68961 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Nelson, NE (0.64%), Nora, NE (0.30%)
County: Nuckolls County, NE
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 835
Zip code population in 2010: 732
Zip code population in 2000: 867

Houses and condos: 504
Renter-occupied apartments: 85
% of renters here:

20%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 68961: 74.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 126.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 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 2013:
This zip code:

1.6% ($783)
Nebraska:

1.8% ($2,438)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,333 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $355 (1.3%)

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Males: 391  (46.8%)
Females: 444  (53.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 68961:

For population 15 years and over in 68961:

Zip code 68961 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly 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 2013: $49,600
68961:

$49,600
Nebraska:

$132,700



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in 68961 zip code as of May 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 68961 to the number of sex offenders is 617 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

54.8 years
Nebraska median age:

36.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.9 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 2013:
This zip code:

$34,881
Nebraska:

$51,440
Nelson, NE (68961) map Nearest zip codes: 68964, 68978, 68934, 68935, 68974, 68943.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

41.0%
Nebraska:

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

2.8%
Nebraska:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 36
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 388


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 4 (2 now married, 2 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 130 (83 now married, 47 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 68961 with a mortgage: 120 (7 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 219

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $957
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S296

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

10.9%
Whole state:

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

10.5%
Whole state:

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

6.2
State:

6.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
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

  • 02010 or later
  • 322000 to 2009
  • 91990 to 1999
  • 681980 to 1989
  • 501970 to 1979
  • 571960 to 1969
  • 91950 to 1959
  • 201940 to 1949
  • 2591939 or earlier

Zip code 68961 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1142 bedrooms
  • 1623 bedrooms
  • 514 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 221 bedroom
  • 242 bedrooms
  • 303 bedrooms
  • 94 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 5no vehicle
  • 491 vehicle
  • 1822 vehicles
  • 653 vehicles
  • 294 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

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

  • 14no vehicle
  • 301 vehicle
  • 382 vehicles
  • 33 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $345.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,600
68961:

$49,600
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $17,300 - $89,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $88,291

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 2.9%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 66.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 822

Size of family households: 209 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 8 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 124 1-person, 8 2-persons

70 married couples with children.
48 single-parent households (19 men, 29 women).

93.1% of residents of 68961 zip code speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 20 (2.4%)
(55.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.4%
Whole state:

6.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 45%Mexico
  • 25%India
  • 20%Other Eastern Africa
  • 10%Korea

Most common first ancestries reported in 68961 (%)

  • 31%German
  • 13%Other groups
  • 8%Danish
  • 7%Czech
  • 7%American
  • 3%English
  • 3%Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 92010 or later
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 9Before 1990

Zip code 68961 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 50%Utility gas
  • 27%Electricity
  • 20%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel

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

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


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.

90% of the 68961 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% 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:

14.5%
Nebraska:

13.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

29.2%
Nebraska:

10.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

7.1%
Nebraska:

17.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 48,750Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 41,750Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 39,583Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 35,859Production occupations
  • 34,167Office and administrative support occupations
  • 33,977Management 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)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 43 people in nursing homes
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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