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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.

Community Information

Address: 141 E. Main Street (inside the Opera House)
Village Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Village Clerk/Treasurer: Sarah Krehnke

  • Email: villageofbruning@yahoo.com
  • Phone: 402-353-2505

For utilities: They would need to fill out an application for service.  They can pick it up in my office.  I give them a small packet of all information.  Including, but not limited to Dog tag form- Dogs are required to be licensed ($5 annually with a copy of rabies info), Golf Cart/ATV tag form-Utility vehicles are required to be licensed if driven on a public street ($10 annually with a copy of liability ins.  Must be 18 yrs old), ACH form (we offer automatic withdrawal for water/sewer invoices.  There is a $100 deposit for water.  It is returned after a year, if in good standing.

Bruning, NE

Population

Total Population

270

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

47

Diversity Index

12.500

Housing & Income

Households

121

Total Housing Units

141


Owner Occupied

101

Renter Occupied

20

Vacant

20

Median Home Value

$85,606


Average Home Value

$136,386

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.49%

Income Projection

Median Household

$61,691 $67,743


Average Household

$97,759 $110,970


Per Capita

$40,648 $45,959

Workforce

Total Businesses

26

Total Employed

268

Workers 16+

155

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

85

2022 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

60

2022 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

30

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

29

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

29

2022 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

26

Some
High School

10

Graduated
High School

52

Associates
Degree

35

Bachelor's
Degree

35

Graduate
Degree

14

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

124

Non-Resident Commuters

31

Drive Alone

118

Carpooled

0

Public

0

Work At Home

12


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