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Merom, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Merom had a population of 230 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merom: Miriam.

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Merom, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 230
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 647
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $89,167
Average Home Value $114,368


Median Household Income $71,006
Average Household Income $89,090
Per Capita Income $35,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 3.69% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 586 14th
Population Density1 # 543 20th
Diversity Index2 # 584 14th
Median Household Income # 40 94th
Per Capita Income # 31 96th

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