Stratton, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 340 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.1%
 
Males: 172  (50.8%)
Females: 168  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 69043.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,529 (it was $25,375 in 2000)
Stratton:

$31,529
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,794 (it was $15,139 in 2000)

Stratton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,644 (it was $29,600 in 2000)
Stratton:

$43,644
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $49,309; Detached houses: $50,707; Mobile homes: $30,364

Median gross rent in 2012: $536.

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Stratton races chart
  • White alone - 325 (94.8%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (3.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Stratton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stratton: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (12.6%), English (12.4%), United States (6.0%), Swedish (4.1%), Danish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/17/1882

Elevation: 2798 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 758 people per square mile   (low).

Stratton,NE real estate house value index trend

Stratton, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Stratton:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stratton village:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

26 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia).

This village:  6.0%
Nebraska:  6.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Stratton, Nebraska as of May 23, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Stratton to the number of sex offenders is 340 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $990 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $588 (1.5%)

Stratton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greeley, CO (185.4 miles , pop. 76,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (192.5 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (564.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Max, NE (3.1 miles) , Trenton, NE (3.4 miles ), Palisade, NE (3.9 miles ), Hamlet, NE (4.0 miles) , Benkelman, NE (4.2 miles ), Wauneta, NE (4.5 miles ), Culbertson, NE (4.6 miles ), Atwood, KS (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 40.15 N, Longitude: 101.23 W

Area code: 308

Stratton household income distribution Stratton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -31 (-7.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)

Work and jobs in Stratton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Stratton, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Stratton-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the Stratton village center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stratton-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 570.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 273.9 miles away from Stratton center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 294.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 254.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 217.8 miles away from Stratton center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 370.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hitchcock County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stratton topographic map

Birthplace of: George Sauer - Football player.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stratton:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 119 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 134 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Central Community College (about 159 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Barton County Community College (about 181 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 185 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)
  • Aims Community College (about 188 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 192 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)

Public elementary/middle school in Stratton:

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Library in Stratton:

  • STRATTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,183; Location: 502 BAILEY STREET; 9,788 books; 141 audio materials; 430 video materials; 20 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Stratton: Farmers Cooperative Grain and Supply Company Elevator (A), Jesch Trailer Park (B), Stratton (C), Stratton Public Library (D), Little House Museum (E), Stratton Ambulance and Fire Protection District (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stratton include: Saint Joseph Catholic Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Stratton include: Pitner Park (1), Leavenworth and Pikes Peak Express Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Motel Stratton (115 Howard Street).

Hitchcock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Stratton and their reported violations in the past:

SWANSON RESERVOIR SRA - NG & PC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.6%
(26.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.0 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  58.9%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Stratton 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Stratton (2011 data):

  • McCook National Bank: Stratton Branch at Bailey Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $297.7 mil, Deposits: $245.7 mil, headquarters in Mccook, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Graff Family, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Stratton village (based on Hitchcock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.64%
Here: 64.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents43.7%29.2%16.8%3.7%6.7%
Congregations30.8%15.4%15.4%7.7%30.8%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 2
Hitchcock County:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

21.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hitchcock County:

29.1%
Nebraska:

28.0%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$276
Streets and Highways 2$5,983$35,8980$0
Electric Power 1$2,369$28,4281$1,094
Local Libraries 0$0 3$861
Totals for Government 3$8,352$33,4089$2,231

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $244,000 ($717.65)
    Water Utilities: $68,000 ($200.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $62,000 ($182.35)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($102.94)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($88.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($70.59)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($67.65)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($52.94)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($44.12)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($35.29)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($14.71)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($2.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($47.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($17.65)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($8.82)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($5.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $137,000 ($402.94)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($58.82)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($47.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($44.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($8.82)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $250,000 ($735.29)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($161.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $43,000 ($126.47)
    General Support: $16,000 ($47.06)
    All Other: $7,000 ($20.59)
  • Tax - Property: $127,000 ($373.53)
    NEC: $98,000 ($288.24)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $149,000 ($438.24)

