Merrill, Michigan

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Merrill, Michigan

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Comparative Profile of Merrill, Michigan

Comparing Merrill to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Senior Citizens 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Age of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
People Living Alone 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Merrill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles W of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Saginaw
Metro Area Saginaw - Bay City - Midland
Standard Zip Codes 48637
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.409
Longitude -84.328

Merrill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
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Merrill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 782 100%
Male 360 46%
Female 422 54%
Under 18 203 26%
18+ 579 74%
65+ 129 16.5%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.03
White 755 96.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.2%
Other 13 1.7%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 32 4.1%

Estimated Merrill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 758
Growth -24
Growth % -3.1%

Merrill Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.6%
Polish 10.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
Irish 8%
US/American 7.6%
French (except Basque) 5.6%
English 5.6%
French Canadian 4.3%
Scottish 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Czech 1.5%
Italian 1.5%
Croatian 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
Hungarian 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.7%
European 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Slavic 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Merrill 782 $40,278
Alma 9,275 $44,229
Breckenridge 1,339 $40,313
Ithaca 3,098 $45,795
Midland 41,685 $64,949
St. Charles 2,215 $45,804
St. Louis 4,494 $39,271

Merrill Public Libraries

Merrill District Library
Merrill, Michigan
(989) 643-7300

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Merrill High Schools (2004)

Serves 276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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