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Exeter, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/17/2014

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Exeter, Nebraska

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  Exeter is located on U.S. Highway 6, between Lincoln and Hastings, Nebraska. Exeter is eight miles east of four-lane U.S. Highway 81 and just 13 miles south of Interstate 80.

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
Fillmore County .......5,8905,771-2.0%
Labor Market Population1.......83,17783,5240.4%

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......... 710 129 536 897 568 106 2,840 49.2 %
Female...... 758 95 507 824 747 166 2,931 50.8 %

Total: 1,468 224 1,043 1,721 1,315 272

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 46.8 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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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,32947,351    
Total Employment.....980,6683,21845,736    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%3.3%3.4%    

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
Median 90th
Accountants and Auditors$16.29$24.09$47.49
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.69$13.68$18.36
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$9.40$13.92$20.29
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$8.47$12.77$18.95
Civil Engineers$23.32$36.52$52.57
Computer Operators$8.44$11.63$18.55
Computer Programmers$24.54$28.79$37.10
Computer Systems Analysts$20.71$40.73$49.23
Customer Service Representatives$8.20$11.62$18.91
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$12.10$16.03$21.99
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$10.40$13.12$18.79
Data Entry Keyers$7.96$9.48$14.93
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$10.41$13.88$20.60
Driver/Sales Workers$8.21$12.27$14.57
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$18.82$37.21$44.66
Electrical Engineers$27.47$39.89$53.20
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$12.61$14.11$16.10
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$7.93$9.15$14.09
Industrial Engineers$27.27$36.22$46.57
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$13.39$22.77$39.06
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.38$14.29$24.33
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$8.87$13.09$17.88
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$15.94$17.97$21.98
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$15.18$19.42$24.45
Mechanical Engineers$26.05$38.94$58.96
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$19.74$26.39$38.25
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$8.35$10.80$14.42
Office Clerks, General$8.28$11.28$15.39
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.11$10.38$17.11
Receptionists and Information Clerks$8.25$10.56$14.19
Registered Nurses$19.42$25.73$33.80
Retail Salespersons$8.09$9.82$17.13
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.90$13.30$18.53
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$8.86$13.09$16.62
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$7.87$9.08$14.83
Tool and Die Makers$16.37$19.68$22.97
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer$11.92$15.72$22.65
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services$8.12$11.16$18.33
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$10.82$16.30$22.05
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.

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

The Nebraska Workforce Development Department in York shows that there is an available labor pool of 45,381 in the Geneva labor basin(Clay,Fillmore, Hamilton, Jefferson, Nuckolls, Saline,Seward,Thayer, and York Counties.) In 2009 the Labor Supply Factors and Labor Availability for the Fillmore County Labor Area was conducted. It was prepared by NPPD. The basic conclusion is that the Fillmore County Labor Area and Fillmore County would be able to provide a significant number of dedicated and skilled workers to meet the needs of additional employers in the area. For a complete report on the survey go to:


Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....1
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....13
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 8013
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 818

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:
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....1061-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....541-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5711-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....5833-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....4601-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....2361-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....14714-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....4821-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13444-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....4961-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Wynne Transport Service, Inc. is a Fillmore County transport service. Other Nebraska transport services in the area include ABF Freight Systems, Inc., Omaha; Canning Truck Service, Fairbury; DAWs, Inc., Milford; Husker Express, Seward; M & S Transport Co., David City; P-J Express, Inc. Seward; Pacific Orient Express, Seward; Pavelka Trucking, Inc. Hastings; Schulz Transfer, Seward; Shafer Carriers, York; Teut, Inc., Crete; Vyhnalek Trucking, Wilber.

Distance to nearest public airport.....10 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,636 feet
Length of longest runway.....4,400 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....50 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 110
Kansas City International 219
Denver International 453

The Fairmont State Airfield is located 10 miles southwest of Exeter. This state-owned airfield has a 4,400 foot lighted, hard-surfaced runway. There are 30 private airplanes in hangars, some of which would be available for charter. Scheduled air service is available at the Lincoln Municipal Airport. This airport located 50 minutes east of Exeter offers passenger, air freight, and air express services.

Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....22
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....120 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: BNSF Railway Company

Amtrak provides Hastings, which is 60 miles west of Exeter, with rail passenger service east to Chicago and west to Denver and San Francisco/Oakland. The Superline features coach and first-class accomodations, dining car service and checked baggage services from most cities. Travel time is 12 hours to Chicago and 37 hours to the West Coast. Amtrak has one train each direction daily.

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 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Perennial Public Power District
  phone - (800) 289-0288
  website -
  email -

Wholesale Supplier: Perennial Public Power District

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

Exeter is served with a two-inch line with 10 pounds of pressure. Natural gas with an average value of 1,000 BTU per cubic foot is available for residential, commercial, and industrial custsomers.

