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Merom, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Merom is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sullivan County at latitude 39.056 and longitude -87.5672. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 551 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Merom, but most people and references simply refer to it as Merom, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Merom indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Merom (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merom: Miriam.

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Merom, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 221
Population in Households 221
Population in Familes 188
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 622
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $73,387
Average Home Value $90,882


Median Household Income $54,505
Average Household Income $65,170
Per Capita Income $26,996
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.73% -0.46%
Households -0.48% -0.42%
Families 4.8% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Merom, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merom to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 593 13th
Population Density1 # 551 19th
Diversity Index2 # 536 20th
Median Household Income # 169 75th
Per Capita Income # 133 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.