Merriam, Kansas Population 2020

11,098

Merriam is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 11,098, it is the 34th largest city in Kansas and the 2875th largest city in the United States. Merriam is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually but its population has increased by 0.86% 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 2,570 people per square mile.

The average household income in Merriam is $72,724 with a poverty rate of 8.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $902 per month, and the median house value is $160,100. The median age in Merriam is 39.5 years, 40.1 years for males, and 38.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males.

Merriam Demographics

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

  • White: 85.35%
  • Black or African American: 6.17%
  • Two or more races: 4.62%
  • Asian: 2.78%
  • Other race: 1.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Native American: 0.03%
The current population of Merriam, Kansas is 11,098, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,178.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,003.

Merriam, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,59685.35%
Black or African American6946.17%
Two or More Races5194.62%
Asian3132.78%
Some Other Race1131.01%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.03%

Merriam Population Pyramid 2020

Merriam Median Age

39.5


Total

40.1


Male

38.8


Female

Merriam Adults

There are 9,328 adults, (1,872 of whom are seniors) in Merriam.

Merriam Age Dependency

50.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Merriam Sex Ratio

Female

5,993

53.30%

Male

5,250

46.70%

Merriam Households and Families

Merriam Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Merriam Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
Male68.1%31.9%
All57.1%42.9%
Female42.5%57.5%
Non Family40.7%59.3%

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1002.1757.1
Non Family2,4981.2440.7
Married1,8843.0282.5
Female5833.2542.5
Male1352.8768.1

2.88

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

9.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Merriam Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1792.17%
9th to 12th Grade4625.60%
High School Graduate1,86022.56%
Some College2,06825.08%
Associates Degree7659.28%
Bachelors Degree1,80221.86%
Graduate Degree1,10913.45%

Merriam Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,8256,3482,430
Hispanic614509210
Black37635687
Multiple Races341294138
Asian172172114
Other Race783813
Islander55
Native American333

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,124$45,829$38,842
Less Than High School$35,563$43,188$20,721
High School Grad$32,086$34,188$31,445
Some College$37,840$41,625$35,768
Bachelors Degree$52,132$57,796$45,069
Graduate Degree$53,233$53,295$53,194

$41,124

Average Earnings

$45,829

Average Male

$38,842

Average Female

Merriam Language

Merriam Language by Age

Merriam Language

91.73% of Merriam residents speak only English, while 8.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.57% of the population.

Merriam Poverty

Merriam Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,8007228.20%
Black67311617.24%
Hispanic906859.38%
Multiple5185310.23%
Other1093330.28%
Asian313319.90%

8.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.49%

Male Poverty Rate

9.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merriam

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merriam is Other, with 30.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merriam is White, with 8.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.36%
High School8.80%
Some College7.48%
Bachelors or Greater4.70%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.06%
Male Unemployed9.82%
Female Employed4.94%
Male Employed4.19%

Merriam Income

Merriam Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,643$72,724
Families$75,949$82,807
Married Families$82,419-
Non Families$41,250$56,692

Merriam Marital Status

Merriam Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Merriam Married by Age and Sex

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

Merriam Veterans

671

Number of Veterans

635

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam265
Second Gulf War79
Korea67
First Gulf War62
World War II35

$Merriam Veterans by Education

3.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merriam Employment Status

73.4%

Labor Force Participation

70.6%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Merriam 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

44.12%

Born in Kansas

92.49%

Native Born

7.51%

Foreign Born

3.57%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.49% of Merriam residents were born in the United States, with 44.12% having been born in Kansas. 3.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,098-40-0.36%
201911,138-40-0.36%
201811,178-35-0.31%
201711,213-40-0.36%
201611,253-7-0.06%
201511,260140.12%
201411,246-12-0.11%
201311,258740.66%
201211,184650.58%
201111,119910.83%
201011,028200.02%
200011,008-813-0.71%
199011,8211,0270.91%
198010,794-161-0.15%
197010,9555,8717.98%
19605,0840.00%