Merrick County, Nebraska

Merrick County: County in Nebraska, United States


Merrick County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,845 and a population density of 6 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 7,809 inhabitants. Its county seat is Central City. The county was created 165 years ago in 1857.

Quick Facts about Merrick County

Population : 7,809 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
Different from : Merrimack County
Area : 1281 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.9%
Land as percent of area : 98.1%
Altitude : 1,726 feet / 526 meters
Capital : Central City
Establishment : January 01, 1858
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 05:25:34 (23rd March 2023)
Density : 6 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.46% (2010-2020)
Merrick County locator map
Location of Merrick County on Nebraska map.
Merrick County Courthouse 7 image
Merrick County Courthouse 7
Merrick County Courthouse 7 image


Merrick County is located at 41°10'11"N 98°2'16"W (41.1698200, -98.0376500). It has 6 neighbors: Hall County, Hamilton County, Howard County, Nance County, Platte County and Polk County.

Merrick County map

The largest city of Merrick County is Central City with a population of 2,874. Other cities include and Silver Creek population 359. See all Merrick County cities & populated places.

Merrick County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Merrick County.

City Name Population Title
Central City 2,874 City in Nebraska, United States
Palmer 473 Village in the United States
Silver Creek 359 Human settlement in Merrick County, Nebraska, United States of America
Clarks 345 Village in the United States
Chapman 299 Village in Nebraska, USA

Merrick County has 6 neighbours.

  • Central City


According to census records, the population of Merrick County decreased by 0.46% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 7,845 - census
2011 7,760 -1.1% estimation process
2012 7,845 1.08% estimation process
2013 7,830 -0.19% estimation process
2014 7,788 -0.54% estimation process
2015 7,805 0.22% estimation process
2016 7,838 0.42% estimation process
2017 7,859 0.27% estimation process
2018 7,733 -1.63% estimation process
2019 7,755 0.28% estimation process
2020 7,809 0.69% estimation process

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