Merrillville, Indiana Population 2020

34,408

Merrillville is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. With a 2020 population of 34,408, it is the 29th largest city in Indiana and the 1140th largest city in the United States. Merrillville is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -2.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,246 in 2010. Merrillville reached it's highest population of 35,473 in 2014. Spanning over 33 miles, Merrillville has a population density of 1,037 people per square mile.

The average household income in Merrillville is $68,953 with a poverty rate of 10.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,051 per month, and the median house value is $132,100. The median age in Merrillville is 37.8 years, 37 years for males, and 38.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.2 males.

Merrillville In Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 44.43%
  • White: 41.09%
  • Other race: 7.20%
  • Two or more races: 5.97%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Merrillville, Indiana is 34,408, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,750. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,246.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American15,56544.43%
White14,39541.09%
Some Other Race2,5227.20%
Two or More Races2,0915.97%
Asian3340.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native1190.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%

Merrillville In Population Pyramid 2020

Merrillville In Median Age

37.8


Total

37


Male

38.7


Female

Merrillville In Adults

There are 26,850 adults, (5,286 of whom are seniors) in Merrillville In.

Merrillville In Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrillville In Sex Ratio

Female

18,816

53.71%

Male

16,216

46.29%

Merrillville In Households and Families

Merrillville In Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Merrillville In Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
Male78.8%21.2%
All65.8%34.2%
Female58.2%41.8%
Non Family49.5%50.5%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,8842.4965.8
Non Family5,4321.2249.5
Married5,4083.383.3
Female2,2203.3858.2
Male8243.1878.8

3.25

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Merrillville In Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7413.14%
9th to 12th Grade1,4676.22%
High School Graduate7,42231.48%
Some College6,12625.99%
Associates Degree1,8938.03%
Bachelors Degree3,80416.14%
Graduate Degree2,1219.00%

Merrillville In Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,4169,4332,325
Black9,9519,2472,808
Hispanic2,5452,131525
Other Race1,4741,150322
Multiple Races567474141
Asian229229160
Native American11996
Islander666

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

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

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,150$46,047$33,262
Less Than High School$21,332$36,351$15,737
High School Grad$35,661$36,497$32,006
Some College$36,192$50,828$30,429
Bachelors Degree$47,109$57,944$36,137
Graduate Degree$49,423$50,826$48,231

$38,150

Average Earnings

$46,047

Average Male

$33,262

Average Female

Merrillville In Language

Merrillville In Language by Age

Merrillville In Language

91.55% of Merrillville In residents speak only English, while 8.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.52% of the population.

Merrillville In Poverty

Merrillville In Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black15,4071,71911.16%
White12,7331,1489.02%
Hispanic5,17779315.32%
Multiple2,07343921.18%
Other2,48234713.98%

10.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.70%

Male Poverty Rate

11.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrillville In

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrillville In is Multiple, with 21.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrillville In is White, with 9.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.45%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.87%
High School9.84%
Some College6.57%
Bachelors or Greater5.76%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.77%
Female Unemployed14.62%
Female Employed6.81%
Male Employed3.88%

Merrillville In Income

Merrillville In Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,465$68,953
Families$70,250$82,065
Married Families$80,635-
Non Families$36,283$46,734

Merrillville In Marital Status

Merrillville In Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrillville In Married by Age and Sex

Merrillville In 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 55-64.

Merrillville In Marital Status by Race

Merrillville In Veterans

2,195

Number of Veterans

1,956

Male Veterans

239

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam565
First Gulf War511
Second Gulf War354
Korea158
World War II52
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0108.13%
Black8857.70%
Hispanic2809.37%
Other1719.86%
2 or More12915.91%

$Merrillville In Veterans by Education

4.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrillville In Employment Status

67.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Merrillville In Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.74%

Born in Indiana

95.29%

Native Born

4.71%

Foreign Born

1.82%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.29% of Merrillville In residents were born in the United States, with 57.74% having been born in Indiana. 1.82% 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
202034,408-171-0.49%
201934,579-171-0.49%
201834,750-65-0.19%
201734,815-171-0.49%
201634,986-208-0.59%
201535,194-279-0.79%
201435,4731540.44%
201335,31950.01%
201235,314460.13%
201135,2683020.86%
201034,9664,4061.36%
200030,5603,3031.15%
199027,257-420-0.15%
198027,67711,7595.69%
197015,91815,71815.71%
19402000.00%