Merrick County, Nebraska Population 2022

Merrick County, Nebraska's estimated population is 7,632 with a growth rate of -0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Merrick County, Nebraska is the 38th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 7,845 and has seen a growth of -2.72% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
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Merrick County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

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Merrick County, Nebraska Population by Race

Merrick County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2022

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Merrick County, Nebraska Median Age

43.1


Total

43.3


Male

42.9


Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Adults

There are 6,092 adults, (1,644 of whom are seniors) in Merrick County, Nebraska.

Merrick County, Nebraska Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrick County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,949

50.46%

Male

3,877

49.54%

Merrick County, Nebraska Population by Age

Merrick County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merrick County, Nebraska Household Types

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merrick County, Nebraska Households and Families

2.9

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Merrick County, Nebraska Households by Type

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

Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.17%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,886

Average Earnings

$43,834

Average Male

$28,952

Average Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrick County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Merrick County, Nebraska Language

94.87% of Merrick County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 5.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.75% of the population.

Merrick County, Nebraska Language

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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12.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.65%

Male Poverty Rate

12.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska is Black, with 91.49% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.18%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty

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Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrick County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Merrick County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status

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506

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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8.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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83.61%

Born in Merrick County, Nebraska

96.55%

Native Born

3.45%

Foreign Born

1.97%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.55% of Merrick County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 83.61% having been born in Nebraska. 1.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Merrick County, Nebraska Place of Birth

  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

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