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ZIP Code 68856

Primary City:Merna, NE (View All Cities)
County: Custer County
Timezone: Central (3:34am)
Area code: 308 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.4, -99.9
ZIP (~18 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 68856

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 68856. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 68856. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 68856, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Merna, NE
Unacceptable:
Kilfoil

Stats and Demographics for the 68856 ZIP Code

ZIP code 68856 is located in central Nebraska and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 68856 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 68856 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 611
Population Density 6 people per sq mi
Housing Units 286
Median Home Value $60,000
Land Area 109.76 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 251
Median Household Income $47,083

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2125182211211714212628192712104124
Female17221918151317121927242021151012144
Total38473740263434264053523948272016268

Gender

 Male 312 51%
 Female 299 49%
Gender

Race

 White 605 99.0%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 5 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner01628483828226
Renter62110127540
Total63738604533266

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 164 65%
 Single Guardian 26 10%
 Singles 56 22%
 Singles With Roommate 5 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 176 70%
 Households with Kids 75 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male73254765334434187331
Female32572843522474744212
Total105712615108856810881211543

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 68856 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 68856 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 68856 real estate data, the median home value of $60,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 68856 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 68856 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 68856 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 611 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 78 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 108 38%
 Renter Occupied Households 65 23%
 Households Vacant 35 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 3 9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 3 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 27 77%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 3 4%
 2 Bedroom 24 31%
 3+ Bedroom 51 65%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $47,083 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 68856 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 68856 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 68856 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 199 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 96 22%
 No Earnings 143 33%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 199 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 96 22%
 No Earnings 143 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 222 87%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6 2%
 Worked at Home 26 10%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 15 8%
 High School Graduate 104 54%
 Associate's degree 36 19%
 Bachelor's degree 30 16%
 Master's degree 4 2%
 Professional school degree 3 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 99 90%
 Enrolled in Private School 5 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 6 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 68856

ZIP Code 68856 is in the Anselmo-Merna Public Schools. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 68856.

Anselmo-Merna Elementary-Merna
750 North Conway St
Merna, NE 68856
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Anselmo-Merna Public Schools
Anselmo-Merna High School
750 North Conway St
Merna, NE 68856
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Anselmo-Merna Public Schools

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