Tobias, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -32.9%
Males: 63  (60.0%)
Females: 43  (40.0%)
Median resident age:

59.1 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip code: 68453

Estimated median household income in 2017: $72,747 (it was $36,607 in 2000)
Tobias:

$72,747
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $47,709 (it was $13,017 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $47,703 (it was $23,100 in 2000)
Tobias:

$47,703
NE:

$155,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $734.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tobias: 73.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.5%
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  • Races in Tobias, NE (2010)
    • 9892.5%White alone
    • 87.5%Hispanic



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Tobias, Nebraska as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tobias is 41 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (85.4%), American (7.3%), Czech (7.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1884

Elevation: 1600 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 405 people per square mile   (low).

Tobias, Nebraska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $979 (4.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,133 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (44.0 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (512.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ohiowa, NE (2.5 miles),
Milligan, NE (2.5 miles ),
Daykin, NE (2.6 miles),
Western, NE (2.7 miles ),
Alexandria, NE (3.5 miles ),
Strang, NE (3.6 miles),
Bruning, NE (3.6 miles ),
Swanton, NE (3.7 miles)

Latitude: 40.42 N, Longitude: 97.34 W

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Tobias, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tobias, NE in 2017

Tobias satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +31 (+24.4%).
Most common industries in Tobias, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (11.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.3%)
  • Apparel (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Tobias, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (17.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11.1%)
  • Cashiers (11.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.3%)

Average climate in Tobias, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tobias-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Tobias village center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

On 4/25/1957, a category F4 tornado 16.6 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:

Tobias-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 68% 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 181.4 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 283.1 miles away from Tobias 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 95.1 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 448.2 miles away from Tobias 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 101.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 736.2 miles away from Tobias center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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).
Tobias topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tobias:

  • HERITAGE CROSSINGS (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GENEVA, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tobias:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 44 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 47 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 47 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Central Community College (about 64 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Bellevue University (about 90 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 91 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 92 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)

Private elementary/middle school in Tobias:

  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 37, Location: 2245 COUNTY ROAD 400, Grades: UG-8)

Library in Tobias:

  • TOBIAS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,435; Location: 101 MAIN STREET; 2,444 books; 50 audio materials; 135 video materials; 6 state licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tobias: Farmers Co-op Association Elevator (A), Tobias (B), Tobias Public Library (C), Tobias Community Historical Museum (D), Tobias Volunteer Fire and Rescue (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tobias include: Tobias Community Church (A), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Saline County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

50.0%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Tobias:

Marital status in Tobias, NE
  • Never married: 7.9%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.5%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Tobias:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.9
Nebraska average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tobias, NE (based on Saline County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Saline County:

31.1%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Saline County:

23.6%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tobias:

49.4%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tobias:

44.3%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tobias:

23.1%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.9%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Tobias:

6.9
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tobias:

35.3%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

53.4%
State:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.1%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tobias, 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
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$612
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$524
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$524
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,660

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $28,000 ($264.15)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($264.15)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($198.11)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($150.94)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($113.21)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($94.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($75.47)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($37.74)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($28.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,000 ($18.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,000 ($349.06)

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

  • Charges - Other: $25,000 ($235.85)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($9.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $44,000 ($415.09)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($37.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($47.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($179.25)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($132.08)
    Other: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($94.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($18.87)

Tobias government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,000 ($867.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,000 ($679.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($188.68)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $182,000 ($1716.98)

6.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lancaster County, NE  2.12% ($39,150 average AGI)
from Gage County, NE  0.41% ($32,182)


6.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,705 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lancaster County, NE  2.52% ($38,926 average AGI)
to Gage County, NE  0.63% ($29,588)
to Douglas County, NE  0.39% ($32,762)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tobias:

  • 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.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tobias:

  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, 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)

TV broadcast stations around Tobias:

  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.4mTotal length
  • 745Total average daily traffic
  • 962Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tobias, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 51930-1939
  • 31980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tobias, NE

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 1.5 Mi N .25 Mi E (Lat: 40.445278 Lon: -97.331389), Type: 90.5, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Norris Public Power District, 399 Beatr-ice, Phone: (402) 223-4038

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station (Lat: 40.419167 Lon: -97.035861), Call Sign: KNHP957,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.450 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/1998, Expiration Date: 09/14/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/16/2003, Registrant: City Of Tobias, Tobias, NE 68453
  • Main St & Burlington Rr Tracks (Lat: 40.415278 Lon: -97.337278), Call Sign: WZZ426, Licensee ID: L00071628,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2004, Expiration Date: 06/02/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2014, Registrant: Farmers Cooperative, 208 West Depot, Dorchester, NE 68343, Phone: (402) 946-2211

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Tobias Tower 1 1/2 Mi N & 1/4 Mi E Of (Lat: 40.445278 Lon: -97.331417), Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WNEU931,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.412 MHz, 928.412 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/2018, Expiration Date: 05/20/2028, Registrant: Norris Public Power District, 606 Irving Street, Beatrice, NE 68310, Phone: (402) 223-4038, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9099J , Serial Number: 28-3141, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 03/04/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 11/21/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew A Rhodes, 262 County Rd W, Tobias, NE 68453



Tobias 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 below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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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