Merrillville, IN Profile: Facts & Data

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Merrillville, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Merrillville had a population of 36,196 as of July 1, 2018. Merrillville ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Merrillville is located at latitude 41.4727 and longitude -87.3181 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Merrillville (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 656 feet.

The Town of Merrillville (GNIS ID: 2396754) 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 Merrillville is located within Township of Ross, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merrillville: Centreville.

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Merrillville, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 36,196
Population in Households 35,548
Population in Familes 28,420
Population in Group Qrtrs 648
Population Density2 1,090
Diversity Index3 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,796
Average Household Income $65,365
Per Capita Income $25,867

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,328 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,858 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,078 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $138,745
Average Home Value $162,418
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,185
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 9,034
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.32% -0.06%
Households 0.43% 0.01%
Families 0.02% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Merrillville, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merrillville to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 25 96th
Population Density # 424 38th
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 252 63rd
Per Capita Income # 282 59th

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