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Cheyenne County, Nebraska (NE)


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County population in 2012: 10,068 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 9,830 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,797
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,218
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,962
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,283 (it was 1,109 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 1196 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cheyenne County: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (30.3%), Educational,health and social services (19.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cheyenne County, Nebraska:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years

Males: 4,966  (48.1%)
Females: 5,032  (51.9%)

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Cheyenne County,NE real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Cheyenne County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,344 ($33,438 in 1999)
This county:

$40344
Nebraska:

$47357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $374 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $473)
This county:

$374
State:

$518


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,883 (it was $56,800 in 2000)
Cheyenne County:

$91,883
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,508 - $142,630

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $114,391
Here:

$114,391
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $33,758
Here:

$33,758
State:

$145,274

In 2-unit structures: $4,777
Here:

$4,777
State:

$111,285

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $30,730
Here:

$30,730
State:

$95,055

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $6,364
Here:

$6,364
State:

$141,086

Mobile homes: $31,414
Here:

$31,414
State:

$29,187
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,140
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $319

Institutionalized population: 89

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,650 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,217 (1.6%)


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


Cheyenne County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.6%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.3% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

10.0%
Whole state:

9.7%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cheyenne 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: Sidney, Potter, Lodgepole, Dalton, Gurley, Sunol, Lorenzo.

Cheyenne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: www.co.cheyenne.ne.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cheyenne County: Mount Vernon Community Center (A), Colton (B), Huntsman (C), Sidney Westbound Travel Information Center (D), Sidney Rest Area (E), Cheyenne County Fairgrounds (F), Sidney Rest Area (G), Sidney Eastbound Travel Information Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cheyenne County include: Trinity Church (A), Immanuel Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Babb Cemetery (1), Pleasantview Cemetery (2), Czech Slovensky Cemetery (3), Potter Community Cemetery (4), Grand Prairie Cemetery (5), Saint Johns Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Er-Runge Reservoir (A), Sidney West Reservoir (B), Olsen Reservoir (C), Fenske Reservoir (D), Deford Reservoir (E), Curtiselsen Reservoir (F), Blanke Reservoir (G), Beyer Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Cow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Cheyenne County include: Discovery Oil Well - Marathon Oil Company Historical Marker (1), Sioux Army Depot Historical Marker (2), Sidney - Cheyenne County Historical Marker (3), The Golden Link Historical Marker (4), Cheyenne County Historical Marker (5), Sidney - Black Hills Trail Historical Marker (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Banner County , Deuel County , Garden County , Logan County, Colorado , Kimball County , Sedgwick County, Colorado , Morrill County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 256
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 91 (51% naturalized citizens)

Cheyenne County:

0.9%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.0%

Cheyenne County marital status for males
Cheyenne County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cheyenne County with a mortgage: 1,242 (53 second mortgage, 92 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 995

Here:

55.5% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.22%
Here64.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,313
Total congregations: 30

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents1,587 (25.1%)1,446 (22.9%)1,065 (16.9%)774 (12.3%)302 (4.8%)
Congregations3 (10.0%)6 (20.0%)3 (10.0%)4 (13.3%)2 (6.7%)
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents202 (3.2%)200 (3.2%)162 (2.6%)135 (2.1%)440 (7.0%)
Congregations1 (3.3%)1 (3.3%)1 (3.3%)1 (3.3%)8 (26.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Cheyenne County - Sidney, Potter, Lodgepole, Dalton, Gurley

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Cheyenne County:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

6.04 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Cheyenne County:

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Nebraska:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cheyenne County:

10.5%
State:

12.9%


Agriculture in Cheyenne County:

Average size of farms: 1304 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $143,042
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $96.53
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $143,154
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.85%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $99,367
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.52
Corn for grain: 14766 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 213474 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1899 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Cheyenne County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 1.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/25/1951, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person

Earthquake activity:

Cheyenne County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1998 at 16:26:38, a magnitude 3.4 (3.1 MB, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/30/1990 at 00:06:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Cheyenne County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (8%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (10%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (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 Cheyenne County (%):





Cheyenne County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,924 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 609 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 136 (3%)
  • Other means: 17 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 281 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $51,396.

