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City: Merna, NE (0.49%)
County: Custer County, NE

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 720
Zip code population in 2010: 611
Zip code population in 2000: 590




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Houses and condos: 336
Renter-occupied apartments: 96
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 68856: 75.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 109.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code:

1.6% ($1,113)
Nebraska:

1.9% ($2,367)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,014 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,164 (1.4%)

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Males: 398  (55.3%)
Females: 322  (44.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 68856:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 0.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 68856:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

Zip code 68856 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $68,100
68856:

$68,100
Nebraska:

$127,400



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in 68856 zip code as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 68856 to the number of sex offenders is 287 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.1 years
Nebraska median age:

36.3 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 68856, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,013 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,013
State:

$44,271

Salary/wage: $24,946 (reported on 79.5% of returns)
Here:

$24,946
State:

$38,230
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 85.1% for AGIs below $10k, 70.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,346 (reported on 60.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,346
Nebraska:

$1,759
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $877 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

$877
State:

$2,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,721 (reported on 28.4% of returns)
Here:

+$7,721
State:

+$7,887
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,583 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

+$2,583
State:

+$7,743
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.0% for AGIs below $10k, -1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$2,423 (reported on 23.4% of returns)
Here +$2,423
State -$-1,077
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -10.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,267 (23% of AGI, reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,267
State:

$18,692

Here:

23.4% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $4,622 (6% of AGI, reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

$4,622
State:

$3,500

Here:

6.5% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,191 (reported on 72.6% of returns)
68856:

$4,191
State:

$6,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,600 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,600
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 82.8%
Here:

83%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 68.9% for AGIs below $10k, 83.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 92.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 92.9% for AGIs over 100k)


Estimated median household income in 2011:
This zip code:

$46,490
Nebraska:

$50,296

Merna, NE (68856) map

Nearest zip codes: 68813, 68822, 68825, 68874, 68860, 68814.

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

48.9%
Nebraska:

52.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

0.6%
Nebraska:

5.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 17
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 296


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 8 (7 now married, 1 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 107 (63 now married, 44 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 68856 with a mortgage: 79 (2 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 138

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $988
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $400

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

9.0%
Whole state:

13.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

5.3%
Whole state:

7.5%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.7
State:

4.3


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Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages:

Notable locations in zip code 68856: Brenizer Library (A), Merna Volunteer Fire Department (B), Merna Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in zip code 68856 include: Cliff Church (A), Saint Pauls Catholic Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Immanuel Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dale Cemetery (1), Merna Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 13
  • 2000 to 2004: 4
  • 1990 to 1999: 21
  • 1980 to 1989: 9
  • 1970 to 1979: 51
  • 1960 to 1969: 34
  • 1950 to 1959: 21
  • 1940 to 1949: 20
  • 1939 or earlier: 163


Zip code 68856 satellite photo by USGS

Bedrooms in houses/apartments in 68856
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 50
  • 3 bedrooms: 79
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in 68856 in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 36
  • 2 vehicles: 115
  • 3 vehicles: 32
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 9
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 24
  • 2 vehicles: 39
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 16


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 68856 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 68856 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 68856:

  • Less than $10,000: 5
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 4
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 1
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 14
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 22
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 3
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 4
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 16
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 20
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 24
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 5
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 19
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 6
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 17
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 11
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 14
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 24
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 2
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 6

 



68856 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 68856:

  • $150 to $199: 19
  • $200 to $249: 16
  • $300 to $349: 8
  • $350 to $399: 8
  • $400 to $449: 2
  • $450 to $499: 3
  • $500 to $549: 5
  • $600 to $649: 3
  • No cash rent: 32
 


Median gross rent in 2011: $514.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $66,893

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $68,100
68856:

$68,100
Nebraska:

$127,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,800 - $131,300

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $101,722
Here:

$101,722
State:

$153,147

Mobile homes: $64,881
Here:

$64,881
State:

