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Furnas County, Nebraska (NE)


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County population in 2012: 4,907 (all rural); it was 5,324 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 732
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 887
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,746
Renter-occupied apartments: 566 (it was 532 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 718 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Furnas County: 74.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.4%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Furnas County, Nebraska:


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

Males: 2,423  (51.5%)
Females: 2,536  (48.5%)

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Furnas County,NE real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Furnas County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,797 ($30,498 in 1999)
This county:

$36797
Nebraska:

$47357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $260 (lower quartile is $204, upper quartile is $368)
This county:

$260
State:

$518


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $53,564 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
Furnas County:

$53,564
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,195 - $90,466

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $92,654
Here:

$92,654
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $23,822
Here:

$23,822
State:

$145,274

Mobile homes: $34,054
Here:

$34,054
State:

$29,187
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,096
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $277

Institutionalized population: 79

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


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


Furnas 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: $1,073 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $875 (1.8%)


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


Furnas County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.5%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 50.0% 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: 48 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 52 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

10.6%
Whole state:

9.7%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Furnas County is $438 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cambridge, Arapahoe, Oxford, Beaver City, Holbrook, Edison, Wilsonville, Hendley.

Furnas 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 Furnas County: School Number 96 (A), Hollinger (B), Hendley (C), Arapahoe Golf Course (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Furnas County include: Bethel Church (A), Lutheran Church (B), Sunny Slope Church (C), Spring Green Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arapahoe Cemetery (1), Edison Cemetery (2), Pleasantview Cemetery (3), Deaver Cemetery (4), Stump Cemetery (5), Garfield Cemetery (6), Spring Green Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Ehrke Reservoir (A), Furnas Company Road Dam Reservoir Number 1 (B), Grove Reservoir (C), Kleckner Reservoir (D), McCue Reservoir (E), Sturtevant Reservoir (F), Wilsonville Reservoir (G), Ziebell Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Timmons Creek (A), Muddy Creek (B), Swartz Creek (C), Medicine Creek (D), Little Antelope Creek (E), Elk Creek (F), Sheep Creek (G), Maple Creek (H), Jones Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Furnas County include: Oxford State Wildlife Management Area (1), Republican River Flood of 1935 Historical Marker (2), Norwegian Lutheran Church Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Decatur County, Kansas , Frontier County , Gosper County , Harlan County , Norton County, Kansas , Phelps County , Red Willow County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 104
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 18 (44% naturalized citizens)

Furnas County:

0.3%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.8%

Furnas County marital status for males
Furnas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Furnas County with a mortgage: 553 (29 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 825

Here:

40.1% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.34%
Here82.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,384
Total congregations: 26

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents1,298 (29.6%)906 (20.7%)547 (12.5%)432 (9.9%)375 (8.6%)
Congregations7 (26.9%)2 (7.7%)3 (11.5%)3 (11.5%)3 (11.5%)
NameUnited Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents264 (6.0%)194 (4.4%)124 (2.8%)86 (2.0%)158 (3.6%)
Congregations1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)4 (15.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Furnas County - Cambridge, Arapahoe, Oxford, Beaver City, Holbrook

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

12.76 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Furnas County:

10.63 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.1%
Nebraska:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Furnas County:

9.0%
State:

12.9%


Agriculture in Furnas County:

Average size of farms: 1070 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $203,872
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $175.61
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $216,067
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $142,197
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.79
Corn for grain: 52582 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 65740 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 25144 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Furnas County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average.
On 6/22/1969, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Furnas County-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from Furnas County center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Furnas County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Furnas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,835 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 228 (10%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 159 (7%)
  • Other means: 13 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 139 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $33,821.

6.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Nebraska average:

7.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.66% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($15,336 average AGI)
2.48% relocated from other states ($14,849 average AGI)
Furnas County:

2.48%
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 Red Willow County, NE  0.67% ($25,231 average AGI)


7.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Nebraska average:

7.41%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.25% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($19,873 average AGI)
1.99% relocated to other states ($8,035 average AGI)
Furnas County:

1.99%
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 Buffalo County, NE  1.17% ($27,304 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.51% ($24,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Furnas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Furnas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Furnas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,449 (1,291 aged, 158 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 19.5
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11505.46
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 994.540
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44929.8

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 637.580
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1633.790
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.92

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,878

Size of family households: 785 2-persons, 183 3-persons, 197 4-persons, 103 5-persons, 57 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 762 1-person, 66 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

97.2% of residents of Furnas County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $57,754,000 ($11262 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $367,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,318,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,612,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,453,000
Federal grants: $13,662,000
Federal procurement contracts: $703,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,006,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,979,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $893,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,606,000

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

Births: 271
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 416
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -147
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Furnas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.08 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:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Furnas County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 231
  • 5 rooms: 366
  • 6 rooms: 320
  • 7 rooms: 256
  • 8 rooms: 253
  • 9+ rooms: 288
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 54
  • 3 rooms: 91
  • 4 rooms: 132
  • 5 rooms: 69
  • 6 rooms: 64
  • 7 rooms: 61
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9+ rooms: 31
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Furnas County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 56
  • 2 bedrooms: 513
  • 3 bedrooms: 669
  • 4 bedrooms: 348
  • 5+ bedrooms: 157
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 151
  • 2 bedrooms: 188
  • 3 bedrooms: 106
  • 4 bedrooms: 58
  • 5+ bedrooms: 20
Cars and other vehicles available in Furnas County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 45
  • 1 vehicle: 435
  • 2 vehicles: 720
  • 3 vehicles: 365
  • 4 vehicles: 141
  • 5+ vehicles: 40
  • no vehicle: 87
  • 1 vehicle: 201
  • 2 vehicles: 174
  • 3 vehicles: 44
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

65% of Furnas County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Nebraska.

Furnas County:

65.2%
State average:

55.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Furnas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (72.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.0%)
  • Electricity (6.2%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (56.4%)
  • Electricity (23.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.0%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

2.6%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

2.7%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

18.7%
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

Furnas County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Furnas County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Furnas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Furnas County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6677.2 years
Mary6182.9 years
William6080.1 years
Robert5176.9 years
Charles5076.9 years
George3880.3 years
Anna3786.8 years
James3677.8 years
Fred3282.3 years
Helen3184.5 years
Most common last names in Furnas County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4379.8 years
Brown3476.7 years
Johnson3178.7 years
Martin2482.8 years
Stagemeyer2182.2 years
Hilker2175.9 years
Wendland2073.7 years
Haussler2081.9 years
Phillips2085.4 years
Schroeder1981.6 years

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