Merrick county is located in east Nebraska. Merrick county has 484.88 square miles of land area and 9.62 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Merrick county population is 7,790, which has shrunk 5.05% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 8.44% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Merrick county median household income is $49,637 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 41.98% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 33.50% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Merrick county median house value is $83,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 33.81% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 47.84% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Merrick county is close to the state average in quality. The Merrick county area code is 308.
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