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Chadron, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/16/2014


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Chadron, Nebraska

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  Chadron, the county seat of Dawes County, is located in Northwestern Nebraska. Served by U.S. Highways 20 and 385, Chadron is 110 miles south of Rapid City, South Dakota; 300 miles northeast of Denver, Colorado; and 450 miles northwest of Omaha, Nebraska.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2012
    Change
Chadron.......5,8515,844-0.1%
Dawes County .......9,1829,152-0.3%
Labor Market Population1.......47,95048,1330.4%

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......... 1,261 639 953 1,033 699 92 4,585 50.1 %
Female...... 1,217 540 862 1,099 849 162 4,567 49.9 %

Total: 2,478 1,179 1,815 2,132 1,548 254

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 34.1 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)
Dawes
County
(2012)
Area
Labor Force
(2012)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9134,97922,120    
Total Employment.....980,6684,78420,817    
Unemployment.....40,2481951,303    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.9%5.9%    

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$17.79$23.53$41.00
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$8.27$10.75$19.08
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$8.17$15.16$22.83
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$8.59$14.11$19.04
Civil Engineers$24.02$32.93$61.76
Computer Operators$7.91$10.33$20.54
Computer Programmers$17.94$35.54$49.28
Computer Systems Analysts$18.39$30.67$48.84
Customer Service Representatives$9.98$12.87$18.75
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$12.10$16.03$21.99
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$8.72$11.74$17.79
Data Entry Keyers$9.56$11.88$15.00
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$9.46$15.15$20.34
Driver/Sales Workers$8.21$11.02$17.92
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$16.85$27.41$35.64
Electrical Engineers$27.47$39.89$53.20
Electricians$12.32$18.18$27.99
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$7.90$8.93$10.84
Industrial Engineers$25.03$36.21$52.07
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$13.24$20.49$23.84
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$10.03$11.49$22.14
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.26$11.58$16.49
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$11.43$16.41$21.55
Machinists$10.38$13.99$20.06
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$13.19$16.90$19.24
Mechanical Engineers$24.73$35.68$52.58
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.82$29.72$37.13
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$9.87$11.86$14.60
Office Clerks, General$8.21$11.26$15.46
Orderlies$8.83$10.92$14.11
Packers and Packagers, Hand$7.94$9.08$11.86
Receptionists and Information Clerks$8.46$12.06$17.08
Registered Nurses$21.24$28.58$37.64
Retail Salespersons$8.13$10.50$15.35
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.28$13.01$18.43
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$8.54$11.70$24.68
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.04$9.36$14.12
Telemarketers$8.23$10.34$15.87
Tool and Die Makers$15.78$21.89$28.16
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer$9.67$16.00$25.76
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services$8.45$11.63$32.42
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$8.98$13.58$19.14
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$11.01$15.71$20.52

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

Percent of Manufacturing Labor Force Unionized............0%
Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0

Number of people in the community fluent in a second language: Spanish - 240, French - 15, German - 55, Italian - 20, Dakota - 10

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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....0
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....200
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....I 90 & I 80100
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....SD Hwy 7945

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.....4361-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....4241-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....8541-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....9843-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....3001-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....6151-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....12584-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....6331-3 days1-2 days
New York.....16754-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....8671-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Nebraska Transport Company, Alliance L. Johnson Trucking, Chadron Brown Transfer, Scottsbluff. There are trucking firms that serve the area for both inter- and intra-state trucking. Chadron is at the intersection of US Highways 20 and 385. The 385 corridor is part of a federal tansportation corridor called the Heartland Expressway, connecting with Ports to Plains corridor from Canada to Mexico.

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....3 minute(s)
Elevation.....3,296 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,710 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....1 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 440
Kansas City International 601
Denver International 301

The Chadron Municipal Airport Phone:(308)432-8128, Fax: (308) 432-8166 is located 3 minutes west of the city, is utilized by both commercial and private aircraft. Passenger, airfreight, and air express services are provided; and direct service is available to Alliance, Nebraska, as well as to Denver, Colorado. One hundred miles to the north of Chadron, the Rapid City Regional airport (RAP), 4550 Terminal Road, Suite 102, is home to four commercial airlines, which are Allegiant, Delta, Northwest, and United Express with service to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Denver, and Chicago. For more information, call: airport information-(308)432-0538, or airline information-(308)432-5717.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....1
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....Yes

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Nebraska and NorthWestern
Nebkota

Reciprocal switching is available and done by train crews 25 times daily beginning after 6:00 a.m.

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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - Econ Dev: 800-282-6773 or 24-Hours: 877-275-6773
  website - www.nppd.com
  email - econdev@nppd.com
  comments -
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the state's largest electric utility, has a diverse mix of generation, including nuclear, coal, hydro, gas and oil, and wind. NPPD delivers power to approximately 1 million Nebraskans and has ample capacity to meet the needs of new loads. Nebraska's electric costs are among the lowest in the nation. NPPD's professional Economic Development Team is available to assist with expansion and retention of existing business and new business locations. Contact the Economic Development Team by emailing econdev@nppd.com or by calling (800) 282-6773. Further information can be found online @ sites.nppd.com. Utility information can be found @ www.nppd.com.

