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Hickman, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/24/2014


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Hickman, Nebraska

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2012
    Change
Hickman.......1,6571,7938.2%
Lancaster County .......285,407293,4072.8%
Labor Market Population1.......413,772421,8432.0%

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......... 40,098 16,922 41,070 34,344 14,499 1,731 146,933 50.1 %
Female...... 38,770 15,696 37,976 35,160 18,872 3,346 146,474 49.9 %

Total: 78,868 32,618 79,046 69,504 33,371 5,077

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 32.8 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)
Lancaster
County
(2012)
Area
Labor Force
(2012)1
Labor Force.....1,020,913166,510237,561    
Total Employment.....980,668160,591228,754    
Unemployment.....40,2485,9198,807    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.6%3.7%    

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$17.83$27.10$46.04
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$10.04$11.83$14.88
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.90$19.02$28.46
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$10.46$15.41$22.44
Civil Engineers$22.52$34.26$47.33
Computer Operators$10.18$14.50$21.01
Computer Programmers$18.43$31.17$45.15
Computer Systems Analysts$15.65$29.36$45.44
Customer Service Representatives$8.49$12.84$18.97
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$11.29$13.91$19.89
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$13.25$18.06$22.55
Data Entry Keyers$9.62$13.34$17.73
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$10.41$13.88$20.60
Driver/Sales Workers$8.00$9.51$19.81
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$15.27$26.37$35.00
Electrical Engineers$28.43$40.15$49.51
Electricians$15.61$23.90$28.91
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$10.55$14.87$23.02
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$7.93$9.00$10.93
Industrial Engineers$24.79$30.41$45.21
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$15.89$21.93$28.84
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$11.45$15.54$21.36
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$8.29$11.36$17.69
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$15.74$17.57$20.36
Machinists$12.63$17.26$23.79
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$12.31$18.38$24.24
Mechanical Engineers$23.39$34.69$46.40
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$16.37$24.33$33.88
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$19.69$21.72$23.76
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$13.58$16.97$18.92
Nursing Assistants$9.98$11.70$15.00
Office Clerks, General$8.22$10.81$17.52
Orderlies$8.84$10.81$14.12
Packers and Packagers, Hand$7.99$9.22$16.96
Receptionists and Information Clerks$8.65$12.13$18.98
Registered Nurses$20.35$26.92$36.51
Retail Salespersons$8.04$9.51$17.81
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.75$15.36$21.63
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$8.69$13.70$21.27
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.05$9.60$15.90
Telemarketers$7.85$9.25$13.39
Tool and Die Makers$15.16$24.19$29.26
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer$9.05$17.45$28.84
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services$8.25$11.90$32.14
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$12.22$17.32$25.13
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$15.36$19.62$23.47

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

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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 8025
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....Highway 7714

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.....671-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....141-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5311-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....6113-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....5011-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....1941-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15134-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....4521-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13054-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....4451-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 71
Kansas City International 177
Denver International 494

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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: City of Hickman
  phone - (402) 792-2212
  website - www.hickman.ne.gov
  email - citymanager@ckt.net

Wholesale Supplier: Norris Public Power District
  phone - (800) 827-8099
  website - www.norrisppd.com
  email -comments@norrispower.com

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....Black Hills Energy

Water:
Provider.....City of Hickman
Major Source.....Groundwater

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Hickman
Type of Service.....Wastewater System Operator

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

top of page TAX STRUCTURE

Actual Valuation of City: $74,935,483 (year 2007)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2007
City.......$0.4985410
County.......$0.2654980
School.......$1.1468030
Total Real Property.......$1.9108420

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2007
General Obligation.........$8,731,652.00

top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Mayor - Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2007 (year)
City Manager..... Yes
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 98 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 35

Law enforcement in Hickman is the responsibility of the Lancaster County Sheriff. Based upon data in the Nebraska Databook maintained by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Lancaster County had 70 sworn officers in 2003, 70 in 2002, and 71 in 2001. The number of sworn officers per 1,000 persons in Lancaster County was 2.8, 2.8, and 3.5 respectively.

top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 17501:15
Middle / Jr. High 15921:17
Senior High 15851:15

top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....12
Private Golf Course(s).....4
Public Tennis Court(s).....6
Public Swimming Pool(s).....10
Public Park(s).....5
Public Camp Ground(s).....3
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....2 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

Wagontrain State Park Area is located just east of the City of Hickman. Wagon Train is a 315-acre Corps of Engineers watershed impoundment with 746 acres of land. Boating is limited to 5 miles per hour. There are 70 non-designated campsites. Wagon Train Lake is located 2 miles east of Hickman. Stagecoach State Park is located just south of Hickman provides a variety of outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy. This Hickman area lake offers electrical camping, primitive camping, boating, fishing and picnicking. There is a handicapped-accessible fishing pier. There are two fishing piers on the 195 water acre lake, one of which is handicap accessible, as well as two boat ramps. Other Stagecoach Lake facilities include camp sites, picnic tables, drinking water and toilets. The 412 land acres are open to hunting for pheasant, quail, dove and more, in season. Overnight accommodations consist of 22 camping pads with electrical hookups, 50 non-pad sites without electricity and 20/30/50-amp. Non-reservable campsites.

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).....2
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....0
Veterinarian(s).....1

top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Prior to 1866 the place where Hickman is now located was open prairie in what was then Clay County. The few families who lived here had a difficult time of it, since the closest market for selling things and purchasing supplies and lumber was Nebraska City. One of the early settlers, Rev. C. H. Heckman, lived near Salt Creek. As time went on, he purchased the adjoining 80 acres. This later became our town. A post office, established in 1868 south of the present city, was given the name "South Pass." When the Atchison & Nebraska Railroad built its line from Rulo to Lincoln, Rev. Heckman was successful in procuring a station. The post office was moved to its present location, and the name changed to correspond with that approved for the new town, "Heckman." A plat was filed by Heckman and Samuel Egger in Lancaster. However, in recording the procedures, the spelling of the name was recorded as "Hickman." It has remained so to this day. The Hickman of today is very different from the settlement that was established in 1871, however, it still has a congenial community spirit. While many of our residents are descendants of original homesteaders, there are also many new people who have discovered our town. Many of them are employed in Lincoln, but enjoy the small-town atmosphere we have to offer. New homes are being built every year, and young families are happy to find older, affordable homes in which to raise their families. This makes the future look as interesting and vital as the past for Hickman.

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Local
Development
Contact:
B. R. Baker, City Manager / Economic Development Director
City of Hickman
115 Locust
PO Box 127
Hickman, NE 68372
Phone:(402) 792-2212
Email: citymanager@ckt.net
Website: www.hickman.ne.gov
 Andrea Schafer, Manager of Public Relations & Economic Development
Norris Public Power District
606 Irving Street
PO Box 399
Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone:402-223-4038
Fax:402-228-2895
Email: aschafer@norrispower.com
Website: www.norrisppd.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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