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68961 Zip Code (Nelson, NE) Detailed Profile



Cities: Nelson, NE (0.64%), Nora, NE (0.30%)
County: Nuckolls County, NE
Estimated zip code population in 2015: 674
Zip code population in 2010: 732
Zip code population in 2000: 867

Houses and condos: 417
Renter-occupied apartments: 104
% of renters here:

31%
State:

34%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 68961: 73.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 126.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 68961
Zip code 68961 (Nelson, Nebraska) real estate house value trends
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2015:
This zip code:

1.2% ($589)
Nebraska:

1.8% ($2,528)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $642 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $550 (1.2%)

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Males: 352  (52.2%)
Females: 322  (47.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 68961:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 68961:

  • Never married: 10.5%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

Zip code 68961 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 68961

  • Zip code 68961 races chart
    • 697White population
    • 0Black population
    • 0American Indian population
    • 0Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 9Two or more races population
    • 26Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2015: $47,600
68961:

$47,600
Nebraska:

$141,600



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 68961 zip code as of June 22, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 68961 to the number of sex offenders is 309 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

52.1 years
Nebraska median age:

36.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 68961, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $48,625 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$48,625
State:

$60,572

Salary/wage: $34,511 (reported on 77.8% of returns)
Here:

$34,511
State:

$47,046
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.2% for AGIs below $25k, 61.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 37.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,006 (reported on 47.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,006
Nebraska:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,711 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,711
State:

$5,776
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,644 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

+$10,644
State:

+$16,171

Profit/loss from business: +$4,514 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,514
State:

+$9,897

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $3,875 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
68961:

$3,875
Nebraska:

$12,804

Total itemized deductions: $16,580 (18% of AGI, reported on 13.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,580
State:

$23,343

Here:

17.6% of AGI
State:

18.7% of AGI

Charity contributions: $2,300 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,300
State:

$4,921

Taxes paid: $7,050 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
68961:

$7,050
State:

$9,758

Earned income credit: $1,857 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,857
State:

$2,188
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.9% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 83.3%
Here:

83%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 80.0% for AGIs below $25k, 88.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 100.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 68961, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $28,850 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$28,850
State:

$44,271

Salary/wage: $26,333 (reported on 76.5% of returns)
Here:

$26,333
State:

$38,230
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 148.3% for AGIs below $10k, 60.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 119.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,420 (reported on 61.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,420
Nebraska:

$1,759
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.1% for AGIs below $10k, 6.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,369 (reported on 32.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,369
State:

$2,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,721 (reported on 32.3% of returns)
Here:

+$2,721
State:

+$7,887
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$3,561 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

+$3,561
State:

+$7,743
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,929 (reported on 3.5% of returns)
68961:

$2,929
Nebraska:

$2,902

Total itemized deductions: $14,848 (34% of AGI, reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$14,848
State:

$18,692

Here:

34.1% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,867 (4% of AGI, reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,867
State:

$3,500

Here:

4.2% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI

Total tax: $3,248 (reported on 73.5% of returns)
68961:

$3,248
State:

$6,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,659 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,659
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 85.8%
Here:

86%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 86.1% for AGIs below $10k, 81.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 87.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 91.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 135.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2015:
This zip code:

$36,736
Nebraska:

$54,996
Nelson, NE (68961) map Nearest zip codes: 68964, 68978, 68934, 68935, 68974, 68943.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

43.3%
Nebraska:

48.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.2%
Nebraska:

5.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 40
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 295


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 94 (67 now married, 27 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 68961 with a mortgage: 68 (2 second mortgage, 1 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 163

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $725
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $353

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2015:
This zip code:

13.5%
Whole state:

12.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2015:
This zip code:

8.9%
Whole state:

7.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.7
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 68961: We-So-Braska Camp (A), Farmers Union Cooperative Association Elevator (B), Harbine Park Campground (C), Elk Creek Country Club (D), Nuckolls County Fairgrounds (E), Farmers Union Cooperative Association Elevator (F), Nuckolls County Courthouse (G), Nuckolls County Sheriffs Office (H), Nelson Public Library (I), Nelson Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Services (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 68961 include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Nelson Community United Church of Christ (B), Church of Christ (C), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (D), Nora United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Oxbow Cemetery (1), Nora Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Frahm Reservoir (A), Lyon Reservoir (B), Adams Reservoir (C), Jones Reservoir (D), Schleufer Reservoir (E), Drudik Reservoir (F), Wehrman Reservoir (G), Ruttman Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Parks in zip code 68961 include: Skirmish at Spring Creek Historical Marker (1), North Park (2), Harbine Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 0Built 2014 or later
  • 0Built 2010 to 2013
  • 8Built 2000 to 2009
  • 8Built 1990 to 1999
  • 38Built 1980 to 1989
  • 33Built 1970 to 1979
  • 52Built 1960 to 1969
  • 19Built 1950 to 1959
  • 27Built 1940 to 1949
  • 232Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 68961 population

Zip code 68961 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Nelson, NE (68961)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 962 bedrooms
  • 673 bedrooms
  • 424 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 68961 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson, NE (68961)

