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Population (year 2000): 7,512. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,765 (+3.4% change)
Males: 3,577 (47.6%), Females: 3,935 (52.4%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.0 years
Median household income: $41,214 (year 2000)
Median house value: $101,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Blair:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (36.7%), Danish (15.4%), Irish (14.3%), English (10.0%), United States (7.8%), Swedish (5.0%).

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Elevation: 1090 feet

Land area: 4.6 square miles

Blair,

For population 25 years and over in Blair

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blair city

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

2.4% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +499 (+7.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NE Omaha, (21.4 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (581.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: NE (6.9 miles Kennard, Calhoun, NE (9.7 miles Fort IA (9.9 miles Modale, NE (10.5 miles Herman, Washington, NE (11.5 miles) , NE Bennington, (12.5 miles IA (13.8 miles Mondamin, Valley, IA (16.5 miles Missouri


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 30 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2004: 45 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $193,800

Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 96.13 W

Area code: 402


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.0%), Retail trade (15.2%), Manufacturing (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +858 (+11.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,113 (53.2%)


 

Crime in Blair by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 4 7
    per 100,000 0.0 53.2 93.2
Robberies 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 13.3
Assaults 3 7 2
    per 100,000 39.9 93.2 26.6
Burglaries 42 56 31
    per 100,000 559.1 745.5 412.7
Thefts 135 102 97
    per 100,000 1797.1 1357.8 1291.3
Auto thefts 25 22 21
    per 100,000 332.8 292.9 279.6
145.6 169.9 149.5


Average climate in Blair, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blair,

Blair-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1975, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Blair city center killed 3 people and injured 133 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/15/1950, a category 4 tornado 23.4 miles away from the city center injured 33 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Blair:
  • MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (810 N 22ND ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Blair:
  • IMMANUEL MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; OMAHA, NE)
  • ALLEGENT HEALTH COMMUNITY MEMORIAL (about 16 miles; MISSOURI VALLEY, IA)
  • NEBRASKA HEALTH SYSTEM (about 18 miles; OMAHA, NE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Blair:
  • EPPLEY AIRFIELD (about 25 miles; OMAHA, NE; ID: OMA)
  • SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD (about 62 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; ID: SUX)
  • LINCOLN MUNI (about 65 miles; LINCOLN, NE; ID: LNK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Blair:
  • BLAIR MUNI (about 10 miles; BLAIR, NE; ID: K46)
  • TEKAMAH MUNI (about 15 miles; TEKAMAH, NE; ID: TQE)
  • NORTH OMAHA (about 15 miles; OMAHA, NE; ID: 3NO)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,936 $35,616 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $5,597 $33,582 0 $0
Other Government Administration 13 $20,411 $18,840 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 15 $48,305 $38,644 2 $1,406
Police - Other 2 $4,322 $25,932 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $16,521 $39,650 0 $0
Health 1 $2,648 $31,776 1 $153
Sewerage 3 $10,193 $40,772 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,973 $29,838 0 $0
Local Libraries 3 $6,421 $25,684 3 $1,080
Water Supply 9 $27,567 $36,756 0 $0
Totals for Government 57 $152,892 $32,187 6 $2,639


College/University in Blair:
  • DANA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 574; Location: 2848 COLLEGE DR; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blair:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 18 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 5,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 2,448)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 21 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 6,175)
  • IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; FT enrollment: 2,840)
  • BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; BELLEVUE, NE; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 2,639)
Public high school in Blair:
  • BLAIR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 691; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Blair:
  • JOY LUTH PRE-SCHOOL-TRINITY (Students: 66; Location: 141 S 20TH; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Blair:
  • GERALD OTTE BLAIR MIDDLE SCH (Students: 557; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • BLAIR ARBOR PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 510; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BLAIR NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 191; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BLAIR SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 179; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BLAIR WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 144; Grades: PK - 06)
Library in Blair:
  • BLAIR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $184,000; Location: 210 SOUTH 17TH STREET; 30,261 books; 439 audio materials; 991 video materials; 129 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Blair: Blair (A), Blair Feed Mill Elevator (B), Blair Golf Club (C), Tyson Elevators (D), Mathiesen Grain Company Elevator (E), Municipal RV Park (F), E C Hunt Campus Center (G), Madsen Fine Arts Center (H), Elk Horn Hall Conference-Retreat Center (I), Mickelsen Hall (J), Omaha Village Apartments (K), Argo Hall (L), Dana Classroom Center (M), Washington County Sheriffs Office (N), Washington County Courthouse (O), C A Dana - Life Library (P), C A Dana Hall of Science (Q), Pioneer Memorial Building (R), Blair Fire Department (S), Blair Hall (T).

Churches in Blair include: Saint Francis Borgia Catholic Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Cornerstone Assembly of God Church (C), Olds Path Baptist Tabernacle Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), United Church of Christ (F), Trinity Lutheran Church (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H).

Cemetery: Blair Cemetery (1).

Parks in Blair include: Tower of the Four Winds (1), Veterans Memorial Ball Field (2), Viking Field (3), Lions Club Park (4), Congregational Church of Blair Historical Marker (5), Zimmerman Field (6), Black Elk - Neihardt Park (7), Blair Optimist River Park (8), Peterson Field (9).

Post office: (A).  


Blair compared to Nebraska state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Blair:
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blair:
  • KKYY (101.3 FM; WHITING, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KDCV-FM (91.1 FM; BLAIR, NE; Owner: DANA COLLEGE)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KKCD (105.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KVSS (88.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOS-FM (91.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 001)
  • KBLR-FM (97.3 FM; BLAIR, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRQC (93.3 FM; BENNINGTON, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZSR (102.3 FM; ONAWA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Blair:
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K68AV (Channel 68; BLAIR, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K61GA (Channel 61; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KOHA-LP (Channel 65; OMAHA, NE; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)

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