7.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
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 Red Willow County, NE  2.16% ($26,250 average AGI)


8.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.47%
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 Red Willow County, NE  2.85% ($26,906 average AGI)
to Buffalo County, NE  0.89% ($28,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stratton:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KNGN (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: KANSAS NEBRASKA GOOD NEWS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stratton:

  • KRKU (98.5 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KIOD (105.3 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: AUSTIN MCCOOK LLC)
  • K227AC (93.3 FM; MAX, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSWN (93.9 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: AUSTIN-MCCOOK, L.L.C.)
  • KICX-FM (96.1 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Stratton:

  • W47AC (Channel 47; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: CAYO HUESO NETWORKS, LLC)
  • K33FO (Channel 33; BENKELMAN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K44FN (Channel 44; MCCOOK/CULBERTSON, NE; Owner: NEBR. ED. TV COMMISSION)

Stratton fatal accident list:

Aug 8, 1976 09:25 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 17, Fatalities: 9
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,405
Total average daily truck traffic: 196
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,827

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Frank DiRico, 71302 Road 355 (Lat: 40.163611 Lon: -101.190306), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Frank DiRico, 71302 Road 355 (Lat: 40.163611 Lon: -101.190306), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 50 Wood Pole 1/2 Mi N Of Hwy 34 (Lat: 40.153333 Lon: -101.225444), Call Sign: KRC581, Licensee ID: L00806087
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.5400 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/2004, Expiration Date: 07/21/2014
    Registrant: Lakeside Central Public Schools, 605 Bailey, Stratton, NE 69043, Phone: (308) 276-2281, Fax: (308) 276-2129, Email:
  • Rfd 6 Mi Sw (Lat: 40.080556 Lon: -101.253222), Call Sign: KYX315, Licensee ID: L00061420
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.5600 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/1999, Expiration Date: 02/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2005
    Registrant: Donalane W Golding, Hc 1 Box 14, Stratton, NE 69043, Phone: (308) 276-2329
  • Lat: 40.227361 Lon: -101.183750, Call Sign: WQQV830
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.645 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/12/2013, Expiration Date: 03/12/2023, Certifier: Brian Sydow
    Registrant: Prairie States Communications, 60 N Hwy 61, Imperial, NE 69033-0755, Phone: (308) 882-4694, Fax: (308) 882-2264, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Stratton WT, 5 Blocks N Of State Hwy 34 On Bailey St (Lat: 40.153250 Lon: -101.226278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQQY872
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz... (+6 more)
    Grant Date: 03/28/2013, Expiration Date: 03/28/2023, Certifier: Pat Gerdes
    Registrant: Phelps County, 14910 Grover Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68144, Phone: (402) 597-3333, Fax: (402) 597-3577, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0TM, Licensee ID: L00708866
    Grant Date: 10/28/2003, Expiration Date: 01/25/2014
    Registrant: Eugene P Flint, Stratton, NE 69043-0177
  • Call Sign: KD5OUV, Licensee ID: L00368965
    Grant Date: 04/28/2011, Expiration Date: 06/19/2021, Certifier: Christina D Henderson
    Registrant: Christina D Henderson, 71938 Drive 350, Stratton, NE 69043

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
Most common first names in Stratton, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1083.5 years
John884.8 years
James871.5 years
Floyd682.2 years
Charles482.0 years
George485.0 years
Harry486.5 years
Esther481.2 years
Mabel488.2 years
Albert478.0 years
Most common last names in Stratton, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williamson682.7 years
Burk688.2 years
Pierce682.4 years
Sis677.7 years
Latta582.4 years
Cobb583.4 years
Hanson583.6 years
Lorens588.2 years
Rath580.0 years
Vrbas571.0 years

Businesses in Stratton, NE

  • H&R Block: 1
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