Bruning, NE

Bruning:  A Wildlife Restoration Community in Thayer County, Nebraska

Wildlife enthusiasts visit  Bruning in hopes of spotting a Whooping Crane, the rare and endangered  tallest bird in America, where infamously 6 were spotted at Father Hupp Wildlife Preserve and Management Area just 2 ½ miles west of Bruning.   Bruning has worked diligently on restoring the wetlands and marshes in the area.  Although the economy in Bruning is tied to farming and agriculture, residents in the community understand that by preserving the native wildlife habitat and natural resources they are building a better foundation for farming the region in the future.  Architecturally, in 1900 through 1910, Herman Bruning built three large cement block and brick buildings; a hotel, a saloon, and an opera house;  all three are still standing as historic landmarks today.  Bruning remains a quaint agricultural town with Nebraska dryland and irrigated crop land used for producing corn, soybeans, milo, and alfalfa.

Bruning, NE

Population

Total Population

285

Population
Growth Rate

0.19%

Median Age

47

Diversity Index

15.500

Housing & Income

Households

141

Total Housing Units

157


Owner Occupied

110

Renter Occupied

30

Vacant

16

Median Home Value

$96,667


Average Home Value

$148,661

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.39%


Per Capita Income

2.01%

Income Projection

Median Household

$58,223 $62,680


Average Household

$88,814 $96,725


Per Capita

$39,453 $43,582

Workforce

Total Businesses

25

Total Employed

200

Workers 16+

141

2021 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

60

2021 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

30

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

29

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

29

2021 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

26

2021 Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

22

Some
High School

11

Graduated
High School

56

Associates
Degree

41

Bachelor's
Degree

35

Graduate
Degree

18

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

123

Non-Resident Commuters

18

Drive Alone

94

Carpooled

0

Public

0

Work At Home

26


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