Merna, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Merna, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Merna had a population of 369 as of July 1, 2018. Merna ranks in the lower 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 Merna is located at latitude 41.4839 and longitude -99.7601 in Custer County. 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. Custer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,664 feet.

The Village of Merna (GNIS ID: 2399317) 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 Merna is located within Township of Kilfoil, a minor civil division (MCD) of Custer County.

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Merna, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 369
Population in Households 369
Population in Familes 324
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 689
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $53,010
Average Household Income $73,736
Per Capita Income $30,620


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $99,375
Average Home Value $207,477


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.2% 0.27%
Households 0.24% 0.39%
Families 0.54% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 2018 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 # 239 59th
Population Density # 346 41st
Diversity Index # 472 19th
Median Household Income # 260 55th
Per Capita Income # 190 67th

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