Pender, Nebraska

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Pender, Nebraska

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High Points

Pender strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 5% trophy Pender Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
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Top 17% Pender Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Pender, Nebraska

Comparing Pender to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Pender Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles SW of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Thurston
Standard Zip Codes 68047
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.114
Longitude -96.706

Pender Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 29.8 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
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Pender Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,148 100%
Male 568 49.5%
Female 580 50.5%
Under 18 247 21.5%
18+ 901 78.5%
65+ 340 29.6%
Median Age 45.1
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,129 98.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.8%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.8%

Estimated Pender Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,165
Growth 17
Growth % 1.5%

Pender Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 61.9%
Irish 8%
Swedish 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Czech 2.8%
Danish 2.6%
US/American 2.5%
English 2.1%
Norwegian 2%
Dutch 1.9%
Polish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
European 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Finnish 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Italian 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pender 1,148 $38,333
Bancroft 520 $36,667
Emerson 817 $37,639
Rosalie 194 $30,625
Thurston 125 $41,875
Walthill 909 $29,500
Wisner 1,270 $40,938

Pender Public Libraries

House Memorial Library
Pender, Nebraska
(402) 385-2521

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Pender High Schools (2004)

Serves 208 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

Pender Colleges

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