Thedford, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 219 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.8%
 
Males: 110  (50.6%)
Females: 109  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

53.1 years
Nebraska median age:

36.3 years

Zip codes: 69166.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,775 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Thedford:

$52,775
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $35,197 (it was $18,300 in 2000)

Thedford village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $74,859 (it was $32,000 in 2000)
Thedford:

$74,859
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $256,369; detached houses: $263,008; mobile homes: $137,157

Median gross rent in 2016: $589.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thedford: 73.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.6%
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Ancestries: German (30.5%), American (13.7%), Irish (10.5%), Swiss (6.3%), Welsh (6.3%), Czech (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2848 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 899 people per square mile   (low).

Thedford,NE real estate house value index trend

Thedford, Nebraska map

6 residents are foreign born

This village:

3.4%
Nebraska:

6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,367 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,152 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (197.6 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (217.9 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (663.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Seneca, NE (3.7 miles),
Halsey, NE (4.1 miles),
Brownlee, NE (4.6 miles),
Mullen, NE (5.0 miles ),
Dunning, NE (5.1 miles),
Stapleton, NE (5.9 miles ),
Tryon, NE (6.0 miles),
Gandy, NE (6.0 miles)

Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 100.57 W

Area code: 308

Distribution of median household income in Thedford, NE in 2016
Distribution of house value in Thedford, NE in 2016
Thedford satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Most common industries in Thedford, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Private households (5.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.8%)
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (8.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (13.2%)
  • Private households (13.2%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Thedford, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Teachers, secondary school (8.8%)
  • Cashiers (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (11.1%)
  • Cashiers (11.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.2%)
  • Financial managers (11.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.7%)

Average climate in Thedford, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thedford-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Thedford village center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/30/1961, a category F4 tornado 44.0 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thedford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 45% 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 537.8 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 257.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.7 miles away from the 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 165.4 miles away from Thedford center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 311.7 miles away from Thedford center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Thomas County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thedford topographic map

Airports located in Thedford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thedford:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 118 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 137 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Chadron State College (about 137 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Northeast Community College (about 164 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 184 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • University of South Dakota (about 195 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 197 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

Public high school in Thedford:

Public elementary/middle school in Thedford:

  • THEDFORD ELEM ATTENDANCE CNTR (Location: 407 COURT, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Thedford

Library in Thedford:

  • THOMAS COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,118; Location: 501 MAIN STREET; 17,706 books; 435 audio materials; 1,340 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions; 33 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Thedford: Thedford (A), Thedford Volunteer Rescue Squad (B), Thedford Police Department (C), Thedford Volunteer Fire Department (D), Thomas County Library (E), Thomas County Sheriffs Office (F), Thomas County Courthouse (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thedford include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), United Church of Christ (B), Saint Thomas of Canterbury Church (C), Bedford Assembly of God Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Rodeway Inn Thedford (Sr 2 East).

Court: Thomas County - Thedford- County Court (503 Main Street).

Average household size:
This village:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

55.9%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

3.2%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Thedford (2011 data):

  • Security First Bank: Thedford Branch at 502 Main Street, branch established on 1917/02/17. Info updated 2010/02/19: Bank assets: $829.2 mil, Deposits: $644.3 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Stockmens Limited Partnership

For population 15 years and over in Thedford:

Marital status in Thedford, NE
  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Thedford:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Thedford
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thedford, NE (based on Thomas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1503
Evangelical Protestant1252
Catholic501
None322-
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: 1
Thomas County:

16.67 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

16.67 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

33.33 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

8.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
Nebraska:

28.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Thedford:

45.2%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.0%
State:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Thedford:

14.5%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Thedford:

33.8%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
State:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Thedford:

84.5%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thedford, 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
Solid Waste Management 1$3,114$37,3680$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$725
Financial Administration 0$0 5$400
Totals for Government 1$3,114$37,3686$1,125

Thedford government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($292.24)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($141.55)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($114.16)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($82.19)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($63.93)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($13.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $28,000 ($127.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,000 ($333.33)

Thedford government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($228.31)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($164.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($13.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($196.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($109.59)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($41.10)
    Other: $5,000 ($22.83)
  • Tax - Property: $25,000 ($114.16)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($18.26)

Thedford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,000 ($561.64)

Businesses in Thedford, NE

  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Thedford:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)

Thedford fatal accident list:

Oct 16, 1999 04:50 PM, Sr-2, Lat: 41.978314, Lon: -100.579020, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 27.8mTotal length
  • 4,295Total average daily traffic
  • 738Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,470Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Thedford)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Thedford, NE)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N0XCN, Previous Call Sign: KD6RYP, Grant Date: 05/25/1993, Expiration Date: 05/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2005, Registrant: Millard G Vian, Box 133, Thedford, NE 69166
  • Call Sign: N7UDI, Licensee ID: L00373117, Grant Date: 11/08/2011, Expiration Date: 11/08/2021, Registrant: Rocklind E Fliegel, 39225 Call Ln, Thedford, NE 69166
  • Call Sign: W0VLY, Licensee ID: L00934252, Grant Date: 10/30/2014, Expiration Date: 01/26/2025, Certifier: David W Haumann, Registrant: David W Haumann, 306 Main St, Thedford, NE 69166-6004


FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Thedford)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Thedford, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary572.8 years
Ralph579.2 years
Harry478.0 years
David384.0 years
Alice379.0 years
Ida381.7 years
Edith385.0 years
William385.3 years
Evelyn277.0 years
Helen280.5 years
Most common last names in Thedford, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Loudon683.5 years
Jameson689.3 years
Hardy482.5 years
Nutter485.2 years
Hanks382.7 years
Hamilton381.0 years
Licking374.6 years
Scranton372.0 years
Paxton388.7 years
Pearson384.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thedford, NE
  • 57.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.9%Wood
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 3.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thedford, NE
  • 48.4%Electricity
  • 29.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.6%Utility gas


Thedford 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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