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Prairie Creek township, NE map Land area: 56.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 376 (all rural)
Males: 187  (49.7%)
Females: 189  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 376 (265 owner occupied, 111 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%


Races in Prairie Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.0%

Median age of males: 36.4
Median age of females: 35.5

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Average household size: 2.76

Prairie Creek township:

2.8 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,242 ($31,696 in 1999)
This township:

$38,242
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $299 (lower quartile is $247, upper quartile is $397)
Here:

$299
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $108,541 (it was $87,900 in 2000)
Prairie Creek township:

$108,541
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,609 - $142,567

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $184,533
Here:

$184,533
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,722,826
Here:

$1,722,826
State:

$145,274

Mobile homes: $15,331
Here:

$15,331
State:

$29,187
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

7.7%
Whole state:

9.7%

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

3.5%
Whole state:

4.0%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Prairie Creek township include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), United Brethren Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Prairie Creek Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Prairie Slough (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Prairie Creek township:  0.5%
State:  4.4%

76% of Prairie Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Nebraska.

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

  • This state: 339
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 33
  • South: 0
  • West: 7
Prairie Creek township, Nebraska satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 121
  • One, attached: 6
  • Mobile homes: 16

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Prairie Creek township with a mortgage: 25 (5 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 19

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 5
  • 1970 to 1979: 22
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 16
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 68

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Prairie Creek township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 16
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie Creek township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Prairie Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 32
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 15
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 37
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 15
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (14%)
  • Warehousing and storage (8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (35%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Carpenters (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (21%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (21%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Prairie Creek township:

  • German (58.4%)
  • Danish (7.6%)
  • Dutch (7.6%)
  • Czech (7.3%)
  • United States or American (5.0%)
  • Norwegian (2.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.5%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 99 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 9 (6%)
  • Walked: 15 (10%)
  • Worked at home: 27 (18%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

96.3% of residents of Prairie Creek township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 381
  • In family households: 355 (102 male householders, 8 female householders)
    96 spouses, 133 children (131 natural, 2 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 9 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 26 (10 male householders (8 living alone)), 15 female householders (15 living alone)), 1 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 51 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 23 1-person, 2 2-persons,

109 married couples with children.
6 single-parent households (1 men, 5 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 33
Here:

62.3%
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: 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 Prairie Creek township:

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