Sprague, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 145 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 73  (50.4%)
Females: 72  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  56.1 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 68404, 68438.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,918 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Sprague:

$43,918
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,081 (it was $20,203 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $128,465 (it was $80,000 in 2000)
Sprague:

$128,465
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $110,762; Detached houses: $111,132

Median gross rent in 2013: $787.

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    • 13796.5%White alone
    • 32.1%Two or more races
    • 21.4%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sprague: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.5%), Czech (11.5%), English (9.6%), Dutch (7.7%), United States (6.4%), Irish (5.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/25/1913

Elevation: 1285 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,157 people per square mile   (low).

Sprague, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Sprague:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sprague village:

  • Never married: 11.6%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,448 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,173 (1.5%)

Sprague satellite photo by USGS

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

Sprague household income distribution Sprague home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-7.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (30%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)

Average climate in Sprague, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sprague-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 101% 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 slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 70% 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 185.2 miles away from the city center
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 Sprague center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 283.0 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 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) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from Sprague center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 136.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and 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)
  • INTERIM HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LINCOLN, NE)
  • CRETE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CRETE, NE)
  • NEBRASKA HEART HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; LINCOLN, NE)
  • HOMESTEAD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 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: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 15 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 16 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Bellevue University (about 57 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 59 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 60 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Creighton University (about 61 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 49.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.4
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2011 was 0.319. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.319
U.S.:

0.293

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.43
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.2%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant46,40279
Catholic42,60916
Evangelical Protestant38,042108
Other6,16128
Black Protestant3683
Orthodox2452
None151,580-
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: 42
Lancaster County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

26.3%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.6%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.4%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Sprague:

29.2
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.9%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

4.9%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sprague:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sprague:

34.5%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Sprague:

57.4%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Sprague:

76.2%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sprague, NE Residents
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
Financial Administration 1$350$4,2000$0
Other Government Administration 6$375$7500$0
Water Supply 2$325$1,9500$0
Totals for Government 9$1,050$1,4000$0

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $12,000 ($82.76)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($55.17)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($41.38)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($34.48)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($6.90)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($6.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($89.66)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $19,000 ($131.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($137.93)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($34.48)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $12,000 ($82.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($82.76)
    All Other: $3,000 ($20.69)
    General Support: $1,000 ($6.90)
  • Tax - NEC: $11,000 ($75.86)
    Property: $6,000 ($41.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $236,000 ($1627.59)

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($141 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.03%
Nebraska average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Douglas County, NE  0.48% ($30,764 average AGI)
from Seward County, NE  0.17% ($36,963)
from Gage County, NE  0.17% ($33,032)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($307 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.06%
Nebraska average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Douglas County, NE  0.72% ($35,818 average AGI)
to Sarpy County, NE  0.21% ($43,751)
to Seward County, NE  0.12% ($42,933)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 180Total average daily traffic

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 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023, Certifier: Robert C LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Bluestem Landscaping, Lat: 40.623611 Lon: -96.801111, Type: Pole, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 7.1 m, Call Sign: WQLZ773
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Brad D PahlRegistrant: Diode Communications, 300 Commercial St, Diller, NE 68342, Phone: (402) 793-5125, Fax: (402) 739-5139, Email:
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/18/2010, Expiration Date: 10/03/2020Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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