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Population (year 2000): 7,994. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,680 (-3.9% change)
Males: 3,768 (47.1%), Females: 4,226 (52.9%)

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Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $31,105 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,100 (year 2000)

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Races in McCook:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.5%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (42.0%), Irish (13.9%), English (13.4%), Swedish (4.7%), United States (4.0%), Dutch (3.5%).

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Elevation: 2570 feet

Land area: 5.4 square miles

McCook,

For population 25 years and over in McCook

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 9.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McCook city

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -122 (-1.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NE Lincoln, (274.7 miles pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (576.1 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: NE (14.4 miles Indianola, NE (14.5 miles Culbertson, Danbury, NE (19.0 miles) , NE (22.1 miles Bartley, Herndon, KS (23.2 miles) , Lebanon, NE (26.3 miles) , NE Trenton, (26.7 miles KS Oberlin, (27.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $131,800

Latitude: 40.21 N, Longitude: 100.63 W

Area code: 308


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.4%), Retail trade (16.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,085 (+13.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,452 (87.6%)


 

Crime in McCook by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 12.5
Rapes 4 0 4
    per 100,000 50.0 0.0 50.0
Robberies 0 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 25.0
Assaults 9 8 6
    per 100,000 112.6 100.1 75.1
Burglaries 40 30 34
    per 100,000 500.4 375.3 425.3
Thefts 219 204 229
    per 100,000 2739.6 2551.9 2864.6
Auto thefts 5 22 19
    per 100,000 62.5 275.2 237.7
192.1 170.4 218.4


Average climate in McCook, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

McCook,

McCook-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1990, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the McCook city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1975, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in McCook:
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (P O BOX 1328, 1301 EAST H STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near McCook:
  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; OBERLIN, KS)
  • TRI VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM (about 32 miles; CAMBRIDGE, NE)
  • RAWLINS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 44 miles; ATWOOD, KS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to McCook:
  • MC COOK MUNI (about 3 miles; MC COOK, NE; ID: MCK)
  • NORTH PLATTE RGNL AIRPORT LEE BIRD FIELD (about 63 miles; NORTH PLATTE, NE; ID: LBF)
  • RENNER FLD /GOODLAND MUNI/ (about 94 miles; GOODLAND, KS; ID: GLD)
Other public-use airports nearest to McCook:
  • OBERLIN MUNI (about 27 miles; OBERLIN, KS; ID: OIN)
  • TRENTON MUNI (about 28 miles; TRENTON, NE; ID: 9V2)
  • CURTIS MUNI (about 32 miles; CURTIS, NE; ID: 47V)

Amtrak station:
MCCOOK (101 NORRIS AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.


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
Transit 1 $1,683 $20,196 3 $2,059
Other Government Administration 0 $0   6 $5,672
Financial Administration 4 $14,345 $43,035 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $7,397 $22,191 2 $3,033
Streets and Highways 5 $13,149 $31,557 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $7,182 $21,546 1 $255
Fire - Other 1 $1,328 $15,936 20 $1,160
Police Protection - Officers 15 $39,000 $31,200 0 $0
Airports 1 $2,495 $29,940 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 8 $16,087 $24,130 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $9,000 $27,000 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $13,565 $27,130 0 $0
Local Libraries 4 $7,419 $22,257 4 $2,081
Water Supply 6 $14,110 $28,220 0 $0
Firefighters 7 $18,093 $31,016 0 $0
Totals for Government 70 $164,852 $28,260 36 $14,260


College/University in McCook:
  • MCCOOK BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: 201 EAST C ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McCook:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY (about 117 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,588)
  • FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 128 miles; HAYS, KS; FT enrollment: 4,572)
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 154 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; FT enrollment: 3,730)
  • BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 180 miles; GREAT BEND, KS; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 240 miles; HUTCHINSON, KS; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 240 miles; NORFOLK, NE; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 243 miles; CHADRON, NE; FT enrollment: 2,144)
Private primary/middle school in McCook:
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 401 E F ST; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in McCook:
  • MCCOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $217,563; Location: 802 NORRIS AVENUE; 44,233 books; 1,522 audio materials; 2,006 video materials; 98 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in McCook: Red Willow County Fairgrounds (A), Kelley Park (B), Westview Plaza (C), Perry Grain Company Elevator (D), Heritage Hills Golf Course (E), McCook (F), Frank Lloyd Wright House (G), Brooks Hall (H), Museum of the High Plains (I), Museum DAR (J), True Hall (K), Wrightstone Fine Arts Building (L), Tipton Building (M), George W Norris Home (N), Wigwam Student Center (O), McMillen Hall (P), Walsh-Brady Hall (Q), Von Riesen Library (R), Barnett Hall (S), McCook Public Library (T).

Churches in McCook include: Saint Albans Episcopal Church (A), Christian Science Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Cornerstone Fellowship Church (D), Peace Lutheran Church (E), Our Saviors Lutheran Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovas Witnesses (G), Trinity Lutheran Church (H).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Memorial Park Cemetery (2).

Reservoir: Kelly Creek West Reservoir (A).

Creeks: East Kelley Creek (A), West Kelley Creek (B).

Parks in McCook include: Senator George Norris State Historical Site (1), George William Norris Historical Marker (2), Elks Ball Park (3), Elks City Park (4), Felling Field (5), Weiland Field (6), Norris Park (7), Jaycees Ball Park (8).

Post office: (A).  


McCook compared to Nebraska state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in McCook:
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KNGN (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: KANSAS NEBRASKA GOOD NEWS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in McCook:
  • KRKU (98.5 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KIOD (105.3 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: AUSTIN MCCOOK LLC)
  • KICX-FM (96.1 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KSWN (93.9 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: AUSTIN-MCCOOK, L.L.C.)
  • KFNF (101.1 FM; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around McCook:
  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K44FN (Channel 44; MCCOOK/CULBERTSON, NE; Owner: NEBR. ED. TV COMMISSION)
  • K32BY (Channel 32; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)

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