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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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020222027
Bruning, NE362294270253

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Population by Age

Population201020222027
0-4181614
5-9191616
10-14171818
15-19191516
20-249118
25-2913159
30-34131214
35-39131512
40-44171415
45-49211314
50-54221712
55-59242216
60-64202120
65-69182220
70-74161719
75-79121214
80-841489
85+1388
18+228211194
Median Age484747

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Population by Race

Bruning, NE2022
Total270.000
White Alone96.300
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.370
Asian Alone0.000
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.000
Two or More Races3.330
Hispanic Origin2.960
Diversity Index12.500

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Growth Rate

Bruning, NE2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%-1%
Households0%-1%
Families0%-1%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020222027
Households166141121113
Housing Units171160141129
Owner Occupied Units10195
Renter Occupied Units2018
Vacant Units2016

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Home Value

Bruning, NE20222027
Median Home Value$85,606$91,964
Average Home Value$136,386$148,421
<$50,0002724
$50,000 - $99,9993328
$100,000 - $149,9991211
$150,000 - $199,99978
$200,000 - $249,99933
$250,000 - $299,99989
$300,000 - $399,99911
$400,000 - $499,999910
$500,000 - $749,99911
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later5
2000-20090
1990-199912
1980-198925
1970-197922
1960-196917
1950-195911
1940-19490
1939 or Before45

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Income
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Income

Bruning, NE20222027
Median Household$61,691$67,743
Average Household$97,759$110,970
Per Capita$40,648$45,959

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Household Income Base

Bruning, NE2022
<$15,0009
$15,000 - $24,9998
$25,000 - $34,9999
$35,000 - $49,99921
$50,000 - $74,99923
$75,000 - $99,99919
$100,000 - $149,99912
$150,000 - $199,9998
$200,000+11

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+155
In-County Residents124
Out-of-County Residents31
Drive Alone118
Carpooled0
Public Transport0
Work at Home12
Less than 5 minutes48
5-9 minutes52
10-14 minutes6
15-19 minutes17
20-24 minutes6
25-29 minutes0
30-34 minutes0
35-39 minutes11
40-44 minutes0
45-59 minutes0
60-89 minutes3
90+ minutes0
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees268
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction4
Manufacturing3
Wholesale Trade60
  
Retail Trade13
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip2
Food & Beverage Stores7
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations4
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse4
Information0
  
Finance & Insurance30
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn26
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other4
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv3
Legal Services3
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises22
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services85
HealthCare/Social Assist3
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs29
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places29
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin7
Auto Repair/Maintenance2
Public Administration Emp2

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Educational Attainment (25+)

Bruning, NE2022
Some High School10
Graduated High School52
Associates Degree35
Bachelor's Degree35
Graduate Degree14

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses26
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus3
Manufacturing Bus1
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus4
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
Food & Beverage Stores Bus1
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus0
  
Finance & Insurance Bus2
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus1
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus1
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus2
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus1
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus3
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus3
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus4
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus1
Public Administration Bus1

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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