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. 2013 cost of living index in Morrill County: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (39.0%), Educational, health and social services (21.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Morrill County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 2,517  (53.4%)
Females: 2,525  (46.6%)

Morrill County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Morrill County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,688 ($30,235 in 1999)

This county:

$43688
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $437 (lower quartile is $337, upper quartile is $522)
This county:

$437
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,102 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Morrill:

$79,102
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,648 - $140,364
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $941
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

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:

  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $15,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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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%)

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 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%
Morrill County:

14.2%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(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.

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

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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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 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%

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Morrill County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,28810
Mainline Protestant5855
Catholic5501
Orthodox701
Other1-
None2,548-
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
Morrill County:

5.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Morrill County:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

5.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Morrill County:

9.2%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Morrill County:

27.8%
State:

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 significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 3827141.7 times below 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 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:


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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (77%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Ecuador (4%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Greece (2%)
  • Germany (1%)

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

  • German (41%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

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:

  • 77 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,928.

6.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.40% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($16,595 average AGI)
2.51% relocated from other states ($9,727 average AGI)
Morrill County:

2.51%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Scotts Bluff County, NE  1.71% ($26,133 average AGI)


8.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.96% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($18,375 average AGI)
3.16% relocated to other states ($10,944 average AGI)
Morrill County:

3.16%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Scotts Bluff County, NE  2.99% ($24,698 average AGI)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 11.0

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.

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:

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

  • 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
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Morrill County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $3,204,000
    Regular Highways: $1,113,000
    General - Other: $573,000
    Financial Administration: $225,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $191,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
    Police Protection: $161,000
    Central Staff Services: $122,000
    Corrections - Other: $114,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,000
    Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Health Services - Other: $29,000
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $198,000
    General Public Building: $102,000
    Police Protection: $12,000
    General - Other: $10,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $2,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,143,000

Morrill County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $3,700,000
    All Other: $202,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000
    General Support: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $60,000
    Interest Earnings: $31,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $722,000
    General Support: $94,000
    All Other: $30,000
    Public Welfare: $27,000
    Health & Hospitals: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,876,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $30,000
    NEC: $30,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000
    Total General Sales: $1,000

Morrill County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $930,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $860,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $70,000

Morrill County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,174,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Morrill County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Morrill County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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