Provider.....Village of Exeter
Major Source.....2 wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....300 feet
Rated Capacity.....0.576 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.180 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.750 mgd
Storage Capacity.....0 gallons
Hardness.....275 ppm
Temperature Range.....55 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The village of Exeter has an eight inch water main, with 10 lbs. of pressure.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Village of Exeter
Type of Service.....Lagoons
Rated Capacity.....100,000.000 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.900 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....500,000.000 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Storm drainage for streets.

Name of Local Service Provider.....Windstream
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....1

Windstream Communications, one block to Exeter's digital and analog Central Office served by fiber ring, ISDN is available.

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Actual Valuation of City: $24,201,071 (year 2013)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2013
Total Real Property.......$1.7426550

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2013
General Obligation.........$49,384.28

All real property is subject to tax at actual value. Agricultural land is valued at 80 percent of its actual value. Personal property that is used in a trade or business and is depreciable is subject to tax at its "net book value." All other personal property is exempt from taxation.

Type of Government..... Municipal
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1999 (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 32
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 1
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 87

Fillmore County has 16 townships and is governed by a seven-member Board of Supervisors, each elected for four-year terms. Exeter is governed by a five member Village Board with one of them chosen as President. Law enforcement is provided by the Fillmore County Sheriff's Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.

Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1861:12
Middle / Jr. High 1511:5
Senior High 11031:7
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

Exeter-Milligan Public School serves both Exeter and Milligan students. The K-2nd grades & middle school (7th & 8th grades),also the high school are located in Exeter. The 3rd-6th grades are located in Milligan. A full range of college prep, business, vocational agriculture, consumer economics and technology classes are offered. NE Education Service Unit #6 in Milford provides support services. Bus service is at no cost to students in the district.

Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....4
Private Golf Course(s).....2
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....6
Public Park(s).....15
Public Camp Ground(s).....12
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....30 mile(s)
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

The largest park in Exeter is Gilbert Park, located on the south edge of the community and has a lot of playground equipment, a new pool in 2009, and baseball/softball fields. Edgar Park, near the school, has tennis courts and playground equipment. Storybook Park is beside the public libary and has benches and playground equipment. Summer festivities include ball games, street dances, bar-b-ques, Karaoke, and children's games.

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Number of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 3
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $90
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $350
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $250
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $40,644

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).....6
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....2
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....8

Exeter houses a medical clinic staffed by doctors from the York Medical Clinic. The new Fillmore County Hospital is an acute care hospital located in Geneva just 15 minutes southwest of Exeter. The hospital is licensed by the State of Nebraska and is approved for Medicare and Medicaid. The hospital has 70 sub-specialty physicans on courtesy/consulting staff. The Warren Memorial Hospital/LTC is located nine miles east of Exeter in Friend. Exeter has a rescue unit staffed by volunteer Emergency Management Technicians. Exeter also has a nursing home to meet the needs of the elderly.

Machine Shops in City.......1

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

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......9
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......150

Number of Protestant Churches.......1
Number of Catholic Churches.......1

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

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

Generations Bank serves the community.

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


Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co.
Service Sector: Construction & Mining
Employment Number: Total: 62   (Male: 52   Female: 10)
Year Established:1982
Products/Service:Horizontal earth boring
#2.Business Name:Community Care of America
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 52   (Male: 1   Female: 51)
Year Established:1962
Products/Service:Elderly Care
#3.Business Name:Hall Contracting
Service Sector: Construction & Mining
Employment Number: Total: 11   (Male: 10   Female: 1)
Year Established:1965
Products/Service:Utility Contractor
#4.Business Name:Dorchester Co-op
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 11   (Male: 10   Female: 1)
Year Established:1911
Products/Service:Grain Elevator, Fertilizer, & Fuel
#5.Business Name:Styskal Irrigation, Inc.
Service Sector: Construction & Mining
Employment Number: Total: 6   (Male: 5   Female: 1)
Year Established:1995
Products/Service:Well Drilling

Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......1
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Suggested links for further information on available buildings:
Buildings Available on LOIS for Exeter

An 8,800 sq. ft. brick building is available at 115 West Seneca in Exeter, a few blocks off U.S. Highway 6. The building has office, storage, show room, and shop areas.

Our Community: Exeter sits astride twin avenues of commerce, the BNSF Railway Co. main line and U.S. Highway 6, a major east- west highway. With its own exit, Exeter has easy access to Interstate 80, just 13 miles to the north. The community of 689 citizens has wonderful parks, a new pool in 2009, and a friendly business climate. Thank you for visiting the Exeter profile. Please contact us with any questions.

Suggested Sites:
City of Exeter @
Fillmore County Development Corporation @
Fillmore County Website @
Highway 6 Nebraska Association @
Fillmore County Visitors Committee @
Patt Lentfer
Fillmore County Development Corporation
1032 G Street
Geneva, NE 68361-2007
 Becky Erdkamp
Village of Exeter
P.O. Box 96
202 S Exeter Avenue
Exeter, NE 68351
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
 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

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