The Town of Merrillville had a population of 36,654 as of July 1, 2021. 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 41.4828 and longitude -87.3328 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Merrillville 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Merrillville: Centreville.
|Total Population||36,654 (100%)|
|Population in Households||36,006 (98.2%)|
|Population in Families||28,779 (78.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||648 ( 1.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$58,478|
|Average Household Income||$71,292|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$28,167|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||15,425 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||9,567 (62.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,932 (32.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||926 ( 6.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$148,794|
|Average Home Value||$178,554|
|Housing Affordability Index3||212|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.88%|
|Per Capita Income||2.46%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.55%|
The table below compares Merrillville to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 26||96th|
|Population Density||# 400||41st|
|Median Household Income||# 271||60th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 237||35th|
|Per Capita Income||# 293||57th|
|Diversity Index||# 7||99th|
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