Location of Morrill, Nebraska
|• Total||0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)|
|• Land||0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||3,990 ft (1,216 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||925|
|• Density||1,535.0/sq mi (592.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0831427|
Morrill is a village located in Scotts Bluff County, in the western Panhandle, in the northwestern portion of the United States state of Nebraska. Morrill is part of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 921 at the 2010 census.
Morrill is located at (41.964919, -103.925711).
In 1886, settlers from the vicinity of Fort Collins, Colorado found a fertile valley at the mouth of the Sheep Creek draw about a mile north of present-day Morrill. There, they established a settlement to which they gave the name of Collins.
In the early 1900s, the impending arrival of the Burlington Railroad in the vicinity prompted the relocation of the town. Spurred by the rumor that a depot would be built in the area, Charles Henry Morrill, president of the Lincoln Land Company, platted the new townsite about a mile from Collins. The new settlement, which bore Morrill's name, was incorporated in 1907.
As of the census of 2010, there were 921 people, 417 households, and 262 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,535.0 inhabitants per square mile (592.7/km2). There were 446 housing units at an average density of 743.3 per square mile (287.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.3% White, 1.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 3.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.1% of the population.
There were 417 households of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% 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 2.80.
The median age in the village was 44.1 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 21.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 957 people, 416 households, and 264 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,610.2 people per square mile (626.3/km²). There were 445 housing units at an average density of 748.7 per square mile (291.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.75% White, 0.10% African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 5.64% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.69% of the population.
There were 416 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $31,450, and the median income for a family was $37,639. Males had a median income of $31,750 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,191. About 4.4% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.
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