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Center township, NE map Land area: 51.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population: 623 (4% urban, 96% rural)
Males: 323  (51.8%)
Females: 300  (48.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 615 (489 owner occupied, 126 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%


Races in Center township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.0%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 37.5
Median age of females: 39.0

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Average household size: 2.57

Center township:

2.6 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,998 ($50,556 in 1999)
This township:

$60,998
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $485 (lower quartile is $414, upper quartile is $641)
Here:

$485
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $153,964 (it was $107,500 in 2000)
Center township:

$153,964
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $109,304 - $246,529

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,420
Here:

$181,420
State:

$147,392

Mobile homes: $63,328
Here:

$63,328
State:

$29,187
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

7.5%
Whole state:

9.7%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

4.0%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Center township: Lewis Feedlot (A), Buda (B), Buffalo Ridge Golf Course (C), Kearney Volunteer Fire Department Training Site (D), Kearney Raceway Park Emergency Medical Services (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Center township: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Dry Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Center township include: Bassway Strip State Wildlife Management Area (1), Kearney Auto Raceway Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

60% of Center township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Nebraska.

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

  • This state: 515
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 41
  • South: 9
  • West: 86

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 209
  • One, attached: 1
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • Mobile homes: 47

Median worth of mobile homes: $68,000


Housing units in Center township with a mortgage: 65 (10 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 49

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 22
  • 1995 to 1998: 23
  • 1990 to 1994: 14
  • 1980 to 1989: 39
  • 1970 to 1979: 49
  • 1960 to 1969: 32
  • 1950 to 1959: 12
  • 1940 to 1949: 22
  • 1939 or earlier: 50

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 52
  • 6 rooms: 39
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 47

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 5
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 23
  • 3 bedrooms: 117
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 24

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Center township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 13
  • 2 vehicles: 101
  • 3 vehicles: 45
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Center township:

  • German (42.1%)
  • Swedish (9.4%)
  • Czech (6.5%)
  • Irish (5.1%)
  • English (4.9%)
  • Norwegian (4.3%)
  • Polish (3.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 309 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 15 (4%)
  • Walked: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

94.7% of residents of Center township speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English well, 35% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 653
  • In family households: 563 (174 male householders, 11 female householders)
    178 spouses, 175 children (175 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 10 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 90 (40 male householders (18 living alone)), 23 female householders (20 living alone)), 27 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 103 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 38 1-person, 21 2-persons, 4 4-persons,

139 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (2 men, 6 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

23.2%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

58.3%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Center township:

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