Wood Lake, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 64 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.1%
 
Males: 42  (66.0%)
Females: 22  (34.0%)
Median resident age:  43.8 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 69221

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,212 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Wood Lake:

$22,212
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,239 (it was $15,063 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $36,758 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Wood Lake:

$36,758
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $40,118; Detached houses: $40,118
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  • White alone - 62 (98.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wood Lake: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.9%), Dutch (9.1%), Irish (7.3%), French (5.5%), Czech (1.8%), Danish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 2690 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 199 people per square mile   (very low).

Wood Lake, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Wood Lake:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wood Lake village:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.7%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wood Lake, Nebraska as of April 17, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wood Lake to the number of sex offenders is 63 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $950 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $486 (1.8%)

Wood Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (180.3 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (223.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (644.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Johnstown, NE (3.2 miles) , Johnstown precinct, NE (3.4 miles ), Ainsworth, NE (4.5 miles ), Valentine, NE (4.8 miles ), Springview, NE (5.3 miles ), Long Pine, NE (5.3 miles ), Brownlee, NE (5.6 miles) , Crookston, NE (5.7 miles) .

Latitude: 42.64 N, Longitude: 100.24 W

Area code: 402

Wood Lake household income distribution Wood Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.4%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+22.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (57%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Wood Lake, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wood Lake-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.3 miles away from the Wood Lake village center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/29/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.0 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wood Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 49% 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 538.2 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 272.2 miles away from Wood Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from Wood Lake center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 306.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherry County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wood Lake:

  • Chadron State College (about 142 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 147 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Northeast Community College (about 151 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Central Community College (about 155 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Wayne State College (about 167 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • University of South Dakota (about 169 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 180 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

Public elementary/middle school in Wood Lake:

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Notable locations in Wood Lake: Wood Lake City Park Campground (A), Wood Lake Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Wood Lake: Wood Lake Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cherry 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 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This village:  1.9 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  48.5%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Wood Lake compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Wood Lake travel time to work - commute Wood Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wood Lake village (based on Cherry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.07%
Here: 56.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran Church
Adherents27.6%18.0%12.4%10.1%9.3%
Congregations13.0%17.4%4.3%4.3%17.4%
NameAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.6%3.6%3.6%8.2%
Congregations4.3%4.3%4.3%4.3%26.1%
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
Cherry County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Cherry County:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherry County:

29.1%
Nebraska:

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

10.0%
State:

12.9%
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$375
Water Supply 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 0$0 2$625

Wood Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($218.75)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($171.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($62.50)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($46.88)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($46.88)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($31.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($406.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($218.75)

Wood Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($78.13)
    All Other: $5,000 ($78.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($93.75)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($15.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($93.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($218.75)
    General Support: $10,000 ($156.25)
    Highways: $10,000 ($156.25)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($62.50)
    NEC: $3,000 ($46.88)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($1000.00)

7.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,748 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
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  0.50% ($32,909 average AGI)
from Todd County, SD  0.50% ($28,909)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
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  0.45% ($21,000 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wood Lake:

  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KBRB (1400 AM; 1 kW; AINSWORTH, NE; Owner: KBRB BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wood Lake:

  • KMNE-FM (90.3 FM; BASSETT, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KBRB-FM (92.7 FM; AINSWORTH, NE; Owner: K.B.R. BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Wood Lake:

  • K13AW (Channel 13; WOOD LAKE, NE; Owner: VILLAGE OF WOOD LAKE)
  • KMNE-TV (Channel 7; BASSETT, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Michael J Umano, 208 Lincoln Street (Lat: 42.637583 Lon: -100.238667), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Michael J Umano, 208 Lincoln Street (Lat: 42.637583 Lon: -100.238667), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 42.638639 Lon: -100.238083, Call Sign: WQPJ493
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.420 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 06/05/2022, Certifier: Joe Mundorf
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3352B , Serial Number: 18-3305, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James L Vanwinkle, Po Box 787, Wood Lake, NE 69221, Other Owners: Donald D Petersen
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3947Z , Serial Number: 18-7805, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 04/16/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Winkle James L Van, Po Box 787, Wood Lake, NE 69221
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 84385 , Serial Number: 17258453, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 06/26/1969
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Murlene Nollmeyer, Hc 68 Box 26, Wood Lake, NE 69221, Other Owners: Clark Urbin

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