Thayer County, NE County Profile

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

292

Population
Growth Rate

0.45%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

12.800

Housing & Income

Households

143

Total Housing Units

162


Owner Occupied

110

Renter Occupied

33

Vacant

19

Median Home Value

$81,452


Average Home Value

$129,955

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.56%


Per Capita Income

1.37%

Income Projection

Median Household

$50,920 $51,983


Average Household

$74,404 $79,631


Per Capita

$33,188 $35,524

Workforce

Total Businesses

25

Total Employed

262

Workers 16+

137

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

63

2020 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

61

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

35

2020 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

30

2020 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

26

2020 Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

22

Some
High School

9

Graduated
High School

61

Associates
Degree

35

Bachelor's
Degree

26

Graduate
Degree

15

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

121

Non-Resident Commuters

15

Drive Alone

93

Carpooled

0

Public

0

Work At Home

23


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