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Merna, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Merna is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Custer County at latitude 41.4852 and longitude -99.7611. Custer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,664 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Merna, but most people and references simply refer to it as Merna, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Merna indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Merna (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Merna, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 356
Population in Households 356
Population in Familes 312
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 665
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $119,737
Average Home Value $185,321


Median Household Income $40,322
Average Household Income $47,930
Per Capita Income $20,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.46% -0.4%
Households -0.16% -0.27%
Families 0.21% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Merna, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merna to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 246 58th
Population Density1 # 353 39th
Diversity Index2 # 492 15th
Median Household Income # 446 23rd
Per Capita Income # 528 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.