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Axtell, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/19/2014


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Axtell, Nebraska

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2012
    Change
Axtell.......726718-1.1%
Kearney County .......6,4896,485-0.1%
Labor Market Population1.......162,210165,2901.9%

1) Labor market population is the county population plus the contiguous county population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, March 2013. City populations estimated to be released July 2013.

County Age Distribution (2012) :
Age: 0-19 20-24 25-44 45-64 65+ 85+ Total % Split
Male......... 820 142 729 942 536 82 3,169 48.9 %
Female...... 840 143 710 941 682 138 3,316 51.1 %

Total: 1,660 285 1,439 1,883 1,218 220

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 42.9 years

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender. Released June 2012.
State Data. U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey

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Nebraska
State
(2011)
Kearney
County
(2012)
Area
Labor Force
(2012)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,76494,487    
Total Employment.....980,6683,65391,281    
Unemployment.....40,2481113,206    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.9%3.4%    

1) Area labor force and employment data are for the county plus the contiguous counties.
For further information regarding underemployment in the area, please contact NPPD at (800) 282-6773.
Source: Year end 2012, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Online Data, Released 6/28/2013.

Wages: Sample of hourly wage rates in manufacturing occupations (production and/or clerical).
Job Title 10th
Percentile
Median 90th
Percentile
Accountants and Auditors$18.12$26.48$47.55
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.69$13.68$18.36
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$8.63$14.26$26.66
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.92$14.02$21.06
Civil Engineers$20.69$33.83$50.64
Computer Operators$8.83$13.19$17.72
Computer Programmers$16.89$26.81$40.21
Computer Systems Analysts$17.67$31.98$52.38
Customer Service Representatives$9.00$13.53$20.61
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$12.72$15.89$18.76
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$10.15$13.13$19.20
Data Entry Keyers$8.23$10.24$15.62
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$10.41$13.88$20.60
Driver/Sales Workers$8.04$9.75$18.99
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$14.60$30.73$35.15
Electrical Engineers$26.08$32.71$47.59
Electricians$11.34$18.26$27.95
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$11.01$16.41$19.10
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$7.87$8.95$11.13
Industrial Engineers$23.47$33.04$46.68
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$12.97$20.04$28.94
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$10.21$12.74$17.24
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$8.67$12.53$17.19
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$10.55$15.67$18.63
Machinists$11.49$15.43$22.87
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$15.58$19.15$23.85
Mechanical Engineers$24.31$35.64$45.53
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$19.82$26.38$32.73
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$13.27$20.80$23.61
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$12.17$16.45$18.96
Nursing Assistants$9.27$10.98$14.53
Office Clerks, General$8.21$10.93$15.91
Orderlies$8.83$10.92$14.11
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.39$12.35$14.80
Receptionists and Information Clerks$8.79$11.54$15.16
Registered Nurses$20.15$25.68$34.63
Retail Salespersons$8.08$9.71$20.29
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$8.94$12.94$18.63
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$10.63$14.51$19.22
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.06$9.79$18.44
Telemarketers$12.64$13.98$15.30
Tool and Die Makers$14.70$23.10$28.67
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer$11.73$18.02$26.22
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services$8.71$11.96$23.63
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.17$16.43$22.72
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$16.89$21.37$27.24

Source: Nebraska Workforce Development, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, Fourth Quarter 2013.

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Motor Freight Carriers:
  More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.
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Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots to:
Destination
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Railroad
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....1981-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1451-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....6721-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....6663-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....3741-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3361-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....13854-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....5731-3 days1-2 days
New York.....14364-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5881-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Southern Power District
  phone - (800) 579-3019
  website - www.southernpd.com

Wholesale Supplier: Southern Power District

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....Kinder Morgan

Water:
Provider.....Village of Axtell
Major Source.....wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....200 feet
Rated Capacity.....2.100 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.250 mgd
Peak Demand.....1.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....150,000 gallons
Hardness.....147 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....53 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Axtell
Type of Service.....lagoons
Rated Capacity.....0.144 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.105 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.175 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Qwest

top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Village
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1968 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 90 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 28
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 0

top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 11071:21
Middle / Jr. High 11011:25
Senior High 1981:25
Trade & Tech Schools 0
Community College 0
Four-Year College 0
University 0
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 0
Middle / Jr. High 0
Senior High 0
Colleges 0

top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....6
Private Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....5
Public Swimming Pool(s).....5
Public Park(s).....10
Public Camp Ground(s).....5
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....12 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....No
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

top of page HEALTH FACILITIES
Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....0
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....0
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....0
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....0
Veterinarian(s).....0

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Machine Shops in City.......1
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......2

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......3
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes

Number of Protestant Churches.......4
Number of Catholic Churches.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......0

Number of Banks in City.......1

Chamber of Commerce.......Yes
Chamber Executive is Full-Time.......No

top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Local
Development
Contact:
Vicki Nelson
Village of Axtell
419 Main
P O Box 307
Axtell, NE 68924
Phone:(308)743-2437
Fax:(308)743-2527
Email: villofaxtell@nebi.com
  
 
State Contacts:Catherine Lang, Director
Neb. Dept. of Economic Development
PO Box 94666
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-4747 or (800) 426-6505
Email: catherine.lang@nebraska.gov
Website: www.NebraskaAdvantage.org
 Rick Nelsen, Economic Development Manager
Nebraska Public Power District
PO Box 499
1414 15th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 563-5534 or (800) 282-6773, ext. 5534
Fax: (402) 563-5090
Email: econdev@nppd.com
Website: sites.nppd.com

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