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Time Zone: Merrick County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Central City is the Seat for Merrick County.

Merrick County was founded in 1858 and was created by taking area from PolkCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Merrick had a population of 7,666 people. This is a decrease of 6.56% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,204 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Merrick represented 0.48% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 39th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,845-4.38%+2.33% since 2009
20097,666-6.56%+0.83% since 2008
20087,603-7.33%+0.26% since 2007
20008,204The Last Census

More information can be found on the Merrick County Census Page for Merrick County.


Below are some of the communities located in Merrick County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Merrick County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Central City   2,8132,9986.17% decrease  
Palmer   4264729.75% decrease  
Silver Creek   3974419.98% decrease  
Clarks   31636112.47% decrease  
Chapman   3073419.97% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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