Wellfleet, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 77 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 
Males: 42  (54.5%)
Females: 35  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  50.2 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 69170

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,554 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Wellfleet:

$43,554
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,686 (it was $13,011 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,130 (it was $14,600 in 2000)
Wellfleet:

$60,130
NE:

$132,700
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    • 5874.4%White alone
    • 810.3%Hispanic
    • 79.0%Two or more races
    • 45.1%Asian alone
    • 11.3%Black alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wellfleet: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (28.3%), German (22.8%), Irish (14.1%), Dutch (8.7%), Swedish (7.6%), Danish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1925

Elevation: 2810 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 276 people per square mile   (very low).

Wellfleet, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Wellfleet:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wellfleet village:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.5%
  • Divorced: 20.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,752 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $661 (1.2%)

Wellfleet satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greeley, CO (211.1 miles , pop. 76,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (212.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (591.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Maywood, NE (2.9 miles ), Curtis, NE (3.7 miles ), Moorefield, NE (4.2 miles) , Hayes Center, NE (4.8 miles ), Wallace, NE (4.9 miles ), Stockville, NE (4.9 miles) , Maxwell, NE (5.0 miles ), Brady, NE (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 40.75 N, Longitude: 100.73 W

Area code: 308

Wellfleet household income distribution Wellfleet home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+20.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (44%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (50%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (44%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Average climate in Wellfleet, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wellfleet-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/29/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Wellfleet village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/15/1990, a category F4 tornado 35.0 miles away from the village center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wellfleet-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 43% 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 569.1 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 274.9 miles away from Wellfleet 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 168.5 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 248.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 357.7 miles away from Wellfleet 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 342.9 miles away from the city center
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 Lincoln County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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airports located in Wellfleet:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wellfleet:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 86 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 124 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 150 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Chadron State College (about 185 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Barton County Community College (about 195 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Northeast Community College (about 195 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 211 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)

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Notable locations in Wellfleet: Wellfleet (A), Maywood Wellfleet Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Wellfleet: Saint William Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Dancing Leaf Earth Lodge (6100 East Opal Springs Road).

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.2%
(1.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  80.0%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.5
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wellfleet village (based on Lincoln County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,9836
Mainline Protestant6,52115
Evangelical Protestant5,57429
Other1,1685
None16,042-
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: 5
Lincoln County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lincoln County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lincoln County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

31.0%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.8%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

41.9%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wellfleet:

32.4%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Wellfleet:

27.7
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.5%
Nebraska:

22.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wellfleet:

6.6
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wellfleet:

28.2%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

45.5%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

71.2%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wellfleet, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$45
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$105
Totals for Government 0$0 5$150

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($64.94)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($38.96)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($25.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $4,000 ($51.95)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($38.96)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($12.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($64.94)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($12.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($12.99)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($12.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($116.88)
    General Support: $3,000 ($38.96)
    All Other: $1,000 ($12.99)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($51.95)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $58,000 ($753.25)

4.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Lancaster County, NE  0.34% ($30,413 average AGI)
from Buffalo County, NE  0.28% ($28,605)
from Douglas County, NE  0.24% ($46,667)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,741 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Lancaster County, NE  0.67% ($33,720 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.31% ($37,302)
to Buffalo County, NE  0.28% ($31,205)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wellfleet:

  • 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.)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KODY (1240 AM; 1 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wellfleet:

  • KICX-FM (96.1 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KPNE-FM (91.7 FM; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • KJLT-FM (94.9 FM; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KRKU (98.5 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KOGA-FM (99.7 FM; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Wellfleet:

  • KPNE-TV (Channel 9; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KWNB-TV (Channel 6; HAYES CENTER, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA)
  • KNOP-TV (Channel 2; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59FT (Channel 59; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: MARY E. HARDERS)
  • K33FF (Channel 33; WALLACE, ECT., NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 18 Mi S 5 Mi E (Lat: 40.831944 Lon: -100.655972), Call Sign: KNAV413, Licensee ID: L00106627
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.620 MHzGrant Date: 03/19/1996, Expiration Date: 03/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Richard Merritt, Rt 1 Box 46, Wellfleet, NE 69170, Phone: (308) 963-4344
  • 1.7 Miles S Of Wellfleet, Ne On Niles Rd., 170\' East (Lat: 40.727361 Lon: -100.731528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 54.6 m, Call Sign: KAA331
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.730 MHzGrant Date: 03/09/2011, Expiration Date: 06/05/2021Registrant: Racom Corp., 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • WELLFLEET REPEATER, Roanoke Street (Lat: 40.750583 Lon: -100.725417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.8 m, Call Sign: WQQS683
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/2013, Expiration Date: 02/25/2023, Certifier: Charles ClearyRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • WELLFLEET, North Of (Lat: 40.796917 Lon: -100.733389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQSU383
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHzGrant Date: 11/15/2013, Expiration Date: 11/15/2023, Certifier: Thomas W BurnettRegistrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
  • WELLFLEET N, 950 Route 23 (Lat: 40.827889 Lon: -100.761833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WQUH535, Licensee ID: L01838680
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHzGrant Date: 07/09/2014, Expiration Date: 07/09/2024, Certifier: Louis TomasettiRegistrant: Tisdale Nebraska, LLC, 400 Northridge Road, Ste 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Phone: (678) 338-5960, Fax: (678) 338-5961, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K0FRU, Licensee ID: L01222387, Grant Date: 12/11/2006, Expiration Date: 07/24/2016, Certifier: Harold E Detour, Registrant: Harold E Detour, Rfd 1, Wellfleet, NE 69170

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Wellfleet 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.
  • Median age significantly 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.
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