Community Overview

Located in the Elkhorn River Valley of the southeast corner of Holt County, Inman is a village of 129 citizens. Named after the pioneer settler W. H. Inman.

In 1881 the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad was being extended up the valley. A station was needed nine miles northwest of Ewing. When it was established, it was given the name “Inman.” The 300 mile-long Elkhorn River Valley became a primary route used by pioneers as they pushed through the northeastern part of Nebraska.

Commercial Services

There is a weekly county paper, The Holt County Independent, printed in O’Neill. The Norfolk Daily News and Omaha World Herald are available through the mail. Dish Network and Direct TV are available in Inman. There is a Methodist Church in Inman and many Protestant and Catholic Churches within a short distance of Inman. There are 5 motels and 4 banks in O’Neill.

Type of newspaper in city: Weekly
Local radio station(s): 3
Number of protestant churches: 6
Chamber of Commerce: Yes

Health Facilities

Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital, a 25-bed facility with 19 outpatient clinics and up-to-date services is located in O’Neill, 8 miles away. There are 2 medical clinics in O’Neill with 5 Medical Doctors and PA’s. There are 5 Dentists, 3 Optometrists, and 3 Veterinarians in O’Neill. The Golden Living Center, an 88-bed nursing home, The Evergreen, a 33-unit Assisted Living, and Valley Hope, a 75-bed rehabilitation treatment center is located in O’Neill.

Largest Employers

RankBusiness NameService SectorProduct / ServiceNumber EmployedUnions
1Avera St. Anthony's HospitalHealth ServicesHospital280No
2O'Neill Public SchoolsEducationSchool125Yes
3Holt CountyGovernmentGovernment100No
4Elkhorn River FarmsOther ServicesPotato Plant100No
5Golden Living CenterEducation & Health ServicesNursing Home73No
6O'Neill VenturesOther ServicesTomato & Vegetable Plant60
7Valley HopeHealth ServicesRehabilitation & Treatment Center44No
8City of O'NeillGovernmentCity Offices31No
9Saint Mary's SchoolEducationSchool30Yes
10Shopko HometownRetailVariety Store & Pharmacy29No

Municipal Services

Type of GovernmentVillage Board
Comprehensive City PlanNo
City ManagerNo
City EngineerNo
County Zoning Ordinance in EffectYes
Garbage Service ProviderPrivate
Public Library in CityNo
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel40
Number Full-Time Police Officers7
Fire Insurance ClassInside City: 4, Outside City: 7

The Gratton Township Library in O’Neill, 8 miles away, contains 37,574 volumes and has an average annual circulation of 101,919. The library is part of the Nebraska Interlibrary Book Loan program. Books and records for the blind are also provided. Internet accessible public computers are available along with Hotspot Wi-Fi. Inman is covered by the O’Neill Fire Department, 8 miles away. They have well trained volunteer firemen and up to date equipment. The Police Department is also located in O’Neill. They have 5 patrol units fully equipped. The Holt County Sheriff Department is located in O’Neill. They have 5 fulltime officers and 1 part-time officer. They have 5 patrol units to cover Holt County.


General Population Stats

AreaProjected Population 2028Population 2023Census Year: 2020% Change
Holt County9,90310,02210,403-1.1%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, July 2014

County Age Distribution

Age0-1920-3435-4445-6465+Total% Split
Male1,1637595061.4671,1635,05850.5 %
Female1,0926954471,4401,3404,96449.5 %
Median Age (2023): 47.7
Source: Esri forecasts for 2023 and 2028. U.S. Census Bureau 2000 and 2010 decennial Census data converted by Esri into 2020 geography.

Tax Structure

Actual Valuation of City: $1,966,022 (Year 2015)

Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value)

CityCountySchoolOtherTotal Real Property

Bond Indebtedness


All real property is subject to tax at market value. Agricultural land is valued at 72 percent of its market value. Personal property that is used in a trade or business and is depreciable is subject to tax at its “net book value.” All other personal property is exempt from taxation.


Number & Type of Roads Serving Community

Type of RoadFederalStateCounty
Interstate Highways
Limited Access, Four-Lane Highways
Improved Two-Lane Highways11

Nearest Highways

Highway NameMiles
Miles to Nearest Interstate HighwayInterstate 9090
Miles to Nearest Four-Lane HighwayUS Hwy 275 near Battle Creek57

Motor Freight Carriers

More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.

Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots

DestinationDistance by Highway MilesDays by RailroadDays by Motor Freight
Omaha184N/A1 Day
Lincoln187N/A1 Day
Chicago644N/A1-2 Days
Dallas725N/A2-3 Days
Denver503N/A1-2 Days
Kansas City368N/A1-2 Days
Los Angeles1514N/A2-3 Days
Minneapolis392N/A1-2 Days
New York1417N/A3-5 Days
St. Louis618N/A2-3 Days


Distance to nearest public airport10 minutes
Elevation2,031 feet
Length of longest runway4,400 feet
Runway lightedYes
Private aircraft storage availableYes
Private aircraft maintenance availableYes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation123 minutes

Distance to Nearest International Airport

Name of AirportMiles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International188
Kansas City International351
Denver International459

O’Neill Municipal Airport is located 2 miles northwest of O’Neill. The airport has a 4,400 foot lighted and paved runway and a 3,030 foot paved runway. Facilities include 100 low lead fuel, beacon, VOR, overnight hangar storage, overnight lodging, next day air freight, wind sock, wind tee, major and minor repair, tie down, terminal, and automated weather service. Twenty-one private planes are hangared there; none are available for charter.



State electric power deregulated?No
Wholesale SupplierNebraska Public Power District

Electric System Operator

Nebraska Public Power District

Phone: Economic Development – (800) 282-6773 or 24-Hours – (877) 275-6773

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the state’s largest electric utility, has a diverse mix of generation, including nuclear, coal, hydro, gas and oil, and wind. NPPD delivers power to approximately 1 million Nebraskans and has ample capacity to meet the needs of new loads. Nebraska’s electric costs are among the lowest in the nation. NPPD’s professional Economic Development Team is available to assist with expansion and retention of existing business and new business locations. Contact the Economic Development Team by emailing or by calling (800) 282-6773. Further information can be found online at Utility information can be found at

Additional Comments:
Inman is provided electric service by NPPD’s 34.5 kV substation with two incoming feeds at 34.5 kV and two outgoing feeds at a voltage of 7.2 kV. A 5 MV transformer supplies the community. These substations are tied into the statewide grid system.

Natural Gas

Natural Gas Service AvailableYes
Supplier in CommunityBlack Hills Energy


Municipal water systems are not available in Inman. Individual wells provide water to residents.

Sanitation / Waste Water

Name of ProviderCity of Inman
Sewer Connection FeeNo

Inman has a municipal lagoon system with two cells. The system is designed to serve a population of 300. One of the two lift pumps, replaced in 2009, was funded by sewer revenues.


Name of Local Service ProviderK & M Telephone

K & M Telephone provides telecommunications services for the village of Inman with a digital central office in Chambers. DMS 10 switching is available along with DSL. Extended area service is available to Chambers and O’Neill.