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Phelps County, Nebraska (NE)


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County population in 2012: 9,215 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 9,747 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,594
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,125
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,815
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,060 (it was 1,029 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 540 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Phelps County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.4%), Manufacturing (12.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.8%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Phelps County, Nebraska:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years

Males: 4,545  (52.0%)
Females: 4,643  (48.0%)

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Average household size:
Phelps County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,027 ($37,319 in 1999)
This county:

$45027
Nebraska:

$47357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $363 (lower quartile is $279, upper quartile is $436)
This county:

$363
State:

$518


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,878 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Phelps County:

$84,878
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,095 - $137,701

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $128,246
Here:

$128,246
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $413,764
Here:

$413,764
State:

$145,274

In 2-unit structures: $52,816
Here:

$52,816
State:

$111,285

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $236,317
Here:

$236,317
State:

$141,086

Mobile homes: $30,371
Here:

$30,371
State:

$29,187
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,283
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $330

Institutionalized population: 230

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):


Phelps 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: $1,366 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,453 (1.8%)


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


Phelps County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.7%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 35.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 62.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 19 years old, Asian residents: 16 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

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

8.9%
Whole state:

9.7%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Phelps County is $412 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $542 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $693 a month.

Cities in this county include: Holdrege, Bertrand, Loomis, Funk, Atlanta.

Phelps County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.phelpsgov.org

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Phelps County: Linder Stock Farms (A), McClymont Feed Yard (B), Wac (C), Hi-Line Golf Course (D), Becton Dickinson Emergency Medical Response Team (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Phelps County include: Emmaus Free Church (A), Adullam Church (B), Holcomb Church (C), Salem Church (D), Moses Hill Church (E), Williamsburg Church (F), Westmark Evangelical Free Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shaw Cemetery (1), Fridhem Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Prairie Cemetery (4), Prairie Home Cemetery (5), Platte Valley Cemetery (6), Highland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Moses Hill Lagoon (A), Johnson Reservoir (B), Richardson Lagoon (C), Atlanta Marsh (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sacramento Creek (A), Whisky Slough (B), Plum Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Phelps County include: Atlanta Marsh National Wildlife Management A (1), Funk Federal Waterfowl Production Area (2), Jones Federal Waterfowl Production Area (3), Johnson Federal Waterfowl Production Area (4), Lynder Federal Waterfowl Production Area (5), Cottonwood Federal Waterfowl Production Area (6), Historic Platte Valley Historical Marker (7), Atlanta Prisoner of War Camp Historical Marker (8), Site of Old Sacramento Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Buffalo County , Dawson County , Franklin County , Furnas County , Gosper County , Harlan County , Kearney County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 227
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 82 (71% naturalized citizens)

Phelps County:

0.8%
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: 85.0%

Phelps County marital status for males
Phelps County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Phelps County with a mortgage: 1,210 (79 second mortgage, 102 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,133

Here:

51.6% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.87%
Here66.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,518
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents1,832 (28.1%)1,087 (16.7%)868 (13.3%)733 (11.2%)700 (10.7%)
Congregations5 (17.9%)5 (17.9%)5 (17.9%)2 (7.1%)1 (3.6%)
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents375 (5.8%)309 (4.7%)246 (3.8%)109 (1.7%)259 (4.0%)
Congregations1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)6 (21.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Phelps County - Holdrege, Bertrand, Loomis, Funk, Atlanta

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

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

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Phelps County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.5%
Nebraska:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Phelps County:

12.2%
State:

12.9%


Agriculture in Phelps County:

Average size of farms: 779 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $726,127
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $319.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $660,644
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 74.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $205,673
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 75.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 43.67
Corn for grain: 153394 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3662 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 102895 harvested acres
Vegetables: 14 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Phelps County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 2.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/15/1960, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Phelps County-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 81.6 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 89.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.3 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 70.7 miles away from Phelps County center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.3 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 85.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Phelps 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 (23%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

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




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





Phelps County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,851 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 511 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 225 (5%)
  • Other means: 18 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 268 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


254 people in nursing homes
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $44,868.

6.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
Nebraska average:

7.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.47% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($19,157 average AGI)
1.93% relocated from other states ($10,214 average AGI)
Phelps County:

1.93%
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 Buffalo County, NE  0.78% ($28,536 average AGI)
from Kearney County, NE  0.42% ($24,467)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.42% ($12,800)
from Dawson County, NE  0.39% ($27,071)


7.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Nebraska average:

7.41%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.39% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($22,765 average AGI)
2.02% relocated to other states ($7,216 average AGI)
Phelps County:

2.02%
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  1.46% ($36,472 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.75% ($20,259)
to Douglas County, NE  0.36% ($34,462)
to Kearney County, NE  0.36% ($27,308)
to Dawson County, NE  0.28% ($14,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Phelps County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Phelps County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Phelps County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,861 (1,670 aged, 191 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15749.58
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 311.460
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29962.62

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1142.980
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1375.810
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.58

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50.46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 148.160

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21.17

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,939

Size of family households: 1,329 2-persons, 483 3-persons, 403 4-persons, 194 5-persons, 102 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,105 1-person, 111 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

96.8% of residents of Phelps County speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $62,880,000 ($6528 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $495,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,392,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,593,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,785,000
Federal grants: $9,228,000
Federal procurement contracts: $698,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,184,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $594,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,282,000
Federal Government insurance: $79,201,000

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

Births: 577
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 589
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -277
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Phelps County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.33 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Phelps County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 49
  • 4 rooms: 210
  • 5 rooms: 531
  • 6 rooms: 486
  • 7 rooms: 435
  • 8 rooms: 505
  • 9+ rooms: 599
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 161
  • 4 rooms: 222
  • 5 rooms: 211
  • 6 rooms: 134
  • 7 rooms: 101
  • 8 rooms: 64
  • 9+ rooms: 73
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Phelps County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 657
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,114
  • 4 bedrooms: 730
  • 5+ bedrooms: 261
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 257
  • 2 bedrooms: 378
  • 3 bedrooms: 246
  • 4 bedrooms: 109
  • 5+ bedrooms: 39
Cars and other vehicles available in Phelps County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 59
  • 1 vehicle: 500
  • 2 vehicles: 1,285
  • 3 vehicles: 640
  • 4 vehicles: 253
  • 5+ vehicles: 78
  • no vehicle: 85
  • 1 vehicle: 410
  • 2 vehicles: 357
  • 3 vehicles: 97
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 35

63% of Phelps County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Nebraska.

Phelps County:

63.0%
State average:

55.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $46,900


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 Phelps County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (76.0%)
  • Electricity (16.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (61.4%)
  • Electricity (23.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 52
Here:

4.4%
Nebraska:

14.6%

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

1.8%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

8.8%
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

Phelps County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Phelps County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Phelps County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Phelps 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 Phelps County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl6683.5 years
John6478.0 years
Robert5573.0 years
Ruth5282.0 years
Mary4682.6 years
Esther4484.3 years
William4479.5 years
Dorothy4178.0 years
Helen3684.4 years
Harold3579.8 years
Most common last names in Phelps County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson17780.4 years
Anderson11381.7 years
Peterson7982.5 years
Nelson7581.0 years
Carlson5382.6 years
Erickson3780.5 years
Olson3777.9 years
Larson3082.9 years
Smith2975.9 years
Swanson2983.1 years
Businesses in Phelps County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
McDonald's1YMCA1
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