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Verdigre, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/24/2014


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Verdigre, Nebraska

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  Verdigre is located in Knox County in northeast Nebraska, approximately 200 miles north of Omaha, NE; 242 miles north of Lincoln, NE and 90 miles west of Sioux City, Iowa. The new bridge over the Missouri River near Niobrara gives Verdigre a link to South Dakota with less than 1 1/2 hour drive straight north to Mitchell, SD.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2012
    Change
Verdigre.......575563-2.1%
Knox County .......8,7018,573-1.5%
Labor Market Population1.......82,67582,328-0.4%

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......... 1,125 155 806 1,254 851 100 4,191 48.9 %
Female...... 1,112 160 709 1,254 1,147 265 4,382 51.1 %

Total: 2,237 315 1,515 2,508 1,998 365

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 47.2 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)
Knox
County
(2012)
Area
Labor Force
(2012)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9135,01544,725    
Total Employment.....980,6684,85743,210    
Unemployment.....40,2481581,601    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.2%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$18.25$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.

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

Leading Employer in Verdigre: Alpine Village Retirement Home - 112 employees. Established in 1972.

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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.....I-80180
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 8168

Motor Freight Carriers:
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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.....199N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....198N/A1 Day
Chicago.....634N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....802N/A2-3 days
Denver.....547N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....381N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1558N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....380N/A1-2 days
New York.....1408N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....632N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

State 2-lane hwy serving city: NE Hwy 14 and Hwy 84 County 2-lane hwy serving city: County Road 881

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....20 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,653 feet
Length of longest runway.....3,100 feet
Runway lighted.....No
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....No
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....65 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 203
Kansas City International 364
Denver International 540

The nearest municipal airport is located in Creighton, Nebraska.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 35 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: North Central


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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: North Central Public Power District
  phone - (800) 578-1060
  website - www.ncppd.com
  email - ncentral@ncppd.net

Wholesale Supplier: North Central Public Power District

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

Water:
Provider.....West Knox Rural Water Systems
Major Source.....Groundwater
Average Capacity.....112,000.000 mgd
Peak Demand.....135,000.000 mgd
Storage Capacity.....250,000 gallons

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Verdigre
Type of Service.....Wastewater Treatment Center
Rated Capacity.....0.100 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.052 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.080 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

The connection fee is $20. For more information regarding utilities in Verdigre, please contact the village clerk at (402) 668-2621.

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Great Plains Communications
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....22

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Actual Valuation of City: $8,694,176

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Type of Government..... Municipal
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1972 (year)
City Manager..... Yes
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... City
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 67 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 45
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 66

Knox County Economic Development District in Center, NE Terry Johnson, Director 402-288-4306

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Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1901:13
Middle / Jr. High 001:0
Senior High 1881:8
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

The Elementary, Kindergarten, Jr. High and Senior High School is combined into unified school district #1, 206 3rd Avenue in Verdigre, Phone 402-668-2275

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....2
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....2
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....12 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Wildwood Acres Park got its start in 1972 when Dr. James G. Carlson donated 70 acres of land on the southeast edge of Verdigre. The swimming pool located in the middle of the park has a capacity for 210 swimmers and includes a wading pool, 12 ft. deep heated swimming pool with low and high diving boards, shower house & basket room, and lifeguards on duty at all times. The pool usually opens on Memorial weekend and closes in the middle of August. Two fenced concrete tennis courts also include basketball hoops and a bandstand. Just west of the pool are a large playground and picnic shelter with a large stone fireplace. A camping area along with 2 cabins with 27 camper pads is situated among the tall trees. Water hydrants are located throughout the park. A sand volleyball court, a picnic shelter, and bathrooms with showers are located at the south end of the park. The softball field is located on the northwest end, with a covered sandpile and small crows nestplayground equipment nearby. The girls softball teams have conducted fundraisers for bathrooms at the softball field, which were built in the fall of 1999. A frisbee golf course and cement walk path stretch between the softball field and the camping area. Verdigre's Organized Women (VOW) sponsors the Avenue of Flags which includes approximately 200 U.S. flags lining the winding entrance road to Wildwood Acres Park flown on Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Kolach Days, and Independence Day each year. CHALUPNIK VETERANS' MEMORIAL PARK - J.J. Chalupnik donated land located on the north end of the business district on Main Street to the Village of Verdigre that is now the Chalupnik Veterans' Memorial Park. In 1979 the American Legion funded a drive to build a stage and shelter as memorial there to all men & women who had served in the American armed services. A playground also exists in the park. The gazebo built in 1987, an exact replica of the band pavilion which stood on the corner of Third and Main from 1913 to 1919, was moved from the park to Main Street in 1992.

