Thayer County, NE County Profile

Deshler, NE

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. 
 

Population

Total Population

702

Population
Growth Rate

-0.40%

Median Age

54

Diversity Index

15.600

Housing & Income

Households

320

Total Housing Units

376


Owner Occupied

250

Renter Occupied

70

Vacant

56

Median Home Value

$105,556


Average Home Value

$150,800

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.47%

Income Projection

Median Household

$61,767 $75,246


Average Household

$98,191 $108,075


Per Capita

$44,815 $50,638

Workforce

Total Businesses

41

Total Employed

347

Workers 16+

325

2023 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

110

2023 HealthCare / Social Assistance

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

79

2023 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

49

2023 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

28

2023 Food & Beverage Retailers

N

Businesses

1

Employed

17

2023 Arts / Entertainment / Rec

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

16

Some
High School

24

Graduated
High School

142

Associates
Degree

99

Bachelor's
Degree

89

Graduate
Degree

52

Average Commute Time

13 min.



Resident Commuters

275

Non-Resident Commuters

36

Drive Alone

272

Carpooled

24

Public

0

Work At Home

20

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