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Morrill, Nebraska
Downtown Morrill
Downtown Morrill
Location of Morrill, Nebraska
Location of Morrill, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Scotts Bluff
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,989 ft (1,216 m)
 • Total 921
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,584.67/sq mi (611.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-32830
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°57′54″N 103°55′33″W / 41.96500°N 103.92583°W / 41.96500; -103.92583 (41.964919, -103.925711).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2), all of it land.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 346
1920 772 123.1%
1930 756 −2.1%
1940 877 16.0%
1950 849 −3.2%
1960 884 4.1%
1970 937 6.0%
1980 1,097 17.1%
1990 974 −11.2%
2000 957 −1.7%
2010 921 −3.8%
2019 (est.) 889 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

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.


  • US 26.svg U.S. Highway 26 - east-west highway through Morrill.
  • N-79D Nebraska Route 79-D (So. Morrill Road)
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