Merrick County, Nebraska Population 2018

Merrick County, Nebraska's estimated population is 7,882 with a growth rate of 0.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Merrick County, Nebraska is the 38th largest county in Nebraska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20177,829-53-0.67%
20177,882330.42%
20167,849470.60%
20157,802170.22%
20147,785-41-0.52%
20137,826-14-0.18%
20127,840851.10%
20117,755-93-1.19%
20107,848-194-2.41%
19908,042-903-10.10%
19808,9451942.22%
19708,7513884.64%
19608,363-449-5.10%
19508,812-542-5.79%
19409,354-1,265-11.91%
193010,619-144-1.34%
192010,7633843.70%
191010,3791,12412.14%
19009,2554975.67%
18908,7583,41763.98%
18805,3414,784858.89%
1870557448411.01%
18601090.00%

Merrick County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White7,477
Two or More Races181
Some Other Race103
Black or African American47
American Indian and Alaska Native13
Asian8

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Merrick County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2018

50100150200250300350 Male Population50100150200250300350 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Merrick County, Nebraska Median Age

43.5


Total

43.3


Male

43.8


Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Adults

There are 6,064 adults, (1,576 of whom are seniors) in Merrick County, Nebraska.

Merrick County, Nebraska Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrick County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,931

50.21%

Male

3,898

49.79%

Merrick County, Nebraska Households and Families

Merrick County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Merrick County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.1%10.9%
All74.8%25.2%
Non Family62.3%37.7%
Female38%62%
Male26.9%73.1%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merrick County, Nebraska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2512.3474.8
Married1,8432.8989.1
Non Family1,0881.2862.3
Female2162.8238
Male1042.8126.9

2.82

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Merrick County, Nebraska Households

Merrick County, Nebraska Education

Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1382.52%
9th to 12th Grade2434.44%
High School Graduate1,88634.44%
Some College1,65030.13%
Associates Degree59610.88%
Bachelors Degree77514.15%
Graduate Degree1883.43%

Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,1744,850936
Hispanic1571053
Multiple Races948917
Other Race6434
Black3232
Native American13134
Asian883

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 37.50%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,450$41,354$26,083
Less Than High School$22,829$29,821$4,597
High School Grad$32,453$40,720$20,689
Some College$31,977$47,411$26,433
Bachelors Degree$41,285$40,750$42,500
Graduate Degree$61,944$$54,844

$33,450

Average Earnings

$41,354

Average Male

$26,083

Average Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Language

Merrick County, Nebraska Language by Age

Merrick County, Nebraska Language

96.45% of Merrick County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.55% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.30% of the population.

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,0996709.44%
Hispanic3135417.25%
Black3535100.00%
Other1031211.65%
Multiple17474.02%

9.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.94%

Male Poverty Rate

10.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska is Multiple, with 4.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.74%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.94%
High School13.13%
Some College7.80%
Bachelors or Greater1.26%

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed13.51%
Male Unemployed8.70%
Female Employed6.45%
Male Employed4.06%

Merrick County, Nebraska Income

Merrick County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,536$66,765
Families$65,601$76,937
Married Families$71,201$
Non Families$34,167$44,289

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.6%

Male Marriage Rate

60.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

Merrick County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by War

655

Number of Veterans

632

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam265
Korea100
First Gulf War61
Second Gulf War54
World War II9

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+214
65 to 74161
55 to 64146
35 to 5495
18 to 3439

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White63911.00%
2 or More1613.22%

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

3.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment Status

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Age

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Race

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Merrick County, Nebraska

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Central City29342905-29-0.99%
Palmer47247420.42%
Silver Creek35936120.56%
Clarks369353-16-4.34%
Chapman287286-1-0.35%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990