Steele City, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 61 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.4%
Males: 32  (53.6%)
Females: 29  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68440

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,710 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Steele City:

$24,710
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,410 (it was $36,214 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $24,674 (it was $18,100 in 2000)
Steele City:

$24,674
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $28,358; Detached houses: $28,404

Median gross rent in 2013: $429.

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Steele City: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.2%), Irish (14.5%), English (10.9%), French (10.9%), Czech (5.5%), Welsh (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1290 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 264 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Steele City:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Steele City village:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 22.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 22.8%
  • Divorced: 29.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $452 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $305 (1.4%)

Steele City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (56.5 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (500.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hollenberg, KS (2.0 miles) , Endicott, NE (2.2 miles) , Diller, NE (2.6 miles ), Jansen, NE (3.3 miles) , Fairbury, NE (3.3 miles ), Harbine, NE (3.3 miles) , Odell, NE (3.4 miles ), Hanover, KS (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.04 N, Longitude: 97.02 W

Area code: 402

Steele City household income distribution Steele City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-16.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (63%)
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (44%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Material moving occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Average climate in Steele City, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Steele City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Steele City village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 tornado 25.5 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Steele City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 69% 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 212.4 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 88.0 miles away from Steele 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 313.8 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 315.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from Steele 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 131.9 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 Jefferson County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Steele City:

  • HANOVER HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HANOVER, KS)
  • THE CENTENNIAL HOMESTEAD (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WASHINGTON, KS)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; WASHINGTON, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Steele City:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 57 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 58 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 59 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Kansas State University (about 64 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Central Community College (about 93 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Highland Community College (about 94 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Bellevue University (about 97 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)

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Notable locations in Steele City: Steele City (A), Steele City Rural Volunteer Fire and Rescue (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Steele City: Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.6%
(42.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  1.8 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  47.1%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  14.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Steele City compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Nebraska average:

11.3

Steele City travel time to work - commute Steele City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (80%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Steele City village (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,80515
Evangelical Protestant1,90511
Catholic7941
Other11
None2,042-
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: 2
Jefferson County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Jefferson County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

29.1%
Nebraska:

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

11.3%
State:

12.9%
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 0$0 1$128
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$74
Totals for Government 0$0 2$202

Steele City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($131.15)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($114.75)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($98.36)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($81.97)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($32.79)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($16.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($245.90)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($32.79)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($163.93)

Steele City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $7,000 ($114.75)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($81.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($114.75)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($32.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($98.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($98.36)
    General Support: $3,000 ($49.18)
    All Other: $2,000 ($32.79)
  • Tax - NEC: $4,000 ($65.57)
    Property: $3,000 ($49.18)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $81,000 ($1327.87)

5.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
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 Gage County, NE  0.98% ($28,276 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.54% ($25,813)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
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 Gage County, NE  1.32% ($24,205 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  1.01% ($27,767)
to Thayer County, NE  0.54% ($26,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Steele City:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGMT (1310 AM; 1 kW; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KWBE (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Steele City:

  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQIQ (88.3 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KNDY-FM (95.5 FM; MARYSVILLE, KS; Owner: DIERKING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

TV broadcast stations around Steele City:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K17CI (Channel 17; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Steele City fatal accident list:

Apr 1, 2002 08:55 PM, Curtis St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $180,000Total costs
  • 955Total average daily traffic
  • 117Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,242Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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