Merrick, New York Population 2021

20,130
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Merrick is a city located in Nassau County New York. Merrick has a 2020 population of 20,130. Merrick is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -8.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,097 in 2010. Merrick reached it's highest population of 22,097 in 2010.

The average household income in Merrick is $184,062 with a poverty rate of 3.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,208 per month, and the median house value is $573,200. The median age in Merrick is 45.4 years, 42.4 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Merrick Demographics

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

  • White: 91.53%
  • Asian: 3.40%
  • Black or African American: 2.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.50%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Merrick, New York is 20,130 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,966.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,097.

Merrick, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,42591.53%
Asian6843.40%
Black or African American4662.31%
Two or More Races3021.50%
Some Other Race2091.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.22%
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Merrick Population by Race

Merrick Population Pyramid $2021

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Merrick Median Age

45.4


Total

42.4


Male

47.3


Female

Merrick Adults

There are 15,520 adults, (3,534 of whom are seniors) in Merrick.

Merrick Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrick Sex Ratio

Female

10,046

49.91%

Male

10,084

50.09%

Merrick Population by Age

Merrick Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merrick Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married96%4%
All94.4%5.6%
Non Family89.6%10.4%
Female89.4%10.6%

94.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merrick Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0532.8594.4
Married5,0893.296
Non Family1,2731.1989.6
Female5113.3489.4
Male1803.31100

3.18

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Merrick Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3192.24%
9th to 12th Grade3022.12%
High School Graduate1,95513.70%
Some College1,84612.94%
Associates Degree1,0457.32%
Bachelors Degree4,41630.95%
Graduate Degree4,38530.73%
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Merrick Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merrick Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,58412,1148,031
Hispanic806677265
Asian489467301
Black283283142
Other Race19017863
2+ Races12512547
Native American444423

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 63.82%.

Merrick Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$86,559$104,736$64,095
Less Than 9th Grade$26,904$63,478$26,203
High School Graduate$42,145$57,794$30,417
Some College$63,083$83,108$42,276
Bachelors Degree$95,648$105,587$67,171
Graduate Degree$105,637$135,815$92,760

$86,559

Average Earnings

$104,736

Average Male

$64,095

Average Female

Merrick Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrick Language by Age

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Merrick Language

86.57% of Merrick residents speak only English, while 13.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.07% of the population.

Merrick Language

Merrick Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,3295793.34%
Hispanic1,382564.05%
Black463204.32%
Other208209.62%
Multiple30272.32%

3.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.36%

Male Poverty Rate

4.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrick

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrick is Other, with 9.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrick is Multiple, with 2.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.76%.

Merrick Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.78%
High School5.68%
Some College3.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.01%

Merrick Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed18.88%
Male Unemployed13.49%
Male Employed1.69%
Female Employed0.90%

Merrick Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrick Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$158,306$184,062
Families$173,440$202,838
Married Families$177,693-
Non Families$68,977$90,502
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Income by Household Type

Merrick Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.9%

Male Marriage Rate

60.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrick Married by Age and Sex

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Merrick Marriage

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

Merrick Marital Status by Race

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Merrick Marital Status

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608

Number of Veterans

608

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam175
Korea163
First Gulf War45
Second Gulf War28
World War II9

Merrick Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+337
65 to 74136
35 to 5468
55 to 6467
18 to 34

Merrick Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5974.17%
Native American1125.00%

Merrick Veterans by Race

Merrick Veterans by Education

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2.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrick Veterans by Education

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66.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Merrick Employment by Age

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Merrick Employment by Race

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Merrick 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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81.54%

Born in Merrick

88.38%

Native Born

11.62%

Foreign Born

2.04%

Non Citizen

9.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.38% of Merrick residents were born in the United States, with 81.54% having been born in New York. 2.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Merrick Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,1300.00%
202020,1300.00%
201920,1301640.82%
201819,966-713-3.45%
201720,679-129-0.62%
201620,8082361.15%
201520,572-721-3.39%
201421,293850.40%
201321,208-14-0.07%
201221,222-95-0.45%
201121,317-780-3.53%
201022,0970.00%

Merrick Population by Year