Merritt, Illinois Population 2024

126

Merritt is a city located in Morgan County and Scott County Illinois. Merritt has a 2024 population of 126. Merritt is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has decreased by 0% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 0 in 2020.

The average household income in Merritt is $105,331 with a poverty rate of 0%. The median age in Merritt is 55.3 years: 52.5 years for males, and 58.4 years for females.

Merritt Demographics

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

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
23.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5.30/sq mi
The current population of Merritt, Illinois is 126 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024).

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White126100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Merritt Population by Race

Merritt Population Pyramid 2024

Merritt Median Age

55.3

Total

52.5

Male

58.4

Female

Merritt Adults

There are 112 adults, (40 of whom are seniors) in Merritt.

Merritt Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

55.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Merritt Sex Ratio

Female5442.86%
Male7257.14%

Merritt Population by Age

Merritt Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All582.1791.48.6
Married382.7986.813.2
Non Family2001000
Male0000
Female0000

2.79

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

91.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Merritt Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree2120%
Graduate Degree87.62%
High School Graduate3533.33%
Less Than 9th Grade65.71%
Some College3533.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Merritt Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merritt Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1059929

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.62%.

Merritt Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$36,750$0$31,667
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$52,750$54,500$41,625
Some College$58,750$0$0

$52,750

Average Earnings

$54,500

Average Male

$41,625

Average Female

Merritt Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merritt Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Merritt Language

100% of Merritt residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Merritt Language

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Merritt Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Merritt Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merritt Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$123,000$130,237
Households$95,938$105,331
Married Families$123,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$70,357$58,010

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Merritt Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

70.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.5%

Male Marriage Rate

75.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Merritt Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Merritt 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 35-44.

Merritt Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Merritt Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12

Number of Veterans

12

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam9
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Merritt Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 747
75+5
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Merritt Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1210.71%

Merritt Veterans by Race

Merritt Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merritt Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Merritt Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Merritt Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Merritt 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

84.92%

Born in Merritt

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Merritt residents were born in the United States, with 84.92% having been born in Illinois. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Merritt Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202412600%

Merritt Population by Year