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Merrick County, NE
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The county was named for Elvira Merrick, wife of politician Henry W. DePuy

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Merrick County is one of 93 counties in Nebraska.

The county is in the Grand Island metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 8,101. This was a decrease of  -1.26% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$34,961
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Merrick County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Merrick County was $24,774. This was an increase of 21.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 80% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Central City

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40% of Merrick County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merrick County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries in Merrick County include Bureau Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Central City Cemetery, Chapman Cemetery, Clarks Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, Glenwood Cemetery, Norwegian Cemetery, Prairie Creek Cemetery, Rose Hill Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Merrick County include Central, Central City, Chapman, Chapman, Clarks, Clarksville, Lone Tree, Loup, Mead, Midland ... View communities

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School districts in Merrick County include Central City Public Schools, Chapman - Dist 9 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Merrick County include Central City Public Library, Clarks Public Library, Palmer Public Library, Silver Creek Township Library ... View libraries

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Merrick County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merrick County political report.

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