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Population in 2012: 61 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.4%
Males: 29  (49.0%)
Females: 32  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  54.8 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68440

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,241 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Steele City:

$23,241
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,683

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $24,708 (it was $18,100 in 2000)
Steele City:

$24,708
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,024; Detached houses: $77,024

Median gross rent in 2012: $388.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Steele City: 73.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (41.0%), Irish (23.1%), French (11.5%), English (10.3%), Czech (6.4%), United States (1.3%).

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: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Steele City village:

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 36.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 23.0%
  • Divorced: 21.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $325 (1.3%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-16.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (40%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (50%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Steele City-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 191% 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 significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 99% 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 88.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from Steele City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), 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: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, about 16 miles away; WASHINGTON, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Steele City, NE

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

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 57 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 58 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Kansas State University (about 64 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Central Community College (about 93 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Bellevue University (about 97 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • Washburn University (about 99 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 100 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)

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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 2012: 43.0%

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

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Steele City compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Wood (4%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.91%
Here77.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents22.6%15.7%12.7%10.6%7.5%
Congregations14.3%14.3%14.3%3.6%7.1%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents6.3%5.1%4.7%4.6%10.1%
Congregations3.6%3.6%3.6%10.7%25.0%
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: 2
Here:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

9.3%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
State:

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

11.3%
Nebraska:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$230
Totals for Government 0$0 6$230

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)

5.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
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 Gage County, NE  1.06% ($29,563 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.56% ($706)
from Thayer County, NE  0.53% ($28,938)


5.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Gage County, NE  1.38% ($23,500 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.99% ($26,367)

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


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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