7.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Nebraska average:

7.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.93% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($11,706 average AGI)
4.38% relocated from other states ($19,904 average AGI)
Cheyenne County:

4.38%
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 Logan County, CO  0.36% ($22,143 average AGI)
from Scotts Bluff County, NE  0.36% ($21,500)
from Morrill County, NE  0.31% ($27,833)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.26% ($33,300)


9.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.08%
Nebraska average:

7.41%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.36% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($10,784 average AGI)
5.72% relocated to other states ($23,779 average AGI)
Cheyenne County:

5.72%
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 Logan County, CO  0.69% ($29,000 average AGI)
to Scotts Bluff County, NE  0.58% ($21,652)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.53% ($32,857)
to Laramie County, WY  0.48% ($29,842)
to Kimball County, NE  0.43% ($21,000)
to Deuel County, NE  0.31% ($21,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Cheyenne County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Cheyenne County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cheyenne County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,832 (1,641 aged, 191 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13310.44
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1181.580
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24833.37

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1471.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 870.610
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 20.01

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80.06

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.01

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,896

Size of family households: 1,389 2-persons, 545 3-persons, 489 4-persons, 213 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,348 1-person, 191 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

96.5% of residents of Cheyenne County speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (42% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 42% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $67,409,000 ($6808 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,578,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,781,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,206,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,567,000
Federal grants: $12,391,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,542,000 ($1,702,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,922,000 ($49,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $844,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,513,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,035,000

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

Births: 653
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 625
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +125
Here +13 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cheyenne County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.22 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Cheyenne County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 88
  • 4 rooms: 380
  • 5 rooms: 603
  • 6 rooms: 501
  • 7 rooms: 453
  • 8 rooms: 408
  • 9+ rooms: 504
  • 1 room: 30
  • 2 rooms: 106
  • 3 rooms: 186
  • 4 rooms: 285
  • 5 rooms: 206
  • 6 rooms: 120
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 66
  • 9+ rooms: 40
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cheyenne County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 93
  • 2 bedrooms: 751
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,133
  • 4 bedrooms: 755
  • 5+ bedrooms: 230
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 233
  • 2 bedrooms: 486
  • 3 bedrooms: 249
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Cheyenne County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 131
  • 1 vehicle: 770
  • 2 vehicles: 1,270
  • 3 vehicles: 509
  • 4 vehicles: 221
  • 5+ vehicles: 61
  • no vehicle: 101
  • 1 vehicle: 616
  • 2 vehicles: 264
  • 3 vehicles: 100
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

60% of Cheyenne County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Nebraska.

Cheyenne County:

59.8%
State average:

55.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,300


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 Cheyenne County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.6%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (68.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.4%)
  • Electricity (13.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

0.8%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

2.5%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 45
Here:

18.6%
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

Cheyenne County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Cheyenne County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Cheyenne County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Cheyenne County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8381.0 years
John7978.3 years
Robert6372.4 years
William5778.5 years
George5678.6 years
Anna5086.2 years
Charles4178.6 years
Helen3980.8 years
Donald3869.8 years
Frank3778.8 years
Most common last names in Cheyenne County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4777.0 years
Miller3878.2 years
Nelson3185.6 years
Smith3077.8 years
Anderson2279.0 years
Larson2178.4 years
Brauer2077.9 years
Thompson1774.0 years
Beyer1378.1 years
Peters1377.5 years
Businesses in Cheyenne County, NE
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Arby's1Motel 61
Comfort Inn1New Balance1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Safeway1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS3
KFC1Vons1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1
Browse common businesses in Cheyenne County, NE

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