Smithfield, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 52 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.5%
Males: 28  (54.8%)
Females: 24  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  51.5 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68976

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,616 (it was $40,625 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$29,616
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,139 (it was $15,988 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $28,657 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$28,657
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $65,836; Detached houses: $67,144; Townhouses or other attached units: $81,533; Mobile homes: $31,174
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  • White alone - 51 (94.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Smithfield: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Irish (19.7%), English (13.6%), Danish (10.6%), Polish (4.5%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2545 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 315 people per square mile   (very low).

Smithfield, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Smithfield:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smithfield village:

  • Never married: 41.5%
  • Now married: 30.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.3%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $767 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $375 (1.5%)

Smithfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (161.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (561.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Elwood, NE (2.5 miles ), Bertrand, NE (2.6 miles ), Loomis, NE (3.7 miles ), Lexington, NE (3.8 miles ), Overton, NE (4.0 miles ), Eustis, NE (4.1 miles ), Atlanta, NE (4.5 miles) , Arapahoe, NE (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 99.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 308

Smithfield household income distribution Smithfield home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+28.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (65%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (35%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Retail trade (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)

Average climate in Smithfield, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Smithfield-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Smithfield village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/20/1954, a category F3 tornado 14.6 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smithfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 620.1 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 327.1 miles away from Smithfield 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 158.0 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 252.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 286.3 miles away from Smithfield center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gosper County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smithfield topographic map

Birthplace of: Bob DeFruiter - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Smithfield:

  • PLUM CREEK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LEXINGTON, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smithfield:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 35 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 76 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 120 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Northeast Community College (about 159 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Barton County Community College (about 160 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 161 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 164 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)

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Notable locations in Smithfield: Agri Co-op Elevator (A), Smithfield (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Smithfield: Saint John Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 40.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 30.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

20.2

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

SMITHFIELD, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2012)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.1%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.0%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Smithfield compared to Nebraska state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Smithfield travel time to work - commute Smithfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (20%)

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 Smithfield village (based on Gosper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.69%
Here: 84.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents25.8%25.7%25.6%11.6%11.3%
Congregations20.0%20.0%20.0%20.0%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: 1
Gosper County:

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Gosper County:

10.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Gosper County:

28.6%
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

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($96.15)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($76.92)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($76.92)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($76.92)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($57.69)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($19.23)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($19.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($153.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($57.69)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($57.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($57.69)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($19.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($230.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($173.08)
    All Other: $7,000 ($134.62)
    General Support: $1,000 ($19.23)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($115.38)
    NEC: $2,000 ($38.46)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($769.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($769.23)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($576.92)

8.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
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 Dawson County, NE  2.98% ($30,333 average AGI)


9.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.93%
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 Dawson County, NE  2.45% ($54,150 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smithfield:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KAMI (1580 AM; 1 kW; COZAD, NE; Owner: VECTO RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KUVR (1380 AM; 1 kW; HOLDREGE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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 Smithfield:

  • KRVN-FM (93.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLNE-FM (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KAMI-FM (104.5 FM; COZAD, NE; Owner: VECTO RADIO, INC.)
  • KMTY (97.7 FM; HOLDREGE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Smithfield:

  • KLNE-TV (Channel 3; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • K55AF (Channel 55; COZAD, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)

Smithfield fatal accident list:

Jul 13, 1984 04:30 PM, 23, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 360
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 360

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • ROBERT BEIZER, 4.5 Mi N & 2 Mi E (Lat: 40.634444 Lon: -99.697778), Type: 92.0, Overall height: 92 m
    Registrant: 4042668333, , 4370 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE
  • Robert A Beizer, 4.5 Mi N & 2 Mi E (Lat: 40.634444 Lon: -99.697778), Type: 92.0, Overall height: 92 m
    Registrant: 2027197438, Jstewart@wileyrein.Com, 1776 K STREET, NW
  • Kevin P Latek, 4.5 Mi N & 2 Mi E (Lat: 40.634444 Lon: -99.697778), Type: 92.0, Overall height: 92 m
    Registrant: 2027197438, Jstewart@wileyrein.Com, 1776 K STREET, NW
  • 4.5 Mi N & 2 Mi E (Lat: 40.634444 Lon: -99.697778), Type: 92.0, Overall height: 92 m
    Registrant: 4024674321, , 40 AND W ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1 Mi S .5 Mi E (Lat: 40.557778 Lon: -99.730111), Call Sign: KNAH728
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/1996, Expiration Date: 02/12/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2001
    Registrant: Randall Hock, 43344 Rd 740, Smithfield, NE 68976, Phone: (308) 472-5235
  • 2 1/4 Mi W & 1 Mi N (Lat: 40.602222 Lon: -99.774833), Call Sign: KTN559, Licensee ID: L00502689
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2002, Expiration Date: 02/23/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2013
    Registrant: Gary D Schroeder, Smithfield, NE 68976, Phone: (308) 785-2341
  • Substation 78-6 1 Mi N & 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 40.579167 Lon: -99.733722), Call Sign: KNFL373
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2012, Expiration Date: 05/06/2022
    Registrant: Platte Valley Communications Of Kearney, 2215 Ave I, Kearney, NE 68848, Phone: (308) 237-9512, Fax: (308) 236-5728, Email:
  • C G 19.3 2.5 Mi E (Lat: 40.569444 Lon: -99.689278), Call Sign: WCF534, Licensee ID: L00077795
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/1997, Expiration Date: 04/27/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/11/2000
    Registrant: Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District, Holdrege, NE 68949-0740, Phone: (308) 995-8601

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, W Edge Hwy 23 (Lat: 40.571111 Lon: -99.743444), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTC407
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2000, Expiration Date: 04/25/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2010
    Registrant: Phone: (308) 995-8626

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: FRANZEN DENNIS P RALLY 3B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 20952 , Serial Number: 25608, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 10/07/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Dennis P Franzen, 43251 Road 740, Smithfield, NE 68976
  • Aircraft: FRANZEN DENNIS P CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503DCSI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2558Q , Serial Number: C12-0495-1334, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 10/07/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Dennis P Franzen, 43251 Road 740, Smithfield, NE 68976

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