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Ainsworth, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/18/2014


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Ainsworth, Nebraska

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  Ainsworth, the county seat of Brown County, is located in north central Nebraska, 10 miles south of the scenic Niobrara River. Ainsworth is 5 hours from Omaha and Lincoln, NE and Rapid City and Sioux Falls, SD.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2012
    Change
Ainsworth.......1,7281,662-3.8%
Brown County .......3,1453,023-3.9%
Labor Market Population1.......12,31812,033-2.3%

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......... 365 47 279 449 319 40 1,459 48.3 %
Female...... 358 47 285 463 411 89 1,564 51.7 %

Total: 723 94 564 912 730 129

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 48.8 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)
Brown
County
(2012)
Area
Labor Force
(2012)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9131,8957,726    
Total Employment.....980,6681,8387,501    
Unemployment.....40,24857225    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.0%2.9%    

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$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

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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.....110
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 90113
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....Highway 81140

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.....258N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....277N/A1 Day
Chicago.....717N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....815N/A2-3 days
Denver.....429N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....441N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1440N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....496N/A1-2 days
New York.....14914-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....692N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

U.S. Hwy 20 and State Hwy 7 intersect in Ainsworth.

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....10 minute(s)
Elevation.....2,588 feet
Length of longest runway.....6,824 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....No
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....140 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 262
Kansas City International 424
Denver International 422

Ainsworth Municipal Airport (ANW) is a 2500 acre facility that has served the Sandhills for 55 years. It has recently undergone $3 million worth of improvements and rehab. The airport is an all weather facility that offers automated weather reporting, remote communication outlets, good instrument approaches and lighting, a spacious concrete ramp and two paved runways that will accommodate 45,000 pound business jets. Services include Air BP Jet Fuel and Avgas, Large Hanger, Auxilary Power Unit, Crew Cars, Rental Cars and Limousine service.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....No

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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

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....Kinder-Morgan, ACE, One Oak

Water:
Provider.....City of Ainsworth
Major Source.....ground water wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....360 feet
Average Capacity.....1.300 mgd
Peak Demand.....2.500 mgd
Storage Capacity.....400,000 gallons
Hardness.....113 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....48-54 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Ainsworth
Rated Capacity.....0.230 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.180 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.500 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Qwest
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....2

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Actual Valuation of City: $54,434,050 (year 2010)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2010
City.......$0.5500000
County.......$0.5818000
School.......$1.1048370
Other.......$0.1451950
Total Real Property.......$2.3818320

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2010
General Obligation.........$655,000.00
Revenue.........$0.00
County.........$0.00
School.........$2,493,465.00

top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Mayor/Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1980 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
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..... 82 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 36
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 5
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 69

top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 11601:12
Middle / Jr. High 11521:12
Senior High 11731:10
Trade & Tech Schools 00
Community College 00
Four-Year College 00
University 00
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 001:0
Middle / Jr. High 001:0
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
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....3
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

Many other activities can be enjoyed in the Ainsworth area. Some of these include bird watching along the beautiful Niobrara River (located 12 miles south) as well as on the vast rangelands, hiking on the Cowboy Trail and geocaching on the prairie. Also located in Ainsworth are several basketball courts and museums. Ainsworth provides a quiet, safe, family environment.

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Number of Hospitals in Community.....1
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....25
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....2
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....4
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....1
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....30
Veterinarian(s).....3

Brown County Hospital is a critical access hospital providing services for Brown County and surrounding areas. Outpatient clinics provided are orthopedic, cardiology, urology, ophthalmology, podiatry and general surgery. 2 Nurse Practitioners. Visit us at: http://www.browncountyhospital.org

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Machine Shops in City.......2
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......1

Type of Newspaper in City.......weekly
Local Radio Station(s).......1

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......0
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......74

Number of Protestant Churches.......9
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......4
Total Number of Rooms Available.......113

Number of Banks in City.......3Assets: $114,790,000
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0Assets: $0

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

top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....4
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....104

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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Daniels Manufacturing
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 23   (Male: 20   Female: 3)
Year Established:1940
Unions:No
Products/Service:Manufacturing livestock equipment.
 
#2.Business Name:Farmers/Ranchers Co-op Assn.
Service Sector: Trade
Employment Number: Total: 76   (Male: 51   Female: 25)
Year Established:1931
Unions:No
Products/Service:Retail sales with provided consultation on feeds, agronomy, fuel, tires, batteries. Heating/AC appliance sales and service. Convenience store.
 
#3.Business Name:Buckley Steel
Service Sector: Construction & Mining
Employment Number: Total: 10   (Male: 9   Female: 1)
Year Established:1975
Unions:No
Products/Service:Mill wright work, construction, installation of grain handling equipment, crane service.
 
#4.Business Name:Ainsworth Redi-Mix, Inc.
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 5   (Male: 4   Female: 1)
 

top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......3
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Buildings Available on LOIS for Ainsworth

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Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......2
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......No
Sites Available on LOIS for Ainsworth

top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Ainsworth, where the Niobrara River meets the Sandhills, is known as the "Middle of Nowhere," but upon visiting you'll find it's the "Center of Everywhere." Located in the heart of "The Nebraska Outback" ranch and cowboy country, Ainsworth hosts a National Country Music Festival each year the second weekend in August as well as the Sand Hills Discovery Experience each July. The area also offers an abundance of Nebraska clean air along with fishing, hunting, bike and nature trails, bird watching, canoeing and golfing. The Ainsworth airport was formerly an air base and facilitates many sizes of air craft including small jets. It is frequently used for medical personnel and supplies as well as recreational activites. The Ainsworth area welcomes you with old fashioned Sandhills hospitality.

Suggested Sites:
Ainsworth & Our Links @ www.ainsworthlinks.com
Brown County and K-BAR Country @ www.co.brown.ne.us
The Nebraska Outback-seven counties in north central Nebraska @ www.nebraskaoutback.com
 
Local
Development
Contact:

North Central Development Center
335 N. Main
Ainsworth, NE 69210
Phone:402-387-2740
Fax:402-382-3355
Email: ncdc@ainsworthlinks.com
Website: www.ainsworthlinks.com
 Kristi Thornburg
City of Ainsworth
606 E. 4th St.
Ainsworth, NE 69210
Fax:402-387-0649
Email: cityofainsworth@sscg.net
 
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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