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Merrick County Statistics

Facts

Land area484.9 square miles
Population Density16.2 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)7,802
Population change-0.7%
Under 5 years of age5.9%
Under 1823.6%
65 and over18.8%
Females50.2%
White96.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race4.1
Asian1.1%
Two or more races1.1%
Black or African American0.4%
Native American0.6%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school91%
Had a bachelor degree or higher17%
Veterans822

Households and Housing

Households3,316
Persons per household2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more87.5%
Median household income$50,859
The Per capita income$24,639
Live below the poverty line12.6%
Housing units3,721
Multi-unit structures7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$85,300
Residents owning their homes72.7%

Business Facts

Total number of firms855
Women-owned firms33.3%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$45,568
Retail sales per capita$6,009
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$208,701
Source US Census Data