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Merrick County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2019: 7,878 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 8,204 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,303
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,042
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,384
Renter-occupied apartments: 806 (it was 825 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 485 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Merrick County: 75.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.4%), Manufacturing (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Merrick County, NE (2019)
    • 7,22992.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3674.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1692.2%Two or more races
    • 360.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 350.4%Asian alone
    • 10.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Males: 3,963  (50.3%)
Females: 3,915  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Merrick County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,270 ($34,961 in 1999)
This county:

$57,270
Nebraska:

$63,229

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $488 (lower quartile is $413, upper quartile is $629)
This county:

$488
State:

$714


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,918 (it was $64,900 in 2000)
Merrick:

$127,918
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,971 - $213,953
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,143
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $453

Institutionalized population: 107

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 5

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 67
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Health of residents in Merrick County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
67.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
41.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
50.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
69.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 207 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2013: 29 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2015: 24 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2016: 21 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2018: 27 buildings, average cost: $236,500
  • 2019: 25 buildings, average cost: $223,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Merrick, NE residents
Average permit cost in Merrick, NE
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,719 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,503 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Merrick, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Merrick, NE in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Merrick, NE in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.7%
Merrick County:

10.7%
Nebraska:

9.9%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 89.3% for Black residents, 12.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.1% for other race residents, 28.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.0 years old
(Males: 43.9 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.9 years old, Black residents: 59.6 years old, American Indian residents: 68.5 years old, Asian residents: 76.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.9 years old, Other race residents: 17.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Merrick County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.

Cities in this county include: Central City, Palmer, Silver Creek, Clarks, Chapman, Archer.

Merrick 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 Merrick County: Applegate Ranch (A), Bailey Ranch (B), Britin Ranch (C), Brosius Ranch (D), Brown Brothers Ranch (E), Charles Morgan Ranch (F), Collier Ranch (G), Dikeman Ranch (H), Fleecs Ranch (I), Green Ranch (J), Hadley Barrett IX Ranch (K), Harshfield Ranch (L), Holt Ranch (M), Horseshoe Bar Ranch (N), Johnson Ranch (O), Land Ranch (P), Maranatha Bible Camp (Q), Marr Ranch (R), Melvin Ranch (S), Mueller Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Merrick County include: Trinity Church (A), Pleasant Home Church (B), Valley Church (C), Svea Church (D), Love Ministries (E), Lutheran Church (F), Hope Baptist Church (G), Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens (1), Antelope Cemetery (2), Pleasant View Cemetery (3), Fort McPherson National Cemetery (4), Ash Grove Cemetery (5), Garfield Cemetery (6), Good Hope Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Farmers Lake (A), Lamplaugh Lake (B), Hershey Lake (C), Gothenburg Diversion Dam Reservoir (D), East Sutherland Lake (E), Harper Reservoir (F), Sutherland Reservoir (G), Wellfleet Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Horse Creek (A), Scout Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), East Clear Creek (D), Little Medicine Creek (E), Pawnee Slough (F), North Platte River (G), Fremont Slough (H), Birdwood Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Merrick County include: Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area (1), Birdwood Lake State Wildlife Management Area (2), Fort McPherson Historical Marker (3), Crossing the Overland Trail Historical Marker (4), Great Platte River Road Historical Marker (5), Nebraska Gateway Sculpture (6), Fort McPherson and North Platte Historical Marker (7), Road Ranches along the Platte Historical Marker (8), Hershey State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ashland County, Ohio , Dodge County , New York County, New York , Frontier County , Huntington County, Indiana , LaGrange County, Indiana , Polk County , Valley County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
Nebraska:

2.7%

Unemployment by year in Merrick, NE
County total employment by year in Merrick, NE
County average yearly wages by year in Merrick, NE

Current college students: 197
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 217 (21.9% naturalized citizens)

Merrick County:

2.8%
Whole state:

7.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 632010 or later
  • 712000 to 2009
  • 561990 to 1999
  • 251980 to 1989
  • 51970 to 1979
  • 11Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.9%

