Merriman, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Merriman had a population of 135 as of July 1, 2017. Merriman ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Merriman is located at latitude 42.923 and longitude -101.6997 in Cherry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Merriman (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,255 feet.

The Village of Merriman (GNIS ID: 2399320) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Merriman is located within Merriman Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cherry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Merriman population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merriman: Merryman.

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


Total Population 135
Daytime Population: Workers 54
Daytime Population: Residents 58
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 112
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 135
Population in Familes 110
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 132
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $40,497
Average Household Income $69,108
Per Capita Income $30,169


Total Housing Units 71 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $86,538
Average Home Value $160,366


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 40
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 0.74% 0.73%
Households 0.92% 0.64%
Families 1.46% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   4.4%

Merriman, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merriman to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 405 30th
Population Density # 542 7th
Diversity Index # 89 85th
Median Household Income # 500 14th
Per Capita Income # 184 68th

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