Merlin, Oregon Population 2024

1,836

Merlin is a city located in Jackson County and Josephine County Oregon. Merlin has a 2024 population of 1,836. Merlin is currently growing at a rate of 0.6% annually and its population has increased by 2.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,792 in 2020.

The average household income in Merlin is $89,115 with a poverty rate of 17.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Merlin is 52 years, 55.5 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Merlin Demographics

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

  • White: 84.12%
  • Two or more races: 12.24%
  • Asian: 3.09%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Oregon
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
441.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.46% (44)
The current population of Merlin, Oregon is 1,836 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,792.

Merlin, Oregon Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,52684.12%
Two or more races22212.24%
Asian563.09%
Other race100.55%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Merlin Population by Race

Merlin Population Pyramid 2024

Merlin Median Age

52

Total

55.5

Male

47.3

Female

Merlin Adults

There are 1,502 adults, (385 of whom are seniors) in Merlin.

Merlin Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Merlin Sex Ratio

Female94251.93%
Male87248.07%

Merlin Population by Age

Merlin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6952.6180.619.4
Married4563.0687.712.3
Non Family1521.4477.622.4
Male682.3233.866.2
Female192.111000

2.88

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Merlin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade00%
9th to 12th Grade23515.91%
High School Graduate41027.76%
Some College48032.5%
Associates Degree120.81%
Bachelors Degree18512.53%
Graduate Degree15510.49%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Merlin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merlin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2121,102266
2+ Races1768418
Asian565656
Hispanic3300
Other Race1000

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Merlin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$44,417$37,639$46,597
Less Than 9th Grade$44,042$38,056$44,917
High School Graduate$0$25,769$0
Some College$51,993$51,449$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$70,694
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$44,417

Average Earnings

$37,639

Average Male

$46,597

Average Female

Merlin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merlin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Merlin Language

93.32% of Merlin residents speak only English, while 6.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.12% of the population.

Merlin Language

Merlin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,50331020.63%

17.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.56%

Male Poverty Rate

12.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merlin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merlin is White, with 20.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merlin is White, with 20.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.87%.

Merlin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College24.19%
High School19.02%
Less Than 9th Grade15.32%
Bachelors or Greater5%

Merlin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed20.51%
Male Employed10.41%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%

Merlin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merlin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$65,670$89,115
Families$69,145$99,268
Married Families$94,853$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,156$47,357

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Merlin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

63.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Merlin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Merlin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Merlin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Merlin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

259

Number of Veterans

239

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam113
Second Gulf War47
First Gulf War46
Korea0
World War II0

Merlin Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5467
75+67
55 to 6463
65 to 7462
18 to 340

Merlin Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White25920.56%
Hispanic2369.7%

Merlin Veterans by Race

Merlin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merlin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

10.9%

Unemployment Rate

Merlin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Merlin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Merlin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

27.4%

Born in Merlin

97.35%

Native Born

2.65%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

2.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.35% of Merlin residents were born in the United States, with 27.4% having been born in Oregon. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Merlin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,836110.6%
20231,825110.61%
20221,814472.66%
20211,767-25-1.4%
20201,792-130-6.76%
20191,922663.56%
20181,85626616.73%
20171,5901318.98%
20161,459-22-1.49%
20151,481-113-7.09%
20141,5941046.98%
20131,49060.4%
20121,484-312-17.37%
20111,79618111.21%
20101,61500%

Merlin Population by Year