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Population in 2012: 144 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 

Males: 69  (48.3%)
Females: 75  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  39.0 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68404, 68438.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,042 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Sprague:

$46,042
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,730

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $121,499 (it was $80,000 in 2000)
Sprague:

$121,499
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $118,089; Detached houses: $118,089

Median gross rent in 2012: $767.

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  • White alone - 137 (96.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sprague: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.9%), Irish (10.8%), Czech (10.3%), English (5.2%), United States (3.9%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/25/1913

Elevation: 1285 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,149 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sprague:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sprague village:

  • Never married: 8.8%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 8.8%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.6%
Nebraska:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,661 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,192 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (13.3 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (478.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Roca, NE (2.2 miles ), Hickman, NE (2.4 miles ), Hallam, NE (2.6 miles ), Cortland, NE (2.9 miles ), Denton, NE (3.1 miles) , Firth, NE (3.1 miles ), Yankee Hill, NE (3.1 miles ), Crete, NE (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 96.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 402

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-7.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (27%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)


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Tornado activity:

Sprague-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 198% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Sprague village center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

On 6/13/2001, a category F4 tornado 23.4 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sprague-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 98% 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 62.8 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 84.1 miles away from Sprague center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sprague:

  • LAKEVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FIRTH, NE)
  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF LINCOLN SOUTHWEST (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; LINCOLN, NE)
  • ELITE PROFESSIONALS HOME CARE COMPANY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LINCOLN, NE)

Amtrak station near Sprague:

  • 14 miles: LINCOLN (201 N. 7TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sprague:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 14 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 14 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Bellevue University (about 57 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 59 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 61 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Creighton University (about 61 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 63 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.4. This is better than average.
City:

26.4
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.416. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.416
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.9%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.2%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Sprague 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sprague travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Other fuel (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

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Religion statistics for Sprague village (based on Lancaster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.38%
Here45.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents23.1%13.8%11.4%11.1%5.1%
Congregations8.6%14.1%7.6%8.1%5.6%
NameUnited Church of ChristGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of VasiloupulisSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.4%4.1%2.9%2.7%21.3%
Congregations4.0%1.0%3.5%3.0%44.4%
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: 42
Lancaster County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Lancaster County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 100
Lancaster County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 171
Here:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

26.3%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

10.6%
State:

12.9%

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$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$180
Sewerage 0$0 1$150
Water Supply 0$0 2$75
Totals for Government 0$0 10$655

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $12,000 ($83.33)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($55.56)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($41.67)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($34.72)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($6.94)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($90.28)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $19,000 ($131.94)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($138.89)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($34.72)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $12,000 ($83.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($83.33)
    All Other: $3,000 ($20.83)
    General Support: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • Tax - NEC: $11,000 ($76.39)
    Property: $6,000 ($41.67)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $236,000 ($1638.89)

6.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

0.31% of residents moved from foreign countries ($499 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.31%
Nebraska average:

0.13%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Douglas County, NE  0.45% ($32,181 average AGI)
from Hall County, NE  0.18% ($28,771)
from Seward County, NE  0.18% ($30,656)


6.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.05%
Nebraska average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Douglas County, NE  0.70% ($34,286 average AGI)
to Sarpy County, NE  0.21% ($44,061)
to Gage County, NE  0.16% ($30,969)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sprague:

  • 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.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFOR (1240 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KLMS (1480 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KLIN (1400 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sprague:

  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSLI-FM (104.1 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIBZ (106.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBK (107.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFLV (89.9 FM; WILBER, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K220GT (91.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KKUL (105.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBBX-FM (97.7 FM; NEBRASKA CITY, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKR (95.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KLCV (88.5 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNU (90.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KZUM (89.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: SUNRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDNE (91.9 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: DOANE COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES)

TV broadcast stations around Sprague:

  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • K58GD (Channel 58; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KWAZ-LP (Channel 22; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K18CD (Channel 18; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K27GX (Channel 27; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K67CV (Channel 67; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Jamaica Site 3.5 Mi N (Lat: 40.682500 Lon: -96.746694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 36 m, Call Sign: WNYL577
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.635 MHz, 160.725 MHz, 161.205 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Jamaica, Cnr W Bennet Rd & Sw 14th St 4.1mi N Of (Lat: 40.682500 Lon: -96.746694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WHI341
    Assigned Frequencies: 6695.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/18/2010, Expiration Date: 10/03/2020
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:


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