Merna, NE 68856 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 68856: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Merna, NE 68856

Not Acceptable, USPS
Kilfoil, NE 68856

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 25
  • Single Family Addresses: 135
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Custer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.396, Longitude -99.847
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 68856 has segments in 2 Counties (Adams, Custer).

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Merna, NE 68856 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 625
Daytime Population: Workers 193
Daytime Population: Residents 279
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 472
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 625
Population in Familes 536
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $48,480
Average Household Income $69,862
Per Capita Income $29,174


Total Housing Units 293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $96,786
Average Home Value $174,352


Total Households 261
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% 0.1%
Households 0.27% 0.15%
Families 0.07% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

Merna, NE 68856 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 68856 to the other 586 ZIP Codes in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 333 43rd
Population Density # 411 30th
Diversity Index # 520 11th
Median Household Income # 368 37th
Per Capita Income # 252 57th

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