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Deshler: A Historic Railroad Community  in Thayer County, Nebraska

Escape to the warm inviting community of Deshler, a city in Thayer County, situated  in the heart of farm country in the far southern region of Nebraska along the Kansas border where cattle, grain sorghum and wheat are produced and raised.  Outdoor enthusiasts find wonderful hunting opportunities for pheasant, quail, deer and other small game as well as fishing for catfish in the nearby Little Blue River.  Thriving businesses offer vast opportunities. Consider that for five generations, the Cooper family has emphasized the value of working together to assess and respond to the needs of their customers at Midwest Bank in Deshler, while Reinke Manufacturing and Irrigation, a world leader in irrigation systems is headquartered in Deshler.   With its rich railroad history Deshler provides unique opportunities for businesses like Spring Creek Model Trains, one of the largest model train inventories in the Midwest.  Deshler is also home to the Thayer County Fair and has an annual community picnic. Together, they have helped Deshler to earn the reputation as “my kind of town”.

Community Information

Address: 305 E Bryson Avenue, Deshler, NE
City Office Hours: M-F 8 AM-12 PM, 1 PM-5 PM
City Clerk/Treasurer: Julie A Buescher

  • Email: citydesh@gpcom.net
  • Phone: 402-365-4260

For utilities: contact or visit the office. You would need them to fill out an Application for Utilities and put down a $250 meter deposit.  The bills are mailed on the 1st of each month and due on the 20th.  The meter deposit will be returned after 2 years of good payment history.  Our services include Electricity, Water, Sewer, and Garbage. 
 

Deshler, NE

Population

Total Population

776

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

52

Diversity Index

14.400

Housing & Income

Households

314

Total Housing Units

371


Owner Occupied

245

Renter Occupied

69

Vacant

57

Median Home Value

$77,083


Average Home Value

$108,435

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.83%

Income Projection

Median Household

$57,490 $64,867


Average Household

$87,567 $101,042


Per Capita

$36,483 $41,951

Workforce

Total Businesses

43

Total Employed

348

Workers 16+

345

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

110

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

79

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

49

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

28

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

17

2022 Arts/Entertainment/Rec

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

16

Some
High School

32

Graduated
High School

204

Associates
Degree

87

Bachelor's
Degree

71

Graduate
Degree

32

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

302

Non-Resident Commuters

41

Drive Alone

296

Carpooled

35

Public

0

Work At Home

9


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