For population 25 years and over in Sprague:
For population 15 years and over in Sprague village:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,661 (1.5%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-7.6%).
Average climate in Sprague, Nebraska
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sprague:
Amtrak station near Sprague:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sprague:
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.
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.
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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Sprague compared to Nebraska state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Sprague village (based on Lancaster County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.38%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 42
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 100
Number of full-service restaurants: 171
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sprague government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Sprague government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Sprague government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,511 average adjusted gross income)
0.31% of residents moved from foreign countries ($499 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,963 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Sprague:
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TV broadcast stations around Sprague:
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.