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Cherry County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2016: 5,860 (47% urban, 53% rural); it was 6,148 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 760
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 874
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,559
Renter-occupied apartments: 896 (it was 949 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

33%

Land area: 5961 sq. mi.

Water area: 49.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cherry County: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (58.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Cherry County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.4%)
  • Two or more races (4.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (4.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.8%)
Median resident age:  43.8 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years
Males: 2,886  (49.3%)
Females: 2,974  (50.7%)
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Cherry County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cherry County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,540 ($29,268 in 1999)

This county:

$55,540
Nebraska:

$56,927

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $451 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $665)
This county:

$451
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $131,920 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Cherry:

$131,920
Nebraska:

$148,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,480 - $203,465

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $155,900
Here:

$155,900
State:

$184,633

Mobile homes: $99,665
Here:

$99,665
State:

$34,052
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,083
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $479

Institutionalized population: 54
Cherry County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $59,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $354,200
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $293,300
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $97,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,887 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,594 (1.3%)

Cherry County household income distribution in 2009 Cherry County home values distribution Cherry County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.4%
Cherry County:

7.4%
Nebraska:

11.4%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Black residents, 52.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.8% for American Indian residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.8 years old
(Males: 42.8 years old, Females: 45.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.8 years old, Black residents: 28.2 years old, American Indian residents: 8.9 years old, Asian residents: 28.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cherry County is $381 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $652 a month.

Cities in this county include: Valentine, Cody, Merriman, Kilgore, Crookston, Wood Lake, Brownlee, Nenzel.

Cherry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cherry County: Cramer Ranch (A), Gierau Ranch (B), Keogh Ranch (C), Schiffern Ranch (D), Schroeder Ranch (E), Weston Ranch (F), Worth Ranch (G), Rose Valley Ranch (H), MF Ranch (I), Egelhoff Ranch (J), Rocky Ford (K), Sunny Brook Camp (L), Owens Ranch (M), Sharp Ranch (N), Lawrence Ranch (O), Fullerton Ranch (P), Ross Ranch (Q), Rock Barn Outfitters Campground (R), Keya Paha County Fairground (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cherry County include: Union Church (A), Mills Community Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Olive Branch Cemetery (1), Emmanuel Cemetery (2), Spotted Tail Cemetery (3), Simpson Cemetery (4), Burton Cemetery (5), Rogers Cemetery (6), Heerten Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Hayford Lake (A), Hitchcock Reservoir Number 3 (B), Peterson Reservoir (C), Serr Reservoir (D), Sloan Reservoir (E), Peterson Reservoir Number 2 (F), Batchelder Reservoir (G), Hitchcock Reservoir Number 2 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Tarbell Creek (A), Simpson Creek (B), Middle Creek (C), Anne Creek (D), Dry Run Creek (E), Wyman Creek (F), Alkali Creek (G), McGill Creek (H), Luckey Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cherry County: Thomas Creek State Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Lincoln County, Maine , Lafayette County, Wisconsin , Hutchinson County, South Dakota , Saratoga County, New York , Macomb County, Michigan , Keya Paha County , Rock County, Wisconsin , Sheridan County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.8%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 127
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 174 (39.2% naturalized citizens)

Cherry County:

3.0%
Whole state:

7.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 29
  • 2000 to 2009: 25
  • 1990 to 1999: 67
  • 1980 to 1989: 6
  • 1970 to 1979: 12
  • Before 1970: 12
Note: State values scaled to Cherry County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.0%

Cherry County marital status for males Cherry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,402
  • One, attached: 30
  • Two: 253
  • 3 or 4: 29
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • 10 to 19: 41
  • 20 to 49: 43
  • 50 or more: 41
  • Mobile homes: 263

Housing units in Cherry County with a mortgage: 768 (12 second mortgage, 43 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 906

Here:

45.9% with mortgage
State:

60.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cherry County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,01411
Catholic8002
Mainline Protestant7615
Other1291
None3,009-
Cherry County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Cherry County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Cherry County:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cherry County:

8.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Cherry County:

29.1%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Cherry County:

Average size of farms: 6781 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $214,158
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $33.30
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $190,485
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $106,917
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.72
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
Corn for grain: 9950 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1877 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 840 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Cherry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 49597255.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/14/1962, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 8 people

Earthquake activity:

Cherry County-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 40% 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 493.9 miles away from Cherry County 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 226.0 miles away from the county 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 138.9 miles away from the county 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 44.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 263.5 miles away from Cherry County 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 114.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1924: July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: 1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1878: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2009 to June 26, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1853: July 31, 2009, FEMA Id: 1853, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Big Rock Fire, Incident Period: July 16, 2006 to July 31, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 17, 2006, FEMA Id: 2655, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to April 23, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1373: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1373, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Nebraska SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 18, 1967, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-228: July 18, 1967, FEMA Id: 228, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Cherry County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

  • Cuba (46%)
  • Canada (21%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (2%)

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

  • German (36%)
  • American (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Danish (2%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Cherry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,163 (60.4%)
  • Carpooled: 334 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 100 (2.8%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 191 (5.3%)
  • Worked at home: 734 (20.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Cherry County, Nebraska in 2000:

  • 66 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Cherry County, Nebraska in 2010:

  • 51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,762.

