Merrifield, Virginia Population 2020

17,789
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Merrifield is a city located in Virginia. Merrifield has a 2020 population of 17,789. Merrifield is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 16.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,212 in 2010. Merrifield reached it's highest population of 17,789 in 2018.

The average household income in Merrifield is $128,793 with a poverty rate of 8.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,980 per month, and the median house value is $481,700. The median age in Merrifield is 33.3 years, 33 years for males, and 33.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.6 males.

Merrifield Demographics

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

  • White: 48.16%
  • Asian: 31.38%
  • Black or African American: 8.81%
  • Two or more races: 7.32%
  • Other race: 4.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Merrifield, Virginia is 17,789, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,789.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,212.

Merrifield, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,56748.16%
Asian5,58231.38%
Black or African American1,5678.81%
Two or More Races1,3037.32%
Some Other Race7544.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.09%
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Merrifield Population Pyramid 2020

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Merrifield Median Age

33.3


Total

33


Male

33.6


Female

Merrifield Adults

There are 14,897 adults, (1,604 of whom are seniors) in Merrifield.

Merrifield Age Dependency

33.8

Age Dependency Ratio

12.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrifield Sex Ratio

Female

8,825

49.61%

Male

8,964

50.39%

Merrifield Households and Families

Merrifield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merrifield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married53.5%46.5%
Male43.1%56.9%
All39.6%60.4%
Non Family30.1%69.9%
Female16.2%83.8%

39.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6232.3339.6
Non Family3,7511.4930.1
Married3,2173.1553.5
Female4372.816.2
Male2183.843.1

3.05

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Merrifield Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7205.53%
9th to 12th Grade1461.12%
High School Graduate7876.04%
Some College9056.95%
Associates Degree8326.39%
Bachelors Degree5,14139.46%
Graduate Degree4,49934.53%
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Merrifield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,7655,5644,598
Asian4,1123,9393,076
Hispanic1,3351,000639
Black1,017942708
Multiple Races784702576
Other Race641400189
Islander161616

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

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

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$71,994$84,038$59,107
Less Than High School$27,158$27,277$
High School Grad$32,566$60,147$30,147
Some College$42,113$45,750$41,674
Bachelors Degree$69,784$81,537$57,314
Graduate Degree$91,907$99,961$74,286

$71,994

Average Earnings

$84,038

Average Male

$59,107

Average Female

Merrifield Language

Merrifield Language by Age

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Merrifield Language

53.07% of Merrifield residents speak only English, while 46.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 19.44% of the population.

Merrifield Poverty

Merrifield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,39574010.01%
Asian5,5664107.37%
Multiple1,30320615.81%
Hispanic1,9561588.08%
Other7549913.13%
Black1,567795.04%

8.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.17%

Male Poverty Rate

7.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrifield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrifield is Multiple, with 15.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrifield is Black, with 5.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.68%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.79%
High School8.26%
Bachelors or Greater5.73%
Some College3.28%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.25%
Male Unemployed30.29%
Female Employed3.66%
Male Employed3.52%

Merrifield Income

Merrifield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$108,349$128,793
Families$123,182$143,940
Married Families$134,763-
Non Families$98,583$110,597
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Merrifield Marital Status

Merrifield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrifield Married by Age and Sex

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Merrifield 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.

Merrifield Marital Status by Race

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Merrifield Veterans

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645

Number of Veterans

588

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War296
Vietnam183
First Gulf War172
Korea29
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54178
18 to 34177
65 to 74111
55 to 64106
75+73
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4956.62%
Black857.72%
Hispanic392.33%
Asian320.70%
2 or More171.90%
Hawaiian16100.00%

Merrifield Veterans by Education

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2.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrifield Employment Status

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77.3%

Labor Force Participation

74.2%

Employment Rate

2.7%

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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20.00%

Born in Virginia

56.89%

Native Born

43.11%

Foreign Born

24.03%

Non Citizen

19.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

56.89% of Merrifield residents were born in the United States, with 20.00% having been born in Virginia. 24.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,7890.00%
201917,7890.00%
201817,7895463.17%
201717,2432431.43%
201617,0005883.58%
201516,4125393.40%
201415,8734392.84%
201315,4344352.90%
201214,999-216-1.42%
201115,21530.02%
201015,2120.00%