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Blackbird township, NE map Land area: 26.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 1,317 (all rural)
Males: 643  (48.8%)
Females: 674  (51.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,295 (408 owner occupied, 887 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

68%
State:

33%


Races in Blackbird township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 3.3%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 94.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 19.2
Median age of females: 19.5

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Average household size: 4.33

Blackbird township:

4.3 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 4.82

Estimated median household income in 2009: $24,924 ($20,658 in 1999)
This township:

$24,924
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $178 (lower quartile is $126, upper quartile is $289)
Here:

$178
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $48,243 (it was $39,200 in 2000)
Blackbird township:

$48,243
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,449 - $103,011

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $94,427
Here:

$94,427
State:

$147,392

Mobile homes: $6,006
Here:

$6,006
State:

$29,187
Population density: 50 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

46.0%
Whole state:

9.7%

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

20.0%
Whole state:

4.0%

Cities in this township include: Macy.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Creeks: Horsehead Creek (A), North Blackbird Creek (B), South Blackbird Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (38% naturalized citizens)

Blackbird township:  1.2%
State:  4.4%

59% of Blackbird township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Nebraska.

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

  • This state: 629
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 607
  • South: 14
  • West: 43

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000

Blackbird township, Nebraska satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 8.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Blackbird township, Nebraska:

  • 18 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 223
  • One, attached: 12
  • Two: 18
  • 3 or 4: 16
  • 5 to 9: 16
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • Mobile homes: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Blackbird township with a mortgage: 35 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 35

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 19
  • 1995 to 1998: 25
  • 1990 to 1994: 18
  • 1980 to 1989: 61
  • 1970 to 1979: 120
  • 1960 to 1969: 34
  • 1950 to 1959: 8
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 19

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Blackbird township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 9
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blackbird township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 45
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 52
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Blackbird township:

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 27
  • 4 bedrooms: 26
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blackbird township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 50
  • 2 bedrooms: 41
  • 3 bedrooms: 60
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Blackbird township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 35
  • 2 vehicles: 32
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Blackbird township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 54
  • 1 vehicle: 88
  • 2 vehicles: 47
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (31%)
  • Truck transportation (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Wood products (15%)
  • Printing and related support activities (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (35%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (25%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (21%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Printing workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (20%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Blackbird township:

  • German (1.1%)
  • Irish (0.5%)
  • United States or American (0.3%)
  • Dutch (0.2%)
  • English (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0.2%)
  • Slovak (0.2%)

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

  • India (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 189 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 54 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (3%)
  • Walked: 32 (11%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (83%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Blackbird township, Nebraska:

  • 18 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

88.6% of residents of Blackbird township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
9.3% of residents speak other language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,289
  • In family households: 1,212 (79 male householders, 152 female householders)
    102 spouses, 551 children (527 natural, 13 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 215 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 48 other relatives, 37 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 77 (36 male householders (26 living alone)), 21 female householders (20 living alone)), 20 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 19 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 42 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 46 1-person, 5 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 2 5-persons,

191 married couples with children.
230 single-parent households (28 men, 202 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

0.6%
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: 8
Here:

17.0%
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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Blackbird township:

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