Merrifield, Virginia Population 2021

18,291
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Merrifield is a city located in Fairfax County Virginia. Merrifield has a 2020 population of 18,291. Merrifield is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 20.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,212 in 2010. Merrifield reached it's highest population of 18,291 in 2019.

The average household income in Merrifield is $132,070 with a poverty rate of 10.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,021 per month, and the median house value is $494,700. The median age in Merrifield is 33.2 years, 33.5 years for males, and 32.5 years for females.

Merrifield Demographics

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

  • White: 49.05%
  • Asian: 31.20%
  • Black or African American: 7.64%
  • Other race: 6.36%
  • Two or more races: 5.76%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Merrifield, Virginia is 18,291 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 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,97149.05%
Asian5,70631.20%
Black or African American1,3977.64%
Some Other Race1,1636.36%
Two or More Races1,0545.76%
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Merrifield Population by Race

Merrifield Population Pyramid $2021

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Merrifield Median Age

33.2


Total

33.5


Male

32.5


Female

Merrifield Adults

There are 15,351 adults, (1,331 of whom are seniors) in Merrifield.

Merrifield Age Dependency

30.5

Age Dependency Ratio

9.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrifield Sex Ratio

Female

9,239

50.51%

Male

9,052

49.49%

Merrifield Population by Age

Merrifield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merrifield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married49.9%50.1%
All35%65%
Non Family27%73%
Male26.4%73.6%
Female11.8%88.2%

35.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merrifield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8942.3235
Non Family3,8191.4527
Married3,1813.1549.9
Female6252.4811.8
Male2694.4126.4

3.01

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Merrifield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6194.65%
9th to 12th Grade2131.60%
High School Graduate8126.10%
Some College8016.02%
Associates Degree7695.78%
Bachelors Degree5,57141.86%
Graduate Degree4,52433.99%
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Merrifield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merrifield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,2556,1235,113
Asian4,0913,8873,217
Hispanic1,5881,201719
Other Race904608301
Black870821620
2+ Races639579511

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 81.74%.

Merrifield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$71,813$85,000$60,727
Less Than 9th Grade$25,399$27,168$
High School Graduate$34,076$41,108$24,954
Some College$45,799$49,375$44,118
Bachelors Degree$70,716$82,931$58,564
Graduate Degree$93,798$104,575$82,096

$71,813

Average Earnings

$85,000

Average Male

$60,727

Average Female

Merrifield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrifield Language by Age

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Merrifield Language

52.89% of Merrifield residents speak only English, while 47.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 18.26% of the population.

Merrifield Language

Merrifield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian5,70668311.97%
White7,9126828.62%
Hispanic2,37428612.05%
Other1,16323119.86%
Black1,39716812.03%
Multiple1,05416715.84%

10.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.37%

Male Poverty Rate

9.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrifield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrifield is Other, with 19.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrifield is White, with 8.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.05%.

Merrifield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.70%
High School10.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.44%
Some College3.50%

Merrifield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed38.64%
Female Unemployed21.13%
Female Employed8.71%
Male Employed4.38%

Merrifield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrifield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$114,219$132,070
Families$127,961$145,170
Married Families$144,503-
Non Families$100,647$115,623
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Income by Household Type

Merrifield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

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 35-44.

Merrifield Marital Status by Race

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Merrifield Marital Status

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530

Number of Veterans

488

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War255
First Gulf War150
Vietnam146
Korea15
World War II

Merrifield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54190
18 to 34123
65 to 7483
55 to 6479
75+55

Merrifield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4535.78%
Asian420.90%
Hispanic231.18%
Black181.73%
2+ Races172.21%

Merrifield Veterans by Race

Merrifield Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrifield Veterans by Education

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79.4%

Labor Force Participation

77.1%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Merrifield Employment by Age

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Merrifield Employment by Race

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Merrifield 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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21.54%

Born in Merrifield

56.87%

Native Born

43.13%

Foreign Born

25.73%

Non Citizen

17.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

56.87% of Merrifield residents were born in the United States, with 21.54% having been born in Virginia. 25.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Merrifield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,2910.00%
202018,2910.00%
201918,2915022.82%
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%

Merrifield Population by Year