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Snyder, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/20/2014


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Snyder, Nebraska

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  Snyder is located in northwest Dodge County at the interchange of Hwys 91 and 79.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2012
    Change
Snyder.......300299-0.3%
Dodge County .......36,69136,427-0.7%
Labor Market Population1.......629,722643,4462.2%

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......... 4,823 1,076 4,252 4,748 2,953 426 17,852 49.0 %
Female...... 4,730 1,083 4,069 4,819 3,874 833 18,575 51.0 %

Total: 9,553 2,159 8,321 9,567 6,827 1,259

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 40.6 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)
Dodge
County
(2012)
Area
Labor Force
(2012)1
Labor Force.....1,020,91320,173344,148    
Total Employment.....980,66819,324328,936    
Unemployment.....40,24884915,212    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%4.2%4.4%    

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$18.25$27.77$45.86
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$8.42$12.87$17.02
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$9.86$16.78$25.25
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$8.94$13.71$19.88
Civil Engineers$20.46$38.06$54.54
Computer Operators$8.93$14.56$23.15
Computer Programmers$16.88$30.37$92.53
Computer Systems Analysts$24.54$39.72$92.53
Customer Service Representatives$9.13$13.18$19.16
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$13.12$17.83$22.84
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$11.20$14.78$24.64
Data Entry Keyers$11.33$16.76$22.56
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$10.12$11.45$14.30
Driver/Sales Workers$8.26$11.35$25.34
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$18.50$29.49$38.13
Electrical Engineers$27.04$36.49$48.23
Electricians$12.74$17.19$31.58
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$9.35$11.72
Industrial Engineers$25.12$34.53$46.36
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$13.30$17.73$23.12
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$11.19$13.92$18.71
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$8.63$12.46$17.88
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$13.54$17.00$19.28
Machinists$11.89$17.19$26.03
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$15.90$19.88$24.65
Mechanical Engineers$20.24$30.01$43.16
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$20.22$28.19$35.72
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$12.05$15.54$18.48
Nursing Assistants$9.63$11.09$14.13
Office Clerks, General$8.29$11.38$16.63
Orderlies$9.75$10.97$14.14
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.23$13.07$16.91
Receptionists and Information Clerks$8.47$11.73$15.65
Registered Nurses$19.63$25.00$34.12
Retail Salespersons$8.13$9.68$17.66
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.35$12.54$18.13
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.76$14.37$19.07
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$8.06$9.74$15.09
Telemarketers$8.02$9.35$14.46
Tool and Die Makers$16.63$21.12$23.83
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer$11.57$18.27$24.13
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services$8.89$16.48$30.12
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$11.76$16.02$24.01
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$14.44$17.24$19.20

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.....0
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....021
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate I2920
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 27520

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.....66N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....81N/A1 Day
Chicago.....512N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....692N/A2-3 days
Denver.....520N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....253N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1531N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....349N/A1-2 days
New York.....1286N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....504N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....30 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,203 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,500 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....66 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 70
Kansas City International 236
Denver International 513

The closest public airport is located in Fremont. Fremont Aviation is a fixed-base operator at the Fremont Municipal Airport and provides a complete range of services. The nearest commercial air transportation is in Omaha with more than 180 flights daily from Eppley Airfield.

Barge:

The nearest barge is located on the Missouri River in Omaha, 66 miles to the southeast. The Omaha Municipal Dock has warehouses for storage of liquid and solid bulk commodities, as well as modern loading and unloading facilities. The Foreign Trade Zone is also located at the Omaha Municipal Dock.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 30 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....84
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....66 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Union Pacific

The closest railroad service is located in Fremont. Fremont is strategically located on two Class 1 railroads which provide rail service to all points of the compass. Today, the most direct mid-continental railroad route to the west coast passes on a line from Chicago through Fremont and on to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Both piggyback and container service are available in Omaha. Each of these ramps maintain lift on and lift off TOFC/COFC capabilities, as well as providing pick up and delivery services.

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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Village of Snyder

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.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....No

Water:
Provider.....Village of Snyder
Major Source.....Wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....140 feet
Average Capacity.....0.180 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.240 mgd

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Snyder
Type of Service.....Activated sludge
Rated Capacity.....0.100 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.085 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Great Plains Communications

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Actual Valuation of City: $8,088,547
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year:
City.......$0.5782200
County.......$0.2312200
School.......$1.1474500
Total Real Property.......$2.0862660

top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Village Board
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2005 (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..... 85 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 29
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1

top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Colleges 0

Scribner-Snyder is a consolidated school district located in Scribner. Snyder has a school that services special ed pre-school, 3rd and 4th grades for the district.

top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....8
Private Golf Course(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....10
Public Park(s).....13
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....30 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

top of page HOUSING
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $183
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $114
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $24,200

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Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....0

The closest hospital is located 16 miles from Snyder in West Point. There is also a hospital in Fremont, 30 miles away.

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Machine Shops in City.......0
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......0

Type of Newspaper in City.......none

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......4
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes

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

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

Number of Banks in City.......0

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

top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....3
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0

top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Smeal Fire Apparatus
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 285    
Year Established:1964
Unions:No
Products/Service:Manufacturer of fire trucks
 
#2.Business Name:Smeal Manufacturing
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 25    
Year Established:1964
Unions:No
Products/Service:Manufacturer of well derricks
 
#3.Business Name:Omaha Steaks
Employment Number: Total: 85   (Male: 35   Female: 50)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Beef packaging plant
 
#4.Business Name:Danko
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 35   (Male: 28   Female: 7)
Year Established:1974
Unions:No
Products/Service:Manufacturer of fire trucks
 
#5.Business Name:Prenzlow & Son
Employment Number: Total: 8   (Male: 5   Female: 3)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Meat processing and sausage making
 
#6.Business Name:Whitetail Airboats
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Unions:No
Products/Service:Manufacturer of airboats
 
#7.Business Name:Snyder Mini Mart
Service Sector: Services
Unions:No
Products/Service:Gas/groceries/miscellaneous
 

top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......0
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No

top of page INDUSTRIAL SITES
Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No

top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Snyder is a small, friendly community with opportunity for all. The strong emphasis in the fire truck and equipment industry has made Snyder known world-wide. Thank you for visiting our community profile and feel free to contact us for more information.

Suggested Sites:
Smeal Fire Apparatus is a leader in the manufacturing of fire trucks. @ www.smeal.com
Smeal Manufacturing produces well derricks that span the globe @ www.smeal.com
Danko @ www.danko.net
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Patty Knobbe
Village of Snyder
P.O. Box 247
125 Ash Street
Snyder, Nebraska 68664-0247
Phone:(402) 568-2306
Fax:(402) 568-2688
Email: snyder@skyww.net
 Thomas L. Higginbotham Jr.
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
111 South 1st Street
Norfolk, Nebraska 38701
Phone:(402) 379-1150
Fax:(402) 379-9207
Email: thomash@nenedd.org
Website: www.nenedd.org
 
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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