Merrick County NE Information


Merrick County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,916
Daytime Population: Workers 3,273
Daytime Population: Residents 3,690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,963
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 7,719
Population in Familes 6,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $51,334
Average Household Income $62,338
Per Capita Income $25,537


Total Housing Units 3,772 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,346 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 852 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 574 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $88,537
Average Home Value $137,479


Total Households 3,198
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,146
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 0.12% 0.12%
Households 0.2% 0.17%
Families 0.01% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   3.55%


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, 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 # 38 60th
Population Density # 27 72nd
Diversity Index # 42 56th
Median Household Income # 33 66th
Per Capita Income # 68 28th

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