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Oakland, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/18/2014


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Oakland, Nebraska

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  Situated in western Burt County, Oakland is located in the Logan Creek Valley, which is 14 miles west of the Missouri River. Oakland has the services of the north-south U.S. Highway 77 and east-west Nebraska Highway 32. These two highways intersect one-half mile south of Oakland. Sioux City, Iowa, is 45 miles north and Omaha, Nebraska, is 58 miles southeast of Oakland.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2012
    Change
Oakland.......1,2441,207-3.0%
Burt County .......6,8586,659-2.9%
Labor Market Population1.......104,033103,102-0.9%

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......... 846 137 644 978 663 87 3,268 49.1 %
Female...... 782 122 624 977 886 182 3,391 50.9 %

Total: 1,628 259 1,268 1,955 1,549 269

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 47.3 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)
Burt
County
(2012)
Area
Labor Force
(2012)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9134,05855,384    
Total Employment.....980,6683,88452,895    
Unemployment.....40,2481742,489    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%4.3%4.5%    

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 2933
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 770

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.....651-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....801-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5031-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....7123-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....5431-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....2521-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15554-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....3231-3 days1-2 days
New York.....12764-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5031-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....14 minute(s)
Length of longest runway.....4,000 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....58 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 69
Kansas City International 235
Denver International 536

The Tekamah Municipal Airport, 14 miles east of Oakland, has a 4,000 foot concrete and lighted runway. The Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, 45 miles north of Oakland, is served by five commercial air carriers. Omaha's Eppley Airfield, 58 miles south of Oakland, with 11 airlines, provides 80 flights daily.

Barge:
City Adjoins Navigable River.....No
Length of Season.....8 months
River, Lake or Ocean.....Missouri River
Channel Depth.....9 feet
Channel Width.....300 feet
Barging Facilities.....No
Name of PortCityMiles to Port
Nearest Port: Blair River PortBlair33

Barge services are available at 19 barge terminal facilities on the Missouri River in Nebraska. The Blair River Port is 33 miles southeast of Oakland.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 0 mile(s)
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....65 mile(s)

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


Oakland is served by a main line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe with several freight trains daily.

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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
Additional Comments: The Nebraska Public Power District retails electricity to the city of Oakland. A 5000/6250-kVA substation supplies the 4,160-volt grid system. A 34,500 volt sub transmission line from an 115,000-volt substation adjacent to Oakland energizes this distribution substation. This substation can be energized from several different sources to give the Oakland area extremely reliable electrical service. The system is tied into the statewide grid system by means of high voltage transmission lines.

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

Water:
Provider.....City of Oakland
Major Source.....well
If Wells, Average Depth.....360 feet
Rated Capacity.....0.350 mgd
Average Capacity.....0.175 mgd
Peak Demand.....0.650 mgd
Storage Capacity.....210,000 gallons
Hardness.....25 ppm
Treated.....Yes
Temperature Range.....50-55 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The municipal water system in Oakland is supplied by three wells which have an average depth of 360 feet. The system has a combined pumping capacity of 1,275 gallons per minute and overhead storage of 210,000 gallons. The static pressure is 72 pounds and the residual pressure is 40 pounds. Ground water is available in Oakland for industrial uses. A two-foot well produces approximately 1,000 gallons of water per minute. Oakland has a rapid sand filter treatment plant which has a capacity of 600 gallons per minute. The water table has not changed significantly during the past five years.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Oakland
Type of Service.....sanitary sewerage system and storm sewer system
Rated Capacity.....0.200 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....0.160 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....0.300 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....American Broadband and CenturyLink

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Actual Valuation of City: $40,273,840 (year 2011)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2011
City.......$0.8176110
County.......$0.3647999
School.......$1.0655610
Other.......$0.1910000
Total Real Property.......$2.4393220

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2011
General Obligation.........$15,089,696.00

top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Mayor/Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2001 (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..... 97 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 25
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 3
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 1010

top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 12381:110
Senior High 12101:110

Oakland-Craig Public Schools is accredited by the State of NE and the North Central Association. The excellent student - teacher ration assures that each child recieves individual attention. The results of this is the outstanding 22.7 average ACT score of students taking the college entrance exam.

top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....2
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....2
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....13 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....No
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

The Oakland City Park is a spacious 40-acre park which boasts a 100+ year old maple tree, along with an abundance of trees and flower garden areas maintained by the Oakland Garden Club. Picnic areas and shelter facilities are available. The park includes a refurbished tennis court with a basketball area beside it. A sand volleyball court is also featured. Children's play areas are furnished with swings and a "children's bridge." Two baseball diamonds are used all summer long by groups from age 5 to adult. The large baseball grandstand is also used for Burt County Fair activities. Oakland-Craig's Public School's football field and new running track are located in the Oakland City Park.

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Number of Hospitals in Community.....1
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....23
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....2
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....5
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....1
Veterinarian(s).....4

Oakland has the Oakland Family Practice and the Oakland Medical Clinic has its two outpatient clinics. Oakland has one dentist, Dr. James Brosnihan. Family Vision Center has complete eye care and vision care services including eyewear and contact lenses. Oakland Heights Nursing Home offers nursing care, Hospice, Adult Day Care, Meals on Wheels, and Mini bus. Oakland Memorial Hospital is a 23 bed acute care facility that offers inpatient/outpatient care, emergency care, wide variety of ancillary services, specialty clinics, and skilled care.

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

Number of Protestant Churches.......5
Number of Catholic Churches.......0
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......1
Total Number of Rooms Available.......11

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

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

top of page LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Oakland-Craig Public Schools
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 74   (Male: 28   Female: 46)
Products/Service:Education
 

top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes

top of page INDUSTRIAL SITES
Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......1
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Sites Available on LOIS for Oakland

Located three miles north of Oakland is a 157 acre industrial site with access to the BNSF railroad.

top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: The citizens of the "Swedish Capital of Nebraska" thank you for looking at our community and invite you to visit our community during the many summer events to celebrate our Swedish heritage.

Community
Facts Book:
Oakland Facts Book (PDF)
 
Suggested Sites:
City of Oakland and the list of local events. @ www.ci.oakland.ne.us/commun.htm
Nebraska Dept. of Econ. Development @ www.neded.org
Burt County Economic Development Corp. @ www.burtcoedc.com
Burt County Fact Book @ sites.nppd.com/aedc/FactsBook/BurtCo.pdf
Northeast Nebraska EEconomic Development District @ www.nenedd.org
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Cynthia Petersen
City of Oakland
401 North Oakland
Oakland, Nebraska 68045-1134
Phone:(402) 685-5822
Fax:(402) 685-5853
Email: oakland@skyww.com
Website: www.ci.oakland.ne.us
 Andy Rennerfeldt
Oakland Chamber of Commerce
205 N. Oakland Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045
Phone:402 685-6282
Email: arennerfeldt@yahoo.com
Website: www.ci.oakland.ne.us
 
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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