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Cedar County

Population in 2012: 95 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 

Males: 48  (51.0%)
Females: 47  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  45.0 years
Nebraska median age:  43.7 years

Zip code: 68774

Estimated median household income in 2011: $58,908 (it was $41,875 in 2000)
St. Helena:

$58,908
Nebraska:

$50,296
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $24,542

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $73,250 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
St. Helena:

$73,250
Nebraska:

$127,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,589; Detached houses: $79,248; Mobile homes: $39,296
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  • White alone - 95 (99.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Helena: 75.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (76.3%), Danish (10.5%), French (5.3%), Czech (3.9%), Ukrainian (2.6%), Norwegian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1858

Elevation: 1242 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 226 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in St. Helena:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Helena village:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

0 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.0%
Nebraska:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,150 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $900 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (48.6 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (124.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (493.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wynot, NE (2.5 miles) , Gayville, SD (2.6 miles ), Mission Hill, SD (2.8 miles) , Yankton, SD (2.9 miles ), Fordyce, NE (3.1 miles) , Volin, SD (3.3 miles ), Hartington, NE (3.6 miles ), Crofton, NE (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 42.81 N, Longitude: 97.25 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.2%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-1.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


Average climate in St. Helena, Nebraska

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Tornado activity:

St. Helena-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 175% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.9 miles away from the St. Helena village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/2003, a category F4 tornado 21.6 miles away from the village center killed one person and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Helena-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 95% 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 83.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from St. Helena center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.6 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 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.7 miles away from St. Helena center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cedar County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near St. Helena:

  • AVERA SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; YANKTON, SD)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, about 12 miles away; YANKTON, SD)
  • SANFORD VERMILLION HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; VERMILLION, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Helena:

  • University of South Dakota (about 17 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 5,598)
  • Wayne State College (about 42 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 52 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Northeast Community College (about 54 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Buena Vista University (about 105 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • South Dakota State University (about 107 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 124 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)

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Church in St. Helena: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Cedar 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 21.9. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 8.86. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.86
U.S.:

12.27
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.9
U.S.:

28.3


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 4.3%

Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  83.3%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

St. Helena compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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St. Helena travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for St. Helena (based on Cedar County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 86.17%
Here86.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents63.8%18.5%6.9%3.7%7.1%
Congregations45.8%12.5%12.5%8.3%20.8%
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: 5
Cedar County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

8.21 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

8.21 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cedar County:

8.3%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cedar County:

27.8%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.2%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$250
Totals for Government 0$0 7$250

St. Helena government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($231.58)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($52.63)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($52.63)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($42.11)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($10.53)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($10.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($42.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($84.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($189.47)

St. Helena government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $13,000 ($136.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($10.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($147.37)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($294.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($105.26)
    General Support: $5,000 ($52.63)
    All Other: $2,000 ($21.05)
  • Tax - NEC: $7,000 ($73.68)
    Property: $6,000 ($63.16)

St. Helena government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $63,000 ($663.16)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($31.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $62,000 ($652.63)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($31.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($10.53)

St. Helena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $63,000 ($663.16)

3.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,538 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.49%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Madison County, NE  0.38% ($79,692 average AGI)
from Yankton County, SD  0.38% ($24,154)
from Wayne County, NE  0.32% ($29,091)


6.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Yankton County, SD  0.71% ($30,400 average AGI)
to Madison County, NE  0.65% ($44,696)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.63% ($27,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Helena:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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.)
  • KVTK (1570 AM; 1 kW; VERMILLION, SD)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Helena:

  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKYA (93.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KXNE-FM (89.3 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K220FV (91.9 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: PRAISE NETWORK, INC)
  • KVHT (106.3 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: CULHANE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Helena:

  • K31DP (Channel 31; YANKTON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • K21EN (Channel 21; YANKTON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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