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Population in 2012: 196 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 

Males: 82  (42.1%)
Females: 114  (57.9%)

Median resident age:  44.7 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 69166.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,126 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Thedford:

$48,126
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,128

Thedford village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $55,391 (it was $32,000 in 2000)
Thedford:

$55,391
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $44,466; Detached houses: $47,853; Mobile homes: $6,731

Median gross rent in 2012: $561.

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  • White alone - 187 (99.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thedford: 74.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (48.5%), Irish (18.5%), English (7.8%), United States (4.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Swiss (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2848 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 804 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Thedford:

  • High school or higher: 98.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thedford village:

  • Never married: 10.5%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 21.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.9%
Nebraska:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,125 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,214 (2.2%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-13.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Secondary school teachers (11%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Financial managers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Thedford-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 8% 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 above Nebraska state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/1991 at 11:49:15, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 12.9 miles away from Thedford center
On 2/20/1993 at 13:08:10, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/25/1994 at 02:44:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/30/1990 at 00:06:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from Thedford center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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).
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Political contributions by individuals in Thedford, NE

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: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 137 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Northeast Community College (about 164 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 184 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of South Dakota (about 195 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 217 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 220 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)

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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 2012: 10.3%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic 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:  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 significantly 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.22%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$700
Water Supply 1$2,650$31,8000$0
Totals for Government 1$2,650$31,8001$700

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $24,000 ($122.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($117.35)
    Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($107.14)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($91.84)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($81.63)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($76.53)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($15.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($45.92)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($25.51)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($15.31)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($10.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $64,000 ($326.53)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $23,000 ($117.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $24,000 ($122.45)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($10.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($102.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $25,000 ($127.55)
    General Support: $6,000 ($30.61)
    All Other: $4,000 ($20.41)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($107.14)
    NEC: $13,000 ($66.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $83,000 ($423.47)

8.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.59%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



10.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.34%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


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


Thedford on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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