Merrick County, Nebraska Population 2024

7,795

Merrick County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 7,795 with a growth rate of 0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Merrick County, Nebraska is the 37th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 7,852 and has seen a growth of -0.73% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,995400.5%
20287,955400.51%
20277,915400.51%
20267,875400.51%
20257,835400.51%
20247,795400.52%
20237,755400.52%
20227,715480.63%
20217,66760.08%
20207,661-157-2.01%
20197,818440.57%
20187,774-103-1.31%
20177,877250.32%
20167,852460.59%
20157,806150.19%
20147,791-43-0.55%
20137,834-14-0.18%
20127,848861.11%
20117,762-90-1.15%
20107,85200%
19908,042-903-10.1%
19808,9451942.22%
19708,7513884.64%
19608,363-449-5.1%
19508,812-542-5.79%
19409,354-1,265-11.91%
193010,619-144-1.34%
192010,7633843.7%
191010,3791,12412.14%
19009,2554975.67%
18908,7583,41763.98%
18805,3414,784858.89%
1870557448411.01%
1860109-7,886-98.64%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.52% (40)
County Website
Merrick County
County Seat
2020 Population
7,661
Area
488 mi²
Density
16 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.75% (134)
Founded
1864

Merrick County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,12892.87%
Two or more races2583.36%
Other race1311.71%
Asian1271.65%
Native American260.34%
Black or African American50.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Merrick County, Nebraska Population by Race

Merrick County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Merrick County, Nebraska Median Age

43

Total

43

Male

43.1

Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Adults

There are 5,990 adults, (1,650 of whom are seniors) in Merrick County, Nebraska.

Merrick County, Nebraska Age Dependency

76.8

Age Dependency Ratio

38

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrick County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female3,78049.25%
Male3,89550.75%

Merrick County, Nebraska Population by Age

Merrick County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1752.3778.821.2
Married1,6533.0488.611.4
Non Family1,1791.1568.331.7
Female2613.3662.837.2
Male823.5282.917.1

3.01

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Merrick County, Nebraska Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1222.24%
9th to 12th Grade2654.87%
High School Graduate2,00436.86%
Some College1,45526.76%
Associates Degree64411.84%
Bachelors Degree60711.16%
Graduate Degree3406.25%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,0324,748916
Hispanic2021572
2+ Races127920
Asian1259631
Other Race52440
Black530
Native American200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 24.8%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,918$46,073$35,497
Less Than 9th Grade$16,435$0$15,833
High School Graduate$32,064$34,958$17,395
Some College$42,078$50,286$34,803
Bachelors Degree$56,250$78,750$46,719
Graduate Degree$70,417$61,786$71,341

$40,918

Average Earnings

$46,073

Average Male

$35,497

Average Female

Merrick County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrick County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Merrick County, Nebraska Language

94.97% of Merrick County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 5.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.43% of the population.

Merrick County, Nebraska Language

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,8816699.72%
Multiple2506224.8%
Hispanic3964411.11%
Other12410.81%

10.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.56%

Male Poverty Rate

8.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska is Multiple, with 24.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrick County, Nebraska is Other, with 0.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.44%.

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.99%
High School11.2%
Some College8.68%
Bachelors or Greater0.98%

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.08%
Male Employed5.64%
Female Employed4.54%
Female Unemployed0%

Merrick County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrick County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$57,873$73,169
Families$82,596$93,186
Married Families$90,475$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,552$35,017

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Merrick County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

473

Number of Veterans

457

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam193
Second Gulf War123
First Gulf War48
Korea15
World War II2

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74135
75+121
35 to 5479
18 to 3470
55 to 6468

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4738.41%

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

0.5%

Unemployment Rate

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Merrick County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.95%

Born in Merrick County, Nebraska

96.56%

Native Born

3.44%

Foreign Born

1.59%

Non Citizen

1.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.56% of Merrick County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 80.95% having been born in Nebraska. 1.59% 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

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