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Merom, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Merom had a population of 235 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merom: Miriam.

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Merom, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 235
Daytime Population: Workers 91
Daytime Population: Residents 100
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 191
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 235
Population in Familes 199
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 661
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $71,529
Average Household Income $98,964
Per Capita Income $40,125


Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $94,697
Average Home Value $122,191


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.17%
Households 0.28% 0.2%
Families 3.37% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

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, 2017 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 # 581 15th
Population Density # 540 21st
Diversity Index # 602 12th
Median Household Income # 46 93rd
Per Capita Income # 23 97th

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