Swanton, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 94 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 40  (42.6%)
Females: 54  (57.4%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
Nebraska median age:  36.1 years

Zip code: 68445

Estimated median household income in 2015: $36,969 (it was $21,875 in 2000)
Swanton:

$36,969
NE:

$54,996

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $25,063 (it was $19,170 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $46,562 (it was $31,600 in 2000)
Swanton:

$46,562
NE:

$141,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $53,202; Detached houses: $52,606

Median gross rent in 2015: $619.

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    • 8893.6%White alone
    • 44.3%Two or more races
    • 22.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Swanton: 74.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Czech (31.9%), German (31.9%), American (14.9%), Dutch (2.1%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 1350 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 472 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Swanton:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swanton village:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.9%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $696 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,050 (2.3%)

Swanton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (36.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (499.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Western, NE (2.5 miles ), Plymouth, NE (2.7 miles ), De Witt, NE (2.9 miles ), Wilber, NE (3.1 miles ), Daykin, NE (3.5 miles) , Jansen, NE (3.7 miles) , Clatonia, NE (3.7 miles ), Tobias, NE (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 40.38 N, Longitude: 97.08 W

Area code: 402

Swanton household income distribution Swanton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.5%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-26.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (39%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Swanton, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Swanton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Swanton village center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

On 4/25/1957, a category F4 tornado 29.3 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swanton-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 190.1 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 82.4 miles away from Swanton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 290.7 miles away from the 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 112.3 miles away from the city center
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 461.8 miles away from Swanton center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.1 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 Saline County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Les Witte - Basketball player, Earle D. Chesney - Cartoonist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Swanton:

  • WILBER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WILBER, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swanton:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 37 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 39 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 40 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Central Community College (about 77 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Bellevue University (about 81 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 83 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 84 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)

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Notable locations in Swanton: Farmers Co-op Elevator (A), Swanton Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Swanton: United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Swanton: Swanton City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Saline 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 2015: 10.8%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.0 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  60.9%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Swanton (2011 data):

  • First Tri County Bank: at 105 Main St., branch established on 1894/04/01. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $54.3 mil, Deposits: $49.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Swanton Agency, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.1
Nebraska average:

11.0

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

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Religion statistics for Swanton village (based on Saline County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,92216
Evangelical Protestant2,1479
Catholic2,1115
Other1782
None6,842-
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: 6
Saline County:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Saline County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Saline County:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Saline County:

31.1%
Nebraska:

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

23.6%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Swanton:

49.3%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Swanton:

44.0%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Swanton:

6.7%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Swanton:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.9%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Swanton:

57.7%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.9%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Swanton, NE Residents
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
Water Supply 0$0 1$330
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$220
Totals for Government 0$0 4$550

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $27,000 ($287.23)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($106.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($106.38)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($106.38)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($85.11)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($63.83)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($53.19)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($42.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($42.55)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,000 ($425.53)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $11,000 ($117.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($234.04)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($21.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($106.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($138.30)
    All Other: $4,000 ($42.55)
    General Support: $3,000 ($31.91)
  • Tax - NEC: $12,000 ($127.66)
    Property: $11,000 ($117.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $117,000 ($1244.68)

6.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
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 Lancaster County, NE  1.95% ($30,069 average AGI)
from Seward County, NE  0.52% ($34,593)
from Gage County, NE  0.44% ($33,348)


6.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
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 Lancaster County, NE  2.28% ($33,345 average AGI)
to Gage County, NE  0.54% ($22,250)
to Douglas County, NE  0.31% ($29,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Swanton:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWBE (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KGMT (1310 AM; 1 kW; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swanton:

  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSLI-FM (104.1 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQIQ (88.3 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KFLV (89.9 FM; WILBER, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIBZ (106.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Swanton:

  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K17CI (Channel 17; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Don Shutts, Lat: 40.364722 Lon: -97.028333, Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQLZ773
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Brad D PahlRegistrant: Diode Communications, 300 Commercial St, Diller, NE 68342, Phone: (402) 793-5125, Fax: (402) 739-5139, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

Swanton compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above 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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