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Population in 2012: 240 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.4%
 

Males: 109  (45.5%)
Females: 131  (54.5%)

Median resident age:  50.5 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68464.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,254 (it was $31,750 in 2000)
Western:

$38,254
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,596

Western village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,480 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Western:

$38,480
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $48,469; Detached houses: $49,110; Mobile homes: $31,002

Median gross rent in 2012: $564.

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  • White alone - 221 (94.0%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (4.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (1.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Western: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (39.4%), Czech (12.5%), Irish (9.0%), English (7.1%), United States (4.5%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1880

Elevation: 1490 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 539 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Western:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Western village:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

7 residents are foreign born

This village:  2.6%
Nebraska:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $725 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $750 (2.0%)

Western satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (39.9 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (505.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Swanton, NE (2.5 miles) , Daykin, NE (2.7 miles) , Tobias, NE (2.7 miles) , Milligan, NE (3.5 miles ), Plymouth, NE (3.5 miles ), Ohiowa, NE (3.7 miles) , Wilber, NE (3.7 miles ), Alexandria, NE (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 40.39 N, Longitude: 97.20 W

Area code: 402

Western household income distribution Western home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+8.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Western-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 211% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the Western village center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

On 4/25/1957, a category F4 tornado 23.5 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:

Western-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from Western center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Saline County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Western:

  • WILBER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WILBER, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Western:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 40 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 42 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Central Community College (about 71 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Bellevue University (about 86 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 87 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 89 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Creighton University (about 90 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)

Public elementary/middle school in Western:

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Library in Western:

  • STRUCKMAN-BAATZ MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,304; Location: 104 SOUTH WEST AVENUE; 6,847 books; 190 audio materials; 292 video materials; 20 state licensed databases; 9 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Western: Western (A), Western Village Park Campground (B), Farmers Cooperative Elevators (C), Struckman-Baatz Memorial Library (D), Western Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Western include: Saint Johns United Church of Christ (A), First Baptist Church (B), United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Western: Western City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.6%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  62.2%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Western compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Western (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: Western Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1945/07/30. Info updated 2010/05/06: Bank assets: $360.7 mil, Deposits: $282.0 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Wilber Co.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

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Religion statistics for Western village (based on Saline County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.32%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents27.4%23.3%19.0%16.9%13.4%
Congregations19.0%33.3%9.5%19.0%19.0%
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: 6
Here:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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
Saline County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Saline County:

8.0%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.1%
State:

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

23.6%
Nebraska:

12.9%

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$2,617
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$476
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$197
Sewerage 0$0 1$208
Water Supply 0$0 1$254
Totals for Government 0$0 10$3,752

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $26,000 ($108.33)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($70.83)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($54.17)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($54.17)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($54.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($20.83)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($12.50)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($12.50)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($8.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($62.50)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($41.67)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($16.67)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($8.33)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($116.67)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $6,000 ($25.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($16.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($4.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($83.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($54.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $28,000 ($116.67)
    General Support: $8,000 ($33.33)
    All Other: $4,000 ($16.67)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($95.83)
    NEC: $11,000 ($45.83)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($37.50)

6.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lancaster County, NE  1.88% ($34,223 average AGI)
from Gage County, NE  0.50% ($24,800)
from Dawson County, NE  0.44% ($25,227)


8.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lancaster County, NE  3.61% ($30,266 average AGI)
to Gage County, NE  0.75% ($39,842)
to Seward County, NE  0.43% ($38,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Western:

  • 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.)
  • KGMT (1310 AM; 1 kW; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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 Western:

  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSLI-FM (104.1 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQIQ (88.3 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KIBZ (106.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLV (89.9 FM; WILBER, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Western:

  • 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.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • William J Hackett, Ne 1/4 Of The Ne 1/4 Of Section 4, Township 4 N, Range 2 E (Lat: 40.341111 Lon: -97.200028), Type: 149.4, Overall height: 146.3 m
    Registrant: 2027833975, Bill.Hackett@alltel.Com, 601 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., N.W., #720
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Ne 1/4 Of The Ne 1/4 Of Section 4, Township 4 N, Range 2 E (Lat: 40.341111 Lon: -97.200028), Type: 149.4, Overall height: 146.3 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F2-A
  • Gene A DeJordy, Ne 1/4 Of The Ne 1/4 Of Section 4, Township 4 N, Range 2 E (Lat: 40.341111 Lon: -97.200028), Type: 149.4, Overall height: 146.3 m
    Registrant: 2022612165, , 2300 M STREET, N.W., SUITE 900
  • Gene A DeJordy, Ne 1/4 Of The Ne 1/4 Of Section 4, Township 4 N, Range 2 E (Lat: 40.341111 Lon: -97.200028), Type: 149.4, Overall height: 146.3 m
    Registrant: 2022612165, , 2300 M STREET, N.W., SUITE 900
  • Gene A DeJordy, Ne 1/4 Of The Ne 1/4 Of Section 4, Township 4 N, Range 2 E (Lat: 40.341111 Lon: -97.200028), Type: 149.4, Overall height: 146.3 m
    Registrant: 2026545980, , 401 9TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 550

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • North Side 2 1/4 Mi W (Lat: 40.393611 Lon: -97.239778), Call Sign: KNFD953, Licensee ID: L00113699
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.680 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2002, Expiration Date: 03/31/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012
    Registrant: Ronald C Nickel, Route 1, Western, NE 68464, Phone: (402) 433-2125
  • Nppd Ofc Summer St Between East Ave & West Ave (Lat: 40.391667 Lon: -97.196139), Call Sign: KDL484, Licensee ID: L00003451
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.9600 MHz, 48.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/09/2002, Expiration Date: 08/26/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/26/2002
    Registrant: Nebraska Public Power District, York, NE 68467, Phone: (402) 564-8561

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WESTERN, Ne 1/4 Of The Ne 1/4 Of Section 4, Township 4 N, Range 2 E (Lat: 40.341111 Lon: -97.200028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 149.4 m, Call Sign: WQGS862
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2007, Expiration Date: 04/09/2017, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA0BTY, Licensee ID: L00250351
    Grant Date: 04/30/2009, Expiration Date: 04/30/2019
    Registrant: Robert J Musil, 1711 County Road 900, Western, NE 68464-2214
  • Call Sign: KB0BZS
    Grant Date: 03/15/1988, Expiration Date: 03/15/1998, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2000
    Registrant: Matthew D Zabel, Rr 2 Box 69, Western, NE 68464
  • Call Sign: WA0QEX
    Grant Date: 10/23/1997, Expiration Date: 10/23/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2003
    Registrant: Charles F Harrington, East Ave And Spruce St, Western, NE 68464-0368
  • Call Sign: WA0QHN, Licensee ID: L01373316
    Grant Date: 04/05/2008, Expiration Date: 06/24/2018
    Registrant: Larry T Harrington, Box 484, Western, NE 68464-0484
  • Call Sign: WB0YZK
    Grant Date: 06/11/1998, Expiration Date: 06/11/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/12/2010
    Registrant: Karen L Harrington, 206 W Railroad, Western, NE 68464-0484



Most common first names in Western, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1083.1 years
Charles881.6 years
Anna793.7 years
John782.9 years
Frank687.0 years
Fred581.4 years
Henry579.6 years
Joseph578.0 years
Edward478.8 years
James480.8 years
Most common last names in Western, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nickel983.8 years
Gross779.7 years
Fritz787.7 years
Schmidt782.0 years
Henke780.0 years
Zabel679.3 years
Homolka684.2 years
Winter581.4 years
Musil591.6 years
Meyer576.4 years
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