Merrick County, Nebraska Population 2021

Merrick County, Nebraska's estimated population is 7,799 with a growth rate of 0.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Merrick County, Nebraska is the 39th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 7,852 and has seen a growth of -0.67% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20217,799220.28%
20207,777220.28%
20197,755220.28%
20187,733-126-1.60%
20177,859210.27%
20167,838330.42%
20157,805170.22%
20147,788-42-0.54%
20137,830-15-0.19%
20127,845851.10%
20117,760-92-1.17%
20107,852-190-2.36%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.28%
County Website
Founded
1864
County Seat
2010 Population
7,852
Growth Since 2010
-0.67%
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Merrick County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,41095.02%
Two or More Races1802.31%
Some Other Race1301.67%
Asian400.51%
Black or African American370.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native10.01%
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Merrick County, Nebraska Population by Race

Merrick County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Merrick County, Nebraska Median Age

43.6


Total

43.7


Male

43.4


Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Adults

There are 6,061 adults, (1,617 of whom are seniors) in Merrick County, Nebraska.

Merrick County, Nebraska Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrick County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,882

49.78%

Male

3,916

50.22%

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

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All74.5%25.5%
Non Family66.8%33.2%
Male56.8%43.2%
Female42.1%57.9%

74.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merrick County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3732.2674.5
Married1,8442.8185.3
Non Family1,1261.1966.8
Female2712.6742.1
Male1322.8556.8

2.72

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Merrick County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1222.22%
9th to 12th Grade1953.54%
High School Graduate1,94435.31%
Some College1,73031.43%
Associates Degree5349.70%
Bachelors Degree73613.37%
Graduate Degree2444.43%
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Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,1524,900974
Hispanic1831416
2+ Races110110
Other Race4944
Asian37143
Black2928
Native American11

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.91%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,595$44,332$29,599
Less Than 9th Grade$$$3,988
High School Graduate$35,729$43,708$20,078
Some College$33,722$43,926$30,309
Bachelors Degree$49,175$61,217$47,045
Graduate Degree$49,643$49,479$53,125

$36,595

Average Earnings

$44,332

Average Male

$29,599

Average Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrick County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Merrick County, Nebraska Language

94.00% of Merrick County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 6.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.17% of the population.

Merrick County, Nebraska Language

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,05876810.88%
Multiple1807038.89%
Hispanic3405315.59%
Black282796.43%
Other13064.62%

12.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.36%

Male Poverty Rate

11.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska is Black, with 96.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska is Other, with 4.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.66%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.29%
High School13.63%
Some College10.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.25%

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed30.77%
Female Employed7.02%
Male Employed5.32%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrick County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,649$67,953
Families$70,363$78,204
Married Families$78,571-
Non Families$31,429$44,251
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Income by Household Type

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

60.6%

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 55-64, 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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576

Number of Veterans

549

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam207
Korea70
Second Gulf War70
First Gulf War56
World War II3

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74178
75+165
55 to 64103
35 to 5496
18 to 3434

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5669.75%
2+ Races108.20%

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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8.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

2.1%

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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83.79%

Born in Merrick County, Nebraska

97.29%

Native Born

2.71%

Foreign Born

2.15%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.29% of Merrick County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 83.79% having been born in Nebraska. 2.15% 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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