Merrillville, Indiana Population 2019

Merrillville, Indiana's estimated population is 34,750 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Merrillville, Indiana is the 27th largest city in Indiana based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1046.31 people/mi² (403.98 people/km²).

The overall median age is 38.2 years, 36.9 years for males, and 40.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.1 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 14,961 households in the city, with an average size of 2.49 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1%, with a median rent of $1026/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $128,600.

The median income for households in Merrillville, Indiana is $56,330, while the mean household income is $65,178.

Merrillville In Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Merrillville In was:

  • Black or African American: 46.14%
  • White: 41.22%
  • Other race: 6.53%
  • Two or more races: 4.50%
  • Asian: 1.28%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(41.4828, -87.3328)
Rank in State27th
StateIndiana
CountyLake County
Time ZoneCentral Time Zone
Land Area (km²)86.02 (33.21 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.09 (0.04 mi²)
TypeTown
GEOID1848528
Density (km²)403.98
Density (mi²)1,046.31
Area Code(s)219
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201834,750-65-0.19%
201734,815-171-0.49%
201634,986-208-0.59%
201535,194-279-0.79%
201435,4731540.44%
201335,31950.01%
201235,314460.13%
201135,2683020.86%
201034,9664,4061.36%
200030,5603,3031.15%
199027,257-420-0.15%
198027,67711,7595.69%
197015,91815,71815.71%
19402000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American16,232
White14,502
Some Other Race2,297
Two or More Races1,583
Asian451
American Indian and Alaska Native118

Merrillville In Population Pyramid 2019

Merrillville In Median Age

38.2


Total

36.9


Male

40.7


Female

Merrillville In Adults

There are 26,749 adults, (5,157 of whom are seniors) in Merrillville In.

Merrillville In Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrillville In Sex Ratio

Female

18,701

53.15%

Male

16,482

46.85%

Merrillville In Households and Families

Merrillville In Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Merrillville In Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
Male76.6%23.4%
All65.1%34.9%
Female60.4%39.6%
Non Family49.5%50.5%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,9522.4965.1
Married5,5113.3180.9
Non Family5,3541.2149.5
Female2,3993.2360.4
Male6883.2976.6

3.22

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Merrillville In Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5792.42%
9th to 12th Grade1,3365.58%
High School Graduate8,04833.60%
Some College6,20625.91%
Associates Degree2,1689.05%
Bachelors Degree3,60715.06%
Graduate Degree2,0098.39%

Merrillville In Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black10,2859,7442,723
White10,2749,3802,101
Hispanic2,7552,337582
Other Race1,3351,064274
Multiple Races532476113
Asian296296166
Native American11861

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.08%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,570$42,854$32,542
Less Than High School$20,904$31,481$20,042
High School Grad$32,451$34,472$30,997
Some College$36,069$45,202$30,515
Bachelors Degree$43,211$54,673$36,550
Graduate Degree$46,839$48,188$46,563

$36,570

Average Earnings

$42,854

Average Male

$32,542

Average Female

Merrillville In Language

Merrillville In Language by Age

Merrillville In Language

90.21% of Merrillville In residents speak only English, while 9.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.30% of the population.

Merrillville In Poverty

Merrillville In Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black16,0871,92911.99%
White12,4029467.63%
Hispanic5,04689017.64%
Other2,25248021.31%
Multiple1,55322014.17%
Asian451306.65%

10.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.90%

Male Poverty Rate

11.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrillville In

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrillville In is Other, with 21.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrillville In is Asian, with 6.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.30%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.71%
High School11.77%
Some College7.20%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.53%
Female Unemployed12.19%
Female Employed6.04%
Male Employed5.04%

Merrillville In Income

Merrillville In Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,330$65,178
Families$68,113$77,088
Married Families$78,594$87,529
Non Families$34,448$44,679

Merrillville In Marital Status

Merrillville In Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrillville In Married by Age and Sex

Merrillville In Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Merrillville In Marital Status by Race

Merrillville In Veterans

2,299

Number of Veterans

2,139

Male Veterans

160

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam637
First Gulf War581
Second Gulf War340
Korea196
World War II48

Merrillville In Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1218.91%
Black9498.20%
Hispanic31010.08%
Other15910.66%
2 or More7010.61%

Merrillville In Veterans by Education

3.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrillville In Employment Status

66.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Merrillville In Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.11%

Born in Indiana

95.09%

Native Born

4.91%

Foreign Born

1.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.09% of Merrillville In residents were born in the United States, with 59.11% having been born in Indiana. 1.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.