Venango, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 166 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 85  (51.6%)
Females: 81  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  49.7 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 69168

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,722 (it was $24,444 in 2000)
Venango:

$40,722
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,962 (it was $12,281 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,885 (it was $30,400 in 2000)
Venango:

$38,885
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $37,439; Detached houses: $37,571; Mobile homes: $35,387

Median gross rent in 2012: $500.

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  • White alone - 147 (89.6%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (9.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Venango: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.0%), Russian (12.4%), English (8.5%), United States (7.3%), Irish (6.2%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 01/1916

Elevation: 3597 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 670 people per square mile   (low).

Venango, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Venango:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Venango village:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

8 residents are foreign born

This village:  6.3%
Nebraska:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $523 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,100 (2.1%)

Venango satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greeley, CO (142.9 miles , pop. 76,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (163.7 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (622.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Amherst, CO (2.9 miles) , Lamar, NE (3.7 miles) , Table Land, CO (3.8 miles ), Grant, NE (4.2 miles ), Holyoke, CO (4.3 miles ), Julesburg, CO (4.4 miles ), Big Springs, NE (4.6 miles ), Ovid, CO (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 40.76 N, Longitude: 102.04 W

Area code: 308

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

2.5%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-8.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (32%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (9%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (30%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)

Average climate in Venango, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Venango-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Venango village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/27/1960, a category F3 tornado 15.2 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Venango-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 25% 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 510.6 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 214.6 miles away from Venango center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 642.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 310.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 303.6 miles away from Venango center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 312.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Perkins County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Venango:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Venango:

  • University of Northern Colorado (about 142 miles; Greeley, CO; Full-time enrollment: 11,469)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 146 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Aims Community College (about 146 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • Chadron State College (about 151 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 155 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 160 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 163 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)

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Notable locations in Venango: Grant Co-op Exchange - Venango Branch Elevator (A), Venango (B), Scoular Company Elevator (C), Venango Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Venango include: Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (A), Venango Community Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Perkins County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.8%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.3%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Venango compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Venango village (based on Perkins County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.66%
Here: 73.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran Church Mennonite Church of God in ChristOther
Adherents32.7%27.2%19.9%8.1%12.2%
Congregations25.0%16.7%25.0%8.3%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Perkins County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Perkins County:

10.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

10.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Perkins County:

26.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$211
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$240
Water Supply 1$600$7,2000$0
Totals for Government 1$600$7,2002$451

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($126.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($96.39)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($90.36)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($72.29)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($36.14)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($24.10)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($12.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $23,000 ($138.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,000 ($240.96)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($108.43)
    All Other: $17,000 ($102.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($6.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($78.31)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($186.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($114.46)
    General Support: $8,000 ($48.19)
    All Other: $5,000 ($30.12)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($78.31)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($72.29)
    NEC: $6,000 ($36.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($361.45)

5.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
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 Keith County, NE  1.10% ($30,833 average AGI)


7.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,440 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.55%
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 Keith County, NE  1.26% ($21,571 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, NE  0.90% ($29,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Venango:

  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Venango:

  • KADL (102.9 FM; IMPERIAL, NE; Owner: IMPERIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • K206BD (89.1 FM; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Venango:

  • K35AB (Channel 35; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K41AB (Channel 41; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K31AB (Channel 31; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K39AC (Channel 39; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K43BY (Channel 43; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • (Venango) 510 Ziemer Street (Lat: 40.758861 Lon: -102.045111), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN615
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: James W Strand
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • James E McDonald, Ziemer Street (Lat: 40.758861 Lon: -102.045111), Type: 48.1, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F2-D, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Jerri L Janjua, Ziemer Street (Lat: 40.758861 Lon: -102.045111), Type: 48.1, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F2-D, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Jerri L Janjua, Ziemer Street (Lat: 40.758861 Lon: -102.045111), Type: 48.1, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Section 1 T8n R42w Rt 1 (Lat: 40.691667 Lon: -102.033250), Call Sign: KOL310, Licensee ID: L00078320
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.420 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2003, Expiration Date: 02/04/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2013
    Registrant: Hahlweg Bros, Venango, NE 69168, Phone: (308) 447-5638
  • 5 Mi S & 1/2 E (Lat: 40.698611 Lon: -102.019083), Call Sign: KET487, Licensee ID: L00613897
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.7600 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/07/2003, Expiration Date: 01/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2013
    Registrant: Wayne W Prottsman, Venango, NE 69168
  • 3 Mi S (Lat: 40.732222 Lon: -102.029361), Call Sign: WZS854, Licensee ID: L00055609
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/1999, Expiration Date: 03/21/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2004
    Registrant: Dodson, Merwin L, Hcr 80 Box 6, Venango, NE 69168
  • Lat: 40.846667 Lon: -102.043611, Call Sign: WQAC506
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.300 MHz, 457.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/04/2004, Expiration Date: 05/04/2014, Certifier: Richard Matousek
    Registrant: Prairie States Communs., Inc., N Hwy 61, Imperial, NE 69033-0755, Phone: (308) 882-4694, Fax: (308) 882-2264, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Dudden Elevator (Lat: 40.758333 Lon: -102.051861), Structure height: 70 m, Call Sign: WHE763, Licensee ID: L01533306
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/1982, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013
    Registrant: Capstar Tx LLC, 2625 S. Memorial Drive Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74129

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • VENANGO, 510 Ziemer Street (Lat: 40.758889 Lon: -102.045111), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.1 m, Call Sign: WQQS684
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2013, Expiration Date: 02/25/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1594Y , Serial Number: 17249294, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1962
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Josh Jaeger, 404 W Washington, Venango, NE 69168, Other Owners: John Jaeger
  • Aircraft: CORNELIUS DANA CHALLENGER - 2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1970D , Serial Number: CH2-1298-CW-1814, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 08/09/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Dan J Hughes, 74868 318th Ave, Venango, NE 69168
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7015M , Serial Number: 55315, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 04/28/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Larry L Walters, 31450 Road 752, Venango, NE 69168
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35A (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8359N , Serial Number: D-8753, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Richard A Dudden, Po Box 60 / 111 N Pennsylvania, Venango, NE 69168

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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