$63,021

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 304
  • Mobile homes: 32

Unemployment: 6.6%
68856 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 232 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 36 (10%)
  • Walked: 20 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 55 (16%)
 

68856 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 51
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 21
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 83
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 48
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 37
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 0
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 22
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 16
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 9
  • 90 or more minutes: 0
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 95.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 720
  • In family households: 605 (144 male householders, 67 female householders)
    170 spouses, 187 children (163 natural, 10 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 9 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 115 (61 male householders (48 living alone)), 41 female householders (39 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 121 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 9 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 87 1-person, 15 2-persons

134 married couples with children.
37 single-parent households (25 men, 12 women).

98.4% of residents of 68856 zip code speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (91% very well, 9% well).

Foreign born population: 3 (0.4%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.4%
Whole state:

6.3%

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 0
  • 1990 to 1999: 3
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • Before 1980: 0

Races in zip code 68856:

White population: 602
Black population: 0
American Indian population: 0
Asian population: 0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 0
Some other race population: 0
Two or more races population: 3
Hispanic or Latino population: 6

Most common first ancestries reported in 68856 (%):



  • German (29%)
  • Other groups (14%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • American (7%)
  • Czech (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)


Zip code 68856 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • FARMERS COOPERATIVE GRAIN COMPANY (141 NORTH RAILROAD STREET in MERNA, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1995-0037, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ICIS-07-1991-0446,
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - EPCRA, AIR PROGRAM, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS; FARM SUPPLIES; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (BOTTLED GAS) DEALERS
    Alternative names: DALE HALLER, FARMERS CO-OP GRAIN CO, FARMERS COOP GRAIN CO-MERNA, FARMERS COOP GRAIN-MERNA, FARMERS COOP GRAIN OF MERNA, HALLER, DALE (FARMERS COOP GRAIN), LEWIS, ROBERT
  • ANSELMO-MERNA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EWING ST& STATE HIGHWAY 2 in MERNA, NE)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - -082493-99-0004, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, -NE0128554, UIC
    Alternative names: ANSELMO-MERNA PUBLIC SCHLS
  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT MERNA ( in MERNA, NE)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-210015002
    Organizations: ANSELMO-MERNA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • FARMERS COOPERATIVE GRAIN CO OF MERNA, NE (1 MILE SE OF TOWN, HWY 2 in MERNA, NE)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1999-0207, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
  • MERNA WASTEWATER TREATMENT (NO ADDRESS in MERNA, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS
  • CURTIS LARRY (RAILROAD AVENUE in MERNA, NE)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
  • FARMERS CO-OP GRAIN CO (141 N RAILROAD ST in MERNA, NE)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS


Zip code 68856 marital status for males
Zip code 68856 marital status for females


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Population in 1990: 913. Population change in the 1990s: -323 (-35.4%).

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

  • This state: 593
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 61
  • South: 20
  • West: 38

68% of the 68856 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Nebraska.

93% of the 68856 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 88% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different county within same state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Nebraska:

12.2%

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

0.0%
Nebraska:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

20.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Class of Workers (%)


Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • Material moving occupations: 78,472
  • Transportation occupations: 60,568
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations: 41,500
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: 40,761
  • Education, training, and library occupations: 40,625
  • Production occupations: 33,750

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Wholesale Trade: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction (5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Dentists (1-4: 2)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)

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.)






Most common first names in zip code 68856 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John976.8 years
Frank680.0 years
Paul576.2 years
Charles577.1 years
Esther489.3 years
Ruth474.5 years
Raymond478.0 years
Mabel486.5 years
Wilma480.3 years
James378.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 68856 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Duryea563.4 years
Hipsley588.6 years
Blakeman576.5 years
Safranek580.6 years
Wilmoth586.4 years
Hostick481.2 years
Switzer480.2 years
Coday374.0 years
Cole378.6 years
Bartak383.6 years


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