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68974 Zip Code (Ruskin, NE) Detailed Profile




City: Ruskin, NE (1.33%)
County: Nuckolls County, NE
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 173
Zip code population in 2010: 184
Zip code population in 2000: 302

Houses and condos: 124
Renter-occupied apartments: 3
% of renters here:

4%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 68974: 72.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 31.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 68974
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.5% ($1,390)
Nebraska:

1.6% ($2,787)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,470 (3.3%)

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Males: 78  (45.3%)
Females: 95  (54.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 68974:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 68974:

  • Never married: 9.8%
  • Now married: 79.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

Zip code 68974 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 68974 (2019)
    • 17595.1%White
    • 94.9%Hispanic or Latino
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $93,989
68974:

$93,989
Nebraska:

$172,700



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 68974 zip code as of July 01, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 68974 is 149 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

59.6 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Nebraska:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 68974, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,328 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,328
State:

$44,271

Salary/wage: $24,000 (reported on 81.6% of returns)
Here:

$24,000
State:

$38,230
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.9% for AGIs below $10k, 71.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 46.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,017 (reported on 47.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,017
Nebraska:

$1,759
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 6.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable dividends: $632 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

$632
State:

$2,804

Net capital gain/loss: +$296 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

+$296
State:

+$7,887

Profit/loss from business: +$2,412 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

+$2,412
State:

+$7,743

Total itemized deductions: $13,500 (19% of AGI, reported on 8.0% of returns)
Here:

$13,500
State:

$18,692

Here:

18.9% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI

Total tax: $3,193 (reported on 70.4% of returns)
68974:

$3,193
State:

$6,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Earned income credit: $1,348 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,348
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 92.0%
Here:

92%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 83.3% for AGIs below $10k, 94.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 100.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$91,233
Nebraska:

$63,229
Ruskin, NE (68974) map Nearest zip codes: 68943, 68340, 68964, 68325, 68335, 68961.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

72.0%
Nebraska:

47.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.5%
Nebraska:

50.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 0
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 77


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 1 (0 now married, 1 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 18 (7 now married, 10 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 68974 with a mortgage: 13
Houses without a mortgage: 61

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $983
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $526

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

10.2%
Whole state:

9.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

9.1%
Whole state:

5.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

7.0
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 68974: Farmers Union Cooperative Association Elevator (A), Ruskin Volunteer Fire Department (B), Ruskin Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 68974 include: Bethany Church (A), Saint Marks Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Reservoir: Hofts Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Park in zip code 68974: Ruskin Ball Field and Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 111980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 31960 to 1969
  • 61950 to 1959
  • 21940 to 1949
  • 871939 or earlier

Zip code 68974 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ruskin, NE (68974)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ruskin, NE (68974)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 412 bedrooms
  • 133 bedrooms
  • 194 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ruskin, NE (68974)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ruskin, NE (68974)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 22 bedrooms
  • 03 bedrooms
  • 14 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ruskin, NE (68974) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ruskin, NE (68974) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4no vehicle
  • 41 vehicle
  • 292 vehicles
  • 133 vehicles
  • 134 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ruskin, NE (68974) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ruskin, NE (68974) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 01 vehicle
  • 32 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 68974 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 68974 household income distribution in 2019
  • 3$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2$40,000 to $44,999
  • 8$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5$60,000 to $74,999
  • 11$75,000 to $99,999
  • 26$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 68974

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 68974
  • 4Less than $10,000
  • 1$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6$60,000 to $69,999
  • 4$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2$90,000 to $99,999
  • 4$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3$200,000 to $249,999
  • 19$250,000 to $299,999

Median gross rent in 2019: $510.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $90,271
  • Some other race householders: $53,095
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $79,651

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $93,989
68974:

$93,989
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,818 - $266,880

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $125,328
Here:

$125,328
State:

$210,948
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 68974
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 123
  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68974

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68974
  • 90.4%104Drove a car alone
  • 1.7%2Carpooled
  • 5.2%6Walked
  • 1.7%2Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68974

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68974
  • 7Less than 5 minutes
  • 145 to 9 minutes
  • 1510 to 14 minutes
  • 1315 to 19 minutes
  • 2620 to 24 minutes
  • 1425 to 29 minutes
  • 1845 to 59 minutes
  • 160 to 89 minutes
  • 290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 56.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 173
  • Male householders: 36 (7 living alone), Female householders: 41 (2 living alone)
  • 65 spouses (65 opposite-sex spouses), 4 unmarried partners, (4 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 24 children (19 natural, 5 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives

Size of family households: 55 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 3 4-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 9 1-person, 1 2-persons

11 married couples with children.
4 single-parent households (1 men, 3 women).

85.7% of residents of 68974 zip code speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% very well, 20% well).
10.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

7.4%
Most common first ancestries reported in 68974
  • 30%German
  • 20%Danish
  • 13%Russian
  • 6%American
  • 5%Czech
  • 4%Italian
  • 2%Belgian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 172000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 68974 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • FARMERS UNION COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION (991 NEBRASKA STREET in RUSKIN, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM, SUPERFUND
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
    Alternative names: FARMERS UNION CO-OP ASSN

Zip code 68974 marital status for males
Zip code 68974 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 44.7%Utility gas
  • 35.3%Electricity
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Wood

Population in 1990: 324.

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

  • This state: 118
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 21
  • West: 9

77% of the 68974 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Nebraska.

98% of the 68974 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 100% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Ruskin, NE (68974)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Nebraska:

14.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

12.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

19.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 46,842Transportation occupations
  • 44,583Sales and related occupations
  • 41,268Management occupations
  • 29,551Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Nonresidential Property Managers (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance (1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals) (1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (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
Most common first names in zip code 68974 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William586.8 years
Esther383.7 years
Anna384.6 years
James382.3 years
Arnold280.5 years
Alfred292.0 years
Harold267.5 years
Katharina283.0 years
Louis271.5 years
Oscar286.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 68974 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hansen784.9 years
Christensen588.8 years
Wortman470.8 years
Hinz375.3 years
Kniep387.6 years
Sykes376.6 years
Maschmann382.4 years
Kleen372.0 years
Biltoft278.5 years
Mikkelsen278.0 years
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