Thedford, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 204 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 
Males: 93  (45.9%)
Females: 111  (54.1%)
Median resident age:  54.2 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 69166.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,420 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Thedford:

$45,420
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $37,020 (it was $18,300 in 2000)

Thedford village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $67,905 (it was $32,000 in 2000)
Thedford:

$67,905
NE:

$132,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $553.

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  • Races in Thedford, NE (2010)

    Thedford races chart
    • 18799.5%White alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Thedford: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.7%), English (9.7%), Irish (7.8%), United States (7.3%), Swiss (2.9%), Swedish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2848 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 837 people per square mile   (low).

Thedford,NE real estate house value index trend

Thedford, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Thedford:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thedford village:

  • Never married: 12.9%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 23.9%

7 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America).

This village:

3.3%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,207 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,176 (1.5%)

Thedford satellite photo by USGS

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

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

3.1%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-13.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)

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

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 Thedford 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 the city 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 Thedford center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 311.7 miles away from the city 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 (12).
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:

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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)

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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).

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thedford village (based on Thomas County data)

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.
State:

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

33.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Thomas County:

29.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 5$400
Solid Waste Management 1$3,114$37,3680$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$725
Totals for Government 1$3,114$37,3686$1,125

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $24,000 ($117.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($112.75)
    Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($102.94)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($88.24)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($78.43)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($73.53)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($14.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($44.12)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($24.51)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($14.71)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($9.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $64,000 ($313.73)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $23,000 ($112.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $24,000 ($117.65)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($98.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $25,000 ($122.55)
    General Support: $6,000 ($29.41)
    All Other: $4,000 ($19.61)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($102.94)
    NEC: $13,000 ($63.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $83,000 ($406.86)

14.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.98%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


9.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,304 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.20%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

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)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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: 10/28/2004, Expiration Date: 01/26/2015, Certifier: David W Haumann
    Registrant: David W Haumann, 306 Main St, Thedford, NE 69166


FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (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

Businesses in Thedford, NE

  • U-Haul: 1

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