68856 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Merna, NE (0.49%)
County: Custer County, NE
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 547
Zip code population in 2010: 611
Zip code population in 2000: 590

Houses and condos: 281
Renter-occupied apartments: 78
% of renters here:

31%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 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: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.5% ($873)
Nebraska:

1.8% ($2,438)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,071 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $748 (1.5%)

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Males: 256  (46.8%)
Females: 291  (53.2%)

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For population 15 years and over in 68856:

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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 68856

  • Zip code 68856 races chart
    • 602White population
    • 0Black population
    • 0American Indian population
    • 0Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 3Two or more races population
    • 6Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $60,000
68856:

$60,000
Nebraska:

$132,700



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in 68856 zip code as of August 29, 2015.
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:

42.4 years
Nebraska median age:

36.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 68856, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $57,210 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$57,210
State:

$60,572

Salary/wage: $34,038 (reported on 82.8% of returns)
Here:

$34,038
State:

$47,046
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 87.8% for AGIs below $25k, 72.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $886 (reported on 48.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$886
Nebraska:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,050 (reported on 20.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,050
State:

$5,776

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,233 (reported on 20.7% of returns)
Here:

+$10,233
State:

+$16,171

Profit/loss from business: +$8,400 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,400
State:

+$9,897

Total itemized deductions: $21,775 (14% of AGI, reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

$21,775
State:

$23,343

Here:

14.1% of AGI
State:

18.7% of AGI

Charity contributions: $6,867 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$6,867
State:

$4,921

Taxes paid: $6,300 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
68856:

$6,300
State:

$9,758

Earned income credit: $1,980 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,980
State:

$2,188
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.7% for AGIs below $25k)

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 2013:
This zip code:

$47,083
Nebraska:

$51,440
Merna, NE (68856) map Nearest zip codes: 68813, 68822, 68825, 68874, 68860, 68814.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

52.0%
Nebraska:

50.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

1.2%
Nebraska:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 18
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 232


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 7 (4 now married, 3 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 100 (52 now married, 48 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 68856 with a mortgage: 68 (4 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 104

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,042
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S412

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

14.1%
Whole state:

13.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

7.7%
Whole state:

7.7%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.9
State:

4.3
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  • 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

  • 02010 or later
  • 172000 to 2009
  • 251990 to 1999
  • 121980 to 1989
  • 381970 to 1979
  • 221960 to 1969
  • 141950 to 1959
  • 251940 to 1949
  • 1281939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Merna, NE (68856)

  • 1no bedroom
  • 71 bedroom
  • 312 bedrooms
  • 903 bedrooms
  • 334 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merna, NE (68856)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 242 bedrooms
  • 383 bedrooms
  • 84 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Merna, NE (68856) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 5no vehicle
  • 271 vehicle
  • 852 vehicles
  • 353 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Merna, NE (68856) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2no vehicle
  • 251 vehicle
  • 322 vehicles
  • 53 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $575.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,000
68856:

$60,000
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,700 - $91,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $87,557
Mobile homes: $63,318

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 96.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 547

Size of family households: 101 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 1 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 64 1-person, 6 2-persons

81 married couples with children.
32 single-parent households (22 men, 10 women).

97.7% of residents of 68856 zip code speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% very well, 42% well).

Foreign born population: 2 (0.4%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.4%
Whole state:

6.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 100%Mexico

Most common first ancestries reported in 68856 (%)

  • 30%German
  • 10%Irish
  • 8%Other groups
  • 7%American
  • 5%Czech
  • 4%English
  • 3%Norwegian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 1Before 1990

Zip code 68856 topographic map

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 51%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28%Electricity
  • 6%Wood
  • 5%Utility gas
  • 5%No fuel used
  • 2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2%Other fuel

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

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


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, 78% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different 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:

13.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

10.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

17.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 66,250Business and financial operations occupations
  • 50,417Production occupations
  • 50,000Construction and extraction occupations
  • 50,000Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 46,250Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 42,679Education, training, and library occupations

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


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)

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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