Merrill, Iowa Population 2024

707

Merrill is a city located in Plymouth County Iowa. Merrill has a 2024 population of 707. Merrill is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 717 in 2020.

The average household income in Merrill is $81,453 with a poverty rate of 6.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Merrill is 34.9 years, 32.8 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Merrill Demographics

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

  • White: 93.65%
  • Other race: 2.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.88%
  • Black or African American: 1.15%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,247.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.39% (-10)
The current population of Merrill, Iowa is 707 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 717.

Merrill, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White89993.65%
Other race252.6%
Two or more races181.88%
Black or African American111.15%
Asian70.73%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Merrill Population by Race

Merrill Population Pyramid 2024

Merrill Median Age

34.9

Total

32.8

Male

36.9

Female

Merrill Adults

There are 676 adults, (129 of whom are seniors) in Merrill.

Merrill Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrill Sex Ratio

Female44346.15%
Male51753.85%

Merrill Population by Age

Merrill Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3602.6778.921.1
Married2093.3895.24.8
Non Family1171.3348.751.3
Male182.941000
Female162.7562.537.5
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3.27

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

78.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Merrill Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Merrill Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merrill Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Merrill Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$52,159

Average Earnings

$63,125

Average Male

$34,022

Average Female

Merrill Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrill Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Merrill Language

94.89% of Merrill residents speak only English, while 5.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.44% of the population.

Merrill Language

Merrill Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White899414.56%
Other251768%
Hispanic321753.13%
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6.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.48%

Male Poverty Rate

9.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrill

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrill is Other, with 68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrill is White, with 4.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.59%.

Merrill Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.73%
High School5.56%
Some College3.15%
Bachelors or Greater3.08%
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Merrill Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed1.43%
Female Employed1.4%
Male Unemployed
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Merrill Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrill Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Merrill Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrill Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Merrill Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Merrill Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Merrill Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

55

Number of Veterans

55

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Merrill Veterans by War

count

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Merrill Veterans by Age

count

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Merrill Veterans by Race

Merrill Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrill Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Merrill Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Merrill Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Merrill Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.46%

Born in Merrill

95.83%

Native Born

4.17%

Foreign Born

3.85%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.83% of Merrill residents were born in the United States, with 76.46% having been born in Iowa. 3.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Merrill Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029692-3-0.43%
2028695-3-0.43%
2027698-3-0.43%
2026701-3-0.43%
2025704-3-0.42%
2024707-3-0.42%
2023710-3-0.42%
2022713-3-0.42%
2021716-1-0.14%
2020717-14-1.92%
2019731-3-0.41%
2018734-4-0.54%
2017738-6-0.81%
201674460.81%
2015738-2-0.27%
2014740-5-0.67%
2013745-2-0.27%
2012747-4-0.53%
2011751-6-0.79%
2010757
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Merrill Population by Year