Merriman, Nebraska

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Merriman, Nebraska
Village
Merriman, seen from the south along Nebraska Highway 61
Merriman, seen from the south along Nebraska Highway 61
Location of Merriman, Nebraska
Location of Merriman, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°55′09″N 101°42′00″W / 42.91917°N 101.70000°W / 42.91917; -101.70000
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cherry
Area[1]
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,255 ft (992 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 128
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 128
 • Density 124.3/sq mi (48.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 69218
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-31815[4]
GNIS feature ID 0831236[5]

Merriman is a village in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 128 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Merriman was established in 1885 when the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad was extended to that point.[6] It was named for J. Merriman, a railroad official.[7]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 128 people, 58 households, and 36 families residing in the village. The population density was 124.3 inhabitants per square mile (48.0/km2). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 66.0 per square mile (25.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 87.5% White, 1.6% African American, 6.3% Native American, and 4.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 58 households of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the village was 51 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 31.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 118 people, 51 households and 31 families residing in the village. The population density was 115.0 per square mile (44.2/km²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 67.3 per square mile (25.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.22% White, 3.39% Native American, and 3.39% from two or more races.

There were 51 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.

27.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median household income was $19,250 and the median family income was $23,750. Males had a median income of $21,875 compared with $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,736. There were 26.7% of families and 30.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 31.4% of under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.

Geography[edit]

Merriman is located at 42°55′09″N 101°42′00″W / 42.919127°N 101.699972°W / 42.919127; -101.699972Coordinates: 42°55′09″N 101°42′00″W / 42.919127°N 101.699972°W / 42.919127; -101.699972 (42.919127, -101.699972).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The area is characterized by humid continental climate which typically has a large seasonal temperature difference, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is relatively well distributed year-round in many areas with this climate, while others may see a marked reduction in wintry precipitation and even a wintertime drought. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfa" (Hot Summer Continental Climate).[9]

Climate data for Merriman
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(33)
4
(39)
8
(46)
15
(59)
21
(69)
27
(80)
31
(87)
30
(86)
25
(77)
18
(64)
8
(46)
3
(37)
15.9
(60.3)
Average low °C (°F) −12
(10)
−9
(15)
−6
(21)
0
(32)
5
(41)
11
(51)
14
(57)
13
(55)
7
(44)
1
(33)
−5
(23)
−10
(14)
0.8
(33)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
23
(0.9)
48
(1.9)
80
(3)
84
(3.3)
69
(2.7)
48
(1.9)
36
(1.4)
28
(1.1)
15
(0.6)
10
(0.4)
467
(18.2)
Avg. precipitation days 2 3 3 4 9 7 7 6 4 2 2 2 51
Source: Weatherbase [10]

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Merriman, Cherry County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 101. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Merriman
  10. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on June 27, 2013.