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Population (year 2000): 6,314. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,193 (-1.9% change)
Males: 3,129 (49.6%), Females: 3,185 (50.4%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $47,252 (year 2000)
Median house value: $97,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Ralston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (36.2%), Irish (16.1%), English (10.6%), Polish (8.5%), Czech (8.0%), Swedish (6.9%).

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Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Ralston,

For population 25 years and over in Ralston

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ralston city

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

2.5% Foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -79 (-1.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NE Omaha, (4.4 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (575.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Vista, NE (1.2 miles La NE Papillion, (3.2 miles NE Omaha, (4.4 miles NE (6.8 miles Chalco, Town, NE Boys (7.6 miles NE Bellevue, (7.7 miles AFB, NE (9.7 miles Offutt Lake, IA (10.5 miles Carter


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 0 buildings
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $113,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $214,400
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $220,400
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $280,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $173,700

Latitude: 41.20 N, Longitude: 96.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 402


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.4%), Retail trade (14.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,299 (-20.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 446 (12.0%)


 

Crime in Ralston by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.8
Robberies 3 4 1 2
    per 100,000 47.5 63.4 15.8 31.7
Assaults 0 3 5 5
    per 100,000 0.0 47.5 79.2 79.2
Burglaries 31 37 41 12
    per 100,000 491.0 586.0 649.4 190.1
Thefts 163 137 152 151
    per 100,000 2581.6 2169.8 2407.3 2391.5
Auto thefts 17 30 28 19
    per 100,000 269.2 475.1 443.5 300.9
173.4 194.3 197.8 164.7


Average climate in Ralston, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ralston,

Ralston-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the Ralston city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1975, a category 4 tornado 3.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 133 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Ralston:
  • ALEGENT HEALTH-BERGAN MERCY MEDICAL CE (about 3 miles; OMAHA, NE)
  • ALEGENT HEALTH - MIDLANDS COMM HOSP (about 4 miles; PAPILLION, NE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL - OMAHA (about 4 miles; PAPILLION, NE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ralston:
  • EPPLEY AIRFIELD (about 13 miles; OMAHA, NE; ID: OMA)
  • LINCOLN MUNI (about 55 miles; LINCOLN, NE; ID: LNK)
  • SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD (about 86 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; ID: SUX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ralston:
  • MILLARD (about 5 miles; OMAHA, NE; ID: MLE)
  • NORTH OMAHA (about 12 miles; OMAHA, NE; ID: 3NO)
  • BLAIR MUNI (about 16 miles; BLAIR, NE; ID: K46)

Amtrak station near Ralston:
  • 9 miles: OMAHA (1003 S. 9TH ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

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
Police - Other 1 $2,588 $31,056 1 $800
Police Protection - Officers 11 $38,884 $42,418 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   7 $7,600
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   1 $78
Local Libraries 3 $6,710 $26,840 9 $5,770
Financial Administration 2 $5,194 $31,164 0 $0
Transit 0 $0   2 $1,418
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,196 $25,176 4 $1,580
Sewerage 2 $4,500 $27,000 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $16,740 $40,176 0 $0
Totals for Government 26 $78,812 $36,374 24 $17,246


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ralston:
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 9 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,175)
  • BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; BELLEVUE, NE; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 12 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 5,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 2,448)
  • IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; FT enrollment: 2,840)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (about 53 miles; LINCOLN, NE; FT enrollment: 19,806)
Public high school in Ralston:
  • RALSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 939; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ralston:
  • RALSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 521; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WILDEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 311; Grades: PK - 06)
  • SEYMOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 237; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Ralston:
  • ST GERALD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 7857 LAKEVIEW; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Ralston:
  • BARIGHT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $367,095; Location: 5555 SOUTH 77TH STREET; 32,209 books; 1,333 audio materials; 405 video materials; 88 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Ralston: Lakeview Golf Course (A), Ralston (B), Lakeview Dental (C), Ralston Fire Department (D), Ralston Police Department (E), Ralston Public Library (F), Hollis and Helen Baright Public Library (G), Caring Dental Place (H), Dental Care Center (I).

Churches in Ralston include: Saint Gerards Catholic Church (A), Ralston United Church of Christ (B), Messiah Lutheran Church (C), First Church of the Nazarene (D).

Parks in Ralston include: Citidal Park (1), Wildewood Park (2), Oak Park (3), Orval Smith Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Ralston compared to Nebraska state average:
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ralston:
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KHLP (1420 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ralston:
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KIOS-FM (91.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 001)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)
  • KKCD (105.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • K299AK (107.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: BAER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KRQC (93.3 FM; BENNINGTON, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBX-FM (97.7 FM; NEBRASKA CITY, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCTY-FM (106.9 FM; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: PLATTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ralston:
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K53EY (Channel 53; OMAHA, NE; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • 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)
  • K61GA (Channel 61; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KKAZ-CA (Channel 24; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • KOHA-LP (Channel 65; OMAHA, NE; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)
  • K52GP (Channel 52; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: DOUGLAS SHELDAHL)
  • K54GL (Channel 54; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KBIN-TV (Channel 32; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

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