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Edgar, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/25/2014


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Edgar, Nebraska

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  Edgar is located in Clay County in south central Nebraska, 4 miles east of Highway 14 and 4 miles south of Highway 74. Edgar is 38 miles south of the Aurora exit of I-80.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2012
    Change
Edgar.......498492-1.2%
Clay County .......6,5426,411-2.0%
Labor Market Population1.......138,732140,0400.9%

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......... 883 157 637 980 550 69 3,207 50.0 %
Female...... 863 136 636 927 642 129 3,204 50.0 %

Total: 1,746 293 1,273 1,907 1,192 198

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 43.2 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)
Clay
County
(2012)
Area
Labor Force
(2012)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,35378,086    
Total Employment.....980,6683,22875,287    
Unemployment.....40,2481252,799    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.7%3.6%    

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.

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

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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.....030
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 8038
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....Highway 8120

Motor Freight Carriers:
  More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.

Nebraska Right in the Middle!

Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots to:
Destination
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Railroad
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....1531-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1011-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....6271-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....5763-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....4531-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....2651-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....14654-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....5291-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13914-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5251-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....60 minute(s)
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....120 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 157
Kansas City International 248
Denver International 446

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....24
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....35 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Union Pacific


Edgar is on the Union Pacific railroad, Marysville to Hastings main freight line.

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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Village of Edgar
  phone - (402) 224-5145
  website - www.ci.edgar.ne.us
  email - cityofedgar@yahoo.com

Wholesale Supplier: 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.

Additional Comments: The City of Edgar resells power from NPPD to the citizens of Edgar. The power coming into Edgar is "wheeled" over South Central Public Power lines.

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

Water:
Provider.....City of Edgar
Major Source.....City Water Wells

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Edgar
Type of Service.....4 Cell Lagoon

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Windstream
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....3

Edgar is part of the Information Age. Edgar has broad band internet access via Dtnspeed.net wireless, DSL and cable connections.

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Actual Valuation of City: $10,000,000

top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Elected Mayor & City Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1965 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... City
Public Library in City..... No
Percent of Streets Paved..... 98 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 35
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 0

top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1
Middle / Jr. High 1
Senior High 1
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

Edgar is part of the Sandy Creek school system within the South Central Unified School District #5

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....3
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....4
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....30 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Near-by Public Golf courses in Clay Center, Sutton and Nelson are favorites of the citizens of the Edgar community. Lovewell Lake, just over the state line into Kansas, is a popular recreational destination for the residents of Edgar.

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Number of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 1
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $200
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $35,000

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Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....1
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....1
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....3
Veterinarian(s).....3

The Edgar Medical Clinic is a satellite clinic of Mary Lanning Hospital located 35 miles away in Hastings, NE. Brodstone Memorial Hospital 27 miles away in Superior and Memorial Hospital in Aurora, 30 miles away in Aurora, also provide medical services. All medical services are available in these communities.

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Machine Shops in City.......1
Tool & Die Services in City.......1

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

Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......100

Number of Protestant Churches.......3

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......1

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

top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Edgar, a prosperous rural, agri-based community, the home of the Sugar Shack Candle Co, Shuck Drilling Co and Rose Brook Nursing Home, is proud of its heritage and small town amenities. Thank you for visiting Edgar, the Pride of the Plains.

Suggested Sites:
Homemade candle making company @ sugarshackcandles.com
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Brad Brennfoeder, Mayor
City of Edgar
508 3rd Street
P.O. Box 485
Edgar, NE 68935
Phone:(402) 224-5145
Fax:(402) 224-3055
Email: cityofedgar@yahoo.com
Website: www.ci.edgar.ne.us
 Barbara Grabhorn, City Clerk
City of Edgar
508 3rd St.
P.O. Box 485
Edgar, NE 68935
Phone:(402) 224-5145
Fax:(402) 224-3055
Email: CityofEdgar@yahoo.com
Website: www.ci.edgar.ne.us
 
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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