  • 3no bedroom
  • 231 bedroom
  • 212 bedrooms
  • 433 bedrooms
  • 144 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 68961 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson, NE (68961) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 3no vehicle
  • 441 vehicle
  • 1002 vehicles
  • 433 vehicles
  • 274 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 68961 population

Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson, NE (68961) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 18no vehicle
  • 281 vehicle
  • 422 vehicles
  • 23 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 68961 population

  • Zip code 68961 household income distribution in 2015

  • Zip code 68961 household income distribution in 2015
  • 26Less than $10,000
  • 31$10,000 to $14,999
  • 34$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12$20,000 to $24,999
  • 30$25,000 to $29,999
  • 22$30,000 to $34,999
  • 25$35,000 to $39,999
  • 24$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2$45,000 to $49,999
  • 23$50,000 to $59,999
  • 47$60,000 to $74,999
  • 32$75,000 to $99,999
  • 22$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 68961

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 68961
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 17$10,000 to $14,999
  • 20$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$35,000 to $39,999
  • 44$40,000 to $49,999
  • 10$50,000 to $59,999
  • 21$60,000 to $69,999
  • 31$70,000 to $79,999
  • 9$80,000 to $89,999
  • 18$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 68961

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 68961
  • 2$100 to $149
  • 19$200 to $249
  • 12$250 to $299
  • 14$300 to $349
  • 6$350 to $399
  • 2$400 to $449
  • 6$550 to $599
  • 43No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2015: $434.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2015 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $45,571

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $47,600
68961:

$47,600
Nebraska:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $21,600 - $75,200

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Note: State values scaled to Here population

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 366
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • 20 to 49: 14
  • Mobile homes: 17

Unemployment: 1.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68961

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68961
  • 82.5%287Drove a car alone
  • 7.8%27Carpooled
  • 4.9%17Walked
  • 0.9%3Other means
  • 4.0%14Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68961

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68961
  • 65Less than 5 minutes
  • 345 to 9 minutes
  • 2010 to 14 minutes
  • 6415 to 19 minutes
  • 5120 to 24 minutes
  • 825 to 29 minutes
  • 3030 to 34 minutes
  • 240 to 44 minutes
  • 2345 to 59 minutes
  • 2860 to 89 minutes
  • 990 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 60.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 668
  • In family households: 520 (131 male householders, 73 female householders)
    162 spouses, 146 children (143 natural, 2 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 1 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 148 (66 male householders (57 living alone)), 65 female householders (62 living alone)), 17 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6 (44 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 127 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 18 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 119 1-person, 10 2-persons, 2 4-persons

113 married couples with children.
18 single-parent households (4 men, 14 women).

95.0% of residents of 68961 zip code speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 17 (2.5%)
(23.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.5%
Whole state:

6.8%

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

  • 41%Bangladesh
  • 35%Somalia

Most common first ancestries reported in 68961 (%)

  • 38%German
  • 16%American
  • 10%Czech
  • 4%Danish
  • 3%English
  • 3%European
  • 2%Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 132010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 4Before 1990
Note: State values scaled to 68961 population

Zip code 68961 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • FARMERS UNION COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION (80 EAST 6TH STREET in NELSON, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM, EPCRA
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
    Alternative names: FARMERS UNION CO-OP ASSN, FARMERS UNION COOP ASSN.
  • LYON LIME PRODUCTS (NO ADDRESS in NELSON, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: MINERALS AND EARTHS, GROUND OR OTHERWISE TREATED
    Alternative names: MARTIN MARIETTA AGGREGATES
  • HEARTLAND CO-OP (211 5TH ST in NORA, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
    Alternative names: FARMERS UNION CO-OP ASSN, FRMRS UNION COOP, HEARTLAND CO-OP - NORA

Zip code 68961 marital status for males
Zip code 68961 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 52%Utility gas
  • 25%Electricity
  • 17%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4%Wood
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,084. Population change in the 1990s: -217 (-20.0%).

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

  • This state: 458
  • Northeast: 19
  • Midwest: 95
  • South: 21
  • West: 63

71% of the 68961 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Nebraska.

86% of the 68961 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% 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): 9
Here:

11.1%
Nebraska:

12.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

15.8%
Nebraska:

11.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

4.4%
Nebraska:

16.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 71,250Business and financial operations occupations
  • 43,750Production occupations
  • 42,875Construction and extraction occupations
  • 42,500Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 41,875Education, training, and library occupations
  • 41,000Office and administrative support occupations
Note: State values scaled to 68961 population

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Dentists (5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (5-9: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (1-4: 3)
  • Finance and Insurance: Claims Adjusting (1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (1-4: 1)

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)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 43 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 68961 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1475.7 years
Mary1289.5 years
William1283.4 years
Anna1186.2 years
Henry883.5 years
Alice890.1 years
Frank885.6 years
Ralph786.7 years
Edna783.6 years
James768.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 68961 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wehrman1679.3 years
Meyer1488.7 years
Farver976.0 years
Jensen981.3 years
Reeve974.6 years
Anderson779.0 years
Smith773.5 years
Schleif779.7 years
Adamson681.2 years
Flower672.5 years
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