Fillmore County, Nebraska (NE)

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County population in 2012: 5,771 (all rural); it was 6,634 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 877
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,043
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,008
Renter-occupied apartments: 563 (it was 681 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 576 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fillmore County: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (55.4%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Fillmore County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 2,893  (54.4%)
Females: 2,997  (45.6%)

Fillmore County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Fillmore County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,246 ($35,162 in 1999)

This county:

$48246
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $348 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $405)
This county:

$348
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,991 (it was $55,200 in 2000)
Fillmore:

$75,991
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,111 - $123,499
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $854
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $402

Institutionalized population: 222

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Fillmore County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2009: 0 buildings

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,247 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,311 (1.7%)

Fillmore County household income distribution in 2009 Fillmore County home values distribution Fillmore County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.8%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.8% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
Fillmore County:

9.1%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 15 years old, Asian residents: 4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fillmore 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 $637 a month.

Cities in this county include: Geneva, Exeter, Fairmont, Shickley, Milligan, Grafton, Ohiowa, Strang.

Fillmore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Fillmore County: Hidden Hills Country Club (A), East Strang Junction (B), Burress (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fillmore County include: Grace Church (A), Saint Marys Catholic Church (B), Salem Mennonite Church (C), Salem Church (D), Stockholm Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chelsea Cemetery (1), Antioch Cemetery (2), Summit Cemetery (3), Franklin Cemetery (4), Shickley Cemetery (5), Exeter Cemetery (6), South Lutheran Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Cedar View Recreation Reservoir (A), Sieber Reservoir (B), Stuckey Reservoir (C), Wilkins Lagoon National Management Area (D), Weis Lagoon (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: School Creek (A), Elk Run (B), North Fork Turkey Creek (C), South Fork Turkey Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fillmore County include: Krause Lagoon Natl Wildlife Mgt Area (1), Mallard Haven Natl Wildlife Mgt Area (2), Morphy Lagoon Natl Wildlife Mgt Area (3), Rauscher Lagoon Natl Wildlife Mgt Area (4), Rolland Lagoon N W M A (5), Sandpiper State Wildlife Management Area (6), Real Federal Waterfowl Production Area (7), Marsh Hawk State Wildlife Management Area (8), Bluebill State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Clay County , Jefferson County , Nuckolls County , Saline County , Seward County , Thayer County , York County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.9%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 133
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 50 (56% naturalized citizens)

Fillmore County:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1985 to 1989: 17
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 4

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.8%

Fillmore County marital status for males Fillmore County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Fillmore County with a mortgage: 656 (48 second mortgage, 32 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 895

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fillmore County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,24711
Catholic1,4425
Evangelical Protestant7176
None1,484-
Fillmore 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: 5
Fillmore County:

8.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



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

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

13.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fillmore County:

8.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Fillmore County:

28.3%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Fillmore County:

Average size of farms: 729 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $256,519
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $255.33
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $213,205
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $191,054
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.47
Corn for grain: 170104 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3458 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 112318 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Fillmore County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 1392842.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/25/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fillmore County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 66% 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 169.1 miles away from Fillmore County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 271.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 721.7 miles away from the 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 434.0 miles away from the county 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 87.1 miles away from Fillmore 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 106.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Fillmore County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (60%)
  • South Africa (18%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Other Northern Europe (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • Turkey (4%)

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

  • German (49%)
  • Czech (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Danish (3%)

Fillmore County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,371 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 293 (9%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 190 (6%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 310 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 87 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 78 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,309.

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.08% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($28,680 average AGI)
1.18% relocated from other states ($13,128 average AGI)
Fillmore County:

1.18%
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  0.80% ($21,895 average AGI)
from York County, NE  0.72% ($82,294)
from Adams County, NE  0.46% ($20,636)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,708 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.72% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($41,195 average AGI)
1.06% relocated to other states ($5,513 average AGI)
Fillmore County:

1.06%
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  1.31% ($22,484 average AGI)
to York County, NE  0.59% ($30,071)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Fillmore County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Fillmore County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Fillmore County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,419 (1,330 aged, 89 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 15.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6205.510
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 386.880
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 124466.11

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 532.5
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1550.510
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.66

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.86
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93.97

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,668

Size of family households: 928 2-persons, 256 3-persons, 257 4-persons, 134 5-persons, 57 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 760 1-person, 75 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

1,361 married couples with children.
231 single-parent households (80 men, 151 women).

95.7% of residents of Fillmore County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $53,315,000 ($8251 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $339,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,362,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,602,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,525,000
Federal grants: $7,335,000
Federal procurement contracts: $497,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,995,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,166,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,504,000
Federal Government insurance: $74,484,000

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

Births: 384
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 480
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -154
Here -24 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Fillmore County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.34 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 35
  • 2000 to 2004: 132
  • 1990 to 1999: 185
  • 1980 to 1989: 258
  • 1970 to 1979: 491
  • 1960 to 1969: 251
  • 1950 to 1959: 248
  • 1940 to 1949: 114
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,167
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fillmore County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 179
  • 5 rooms: 382
  • 6 rooms: 417
  • 7 rooms: 297
  • 8 rooms: 303
  • 9+ rooms: 394
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 74
  • 4 rooms: 136
  • 5 rooms: 118
  • 6 rooms: 113
  • 7 rooms: 100
  • 8 rooms: 73
  • 9+ rooms: 44
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fillmore County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 42
  • 2 bedrooms: 556
  • 3 bedrooms: 826
  • 4 bedrooms: 447
  • 5+ bedrooms: 137
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 116
  • 2 bedrooms: 238
  • 3 bedrooms: 198
  • 4 bedrooms: 110
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Fillmore County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 61
  • 1 vehicle: 471
  • 2 vehicles: 810
  • 3 vehicles: 453
  • 4 vehicles: 147
  • 5+ vehicles: 66
  • no vehicle: 71
  • 1 vehicle: 258
  • 2 vehicles: 237
  • 3 vehicles: 88
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

65% of Fillmore County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Nebraska.

Fillmore County:

65.0%
State average:

55.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fillmore County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.1%)
  • Electricity (14.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (52.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.6%)
  • Electricity (21.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 49
Here:

6.4%
Nebraska:

14.6%

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

1.7%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

13.5%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Fillmore County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $554,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $7,386,000
    Regular Highways: $1,715,000
    Financial Administration: $535,000
    Central Staff Services: $443,000
    Police Protection: $299,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $286,000
    Welfare - Other: $238,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Corrections - Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $339,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $96,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,961,000

Fillmore County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $7,370,000
    All Other: $555,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $114,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Property Sale Other: $7,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,354,000
    All Other: $244,000
    Health & Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,384,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $33,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000

Fillmore County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,842,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,738,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,874,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $230,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $90,000

Fillmore County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $141,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,153,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Fillmore County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Fillmore County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Fillmore County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9179.6 years
William7279.7 years
Anna6685.3 years
Mary6184.7 years
James6176.5 years
Frank5680.2 years
Charles4279.5 years
Fred4282.0 years
Edward3980.1 years
Helen3883.8 years
Most common last names in Fillmore County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller3280.6 years
Johnson3183.1 years
Becker2880.7 years
Reinsch2178.2 years
Kassik1781.9 years
Buzek1679.2 years
Anderson1678.8 years
Kamler1577.9 years
Kotas1585.7 years
Nelson1485.4 years
Businesses in Fillmore County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Pizza Hut1U-Haul1
Subway1UPS1

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