Merriam, Kansas Population 2021

10,859
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Merriam is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 10,859, it is the 35th largest city in Kansas and the 2929th largest city in the United States . Merriam is currently declining at a rate of -1.01% annually and its population has decreased by -1.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,003 in 2010. Merriam reached it's highest population of 11,821 in 1990. Spanning over 4 miles, Merriam has a population density of 2,515 people per square mile.

The average household income in Merriam is $72,830 with a poverty rate of 11.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $945 per month, and the median house value is $169,400. The median age in Merriam is 39.4 years, 39.7 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Merriam Demographics

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

  • White: 86.88%
  • Black or African American: 6.07%
  • Two or more races: 3.22%
  • Asian: 2.62%
  • Other race: 1.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Merriam, Kansas is 10,859 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,192.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,003.

Merriam, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,71886.88%
Black or African American6796.07%
Two or More Races3603.22%
Asian2932.62%
Some Other Race1311.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.04%
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Merriam Population by Race

Merriam Population Pyramid $2021

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Merriam Median Age

39.4


Total

39.7


Male

38.9


Female

Merriam Adults

There are 9,283 adults, (1,976 of whom are seniors) in Merriam.

Merriam Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26

Child Dependency Ratio

Merriam Sex Ratio

Female

5,862

52.41%

Male

5,323

47.59%

Merriam Population by Age

Merriam Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merriam Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All60.2%39.8%
Non Family44.4%55.6%
Female43.6%56.4%
Male40.4%59.6%

60.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merriam Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1322.1560.2
Non Family2,4931.2544.4
Married2,0323.0184.7
Female4362.9443.6
Male1713.0440.4

2.9

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Merriam Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1952.34%
9th to 12th Grade4855.83%
High School Graduate1,80021.62%
Some College1,95423.47%
Associates Degree99811.99%
Bachelors Degree1,81621.82%
Graduate Degree1,07612.93%
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Merriam Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merriam Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,9236,4982,531
Hispanic693512102
Black345323100
2+ Races21715772
Asian16416487
Other Race1115815
Islander44

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 53.05%.

Merriam Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,397$45,724$39,460
Less Than 9th Grade$35,250$36,929$21,188
High School Graduate$31,433$36,354$27,375
Some College$39,280$41,451$38,125
Bachelors Degree$49,427$56,346$44,375
Graduate Degree$52,898$55,179$52,462

$41,397

Average Earnings

$45,724

Average Male

$39,460

Average Female

Merriam Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merriam Language by Age

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Merriam Language

91.91% of Merriam residents speak only English, while 8.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.22% of the population.

Merriam Language

Merriam Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,6956267.20%
Hispanic1,10039936.27%
Black65813320.21%
Multiple3595314.76%
Other1273729.13%
Asian2933010.24%

11.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.84%

Male Poverty Rate

12.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merriam

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merriam is Hispanic, with 36.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merriam is White, with 7.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.13%.

Merriam Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.77%
High School14.37%
Some College7.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.81%

Merriam Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed74.26%
Male Employed6.90%
Female Employed5.95%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Merriam Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merriam Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,806$72,830
Families$76,053$83,111
Married Families$81,760-
Non Families$46,058$59,670
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Income by Household Type

Merriam Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Merriam Married by Age and Sex

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Merriam 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 45-54.

Merriam Marital Status by Race

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Merriam Marital Status

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671

Number of Veterans

621

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam251
Second Gulf War112
First Gulf War79
Korea56
World War II39

Merriam Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74233
75+141
55 to 64133
18 to 3496
35 to 5468

Merriam Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6457.96%
Black264.65%
Hispanic131.59%

Merriam Veterans by Race

Merriam Veterans by Education

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4.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merriam Veterans by Education

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69.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Merriam Employment by Age

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Merriam Employment by Race

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Merriam Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.24%

Born in Merriam

93.23%

Native Born

6.77%

Foreign Born

3.20%

Non Citizen

3.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.23% of Merriam residents were born in the United States, with 48.24% having been born in Kansas. 3.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Merriam Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,859-111-1.01%
202010,970-111-1.00%
201911,081-111-0.99%
201811,192-25-0.22%
201711,217-41-0.36%
201611,258-2-0.02%
201511,260140.12%
201411,246-14-0.12%
201311,260750.67%
201211,185650.58%
201111,120920.83%
201011,028200.02%
200011,008-813-0.71%
199011,8211,0270.91%
198010,794-161-0.15%
197010,9555,8717.98%
19605,0840.00%

Merriam Population by Year