Keya Paha County, Nebraska (NE)

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County population in 2012: 804 (all rural); it was 983 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 89
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 208
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 292
Renter-occupied apartments: 84 (it was 117 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%

Land area: 773 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Keya Paha County: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (66.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Keya Paha County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.9%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 415  (60.1%)
Females: 409  (39.9%)
Average household size:
Keya Paha County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,757 ($24,911 in 1999)

This county:

$36757
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $238 (lower quartile is $207, upper quartile is $516)
This county:

$238
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,938 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
Keya Paha:

$82,938
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,527 - $194,938
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,088
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $379

Institutionalized population: 0
Keya Paha County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,886 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,214 (1.7%)

Keya Paha County household income distribution in 2009 Keya Paha County home values distribution Keya Paha County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.5%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.0%
Keya Paha County:

16.0%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 53 years old
(Males: 53 years old, Females: 58 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Keya Paha 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: Springview, Burton.

Keya Paha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Keya Paha 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 Keya Paha 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 Keya Paha County: Thomas Creek State Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Boyd County , Brown County , Cherry County , Gregory County, South Dakota , Holt County , Todd County, South Dakota , Tripp County, South Dakota , Rock County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 22 (100% naturalized citizens)

Keya Paha County:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 1
  • 1985 to 1989: 3
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 5

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.9%

Keya Paha County marital status for males Keya Paha County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Keya Paha County with a mortgage: 24 (2 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 81

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Keya Paha County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3045
Mainline Protestant1642
None356-
Keya Paha 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: 1
Keya Paha County:

11.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Keya Paha County:

11.75 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Keya Paha County:

9.2%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Keya Paha County:

29.2%
State:

28.0%

Agriculture in Keya Paha County:

Average size of farms: 2504 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $157,804
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $41.83
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.84%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $146,540
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.81%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,751
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.98
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.39%
Corn for grain: 3602 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3041 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Keya Paha County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 6389308.7 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:

Keya Paha County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 53% 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 557.9 miles away from Keya Paha County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 94.4 miles away from the 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 43.2 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 298.5 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 105.2 miles away from Keya Paha County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.1 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 Keya Paha County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

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 (77%)
  • Canada (18%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Keya Paha County (%):

  • German (47%)
  • English (11%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • Danish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Keya Paha County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 241 (52%)
  • Carpooled: 50 (11%)
  • Walked: 51 (11%)
  • Other means: 6 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 116 (25%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $31,993.

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


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

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
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: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Keya Paha County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Keya Paha County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Keya Paha County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 212 (195 aged, 17 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1108.650
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 443.460

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 824

Size of family households: 178 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 116 1-person, 6 2-persons, 1 3-persons.

197 married couples with children.
27 single-parent households (13 men, 14 women).

95.9% of residents of Keya Paha County speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 27% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,935,000 ($6327 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $0,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,012,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $948,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,092,000
Federal grants: $1,725,000
Federal procurement contracts: $33,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $126,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $346,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,211,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,814,000

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

Births: 70
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 39
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

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

Net internal migration: -105
Here -116 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Keya Paha County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.08 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:

5.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3
  • 2000 to 2004: 64
  • 1990 to 1999: 47
  • 1980 to 1989: 52
  • 1970 to 1979: 82
  • 1960 to 1969: 27
  • 1950 to 1959: 37
  • 1940 to 1949: 30
  • 1939 or earlier: 169
Rooms in houses/apartments in Keya Paha County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 60
  • 6 rooms: 65
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9+ rooms: 43
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 33
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 3
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Keya Paha County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 61
  • 3 bedrooms: 118
  • 4 bedrooms: 74
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 41
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Keya Paha County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 49
  • 2 vehicles: 77
  • 3 vehicles: 91
  • 4 vehicles: 42
  • 5+ vehicles: 24
  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 35
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 24
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

76% of Keya Paha County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Nebraska.

Keya Paha County:

76.4%
State average:

55.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Keya Paha County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50.0%)
  • Wood (22.6%)
  • Electricity (16.1%)
  • Utility gas (5.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58.1%)
  • Electricity (18.8%)
  • Wood (12.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)
  • Utility gas (3.4%)
  • Solar energy (1.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

2.6%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

16.7%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Keya Paha County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $264,000
    General - Other: $149,000
    Central Staff Services: $74,000
    Financial Administration: $49,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    General Public Buildings: $18,000
    Police Protection: $11,000
    Health Services - Other: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $77,000
    General - Other: $9,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $306,000

Keya Paha County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $18,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $48,000
    Property Sale Other: $40,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $248,000
    General Support: $31,000
    All Other: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $553,000
    NEC: $15,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000
    Total General Sales: $1,000

Keya Paha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $620,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Keya Paha County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Keya Paha County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William881.8 years
Howard576.0 years
Ida588.4 years
Donald569.8 years
Charles574.0 years
Mary590.4 years
Fred482.0 years
Harry474.0 years
Floyd476.5 years
Edward383.7 years
Most common last names in Keya Paha County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carr983.6 years
Thiede881.3 years
Williams784.1 years
Gibson775.6 years
Lezotte578.0 years
Billings583.8 years
Kirsch577.2 years
Gipson573.0 years
Snyder479.0 years
Painter486.3 years

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