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Number of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 2
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $60
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $250
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $200
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $30,000

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Number of Hospitals in Community.....1
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
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....1
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....2
Veterinarian(s).....1

Lundberg Memorial Hospital in Creighton Clinic - Verdigre Clinic (1 doctor, 2 P.A. - C, 1 APRN and 1 reg. nurse) Dentist - Kenneth Tusha Veterinarian - Sunrise Hill in Creighton

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Machine Shops in City.......2
Tool & Die Services in City.......1
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......2

Type of Newspaper in City.......daily
Local Radio Station(s).......0

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......2
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......51

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

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......2
Total Number of Rooms Available.......10

Number of Banks in City.......1
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......1

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

Verdigre has one Lutheran and one Methodist church. Full time village clerk -- Alisha Bartling, P.O. Box 330, Verdigre, NE 68783

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Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....0
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0

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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Alpine Village Retirement Home
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 112   (Male: 14   Female: 98)
Year Established:1972
Products/Service:Rest Home/Assisted Living
 
#2.Business Name:Verdigre Public Schools
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 37   (Male: 11   Female: 26)
Year Established:1904
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Education
 
#3.Business Name:Village of Verdigre
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 8   (Male: 7   Female: 1)
Year Established:1960
Unions:No
Products/Service:Government
 
#4.Business Name:Farmers Coop
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 4   (Male: 4   Female: 0)
Year Established:1991
Unions:No
Products/Service:Hardware, Oil, Fuel, and Veterinarian
 
#5.Business Name:Homestead Land & Management Company
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 15   (Male: 12   Female: 3)
Year Established:1983
Unions:No
Products/Service:Real Estate
 
#6.Business Name:Frank's Market
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 12   (Male: 2   Female: 10)
Products/Service:Grocery Store
 
#7.Business Name:Verdigre Pharmacy
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 3   (Male: 1   Female: 2)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Pharmaceutical Needs
 
#8.Business Name:Hardware Hank
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 11   (Male: 5   Female: 3)
Year Established:1947
Unions:No
Products/Service:Hardware Store
 
#9.Business Name:Verdigre Bakery
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 11   (Male: 3   Female: 8)
Year Established:2001
Unions:No
Products/Service:Food/Homes Bakery Goods
 
#10.Business Name:Greenriver Garden Center
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 9   (Male: 3   Female: 6)
Year Established:1999
Unions:No
Products/Service:Nursery
 

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

There are a variety of buildings available on main street in Verdigre.

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Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No

top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Verdigre is the home of Kolache Days, each year the community holds a fun-filled festival with a variety of activites for all ages. Verdigre is a small town that is a great place to raise a family. Thank you for taking the time to view our community profile. If you have questions, please contact us.

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Local
Development
Contact:
Alisha Bartling
Verdigre Clerk & Council Room
P.O. Box 330
301 S. Main Street
Verdigre, Nebraska 68783
Phone:402-668-2621
Fax:402-668-2621
Email: verdigreclerk@gpcom.net
Website: www.ci.verdigre.ne.us
 Thomas L. Higginbotham Jr.
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
111 South 1st Street
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
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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