Merrick, New York Population 2020

19,966
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Merrick is a city located in New York. Merrick has a 2020 population of 19,966. Merrick is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -9.64% 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 $178,446 with a poverty rate of 2.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,177 per month, and the median house value is $562,500. The median age in Merrick is 45.4 years, 42.9 years for males, and 46.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.9 males.

Merrick Demographics

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

  • White: 92.12%
  • Asian: 2.89%
  • Black or African American: 2.50%
  • Other race: 1.29%
  • Two or more races: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Merrick, New York is 19,966, 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 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,39292.12%
Asian5782.89%
Black or African American4992.50%
Some Other Race2581.29%
Two or More Races1970.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native420.21%
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Merrick Population Pyramid 2020

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Merrick Median Age

45.4


Total

42.9


Male

46.8


Female

Merrick Adults

There are 15,450 adults, (3,403 of whom are seniors) in Merrick.

Merrick Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrick Sex Ratio

Female

10,039

50.28%

Male

9,927

49.72%

Merrick Households and Families

Merrick Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merrick Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married95.4%4.6%
All94.6%5.4%
Non Family92.9%7.1%
Female88.6%11.4%

94.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9062.8994.6
Married5,1203.2195.4
Non Family1,1371.292.9
Female4743.388.6
Male1753.34100

3.19

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Merrick Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2631.86%
9th to 12th Grade2751.95%
High School Graduate2,20515.62%
Some College1,82312.92%
Associates Degree1,0167.20%
Bachelors Degree4,20829.82%
Graduate Degree4,32330.63%
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Merrick Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,58312,1917,821
Hispanic740615285
Asian425404241
Black277277136
Other Race21119866
Multiple Races727246
Native American424219

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 multiple races people with a rate of 63.89%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$83,560$103,083$60,233
Less Than High School$26,929$60,050$26,236
High School Grad$44,625$58,897$27,264
Some College$60,815$83,147$39,615
Bachelors Degree$95,752$104,645$60,865
Graduate Degree$102,064$121,250$90,840

$83,560

Average Earnings

$103,083

Average Male

$60,233

Average Female

Merrick Language

Merrick Language by Age

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Merrick Language

86.26% of Merrick residents speak only English, while 13.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.31% of the population.

Merrick Poverty

Merrick Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4824692.68%
Hispanic1,180645.42%
Black496469.27%
Other257218.17%
Multiple197168.12%

2.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.16%

Male Poverty Rate

3.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrick

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrick is Black, with 9.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrick is White, with 2.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.28%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.22%
Some College5.35%
High School4.90%
Bachelors or Greater1.27%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed21.22%
Female Unemployed11.24%
Female Employed1.77%
Male Employed1.21%

Merrick Income

Merrick Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$154,770$178,446
Families$170,476$196,163
Married Families$174,143-
Non Families$58,750$83,656
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Merrick Marital Status

Merrick Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.6%

Male Marriage Rate

61.3%

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 Veterans

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652

Number of Veterans

640

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea183
Vietnam176
First Gulf War60
Second Gulf War38
World War II35
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Age Group Veterans
75+363
65 to 74140
35 to 5483
55 to 6466
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6394.47%
Indian1330.95%

Merrick Veterans by Education

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1.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrick Employment Status

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67.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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80.89%

Born in New York

88.42%

Native Born

11.58%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

9.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.42% of Merrick residents were born in the United States, with 80.89% having been born in New York. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202019,9660.00%
201919,9660.00%
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%