Nebraska Merrick County Public Schools

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Overview for Merrick County, NE
Part of: Grand Island NE, Micropolitan Area
Map of Merrick County, NEMerrick County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 484.9 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 16.6 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 6.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.5% of the population reported only one race, with 0.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.51 persons compared to an average family size of 2.99 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $28,663. Per capita income grew by 15.9% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 8,066 Covered Employment 2,073
Growth (%) since 1990 0.0% Average wage per job $24,411
Households (2000) 3,209 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 10.1%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 4,350 Average wage per job $28,663
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.7 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.1%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $26,665 Average wage per job $31,252
Median Household Income (2003) $36,902 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 9.9 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 85.3 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 4.6%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 14.9 Average wage per job $25,755

1. CENTRAL CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1711 15th Ave, Central City, NE 68826
Phone: (308) 946-3057
County: Merrick County
Enrollment: 299
Grades: PK-6

2. CENTRAL CITY HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1510 28th St, Central City, NE 68826
Phone: (308) 946-3086
County: Merrick County
Enrollment: 225
Grades: 9-12

3. CENTRAL CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 2815 17th Ave, Central City, NE 68826
Phone: (308) 946-3056
County: Merrick County
Enrollment: 252
Grades: 5-8

4. CHAPMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1003 Cady St, Chapman, NE 68827
Phone: (308) 986-2215
County: Merrick County
Enrollment: 109
Grades: PK-8

5. HIGH PLAINS COMM ELEM/CLARKS
Address: 205 Pearl St, Clarks, NE 68628
Phone: (308) 548-2216
County: Merrick County
Enrollment: 62
Grades: PK-6

6. HIGH PLAINS COMMUNITY MS
Address: 205 Pearl St, Clarks, NE 68628
Phone: (308) 548-2216
County: Merrick County
Enrollment: 62
Grades: 6-8

7. PALMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 202 Commercial, Palmer, NE 68864
Phone: (308) 894-3065
County: Merrick County
Enrollment: 128
Grades: PK-6

8. PALMER JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH
Address: 202 Commercial, Palmer, NE 68864
Phone: (308) 894-3065
County: Merrick County
Enrollment: 125
Grades: 7-12

9. TWIN RIVER ELEM-SILVER CREEK
Address: 609 5th St, Silver Creek, NE 68663
Phone: (308) 773-2233
County: Merrick County
Enrollment: 64
Grades: PK-6