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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Merrick County is located in Nebraska with a population of 7,829. In Merrick County, most residents own their homes. In Merrick County there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Merrick County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Merrick County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$601
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Merrick County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    834.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Merrick County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,536
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Merrick County

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