ($20.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000 ($19.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000 ($13.03)
    Libraries: $47,000 ($6.51)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($2.08)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($0.97)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.69)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,341,000 ($1155.90)

Seward government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,643,000 ($227.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $338,000 ($46.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $357,000 ($49.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,303,000 ($319.15)
    Interest Earnings: $379,000 ($52.52)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $12,051,000 ($1670.04)
    Water Utilities: $1,670,000 ($231.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $694,000 ($96.18)
    Other: $282,000 ($39.08)
    General Local Government Support: $58,000 ($8.04)
  • Tax - Other License: $3,365,000 ($466.32)
    Property: $1,600,000 ($221.73)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,540,000 ($213.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $886,000 ($122.78)

Seward government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,134,000 ($2651.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,549,000 ($2431.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,843,000 ($255.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $257,000 ($35.62)

Seward government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,945,000 ($2625.42)

6.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lancaster County, NE  2.85% ($42,067 average AGI)
from York County, NE  0.33% ($36,095)


6.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
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  2.94% ($42,027 average AGI)
to York County, NE  0.32% ($44,050)
Businesses in Seward, NE
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Seward:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KFOR (1240 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KLIN (1400 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seward:

  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZKX (96.9 FM; SEWARD, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KIBZ (106.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KLIR (101.1 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKR (95.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBBK (107.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSLI-FM (104.1 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKUL (105.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Seward:

  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • K48FF (Channel 48; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K18CD (Channel 18; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K27GX (Channel 27; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWAZ-LP (Channel 22; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K53GH (Channel 53; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: MARY E. HARDERS)
  • K67CV (Channel 67; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
Seward fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Seward fatal accident list:

Jul 6, 2018 01:11 PM, Columbia Ave, Lat: 40.912875, Lon: -97.091903, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Jul 26, 2009 04:27 PM, Sr-15, Hillcrest Dr, Lat: 40.916050, Lon: -97.099114, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 17, 1994 09:22 PM, 15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 25, 1992 05:03 PM, 34, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 10, 1991 00:04 AM, 34, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 9, 1988 03:15 PM, N 2nd St., Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 17, 1980 04:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 427ft / 130mTotal length
  • 189,669Total average daily traffic
  • 38,902Total average daily truck traffic
  • 220,752Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Seward, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 91930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Seward, NE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Seward)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Seward, NE)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Seward)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Seward)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Seward, Nebraska:

  • Super 8 Motel, S Hwy 15, Seward, Nebraska 68434 , Phone: (402) 643-3388
  • Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, 2575 Progressive Rd, Seward, Nebraska 68434 , Phone: (402) 646-1004
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Seward, Nebraska
Most common first names in Seward, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5582.9 years
William5179.9 years
Mary4185.8 years
Anna4087.6 years
Walter3276.8 years
Carl2983.2 years
Paul2978.1 years
George2983.3 years
Edward2882.3 years
Charles2879.3 years
Most common last names in Seward, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer1984.0 years
Imig1681.5 years
Westerhoff1682.3 years
Luebbe1585.3 years
Kamprath1583.3 years
Schulz1483.0 years
Hughes1474.7 years
Mueller1380.0 years
Miller1385.4 years
Eberspacher1389.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Seward, NE
  • 78.5%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Seward, NE
  • 49.6%Electricity
  • 49.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Seward compared to Nebraska 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Seward on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 (68434) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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