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Morrill County, Nebraska (NE)


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County population in 2012: 4,889 (all rural); it was 5,440 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 738
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 747
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,527
Renter-occupied apartments: 600 (it was 611 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%

Land area: 1424 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morrill County: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Morrill County, Nebraska:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years

Males: 2,517  (53.4%)
Females: 2,525  (46.6%)

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Morrill County,NE real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Morrill County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,479 ($30,235 in 1999)
This county:

$36479
Nebraska:

$47357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $319 (lower quartile is $261, upper quartile is $392)
This county:

$319
State:

$518


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,256 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Morrill County:

$77,256
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,411 - $123,222

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $112,590
Here:

$112,590
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $286,156
Here:

$286,156
State:

$145,274

In 2-unit structures: $50,653
Here:

$50,653
State:

$111,285

Mobile homes: $44,546
Here:

$44,546
State:

$29,187
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,070
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $273

Institutionalized population: 80

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Morrill County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,084 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $732 (1.2%)


Morrill County household income distribution in 2009 Morrill County home values distribution


Morrill County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.5%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.4% for other race residents, 5.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 13 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

14.7%
Whole state:

9.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.2%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Morrill County is $381 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $652 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bridgeport, Bayard, Broadwater.

Morrill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: www.morrillcounty.ne.gov

Click to draw/clear Morrill County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Morrill County: Archer Ranch (A), Lapaseotes Feedyard (B), Kooper Ranch (C), Fairchild Ranch (D), Fritzler Fair Haven Ranch (E), Gentle Ranch (F), Hague Ranch (G), Hickman Ranch (H), Hill Ranch (I), Horsehead Ranch (J), Margesson Ranch (K), Reed Ranch (L), Skala Ranch (M), Smith Ranch (N), Stille Ranch (O), Storm Lake Ranch (P), Thompson Ranch (Q), Towers (R), Witners Ranch (S), Thompson Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Morrill County include: Church of Christ (A), Wildhorse Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Angora Cemetery (1), Chimney Rock Cemetery (2), Rose Hill Cemetery (3), Silverthorne Cemetery (4), Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: McCarthy Lake (A), Peer Lake (B), Peterson Lake (C), Goose Lake (D), Gebauer Lake (E), Smith Lake (F), Bignell Lake (G), Box Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Silvernail Drain (A), West Water Creek (B), Middle Creek (C), Plum Creek (D), Greenwood Creek (E), Lower Dugout Creek (F), Upper Dugout Creek (G), Lawrence Fork (H), Browns Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Morrill County include: Chimney Rock National Historic Site (1), Bridgeport State Recreational Area (2), Narcissa Whitman Historical Marker (3), Amanda Lamme Historical Marker (4), Camp Clarke Bridge and Sidney - Black Hills Trail Historical Marker (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Banner County , Box Butte County , Cheyenne County , Garden County , Scotts Bluff County , Sheridan County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 114
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 205 (58% naturalized citizens)

Morrill County:

3.8%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.6%

Morrill County marital status for males
Morrill County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Morrill County with a mortgage: 428 (24 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 560

Here:

43.3% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.13%
Here57.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,108
Total congregations: 18

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents826 (26.6%)404 (13.0%)393 (12.6%)340 (10.9%)284 (9.1%)
Congregations2 (11.1%)2 (11.1%)1 (5.6%)2 (11.1%)3 (16.7%)
NameUnited Church of ChristConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents241 (7.8%)188 (6.0%)162 (5.2%)119 (3.8%)151 (4.9%)
Congregations1 (5.6%)1 (5.6%)1 (5.6%)1 (5.6%)4 (22.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Morrill County - Bridgeport, Bayard, Broadwater

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

5.98 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Morrill County:

5.98 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
Nebraska:

28.0%



Agriculture in Morrill County:

Average size of farms: 1969 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $366,990
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $197.52
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $342,004
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,187
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.01%
Corn for grain: 53541 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 21666 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Morrill County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 1.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 37 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/27/1955, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Morrill County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1998 at 16:26:38, a magnitude 3.4 (3.1 MB, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/30/1990 at 00:06:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/1992 at 06:54:10, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Morrill County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Rail transportation (7%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (21%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Morrill County (%):





Morrill County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,819 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 265 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 141 (6%)
  • Other means: 11 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 244 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Morrill County, Nebraska in 2000:

People in group quarters in Morrill County, Nebraska in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,992.

7.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
Nebraska average:

7.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.24% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($14,348 average AGI)
3.63% relocated from other states ($11,390 average AGI)
Morrill County:

3.63%
Nebraska average:

2.84%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Scotts Bluff County, NE  2.06% ($22,324 average AGI)


9.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.18%
Nebraska average:

7.41%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.21% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($19,635 average AGI)
2.97% relocated to other states ($7,725 average AGI)
Morrill County:

2.97%
Nebraska average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Scotts Bluff County, NE  3.13% ($27,825 average AGI)
to Cheyenne County, NE  0.66% ($27,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Morrill County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Morrill County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Morrill County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,036 (919 aged, 117 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 19.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4303.120
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 380.810
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46801.22

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 987.420
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 813.170

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 135.530

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,960

Size of family households: 731 2-persons, 269 3-persons, 241 4-persons, 109 5-persons, 40 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 599 1-person, 67 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

90.6% of residents of Morrill County speak English at home.
7.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $33,678,000 ($6412 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $370,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,251,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,757,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,401,000
Federal grants: $5,716,000
Federal procurement contracts: $387,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,166,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,365,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,819,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,694,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 330
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 305
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -300
Here -58 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Morrill County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.98 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Morrill County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 37
  • 4 rooms: 213
  • 5 rooms: 368
  • 6 rooms: 326
  • 7 rooms: 217
  • 8 rooms: 160
  • 9+ rooms: 179
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 82
  • 4 rooms: 145
  • 5 rooms: 129
  • 6 rooms: 79
  • 7 rooms: 77
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Morrill County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 77
  • 2 bedrooms: 481
  • 3 bedrooms: 640
  • 4 bedrooms: 266
  • 5+ bedrooms: 56
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 212
  • 3 bedrooms: 194
  • 4 bedrooms: 81
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
Cars and other vehicles available in Morrill County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 57
  • 1 vehicle: 338
  • 2 vehicles: 589
  • 3 vehicles: 332
  • 4 vehicles: 143
  • 5+ vehicles: 68
  • no vehicle: 44
  • 1 vehicle: 227
  • 2 vehicles: 192
  • 3 vehicles: 107
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

60% of Morrill County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Nebraska.

Morrill County:

59.9%
State average:

55.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morrill County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.9%)
  • Electricity (13.9%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (49.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.5%)
  • Electricity (18.8%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21
Here:

3.0%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

1.6%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

1.1%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Morrill County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Morrill County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Morrill County government finances - Debt in 2004:


Morrill County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Morrill County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Morrill County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Morrill County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George4875.1 years
John4778.5 years
Mary3981.7 years
William3573.6 years
Henry2981.2 years
James2975.3 years
Charles2779.2 years
Helen2781.2 years
Fred2178.4 years
Anna2188.1 years
Most common last names in Morrill County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2781.8 years
Brown1981.6 years
Green1378.0 years
Nuss1179.0 years
Christensen1078.1 years
Miller1077.1 years
Thompson983.4 years
Rodgers872.5 years
Randall886.3 years
Hutchinson885.4 years
Businesses in Morrill County, NE
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Subway1
Jimmy John's1True Value1

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