Wisner is nestled in the Elkhorn River valley alongside Highway 275, which is one of Nebraska’s main highways. It is conveniently located between Norfolk and Fremont so you have the benefit of small town living with many local retail and service merchants available yet only a short drive to large municipalities.
- Population 1,245
- Median Age 45.6
- Average Household Size 2.25
- Average Home Value $155,548
- Housing Units 374 Owner Occupied/168 Rental
- Average Household Income $68,865
- Taxation $49,723,694 (2016)
Wisner is home to the Wisner-Pilger Gators. The elementary school was added to the existing Junior High/High School facility in 2017. Many other additions and renovations have been completed since the schools were consolidated in 1969. There are approximately 450 students enrolled; therefore, a low teacher-student ratio provides more 1:1 interaction.
Education is important to the residents of Wisner with many of the residents pursuing higher education after their high school graduation.
- 9% obtain an Associate’s Degree
- 7% obtain a Bachelor’s Degree
- 1% obtain a Professional Degree
Northeast Community College (NECC) has an extended campus located in West Point, 15 miles away. NECC is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, computer lab facilities and advanced health and science labs and offers a wide variety of courses and continuing education courses.
There are several other colleges and universities within close proximity to Wisner for higher education degree/certification requirements.
Approximately 17 acres of land in and adjacent to the community are zoned for industry. Some of the leading employeers are:
- Plan B Consutants
- Central Valley Ag
- Arvid’s Foodtown
- Iron Wagon Truck & Equipmenet
- Thunder Valley Truck Sales
- Prime Stop/Wisner West
- Herb Albers Feedlot & Albers Cattle Co.
- Bellar Cattle Co/Bellar Feedlots
- Feller Commodities/Fellar & Company
- Holland Feedlot
- Tom Schantz Cattle Company
Highway 275 runs directly through Wisner making it a smooth transition to get to Interstate 80 and 29.
Railroad and waterway transportation is available in Omaha, NE and Sioux City, IA.
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