Merrick County NE Information


Merrick County Subdivisions

Merrick County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,902
Population in Households 7,705
Population in Familes 6,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density1 16
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 3,212
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,172
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,818 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,321 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 891 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 606 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $83,490
Average Home Value $127,327


Median Household Income $51,121
Average Household Income $58,959
Per Capita Income $24,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.06%
Households 0.31% 0.18%
Families 0.21% 0.12%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.


Merrick County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merrick County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 38 60th
Population Density1 # 27 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 44 54th
Median Household Income # 26 73rd
Per Capita Income # 72 24th

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