Merrick County marital status for males Merrick County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,252
  • One, attached: 104
  • Two: 38
  • 5 to 9: 74
  • 10 to 19: 61
  • 20 or more: 110
  • Mobile homes: 219
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Merrick County with a mortgage: 1,203 (8 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,372

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Merrick County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,30913
Evangelical Protestant1,06910
Catholic9483
Other31
None3,516-
Merrick 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
Merrick County:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Merrick County:

9.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Merrick County:

8.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Merrick County:

29.9%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Merrick County:

Average size of farms: 552 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $219,468
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $273.54
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: 51.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $197,632
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.87%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $117,971
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.72%
Corn for grain: 121539 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 284 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 59559 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Merrick County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 844758.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/29/1956, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merrick County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 371% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from Merrick County center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 153.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 682.2 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 394.7 miles away from Merrick County center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 269.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4521, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4420, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 13, 2018 - April 18, 2018, FEMA Id: 4375, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1878: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 19, 2006 to January 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1674: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1674, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Nebraska Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 11, 2005 to May 12, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1590: June 23, 2005, FEMA Id: 1590, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 23, 1993 to August 05, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-998: July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: 998, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Ice Jams, Flooding, Incident Period: March 07, 1993 to March 21, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-983: April 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 983, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Merrick County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Merrick

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,366 (81.5%)
  • Carpooled: 208 (7.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 29 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 101 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 197 (6.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • Guatemala (30%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (13%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • El Salvador (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Merrick County


  • German (36%)
  • American (10%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Czech (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 33 people in college/university student housing
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,604.

6.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Nebraska average:

6.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.49% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($35,892 average AGI)
0.74% relocated from other states ($5,505 average AGI)
Merrick County:

0.74%
Nebraska average:

2.81%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hall County, NE  2.14% ($41,859 average AGI)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Nebraska average:

6.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.79% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($52,878 average AGI)
1.14% relocated to other states ($9,134 average AGI)
Merrick County:

1.14%
Nebraska average:

2.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hall County, NE  1.75% ($47,692 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Merrick County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Merrick County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Merrick County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Merrick County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Merrick County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Merrick County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Merrick County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Merrick County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Merrick County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,635 (1,430 aged, 205 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 169 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Merrick County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (49)
  • Heart failure, unspecified (13)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.34
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,801
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 876
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 81,225

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,178
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,041
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 124

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,878
  • Male householders: 1,901 (543 living alone), Female householders: 1,525 (405 living alone)
  • 1,881 spouses (1,881 opposite-sex spouses), 240 unmarried partners, (239 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,843 children (1,687 natural, 17 adopted, 144 stepchildren), 148 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 0 foster children, 14 other relatives, 152 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 178

Size of family households: 1,149 2-persons, 466 3-persons, 318 4-persons, 254 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 988 1-person, 157 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

1,218 married couples with children.
362 single-parent households (126 men, 236 women).

93.9% of residents of Merrick speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (24% speak English very well, 76% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $53,262,000 ($6,575 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,680,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,491,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,235,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,718,000
Federal grants: $9,309,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,556,000 ($1,092,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,952,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $192,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,021,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,416,000

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

Births: 486
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 432
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -190
Here -24 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Merrick County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • Year house built in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • 1622014 or later
  • 772010 to 2013
  • 3952000 to 2009
  • 2621990 to 1999
  • 2921980 to 1989
  • 5921970 to 1979
  • 3481960 to 1969
  • 3441950 to 1959
  • 1231940 to 1949
  • 1,2611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Merrick County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • 51 room
  • 22 rooms
  • 433 rooms
  • 2384 rooms
  • 3875 rooms
  • 4926 rooms
  • 4477 rooms
  • 2858 rooms
  • 6619+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • 1071 room
  • 22 rooms
  • 1423 rooms
  • 844 rooms
  • 2235 rooms
  • 926 rooms
  • 757 rooms
  • 1148 rooms
  • 319+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Merrick County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • 4no bedroom
  • 511 bedroom
  • 6122 bedrooms
  • 1,0853 bedrooms
  • 6264 bedrooms
  • 1755+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merrick County, Nebraska
  • 105no bedroom
  • 1051 bedroom
  • 3152 bedrooms
  • 2823 bedrooms
  • 454 bedrooms
  • 185+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Merrick County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Merrick County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Merrick County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 77no vehicle
  • 3711 vehicle
  • 9552 vehicles
  • 5323 vehicles
  • 3134 vehicles
  • 3495+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Merrick County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Merrick County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 161no vehicle
  • 2781 vehicle
  • 1712 vehicles
  • 1433 vehicles
  • 514 vehicles
  • 725+ vehicles

