Greeley County, Nebraska (NE)

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County population in 2012: 2,458 (all rural); it was 2,714 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 339
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 512
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 844
Renter-occupied apartments: 218 (it was 233 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 570 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Greeley County: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (59.9%), Educational, health and social services (12.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 30%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 66%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Greeley County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,280  (52.7%)
Females: 1,258  (47.3%)

Greeley County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Greeley County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,748 ($28,375 in 1999)

This county:

$44748
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $328 (lower quartile is $226, upper quartile is $401)
This county:

$328
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,611 (it was $40,300 in 2000)
Greeley:

$59,611
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $28,809 - $118,786
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $895
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $376

Institutionalized population: 53
Greeley County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $65,900
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,275 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,087 (1.9%)

Greeley County household income distribution in 2009 Greeley County home values distribution Greeley County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.1%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 61.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
Greeley County:

12.4%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for two or more races 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: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 10 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greeley County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.

Cities in this county include: Spalding, Greeley Center, Scotia, Wolbach.

Greeley 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 Greeley County: Hilltop School (A), Spalding (B), Happy Jack Chalk Mine (C), Spalding Volunteer Fire and Rescue (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Greeley County: Salem Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Amity Cemetery (1), Shelton Cemetery (2), Grand View Cemetery (3), Sacred Heart Cemetery (4), Saint Michaels Cemetery (5), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (6), Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Walker Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Munson Creek (A), Shephard Creek (B), Mira Creek (C), West Branch Spring Creek (D), Dry Creek (E), East Branch Spring Creek (F), Wallace Creek (G), Troy Creek (H), Mud Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Boone County , Howard County , Nance County , Sherman County , Valley County , Wheeler County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.8%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 101
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 18 (67% naturalized citizens)

Greeley County:

0.7%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 6
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 6

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.5%

Greeley County marital status for males Greeley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Greeley County with a mortgage: 162 (17 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 392

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Greeley County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,2142
Mainline Protestant5605
Evangelical Protestant2372
None527-
Greeley 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
Greeley County:

12.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Greeley County:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Greeley County:

10.2%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Greeley County:

30.2%
State:

28.0%

Agriculture in Greeley County:

Average size of farms: 812 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $168,307
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $160.85
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $165,876
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.00%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $77,738
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.51
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.39%
Corn for grain: 49320 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 121 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19167 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Greeley County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 3768066.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/5/1964, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Greeley County-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 60% 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 648.1 miles away from Greeley County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 85.7 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) earthquake occurred 188.9 miles away from the county center
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 368.4 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 8.1 miles away from Greeley County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.5 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:


The number of natural disasters in Greeley County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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 (%):

  • Canada (50%)
  • Mexico (33%)
  • United Kingdom (17%)

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

  • German (42%)
  • Irish (23%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)

Greeley County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 783 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 136 (11%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 139 (11%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 192 (15%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

62 people in nursing homes
53 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,381.

5.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,564 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.21% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($17,636 average AGI)
1.73% relocated from other states ($5,927 average AGI)
Greeley County:

1.73%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



6.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,597 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Nebraska.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Greeley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Greeley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 15.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Greeley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 635 (598 aged, 37 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1194.270
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1671.970

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,485

Size of family households: 376 2-persons, 121 3-persons, 94 4-persons, 57 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 344 1-person, 28 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

599 married couples with children.
89 single-parent households (18 men, 71 women).

97.3% of residents of Greeley County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 47% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $22,425,000 ($8839 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $100,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $7,448,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,119,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,956,000
Federal grants: $4,546,000
Federal procurement contracts: $248,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,108,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $138,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $862,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,848,000

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

Births: 178
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 185
Here:

74 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: -190
Here -76 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Greeley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 38
  • 2000 to 2004: 40
  • 1990 to 1999: 85
  • 1980 to 1989: 87
  • 1970 to 1979: 96
  • 1960 to 1969: 93
  • 1950 to 1959: 84
  • 1940 to 1949: 72
  • 1939 or earlier: 700
Rooms in houses/apartments in Greeley County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 61
  • 5 rooms: 187
  • 6 rooms: 155
  • 7 rooms: 137
  • 8 rooms: 136
  • 9+ rooms: 141
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 43
  • 5 rooms: 44
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 22
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 16
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Greeley County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 192
  • 3 bedrooms: 348
  • 4 bedrooms: 180
  • 5+ bedrooms: 100
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 49
  • 2 bedrooms: 73
  • 3 bedrooms: 58
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Greeley County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 178
  • 2 vehicles: 334
  • 3 vehicles: 177
  • 4 vehicles: 85
  • 5+ vehicles: 34
  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 93
  • 2 vehicles: 67
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

73% of Greeley County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Nebraska.

Greeley County:

73.3%
State average:

55.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $15,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greeley County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (46.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.6%)
  • Electricity (21.2%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (36.5%)
  • Electricity (30.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.6%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 92
Here:

27.1%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

10.6%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

1.4%
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)

Greeley County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $721,000
    General - Other: $323,000
    Central Staff Services: $107,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $88,000
    Financial Administration: $64,000
    Police Protection: $55,000
    Health Services - Other: $44,000
    General Public Buildings: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $116,000
    Judicial: $1,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $468,000

Greeley County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $42,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $34,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $392,000
    General Support: $86,000
    Public Welfare: $24,000
    All Other: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $752,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000
    NEC: $5,000
    Total General Sales: $2,000

Greeley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $808,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Greeley County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Greeley County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4180.5 years
Mary3582.5 years
George2178.5 years
Joseph1676.7 years
William1675.2 years
Margaret1684.8 years
Edward1472.6 years
Henry1278.1 years
Frank1280.0 years
Fred1280.9 years
Most common last names in Greeley County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer1680.4 years
Johnson1480.5 years
Glaser1479.0 years
Murphy1480.1 years
Mcmanaman1374.6 years
Berney1277.5 years
Sautter1283.0 years
Christensen984.1 years
Zwiener981.8 years
Kaiser880.4 years

Businesses in Greeley County, NE