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Merrick County, Nebraska Facts

Facts
State Nebraska
Land area 484.9 square miles
Population Density 16.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 7,802
Population change -0.7%
Under 5 years of age 5.9%
Under 18 23.6%
65 and over 18.8%
Females 50.2%
White 96.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.1
Asian 1.1%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 0.4%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 17%
Veterans 822
Households and Housing
Households 3,316
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.5%
Median household income $50,859
The per capita income $24,639
Live below the poverty line. 12.6%
housing units 3,721
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $85,300
Residents owning their homes. 72.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 855
Women-owned firms 33.3%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $45,568
Retail sales per capita $6,009
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $208,701