89.3% of Merrick County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in Nebraska.

Merrick County:

89.3%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 6,606
  • Other state: 1,048
  • Northeast: 41
  • Midwest: 519
  • South: 197
  • West: 290
Year householders moved into unit in Merrick County, NE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Merrick County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 37.7%Electricity
  • 37.7%Utility gas
  • 17.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.7%Electricity
  • 35.7%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 60
Here:

8.2%
Nebraska:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

9.4%
Nebraska:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

11.4%
Nebraska:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Merrick County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,346,000
    Other: $420,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $262,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,657,000
    Regular Highways: $3,041,000
    General - Other: $1,556,000
    Police Protection: $573,000
    Central Staff Services: $329,000
    Financial Administration: $307,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $284,000
    Health - Other: $168,000
    General Public Buildings: $145,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $5,210,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,795,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $119,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $86,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,333,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,903,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,857,000
    General Local Government Support: $343,000
    Other: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,791,000
    Death and Gift: $386,000
    Other License: $70,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,147,000

Merrick County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,346,000
    Other: $420,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $262,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,657,000
    Regular Highways: $3,041,000
    General - Other: $1,556,000
    Police Protection: $573,000
    Central Staff Services: $329,000
    Financial Administration: $307,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $284,000
    Health - Other: $168,000
    General Public Buildings: $145,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $5,210,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,795,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $119,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $86,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,333,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,903,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,857,000
    General Local Government Support: $343,000
    Other: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,791,000
    Death and Gift: $386,000
    Other License: $70,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,147,000

Merrick County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,346,000
    Other: $420,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $262,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,657,000
    Regular Highways: $3,041,000
    General - Other: $1,556,000
    Police Protection: $573,000
    Central Staff Services: $329,000
    Financial Administration: $307,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $284,000
    Health - Other: $168,000
    General Public Buildings: $145,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $5,210,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,795,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $119,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $86,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,333,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,903,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,857,000
    General Local Government Support: $343,000
    Other: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,791,000
    Death and Gift: $386,000
    Other License: $70,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,147,000

Merrick County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,346,000
    Other: $420,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $262,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,657,000
    Regular Highways: $3,041,000
    General - Other: $1,556,000
    Police Protection: $573,000
    Central Staff Services: $329,000
    Financial Administration: $307,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $284,000
    Health - Other: $168,000
    General Public Buildings: $145,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $5,210,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,795,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $119,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $86,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,333,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,903,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,857,000
    General Local Government Support: $343,000
    Other: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,791,000
    Death and Gift: $386,000
    Other License: $70,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,147,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 133
  • Number of aged recipients: 5
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 128
  • Number of recipients under 18: 15
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 105
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 13
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 54
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 59
Most common first names in Merrick County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6877.9 years
George5178.4 years
William4577.9 years
Mary4482.5 years
Robert4273.8 years
Charles4179.9 years
Frank4079.4 years
Anna3886.5 years
Margaret3579.7 years
James3073.4 years
Most common last names in Merrick County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3080.7 years
Johnson2781.4 years
Anderson2180.5 years
Dittmer1883.6 years
Nelson1879.7 years
Larson1883.5 years
Jensen1773.2 years
Rudolf1681.5 years
Miller1676.2 years
Mchargue1584.9 years
Businesses in Merrick County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1Wendy's1
Subway1