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People

Total Population 388
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 175
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,500
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $579
Median House Value $64,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 21.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • 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

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 Population Median Family Income
Anselmo 202 $58,750
Arnold 520 $46,563
Berwyn 89 $56,250
Broken Bow 3,518 $54,519
Callaway 644 $50,625
Sargent 598 $46,979

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Merna Public Libraries

Library
Brenizer Public Library
430 WEST CENTER AVENUE
Merna, Nebraska
(308) 643-2268

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Merna High Schools

HIGH SCHOOL AT MERNA
308-643-2224
Serves 142 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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