Merna, Nebraska

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Merna, Nebraska

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Merna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 167 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 199 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Custer
Standard Zip Codes 68856
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.483
Longitude -99.759

Merna Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BROKEN BOW 2 W
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
Station ANSELMO 2 SE
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25 inches
Station OCONTO
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 35 F
Apr Temp 32 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 65 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
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Merna Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 391 100%
Male 191 48.8%
Female 200 51.2%
Under 18 114 29.2%
18+ 277 70.8%
65+ 64 16.4%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 2.96
White 385 98.5%
African-American 2 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.5%
Other 1 0.3%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 1.3%

Estimated Merna Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 384
Growth -7
Growth % -1.8%

Merna Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 39.6%
Irish 15.5%
English 9%
US/American 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
Swedish 3.2%
Italian 3.2%
Danish 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Norwegian 2.9%
African 2.5%
Dutch 2.2%
Polish 1.4%
Czech 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Yugoslavian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Merna, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kilfoil (68856)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Merna 391 $36,406
Anselmo 159 $40,417
Arnold 630 $35,875
Berwyn 134 $31,750
Broken Bow 3,491 $37,750
Callaway 637 $37,000
Sargent 649 $30,714

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Brenizer Public Library
Merna, Nebraska
(308) 643-2268

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Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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