68836 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Elm Creek, NE (0.46%), Odessa, NE (0.40%)
Counties: Buffalo County, NE (56.31%), Phelps County, NE (32.49%), Dawson County, NE (11.19%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 1,640
Zip code population in 2010: 1,688
Zip code population in 2000: 1,730

Houses and condos: 675
Renter-occupied apartments: 161
% of renters here:

26%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 68836: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 148.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.7% ($1,832)
Nebraska:

1.8% ($2,438)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,958 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,513 (1.5%)

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Males: 847  (51.6%)
Females: 793  (48.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 68836:

For population 15 years and over in 68836:

Zip code 68836 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 68836

  • Zip code 68836 races chart
    • 1,614White population
    • 2Black population
    • 2American Indian population
    • 1Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 2Some other race population
    • 14Two or more races population
    • 53Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $107,700
68836:

$107,700
Nebraska:

$132,700



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 68836 zip code as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 68836 to the number of sex offenders is 1,170 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.2 years
Nebraska median age:

36.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 68836, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $57,994 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$57,994
State:

$60,572

Salary/wage: $42,097 (reported on 85.7% of returns)
Here:

$42,097
State:

$47,046
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.6% for AGIs below $25k, 84.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 22.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $976 (reported on 34.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$976
Nebraska:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,481 (reported on 19.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,481
State:

$5,776
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$13,780 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

+$13,780
State:

+$16,171
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,588 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
Here:

+$6,588
State:

+$9,897
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,714 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
68836:

$8,714
Nebraska:

$12,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,089 (16% of AGI, reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$20,089
State:

$23,343

Here:

16.0% of AGI
State:

18.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,046 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,046
State:

$4,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $8,339 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
68836:

$8,339
State:

$9,758
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,000 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,000
State:

$2,188
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 68836, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,591 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,591
State:

$44,271

Salary/wage: $31,723 (reported on 83.9% of returns)
Here:

$31,723
State:

$38,230
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 272.5% for AGIs below $10k, 76.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 40.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,307 (reported on 46.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,307
Nebraska:

$1,759
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 27.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,057 (reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,057
State:

$2,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,096 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

+$4,096
State:

+$7,887
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,174 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,174
State:

+$7,743
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -20.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$217 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here +$217
State -$1,077
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -133.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,318 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
68836:

$3,318
Nebraska:

$2,902

Total itemized deductions: $14,619 (23% of AGI, reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

$14,619
State:

$18,692

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,474 (3% of AGI, reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,474
State:

$3,500

Here:

3.5% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,234 (reported on 70.9% of returns)
68836:

$4,234
State:

$6,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,646 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,646
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 71.9%
Here:

72%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 61.7% for AGIs below $10k, 73.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 96.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$54,519
Nebraska:

$51,440
Elm Creek, NE (68836) map Nearest zip codes: 68861, 68863, 68812, 68940, 68845, 68958.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

59.8%
Nebraska:

50.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.4%
Nebraska:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 31
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 588


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 21 (18 now married, 3 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 335 (203 now married, 132 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 68836 with a mortgage: 250 (42 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 208

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,199
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S440

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

9.0%
Whole state:

13.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

4.8%
Whole state:

7.7%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 68836: Elm Creek (A), Elm Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (B), Elm Creek Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 68836 include: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (A), Williamsburg Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Kearney Diversion Dam Reservoir (A), Blue Hole East Lake (B), Blue Hole West Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Elm Creek (A), Bell Creek (B), South Channel Platte River (C), Buffalo Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 68836 include: Elm Creek Historical Marker (1), Historic Platte Valley Historical Marker (2), Blue Hole State Wildlife Management Area (3), Sandy Channel State Recreation Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 62010 or later
  • 972000 to 2009
  • 821990 to 1999
  • 761980 to 1989
  • 971970 to 1979
  • 131960 to 1969
  • 421950 to 1959
  • 671940 to 1949
  • 1951939 or earlier

Zip code 68836 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elm Creek, NE (68836)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 992 bedrooms
  • 2083 bedrooms
  • 924 bedrooms
  • 595+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elm Creek, NE (68836)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 241 bedroom
  • 612 bedrooms
  • 403 bedrooms
  • 274 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Elm Creek, NE (68836) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 6no vehicle
  • 841 vehicle
  • 1482 vehicles
  • 1253 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 525+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Elm Creek, NE (68836) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 591 vehicle
  • 592 vehicles
  • 363 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $645.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,700
68836:

$107,700
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,300 - $162,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $144,585
Mobile homes: $58,926

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 2.2%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 72.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,640

Size of family households: 190 2-persons, 143 3-persons, 52 4-persons, 40 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 156 1-person, 4 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 2 4-persons

341 married couples with children.
119 single-parent households (49 men, 70 women).

97.0% of residents of 68836 zip code speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% very well, 64% well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% very well, 29% well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 18 (1.1%)
(11.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 78%Philippines
  • 17%Mexico
  • 6%Ukraine

Most common first ancestries reported in 68836 (%)

  • 38%German
  • 11%Irish
  • 9%Swedish
  • 6%Other groups
  • 5%English
  • 4%American
  • 3%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 12010 or later
  • 142000 to 2009
  • 21990 to 1999
  • 6Before 1990

Zip code 68836 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 68836 marital status for males
Zip code 68836 marital status for females

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 41%Utility gas
  • 39%Electricity
  • 16%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 1,256. Population change in the 1990s: +474 (+37.7%).

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


60% of the 68836 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Nebraska.

88% of the 68836 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

2.8%
Nebraska:

13.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

1.4%
Nebraska:

10.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

22.9%
Nebraska:

17.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 49,375Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 48,750Business and financial operations occupations
  • 43,750Production occupations
  • 42,917Management occupations
  • 39,107Material moving occupations
  • 38,750Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

Most common first names in zip code 68836 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1179.5 years
George1075.9 years
Charles870.1 years
Mary877.9 years
William873.3 years
Donald869.2 years
Irene684.2 years
Harold672.8 years
Edward679.4 years
Roy676.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 68836 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1682.0 years
Anderson979.1 years
Beavers776.8 years
Turnell671.5 years
Miller671.3 years
Palmer577.2 years
Wells585.2 years
Marshall577.0 years
Meier581.8 years
Witmer471.0 years

Businesses in zip code 68836



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