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Burt County, Nebraska (NE)


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County population in 2012: 6,659 (all rural); it was 7,791 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,117
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,080
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,394
Renter-occupied apartments: 709 (it was 761 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 493 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Burt County: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.5%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Burt County, Nebraska:


Median resident age:  47.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years

Males: 3,361  (55.0%)
Females: 3,497  (45.0%)

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Burt County,NE real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Burt County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,967 ($33,954 in 1999)
This county:

$40967
Nebraska:

$47357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $359 (lower quartile is $264, upper quartile is $431)
This county:

$359
State:

$518


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $85,187 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Burt County:

$85,187
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,277 - $131,027

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $143,657
Here:

$143,657
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $117,134
Here:

$117,134
State:

$145,274

In 2-unit structures: $38,421
Here:

$38,421
State:

$111,285

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $156,743
Here:

$156,743
State:

$95,055

Mobile homes: $46,401
Here:

$46,401
State:

$29,187
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,153
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $338

Institutionalized population: 109

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Burt County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,396 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,111 (1.4%)


Burt County household income distribution in 2009 Burt County home values distribution


Burt County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.9%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 6.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 13 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 17 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.9%
Whole state:

9.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.3%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Burt County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $629 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tekamah, Oakland, Lyons, Decatur, Craig.

Burt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.burtcounty.ne.gov

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Burt County: Oakland Golf Club (A), Ranch Spur (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Burt County include: Divide Center Church (A), Riverside Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Alder Grove Church (D), Salem Church (E), Blackbird Church (F), West Side Church (G), Tekamah Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Argo Cemetery (1), Arizona Cemetery (2), Craig Cemetery (3), Silver Creek Cemetery (4), Grace Cemetery (5), Saint Josephs Cemetery (6), Holy Family Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Quinnebaugh (A), Michaels Lake (B), Summit Lake (C), Tekamah-Mud Creek Reservoir 5-A (D), Drummond Reservoir (E), Skinner Reservoir (F), Tekamah-Mud Creek Reservoir 9-A (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Silver Creek (A), Mud Creek (B), Wood Creek (C), Lone Tree Creek (D), Little Logan Creek (E), Romberg Creek (F), Whittier Creek (G), Peterson Creek (H), Davis Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Burt County include: Summit Reservoir State Recreation Area (1), Logan Creek Site Historical Marker (2), Pelican Point State Recreation Area (3), Middle Decatur Bend State Wildlife Management Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cuming County , Dodge County , Harrison County, Iowa , Monona County, Iowa , Thurston County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 172
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 83 (31% naturalized citizens)

Burt County:

1.1%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.5%

Burt County marital status for males
Burt County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Burt County with a mortgage: 807 (76 second mortgage, 66 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 900

Here:

47.3% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.39%
Here73.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,718
Total congregations: 24

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents1,797 (31.4%)1,135 (19.8%)681 (11.9%)619 (10.8%)549 (9.6%)
Congregations3 (12.5%)6 (25.0%)3 (12.5%)3 (12.5%)2 (8.3%)
NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of America The Evangelical Covenant ChurchCommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents347 (6.1%)180 (3.1%)140 (2.4%)125 (2.2%)145 (2.5%)
Congregations2 (8.3%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)2 (8.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Burt County - Tekamah, Oakland, Lyons, Decatur, Craig

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Burt County:

8.51 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Nebraska:

28.0%



Agriculture in Burt County:

Average size of farms: 499 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $153,384
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $202.60
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $141,391
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.65%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $116,982
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.48
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.56%
Corn for grain: 124012 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 237 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 123574 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Burt County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 2.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 35 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/15/1950, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 33 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Burt County-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Burt County (%):





Burt County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,797 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 400 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 155 (4%)
  • Other means: 25 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 324 (9%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


102 people in nursing homes
11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
13 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,654.

5.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,245 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Nebraska average:

7.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.39% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($23,327 average AGI)
1.58% relocated from other states ($7,918 average AGI)
Burt County:

1.58%
Nebraska average:

2.84%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Douglas County, NE  1.09% ($32,138 average AGI)
from Washington County, NE  0.98% ($23,538)
from Dodge County, NE  0.64% ($22,059)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.38% ($28,600)


6.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Nebraska average:

7.41%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.77% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($23,361 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($8,928 average AGI)
Burt County:

1.94%
Nebraska average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Douglas County, NE  1.04% ($37,143 average AGI)
to Dodge County, NE  0.86% ($31,696)
to Washington County, NE  0.86% ($26,826)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.56% ($35,200)
to Cuming County, NE  0.37% ($19,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Burt County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Burt County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Burt County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,753 (1,601 aged, 152 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2269.690
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 307.080
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 10267.02

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 952.380
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1354.800
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 40.24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 26.83

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,736

Size of family households: 1,122 2-persons, 315 3-persons, 277 4-persons, 151 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 839 1-person, 94 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

97.4% of residents of Burt County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $56,333,000 ($7521 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $908,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,612,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,376,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,614,000
Federal grants: $8,187,000
Federal procurement contracts: $661,000 ($231,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,884,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,273,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,417,000
Federal Government insurance: $51,682,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 425
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 608
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -130
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Burt County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.61 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Burt County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 58
  • 4 rooms: 231
  • 5 rooms: 463
  • 6 rooms: 495
  • 7 rooms: 447
  • 8 rooms: 361
  • 9+ rooms: 330
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 129
  • 4 rooms: 132
  • 5 rooms: 150
  • 6 rooms: 118
  • 7 rooms: 82
  • 8 rooms: 66
  • 9+ rooms: 55
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Burt County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 99
  • 2 bedrooms: 610
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,017
  • 4 bedrooms: 537
  • 5+ bedrooms: 129
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 173
  • 2 bedrooms: 243
  • 3 bedrooms: 204
  • 4 bedrooms: 98
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37
Cars and other vehicles available in Burt County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 74
  • 1 vehicle: 511
  • 2 vehicles: 1,110
  • 3 vehicles: 478
  • 4 vehicles: 158
  • 5+ vehicles: 63
  • no vehicle: 100
  • 1 vehicle: 308
  • 2 vehicles: 222
  • 3 vehicles: 108
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

64% of Burt County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Nebraska.

Burt County:

63.7%
State average:

55.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $35,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Burt County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.5%)
  • Electricity (14.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (47.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.1%)
  • Electricity (21.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.2%)
  • Wood (2.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 18
Here:

1.9%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

5.1%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

10.6%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Burt County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Burt County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Burt County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Burt County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Burt County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Burt County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9179.2 years
Mary6381.0 years
William6178.4 years
Charles5178.8 years
Robert4674.5 years
Harold4574.9 years
George4379.0 years
Carl4380.1 years
James4178.9 years
Helen4079.8 years
Most common last names in Burt County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson14279.8 years
Anderson12880.8 years
Nelson9481.1 years
Peterson5478.9 years
Carlson5480.2 years
Miller4080.3 years
Olson3676.6 years
Larson3081.5 years
Swanson2981.5 years
Smith2881.9 years

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