Merrimac, Virginia Population 2021

2,651
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Merrimac is a city located in Virginia. Merrimac has a 2020 population of 2,651. Merrimac is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 24.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,133 in 2010. Merrimac reached it's highest population of 2,651 in 2019.

The average household income in Merrimac is $65,704 with a poverty rate of 18.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $662 per month, and the median house value is $211,400. The median age in Merrimac is 43.1 years, 34.3 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Merrimac Demographics

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

  • White: 71.29%
  • Black or African American: 16.67%
  • Two or more races: 4.56%
  • Other race: 3.96%
  • Asian: 3.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Merrimac, Virginia is 2,651 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,127.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,133.

Merrimac, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,89071.29%
Black or African American44216.67%
Two or More Races1214.56%
Some Other Race1053.96%
Asian803.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.49%
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Merrimac Population by Race

Merrimac Population Pyramid $2021

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Merrimac Median Age

43.1


Total

34.3


Male

45.8


Female

Merrimac Adults

There are 2,143 adults, (768 of whom are seniors) in Merrimac.

Merrimac Age Dependency

92.8

Age Dependency Ratio

55.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrimac Sex Ratio

Female

1,495

56.39%

Male

1,156

43.61%

Merrimac Population by Age

Merrimac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merrimac Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female60.8%39.2%
Married53.7%46.3%
All37%63%
Non Family25.9%74.1%
Male0%100%

37.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merrimac Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2742.0437
Non Family7641.325.9
Married3413.1253.7
Female1483.0960.8
Male213.760

3.01

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

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Merrimac Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1558.26%
9th to 12th Grade1437.62%
High School Graduate47525.31%
Some College34018.11%
Associates Degree20110.71%
Bachelors Degree23112.31%
Graduate Degree33217.69%
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Merrimac Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merrimac Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5001,260407
Hispanic16611813
Other Race10510511
Black1039357
Asian808064
2+ Races411711
Islander131313

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%.

Merrimac Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,938$42,465$37,277
Less Than 9th Grade$$29,115$
High School Graduate$25,150$$25,050
Some College$51,159$59,375$50,612
Bachelors Degree$73,618$74,211$
Graduate Degree$40,993$26,598$

$40,938

Average Earnings

$42,465

Average Male

$37,277

Average Female

Merrimac Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrimac Language by Age

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Merrimac Language

89.75% of Merrimac residents speak only English, while 10.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.18% of the population.

Merrimac Language

Merrimac Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,79828715.96%
Black44214833.48%
Hispanic1665331.93%
Other1052927.62%

18.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.88%

Male Poverty Rate

24.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrimac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrimac is Black, with 33.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrimac is White, with 15.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.09%.

Merrimac Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.81%
High School28.22%
Some College6.89%
Bachelors or Greater1.45%

Merrimac Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.62%
Male Unemployed12.50%
Male Employed8.30%
Female Employed7.41%

Merrimac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrimac Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,846$65,704
Families$73,125$98,572
Married Families$102,731-
Non Families$28,030$42,144
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Income by Household Type

Merrimac Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

29.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrimac Married by Age and Sex

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Merrimac 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 55-64.

Merrimac Marital Status by Race

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Merrimac Marital Status

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122

Number of Veterans

122

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea75
Vietnam20
World War II10
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War

Merrimac Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+85
65 to 7418
55 to 6411
18 to 348
35 to 54

Merrimac Veterans by Age

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Merrimac Veterans by Race

Merrimac Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrimac Veterans by Education

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51.4%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Merrimac Employment by Age

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Merrimac Employment by Race

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Merrimac 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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48.55%

Born in Merrimac

94.95%

Native Born

5.05%

Foreign Born

3.28%

Non Citizen

1.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.95% of Merrimac residents were born in the United States, with 48.55% having been born in Virginia. 3.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Merrimac Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,6510.00%
20202,6510.00%
20192,65152424.64%
20182,1271105.45%
20172,017-93-4.41%
20162,11022011.64%
20151,890-99-4.98%
20141,989-303-13.22%
20132,2921858.78%
20122,107-70-3.22%
20112,177442.06%
20102,1330.00%

Merrimac Population by Year