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ZIP Code 68961

Primary City:Nelson, NE (View All Cities)
County: Nuckolls County
Timezone: Central (1:46pm)
Area code: 402 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.2, -98.0
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 68961

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 68961. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 68961. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 68961, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Nelson, NE
Acceptable:
Nora

Stats and Demographics for the 68961 ZIP Code

ZIP code 68961 is located in southeast Nebraska and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 68961 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 68961 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 732
Population Density 6 people per sq mi
Housing Units 447
Median Home Value $49,600
Land Area 126.54 sq mi
Water Area 0.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 359
Median Household Income $34,881

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 51Male Median Age: 50Female Median Age: 51

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male231818151515171918223829302523181411
Female182517161020102116213425313025181611
Total414335312535274034437254615548363022

Gender

 Male 368 50%
 Female 364 50%
Gender

Race

 White 703 96%
 Black Or African American 0 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 15 2%
 Two Or More Races 14 2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner517335958554215
Renter614811121275
Total1131417070674920

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 178 50%
 Single Guardian 37 10%
 Singles 128 36%
 Singles With Roommate 16 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 284 79%
 Households with Kids 75 21%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male53552345436252326224
Female23436367364205635111
Total769886101279104579511335

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 68961 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 68961 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 68961 real estate data, the median home value of $49,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 68961 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 68961 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 68961 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 732 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 97 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 187 42%
 Renter Occupied Households 75 17%
 Households Vacant 88 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 11 13%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 15 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 5 6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 55 63%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 22 26%
 2 Bedroom 24 28%
 3+ Bedroom 39 46%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $34,881 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 68961 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 68961 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 304 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 138 19%
 No Earnings 278 39%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 304 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 138 19%
 No Earnings 278 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 359 89%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 28 7%
 Worked at Home 18 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 17 5.2%
 High School Graduate 255 78.5%
 Associate's degree 21 6.5%
 Bachelor's degree 22 6.8%
 Master's degree 8 2.5%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 86 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 16 15%
 Not Enrolled in School 3 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 68961

ZIP Code 68961 is in the So Central Ne Unified System 5 School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 68961.

Lawrence/Nelson Secondary School
850 South Nevada
Nelson, NE 68961
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: So Central Ne Unified System 5 School District

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