Merriman, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.2%
 
Males: 67  (52.0%)
Females: 63  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  14.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 69218

Estimated median household income in 2013: $12,755 (it was $19,250 in 2000)
Merriman:

$12,755
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $8,083 (it was $10,736 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $14,929 (it was $14,600 in 2000)
Merriman:

$14,929
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $135,281; Detached houses: $135,072; Mobile homes: $132,588

Median gross rent in 2013: $701.

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    Merriman races chart
    • 11287.5%White alone
    • 86.3%American Indian alone
    • 53.9%Two or more races
    • 21.6%Black alone
    • 10.8%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Merriman: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.9%), English (6.3%), Irish (5.7%), Hungarian (3.8%), Dutch (1.9%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3255 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 127 people per square mile   (very low).

Merriman, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Merriman:

  • High school or higher: 71.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merriman village:

  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.7%
Nebraska:

4.4%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Merriman, Nebraska as of February 10, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Merriman to the number of sex offenders is 128 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $986 (9.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $443 (3.0%)

Merriman satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (110.8 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (271.1 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (719.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Martin, SD (4.2 miles ), Cody, NE (4.8 miles) , Batesland, SD (5.0 miles) , Gordon, NE (5.2 miles ), Allen, SD (5.2 miles ), Nenzel, NE (5.5 miles) , Clinton, NE (5.9 miles) , Spring Creek, SD (6.1 miles) .

Latitude: 42.92 N, Longitude: 101.70 W

Area code: 308

Merriman household income distribution Merriman home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.4%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-21.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Transportation occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Merriman, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Merriman-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Merriman village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1963, a category F3 tornado 18.7 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merriman-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 461.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.0 miles away from Merriman center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 230.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 12.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 145.6 miles away from Merriman center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 232.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherry County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Merriman topographic map

Birthplace of: Val Logsdon Fitch - Nobel laureate.

Airports located in Merriman:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merriman:

  • Chadron State College (about 67 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 111 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 154 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 203 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 204 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 222 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 228 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)

Public elementary/middle schools in Merriman:

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Notable locations in Merriman: Cooperative Non-Stock Grain Association Elevator (A), Shady Spot RV Camp (B), Merriman Volunteer Fire Department (C), Sandhills Rescue - Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cherry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 25.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 4.10. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.10
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Merriman and their reported violations in the past:

MERRIMAN, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 118, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-11-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 69.9%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 91.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  62.1%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Merriman compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Merriman (2011 data):

  • Security First Bank: Merriman Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1900/09/25. Info updated 2010/02/19: Bank assets: $829.2 mil, Deposits: $644.3 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Stockmens Limited Partnership

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Nebraska average:

11.3

Merriman travel time to work - commute Merriman mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Merriman village (based on Cherry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,01411
Catholic8002
Mainline Protestant7615
Other1291
None3,009-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Cherry County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Cherry County:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherry County:

29.1%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.0%
State:

12.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,820$40,9200$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$912
Totals for Government 2$6,820$40,9201$912

Merriman government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $18,000 ($138.46)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($84.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($76.92)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($69.23)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($69.23)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($53.85)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($15.38)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.69)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($84.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $3,000 ($23.08)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($15.38)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($146.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($76.92)

Merriman government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $16,000 ($123.08)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($61.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $17,000 ($130.77)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($92.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($161.54)
    Highways: $15,000 ($115.38)
    All Other: $10,000 ($76.92)
  • Tax - Property: $24,000 ($184.62)
    NEC: $9,000 ($69.23)

Merriman government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($1307.69)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $170,000 ($1307.69)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $169,000 ($1300.00)
    Other, NEC: $169,000 ($1300.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($7.69)
    Other, NEC: $1,000 ($7.69)

Merriman government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $108,000 ($830.77)

7.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,748 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lancaster County, NE  0.50% ($32,909 average AGI)
from Todd County, SD  0.50% ($28,909)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.45% ($21,000 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Merriman:

  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merriman:

  • KRNE-FM (91.5 FM; MERRIMAN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KZSD-FM (102.5 FM; MARTIN, SD; Owner: SD PUBLIC B/G TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KINI (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, NE; Owner: THE ROSEBUD EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY)

TV broadcast stations around Merriman:

  • K02JR (Channel 2; MERRIMAN, NE; Owner: VILLAGE OF MERRIMAN)
  • K10NA (Channel 10; MERRIMAN, NE; Owner: VILLAGE OF MERRIMAN)
  • KRNE-TV (Channel 12; MERRIMAN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 475Total average daily traffic
  • 71Total average daily truck traffic
  • 618Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Merriman)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Merriman, NE)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • MERRIMAN, Sw 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 18, Township 34 N, Range 36 W (Lat: 42.919167 Lon: -101.608194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 152.1 m, Call Sign: WQGK467
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/13/2007, Expiration Date: 02/13/2017, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Merriman, West Of (Lat: 42.914722 Lon: -101.808556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQGW332
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6375.14 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2007, Expiration Date: 06/02/2016, Certifier: Francis J Dirico
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8694, Email:
  • Merriman NET, 17 Mi S (Lat: 42.676861 Lon: -101.711278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 290.6 m, Overall height: 311.5 m, Call Sign: WQOH633
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2011, Expiration Date: 09/28/2021, Certifier: Ray Richards
    Registrant: First Wireless, 2045 10th Street, Gering, NE 69341, Phone: (308) 436-4933, Email:
  • Merriman NET, 17 Mi S (Lat: 42.676861 Lon: -101.711278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 290.6 m, Overall height: 311.5 m, Call Sign: WQOH707
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2011, Expiration Date: 09/29/2021, Certifier: Pete Peterson
    Registrant: Communication Services, Inc., 14910 Grover Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68144, Phone: (402) 597-3333, Fax: (402) 597-3577, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0FGS
    Grant Date: 03/08/1994, Expiration Date: 03/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2006
    Registrant: Carl S Ireland, Merriman, NE 69218
  • Call Sign: WA0IBL, Licensee ID: L01182470
    Grant Date: 08/15/2006, Expiration Date: 11/05/2016, Certifier: Joy C Fairhead
    Registrant: Joy C Fairhead, Hc61 Box 5, Merriman, NE 69218

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55656 , Serial Number: 28-7325453, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1973
    Registrant (Individual): John L Markus, Hc 61 Box 10, Merriman, NE 69218
  • Aircraft: DALZIEL DONALD F N 3 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6176W , Serial Number: 0021990, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 02/15/1994
    Registrant (Individual): George Q Shadbolt, Hc 75 Box 18, Merriman, NE 69218
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9060D , Serial Number: 18-6425, Year manufactured: 1958
    Registrant (Individual): Blaine Belsky, , Merriman, NE 69218
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9332D , Serial Number: 22-6352, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1958
    Registrant (Co-Owned): George Shadbolt, 34213 Churn Rd, Merriman, NE 69218, Other Owners: Angela Shadbolt

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
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