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.
3.33% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($14,052 average AGI)
3.74% relocated from other states ($19,690 average AGI)
Cherry County:

3.74%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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.
3.63% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($12,547 average AGI)
3.68% relocated to other states ($14,528 average AGI)
Cherry County:

3.68%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.45% ($21,000 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Cherry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Cherry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cherry County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cherry County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cherry County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,177 (1,063 aged, 114 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 200 (16%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Cherry County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (52)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (47)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (47)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (45)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (44)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (35)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (29)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (28)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (26)
  • Congestive heart failure (20)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 16.47
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,535
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 412
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,711

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,099
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,230

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,860
  • In family households: 4,665 (863 male householders, 900 female householders)
    1,547 spouses, 1,163 children (1,083 natural, 67 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 71 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 18 other relatives, 51 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,064 (498 male householders (438 living alone)), 452 female householders (337 living alone)), 113 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 131

Size of family households: 1,080 2-persons, 281 3-persons, 162 4-persons, 157 5-persons, 35 6-persons, 40 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 775 1-person, 161 2-persons, 12 3-persons.

822 married couples with children.
285 single-parent households (91 men, 194 women).

95.0% of residents of Cherry speak English at home.
5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (2% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 90% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $35,175,000 ($5,794 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $410,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,986,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,154,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,477,000
Federal grants: $9,328,000
Federal procurement contracts: $725,000 ($112,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,506,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,421,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,102,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,161,000

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

Births: 373
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 363
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -64
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cherry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.07 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 10
  • 2000 to 2009: 211
  • 1990 to 1999: 257
  • 1980 to 1989: 394
  • 1970 to 1979: 381
  • 1960 to 1969: 485
  • 1950 to 1959: 300
  • 1940 to 1949: 271
  • 1939 or earlier: 754
Note: State values scaled to Cherry population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cherry County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cherry County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 1
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 113
  • 5 rooms: 267
  • 6 rooms: 305
  • 7 rooms: 292
  • 8 rooms: 202
  • 9+ rooms: 467
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 69
  • 3 rooms: 75
  • 4 rooms: 210
  • 5 rooms: 196
  • 6 rooms: 159
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9+ rooms: 272
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cherry County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cherry County population
  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 23
  • 2 bedrooms: 379
  • 3 bedrooms: 731
  • 4 bedrooms: 360
  • 5+ bedrooms: 169
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 192
  • 2 bedrooms: 420
  • 3 bedrooms: 286
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5+ bedrooms: 93
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherry County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cherry County population
  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 231
  • 2 vehicles: 595
  • 3 vehicles: 481
  • 4 vehicles: 149
  • 5+ vehicles: 181
  • no vehicle: 66
  • 1 vehicle: 329
  • 2 vehicles: 312
  • 3 vehicles: 122
  • 4 vehicles: 180
  • 5+ vehicles: 35

87% of Cherry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Nebraska.

Cherry County:

87.3%
State average:

83.5%

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

  • This state: 4,037
  • Other state: 1,626
  • Northeast: 59
  • Midwest: 799
  • South: 211
  • West: 561

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cherry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.8%)
  • Utility gas (6.9%)
  • Other fuel (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.0%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Electricity (57.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.3%)
  • Utility gas (11.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13
Here:

2.5%
Nebraska:

11.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

3.8%
Nebraska:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

30.0%
Nebraska:

21.9%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Cherry County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $6,963,000
    Regular Highways: $1,648,000
    General - Other: $951,000
    Police Protection: $328,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $292,000
    Financial Administration: $196,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $87,000
    General Public Buildings: $86,000
    Libraries: $81,000
    Welfare - Other: $81,000
    Corrections - Other: $68,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $14,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $274,000
    Police Protection: $9,000
    Judicial: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $6,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
    General - Other: $2,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,540,000

Cherry County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,963,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $186,000
    Interest Earnings: $75,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $803,000
    General Support: $320,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,880,000
    Total General Sales: $641,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $335,000

Cherry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,875,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 80
  • Number of aged recipients: 9
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 71
  • Number of recipients under 18: 9
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 44
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 27
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 51
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 41
Cherry County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Cherry County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Cherry County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5076.9 years
John4374.1 years
Mary3882.3 years
George3179.6 years
Robert2870.6 years
Helen2682.8 years
Charles2382.4 years
James1973.1 years
Walter1980.4 years
Thomas1774.8 years
Most common last names in Cherry County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Shelbourn1379.6 years
Peterson1377.1 years
Miller1282.1 years
Hanna1171.5 years
Ohlmann1175.0 years
Foster1080.3 years
Lamoureaux1073.7 years
Swanson978.2 years
Davis971.1 years
Turner977.3 years
Businesses in Cherry County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Alco Stores1RadioShack1
Curves1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1