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Merom, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Merom had a population of 223 as of July 1, 2015. Merom ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Merom is located at latitude 39.056 and longitude -87.5672 in Sullivan County. 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. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 551 feet.

The Town of Merom (GNIS ID: 2396753) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Merom is located within Township of Gill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sullivan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Merom population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merom: Miriam.

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Merom, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 223
Population in Households 223
Population in Familes 189
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 627
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $71,552
Average Home Value $87,941


Median Household Income $58,233
Average Household Income $66,015
Per Capita Income $27,100
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.18%
Households -0.19% -0.2%
Families 4.14% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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, 2015 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 # 594 13th
Population Density1 # 547 20th
Diversity Index2 # 568 17th
Median Household Income # 113 84th
Per Capita Income # 116 83rd

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