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Osceola, Nebraska              

Date generated: 4/16/2014


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Osceola, Nebraska

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  Osceola is located on Highway 81-92 approximately half way between Columbus and York.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2012
    Change
Osceola.......880867-1.5%
Polk County .......5,4065,320-1.6%
Labor Market Population1.......93,15393,7680.7%

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......... 714 92 562 854 474 85 2,696 49.9 %
Female...... 690 78 545 802 595 139 2,710 50.1 %

Total: 1,404 170 1,107 1,656 1,069 224

Median Age (2012):     State 36.3 years       County 45.3 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)
Polk
County
(2012)
Area
Labor Force
(2012)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9133,07453,369    
Total Employment.....980,6682,98451,596    
Unemployment.....40,248901,773    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.9%3.3%    

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$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
Electricians$15.14$18.92$34.35
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
Machinists$13.12$20.10$33.74
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
Orderlies$8.83$10.92$14.11
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
Telemarketers$8.23$10.34$15.87
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.

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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.....1321-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....781-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5961-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....6163-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....4661-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....2691-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....14784-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....4221-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13714-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....5211-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Polk County Rural Public Power District
  phone - (888) 242-5265
  website - www.pcrppd.com
  email - pcrppd@pcrppd.com

Wholesale Supplier: Polk County Rural Public Power District

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

Water:
Provider.....City of Osceola
Major Source.....well
Treated.....No

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Osceola
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

top of page TAX STRUCTURE

Actual Valuation of City: $22,175,730 (year 2001)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2001
City.......$0.6967000

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2001
General Obligation.........$630,000.00

top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Mayor/City Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1985 (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..... 75 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 25
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 6
Inside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 7

top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....0
Private Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....1
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....1
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....25 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

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

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top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Community
Facts Book:
Osceola Facts Book (PDF)
 
Suggested Sites:
For more information about the city of Osceola's facilities, services and schools. @ www.ci.osceola.ne.us
 
Local
Development
Contact:
Scott Kvols
Pinnacle Bank of Osceola
350 N. State
PO Box 486
Osceola, Nebraska 68651
Phone:(402) 747-2251
Fax:(402) 747-2261
Email: none
Website: www.pinnbank.com
 Nancy Bryan
City Of Osceola
451 N. Main
PO Box 701
Osceola, Nebraska 68651
Phone:(402) 747-3411
Fax:(402) 747-8191
Email: co61748@alltel.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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