County population in 2014: 4,862 (all rural); it was 5,440 in 2000County 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:
Land area: 1424 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile (very low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Morrill County: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,307 (1.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,051 (1.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.8%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 13.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.8% for American Indian residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 2.7% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.2%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 13.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.0% for American Indian residents, 5.7% for other race residents, 1.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 51 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 44 years old)
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Morrill County: Minatare Feedlot (A), Carter Canyon Ranch (B), Gueck Ranch (C), Roubadeau Ranch (D), Roubadeau Trading Post (E), Summit Ranch (F), River View Golf Course (G), Scottsbluff Country Club (H), Enterprise (I), Brockhoff (J), Winters (K), Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds (L), Harrys RV Park (M), Sunrise East Campground (N), Butte View Campground (O), North Cove Campground (P), Scouts Rest Campground (Q), West Wind Campground (R), Lakeview Point Campground (S), Scottsbluff/Chimney Rock KOA Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Morrill County include: Adventist Church (A), Kiowa Community Church (B), Cedar Valley Chapel (C), WestWay Christian Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Faith Lutheran Church (F), Monument Bible Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Forest Lawn Cemetery (1), Creighton Cemetery (2), West Lawn Cemetery (3), High Butte Cemetery (4), Caldwell Cemetery (5), Mitchell Cemetery (6), Mitchell Valley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Winters Creek Lake (A), Lewis Lake (B), Murray Lake (C), Cochran Lake (D), Lake Alice (E), Bastron Lake (F), Stiver South Reservoir (G), Stiver North Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sheep Creek (A), Moffat Drain (B), Minatare Drain (C), Winters Creek (D), Alliance Drain (E), S East Bald Peak Drain (F), Kiowa Creek (G), Owl Creek (H), Fairfield Seep (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Morrill County include: Cleavland Athletic Field (1), Horse Creek Treaty Historical Marker (2), Rebecca Winters Historical Marker (3), Fort Mitchell Historical Marker (4), Scottsbluff Army Airfield Historical Marker (5), Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area (6), North Platte National Wildlife Refuge (7), Lacy Park (8), Scotts Bluff National Monument (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 25
1990 to 1994: 58
1985 to 1989: 33
1980 to 1984: 24
1975 to 1979: 7
1970 to 1974: 9
1970 to 1974: 10
1965 to 1969: 39
Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.6%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 1,981
One, attached: 21
3 or 4: 34
5 to 9: 23
10 to 19: 2
20 or more: 15
Mobile homes: 349
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8
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
0.0% with mortgage
64.8% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Morrill County
Morrill County Religion Details
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.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
5.98 / 10,000 pop.
2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
9.96 / 10,000 pop.
4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
5.98 / 10,000 pop.
7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
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
Morrill County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 2950088.4 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 48 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.
Morrill County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 9% 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 430.1 miles away from Morrill County 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 136.2 miles away from the county center On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 566.9 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from the county center On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 227.7 miles away from Morrill County center On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 436.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
NebraskaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1924): July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
NebraskaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 8, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1878): February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
NebraskaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 5, 2009 to June 26, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1853): July 31, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1853, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
NebraskaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1770): June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
NebraskaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2008 to April 26, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1765): May 30, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1765, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
NebraskaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3245): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
NebraskaSevere Storms, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to April 23, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1373): May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1373, Natural disaster type: Storm
The number of natural disasters in Morrill County (7) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 1
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Morrill County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,037 (910 aged, 127 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 146 (13%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Morrill County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2014:
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (47)
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (44)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (44)
Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (25)
Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (23)
Unspecified dementia (19)
Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (17)
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:
In family households: 4,207 (1,155 male householders, 259 female householders)
1,166 spouses, 1,372 children (1,245 natural, 42 adopted, 85 stepchildren), 85 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 24 parents, 29 other relatives, 92 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 753 (356 male householders (312 living alone)), 315 female householders (287 living alone)), 82 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 82 (80 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 731 2-persons, 269 3-persons, 241 4-persons, 109 5-persons, 40 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.
1,125 married couples with children.
226 single-parent households (84 men, 142 women).
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:
64 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
59 per 1000 residents
46 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +9
+2 per 1000 residents
+13 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -300
-58 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 16
2000 to 2004: 118
1990 to 1999: 154
1980 to 1989: 168
1970 to 1979: 431
1960 to 1969: 257
1950 to 1959: 241
1940 to 1949: 181
1939 or earlier: 839
Rooms in houses/apartments in Morrill County, Nebraska
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 3819
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