Merrick County, Nebraska Population 2018

Merrick County, Nebraska's estimated population is 7,882 with a growth rate of 1.14% 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
20177,882891.14%
20167,793-56-0.71%
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
White7,487
Two or More Races176
Black or African American70
Some Other Race49
American Indian and Alaska Native8
Asian3

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Merrick County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Merrick County, Nebraska Median Age

43.8


Total

42.7


Male

45.3


Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Adults

There are 6,016 adults, (1,527 of which are seniors) in Merrick County, Nebraska.

Merrick County, Nebraska Age Dependency

73.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrick County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,939

50.55%

Male

3,854

49.45%

Merrick County, Nebraska Households and Families

Merrick County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Merrick County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All73.6%26.4%
Male66.7%33.3%
Non Family60.9%39.1%
Female34%66%

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merrick County, Nebraska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3112.2973.6
Married1,7352.8589.2
Non Family1,1621.2260.9
Female2852.8134
Male1293.2266.7

2.75

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

8.2%

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 Grade1172.15%
9th to 12th Grade2925.37%
High School Graduate1,88934.73%
Some College1,65630.45%
Associates Degree61711.34%
Bachelors Degree67612.43%
Graduate Degree1923.53%

Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,1374,778850
Hispanic149108
Multiple Races10910012
Black4545
Other Race262
Native American883
Asian333

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 100.00%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,613$40,733$25,219
Less Than High School$24,453$36,136$
High School Grad$27,181$33,807$18,825
Some College$31,901$47,500$26,074
Bachelors Degree$35,822$37,130$34,028
Graduate Degree$61,250$$61,250

$31,613

Average Earnings

$40,733

Average Male

$25,219

Average Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Language

Merrick County, Nebraska Language by Age

Merrick County, Nebraska Language

96.39% of Merrick County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.61% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,0536429.10%
Black5858100.00%
Hispanic2655320.00%
Other491734.69%
Multiple16863.57%

10.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.47%

Male Poverty Rate

10.52%

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 3.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.66%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.55%
High School13.69%
Some College6.27%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed41.53%
Female Unemployed15.45%
Female Employed6.20%
Male Employed3.39%

Merrick County, Nebraska Income

Merrick County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,464$62,015
Families$62,072$72,462
Married Families$67,909$
Non Families$27,167$37,524

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.3%

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 55To64.

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by War

616

Number of Veterans

605

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam265
Korea110
First Gulf War62
Second Gulf War25
World War II17

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+205
55 to 64165
65 to 74133
35 to 5495
18 to 3418

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White59710.31%
Hispanic2715.88%
2 or More1914.18%

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

5.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment Status

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Age

69%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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