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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 2017: 793
Zip code population in 2010: 732
Zip code population in 2000: 867

Houses and condos: 470
Renter-occupied apartments: 62
% of renters here:

17%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 68961: 73.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 126.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 68961
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.0% ($704)
Nebraska:

1.7% ($2,642)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $808 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $617 (1.2%)

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Males: 421  (53.1%)
Females: 372  (46.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 68961:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 0.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 68961:

  • Never married: 14.8%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

Zip code 68961 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Races in zip code 68961 (2017)
    • 69780.4%White
    • 263.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 91.0%Two or more races
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $72,196
68961:

$72,196
Nebraska:

$155,800



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 68961 zip code as of August 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 68961 is 242 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

48.0 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 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 2017:
This zip code:

$47,249
Nebraska:

$59,970
Nelson, NE (68961) map Nearest zip codes: 68964, 68978, 68934, 68935, 68974, 68943.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.4%
Nebraska:

49.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.5%
Nebraska:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 34
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 335


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 116 (73 now married, 41 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 68961 with a mortgage: 106 (2 second mortgage)
Houses without a mortgage: 203

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $831
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $372

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

5.3%
Whole state:

10.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

2.5%
Whole state:

6.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
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
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 132000 to 2009
  • 231990 to 1999
  • 331980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 671960 to 1969
  • 291950 to 1959
  • 111940 to 1949
  • 2561939 or earlier

Zip code 68961 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Nelson, NE (68961)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Nelson, NE (68961)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 51 bedroom
  • 782 bedrooms
  • 953 bedrooms
  • 564 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson, NE (68961)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson, NE (68961)
  • 2no bedroom
  • 201 bedroom
  • 252 bedrooms
  • 413 bedrooms
  • 54 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson, NE (68961) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson, NE (68961) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2no vehicle
  • 591 vehicle
  • 1282 vehicles
  • 753 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 205+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson, NE (68961) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson, NE (68961) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4no vehicle
  • 191 vehicle
  • 232 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 68961 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 68961 household income distribution in 2017
  • 12Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 32$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12$20,000 to $24,999
  • 17$25,000 to $29,999
  • 38$30,000 to $34,999
  • 20$35,000 to $39,999
  • 32$40,000 to $44,999
  • 24$45,000 to $49,999
  • 25$50,000 to $59,999
  • 36$60,000 to $74,999
  • 56$75,000 to $99,999
  • 26$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 68961

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 68961
  • 6Less than $10,000
  • 44$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 6$30,000 to $34,999
  • 22$40,000 to $49,999
  • 12$50,000 to $59,999
  • 20$60,000 to $69,999
  • 42$70,000 to $79,999
  • 8$80,000 to $89,999
  • 18$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1$125,000 to $149,999
  • 23$150,000 to $174,999
  • 27$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 68961

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 68961
  • 13$200 to $249
  • 2$250 to $299
  • 22$300 to $349
  • 6$350 to $399
  • 9No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $554.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $69,119

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $72,196
68961:

$72,196
Nebraska:

$155,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $22,477 - $114,866
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 68961

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 430
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • 20 to 49: 9
  • Mobile homes: 18

Unemployment: 0.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68961

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68961
  • 88.1%359Drove a car alone
  • 5.2%21Carpooled
  • 1.0%4Walked
  • 0.5%2Other means
  • 5.4%22Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68961

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68961
  • 41Less than 5 minutes
  • 285 to 9 minutes
  • 2910 to 14 minutes
  • 11015 to 19 minutes
  • 4320 to 24 minutes
  • 4025 to 29 minutes
  • 2030 to 34 minutes
  • 235 to 39 minutes
  • 440 to 44 minutes
  • 3845 to 59 minutes
  • 1660 to 89 minutes
  • 890 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 59.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 787
  • In family households: 611 (135 male householders, 92 female householders)
    203 spouses, 172 children (169 natural, 2 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 1 other relatives, 1 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 176 (82 male householders (56 living alone)), 60 female householders (55 living alone)), 34 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5 (44 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 144 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 21 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 112 1-person, 26 2-persons, 2 4-persons

136 married couples with children.
20 single-parent households (3 men, 17 women).

98.8% of residents of 68961 zip code speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% not well).

Foreign born population: 3 (0.4%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.4%
Whole state:

7.5%
Most common first ancestries reported in 68961
  • 41%German
  • 17%American
  • 8%Czech
  • 6%European
  • 4%English
  • 3%Danish
  • 1%Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 2Before 1990

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: 2.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 48.7%Utility gas
  • 22.9%Electricity
  • 16.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.2%Other fuel
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 1,084.

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

  • This state: 548
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 117
  • South: 34
  • West: 78

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.

87% of the 68961 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Nelson, NE (68961)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

2.7%
Nebraska:

14.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

23.4%
Nebraska:

12.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

19.1%
Nebraska:

21.4%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 65,190Sales and related occupations
  • 55,048Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 46,263Education, training, and library occupations
  • 42,670Production occupations
  • 41,639Management occupations
  • 40,376Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

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 Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

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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