Wholesale Supplier: Nebraska Public Power District
Additional Comments: Prospective customers should contact Bryce Landen, Nebraska Public Power District (308) 432-5516, for further information regarding electric rates and services.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....SourceGas

SourceGas supplies the community of Chadron with natural gas, through a 4-inch transmission pipeline, with an operating pressure of approximately 800-1000 pounds per square inch. They service approximately 1900 residential and commercial customers in Chadron. SourceGas operates an open access pipeline enabling customers to purchase their own gas supplies and transport them on their system. Availability of natural gas for industrial uses is subject to individual situations. Information on gas service availability and applicable rates can be obtained from SourceGas Service Center (800)563-0012.

Water:
Provider.....City
Major Source.....Surface water, infiltration,wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....220 feet
Rated Capacity.....7.000 mgd
Average Capacity.....1.000 mgd
Peak Demand.....7.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....2,350,000 gallons
Hardness.....136 ppm
Treated.....Yes
Temperature Range.....55-65 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City
Type of Service.....Lagoon
Rated Capacity.....1.430 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.864 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....1.400 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....QWEST, MOBIUS, ALLO, Great Plains Communications

Mobius Communications - www.bbc.net Qwest - www.quest.com Great Plains Communications - www.greatplainscommunications.com

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Actual Valuation of City: $199,388,266 (year 2012)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2012
City.......$0.4225490
County.......$0.3822040
School.......$1.0655620
Other.......$0.1422220
Total Real Property.......$2.0125370

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2012
General Obligation.........$0.00
Revenue.........$0.00
County.........$582,505.00
School.........$0.00

top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... City Manager
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1997 (year)
City Manager..... Yes
City Engineer..... No
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..... 68 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 50
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 14
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 44

top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 14131:17
Middle / Jr. High 12131:10
Senior High 12591:10
Trade & Tech Schools 1200
Community College 00
Four-Year College 13,000
University 00
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Senior High 001:0
Colleges 00

top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....2
Public Park(s).....8
Public Camp Ground(s).....2
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....6 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....No
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

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Number of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 8
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 1
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $84
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $550
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $400
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $100,000

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Number of Hospitals in Community.....1
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....25
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....4
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....7
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....4
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....30
Veterinarian(s).....3

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Machine Shops in City.......2
Tool & Die Services in City.......2
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......2

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly
Local Radio Station(s).......4

Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......81

Number of Protestant Churches.......17
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......8
Total Number of Rooms Available.......260

Number of Banks in City.......4

Chamber of Commerce.......Yes
Chamber Executive is Full-Time.......Yes

top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....4
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....24

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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Chadron State College
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 327    
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:College level education
 
#2.Business Name:Wal-Mart
Service Sector: Retail and Wholesale Trade
Employment Number: Total: 245    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Retail outlet/variety
 
#3.Business Name:Chadron Community Hospital
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 183    
Unions:No
Products/Service:healthcare facility
 
#4.Business Name:Chadron Public Schools
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 140    
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:elementary, middle, high school
 
#5.Business Name:U.S. Forest Service
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 130    
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:government and education
 
#6.Business Name:Dawes County
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 52   (Male: 28   Female: 24)
 
#7.Business Name:Crest View Manor
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 45   (Male: 10   Female: 35)
Unions:No
Products/Service:nursing home
 
#8.Business Name:City of Chadron
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 40   (Male: 24   Female: 16)
Unions:Yes
 
#9.Business Name:Prairie Pines
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 25    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Assisted Living
 
#10.Business Name:Your Selling Team
Service Sector: Professional & Business Services
Employment Number: Total: 74   (Male: 32   Female: 42)
Year Established:2007
Products/Service:business to business selling
 

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Our Community: This is a place where tradition blends with innovation. Our citizens – energetic and skilled, caring and friendly – have a positive vision of the future. Chadron’s opportunities – business and personal, educational and recreational - include superb support services and ready access to products and markets.

Community
Facts Book:
Chadron Facts Book (PDF)
 
Suggested Sites:
Official site for City of Chadron @ www.chadron-nebraska.com
Chamber of Commerce @ www.chadron.com
City Schools @ www.chadronschools.org
Chadron State College @ www.csc.edu
KCSC-news, weather, sports @ www.chadrad.com
 
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Local
Development
Contact:
Donna Rust
234 Main St
P.O. Box 390
Chadron, NE 69337
Phone:(308) 432 - 0505
Fax:(308) 432 - 0503
Email: clerk@chadron-nebraska.com
 Deb Cottier
Nebraska Northwest Development Corporation
706 West 3rd Street
Chadron, NE 69337
Phone:(308) 432 - 4023
Fax:(308) 432-6740
Email: dcottier@gpcom.net
Website: www.nndc.chadron-nebraska.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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