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.
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
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.
|Rank||Business Name||Service Sector||Product / Service||Number Employed||Unions|
|1||Avera St. Anthony's Hospital||Health Services||Hospital||280||No|
|2||O'Neill Public Schools||Education||School||125||Yes|
|4||Elkhorn River Farms||Other Services||Potato Plant||100||No|
|5||Golden Living Center||Education & Health Services||Nursing Home||73||No|
|6||O'Neill Ventures||Other Services||Tomato & Vegetable Plant||60|
|7||Valley Hope||Health Services||Rehabilitation & Treatment Center||44||No|
|8||City of O'Neill||Government||City Offices||31||No|
|9||Saint Mary's School||Education||School||30||Yes|
|10||Shopko Hometown||Retail||Variety Store & Pharmacy||29||No|
|Type of Government||Village Board|
|Comprehensive City Plan||No|
|County Zoning Ordinance in Effect||Yes|
|Garbage Service Provider||Private|
|Public Library in City||No|
|Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel||40|
|Number Full-Time Police Officers||7|
|Fire Insurance Class||Inside 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
|Area||Census Year: 2010||Census Year: 2014||% Change|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, July 2014|
County Age Distribution (2014)
|Median Age (2014): 45.2|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender. Released July 2014.|
Actual Valuation of City: $1,966,022 (Year 2015)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value)
|City||County||School||Other||Total Real Property|
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 Road||Federal||State||County|
|Limited Access, Four-Lane Highways|
|Improved Two-Lane Highways||1||1|
|Miles to Nearest Interstate Highway||Interstate 90||90|
|Miles to Nearest Four-Lane Highway||US Hwy 275 near Battle Creek||57|
Motor Freight Carriers
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Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots
|Destination||Distance by Highway Miles||Days by Railroad||Days by Motor Freight|
|Kansas City||368||N/A||1-2 Days|
|Los Angeles||1514||N/A||2-3 Days|
|New York||1417||N/A||3-5 Days|
|St. Louis||618||N/A||2-3 Days|
|Distance to nearest public airport||10 minutes|
|Length of longest runway||4,400 feet|
|Private aircraft storage available||Yes|
|Private aircraft maintenance available||Yes|
|Distance to nearest commercial air transportation||123 minutes|
Distance to Nearest International Airport
|Name of Airport||Miles to Airport
|Omaha Eppley International||188|
|Kansas City International||351|
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 Supplier||Nebraska Public Power District|
Electric System Operator
Nebraska Public Power District
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 282-6773. Further information can be found online at www.nppd.com. Utility information can be found at www.nppd.com.
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 Service Available||Yes|
|Supplier in Community||Black Hills Energy|
Municipal water systems are not available in Inman. Individual wells provide water to residents.
Sanitation / Waste Water
|Name of Provider||City of Inman|
|Sewer Connection Fee||No|
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 Provider||K & 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.