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Population in 2012: 270 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.9%
 

Males: 129  (48.1%)
Females: 141  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  45.5 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68882.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,722 (it was $25,536 in 2000)
Wolbach:

$40,722
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,637

Wolbach village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,796 (it was $23,100 in 2000)
Wolbach:

$39,796
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $44,792; Detached houses: $45,543; Mobile homes: $27,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $406.

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  • White alone - 272 (96.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 3 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wolbach: 74.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.2%), Czech (12.7%), English (10.6%), Irish (7.7%), Swedish (6.6%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/1887

Elevation: 1948 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 396 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wolbach:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wolbach village:

  • Never married: 11.3%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 19.1%

12 residents are foreign born

This village:  4.2%
Nebraska:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $720 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $738 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (98.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (554.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cushing, NE (2.7 miles) , Elba, NE (3.5 miles ), Greeley Center, NE (3.5 miles ), Cotesfield, NE (3.6 miles) , St. Paul, NE (3.6 miles ), Palmer, NE (3.8 miles ), Scotia, NE (4.1 miles ), Cedar Rapids, NE (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.40 N, Longitude: 98.39 W

Area code: 308

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+2.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Wolbach-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 192% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Wolbach village center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 tornado 18.4 miles away from the village center .

Earthquake activity:

Wolbach-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 94% 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 98.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 14.1 miles away from Wolbach center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.7 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 68.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.0 miles away from Wolbach center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Wolbach:

  • HERITAGE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ST PAUL, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wolbach:

  • Central Community College (about 36 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 61 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 69 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 92 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 97 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 102 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • University of South Dakota (about 122 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)

Public elementary/middle school in Wolbach:

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Library in Wolbach:

  • WOLBACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $36,000; Location: 610 KINGSTON; 8,216 books; 120 video materials; 20 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Wolbach: Farmers Union Co-op Elevator (A), Wolbach Volunteer Fire and Rescue (B), Wolbach Public Library (C), Wolbach Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wolbach include: Wolbach Methodist Church (A), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (B), Wolbach Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Wolbach Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wolbach include: Wolbach City Park (1), Dino Mini Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Wolbach City - City Hall (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Po Box 97).

 
Greeley 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: 12.0%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.4%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wolbach, NE

Wolbach 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Wolbach (2011 data):

  • Homestead Bank: Wolbach Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1914/11/20. Info updated 2011/03/08: Bank assets: $231.0 mil, Deposits: $197.4 mil, headquarters in Cozad, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: C.S.b. Co.

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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 (68%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wolbach village (based on Greeley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 114.52%
Here114.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents70.8%10.1%9.6%4.8%4.7%
Congregations38.5%7.7%23.1%7.7%23.1%
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: 3
Greeley County:

12.98 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Here:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

10.2%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Greeley County:

30.2%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$638
Streets and Highways 1$1,974$23,6880$0
Totals for Government 1$1,974$23,6881$638

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

  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($107.41)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($85.19)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($77.78)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($74.07)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($70.37)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($55.56)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($14.81)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($11.11)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($7.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $27,000 ($100.00)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($3.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $43,000 ($159.26)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $31,000 ($114.81)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($85.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($22.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($81.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $33,000 ($122.22)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($11.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($77.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($88.89)
    General Support: $13,000 ($48.15)
    All Other: $8,000 ($29.63)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($103.70)
    NEC: $18,000 ($66.67)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $135,000 ($500.00)

5.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

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



6.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Wolbach:

  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNLV (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wolbach:

  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

TV broadcast stations around Wolbach:

  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLKE (Channel 24; ALBION, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

Wolbach fatal accident list:

Dec 18, 1978 04:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $144,000
Total average daily traffic: 45
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 45


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • David J Fenton, Off Drummond Ave (Lat: 41.398806 Lon: -98.387694), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevindelaney@industrialcommunications.Com
  • David J Fenton, Off Drummond Ave (Lat: 41.398806 Lon: -98.387694), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevindelaney@industrialcommunications.Com
  • 12.8 Km W (Lat: 41.394167 Lon: -98.551389), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 4024794344

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 8 Mi W (Lat: 41.394167 Lon: -98.551472), Call Sign: KAP235
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0800 MHz, 47.2000 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/20/2005, Expiration Date: 12/17/2015
    Registrant: State Of Nebraska Department Of Roads, Lincoln, NE 68509-4759, Phone: (402) 479-4371, Email:
  • 8 Mi W (Lat: 41.394167 Lon: -98.551472), Call Sign: WDH822
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 03/02/2023
    Registrant: State Of Nebraska Department Of Roads, Lincoln, NE 68509-4759, Phone: (402) 479-4371, Email:
  • Corner Of Kingston & Drummond Sts City Reservoir (Lat: 41.398333 Lon: -98.394778), Call Sign: KGR307
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.9000 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/2012, Expiration Date: 12/22/2021
    Registrant: Wolbach Fire Department, 304 Center Ave., Wolbach, NE 68882, Phone: (308) 750-0682, Email:
  • 8 Mi W (Lat: 41.394167 Lon: -98.551472), Call Sign: KBD204, Licensee ID: L00003457
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.330 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/06/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2012
    Registrant: State Of Nebraska, 2200 North 33rd, Lincoln, NE 68503, Phone: (402) 471-5532
  • 4 Blks E & 1 Blk S Of Post Office (Lat: 41.385556 Lon: -98.386167), Call Sign: KRX366
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.220 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2005, Expiration Date: 04/09/2015, Certifier: Gene A Haddix
    Registrant: Greeley-Wolbach Public School, 610 Kingston Ave, Wolbach, NE 68882, Phone: (308) 246-5232, Fax: (308) 246-5234, Email:
  • City Water Works (Lat: 41.398333 Lon: -98.394778), Call Sign: KNDZ898, Licensee ID: L00052997
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/18/2002, Expiration Date: 09/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2012
    Registrant: Grossarts Inc, Wolbach, NE 68882, Phone: (308) 246-5237
  • Se Quarter Section 31 Township 17 (Lat: 41.398333 Lon: -98.394778), Call Sign: WNDU393, Licensee ID: L00086813
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2006, Expiration Date: 10/19/2015
    Registrant: Wolbach, Village Of, Wolbach, NE 68882, Phone: (308) 246-5278



Most common first names in Wolbach, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary677.7 years
George580.6 years
Joe575.0 years
Henry474.3 years
William473.3 years
Albert474.3 years
John475.0 years
Fred383.7 years
Elsie387.3 years
Howard378.4 years
Most common last names in Wolbach, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Berney1277.5 years
Christensen984.1 years
Studley677.0 years
Kolar676.5 years
Petersen673.7 years
Barr573.2 years
Rother586.8 years
Grossart576.2 years
Lange481.5 years
Allen476.2 years
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