Merrimac, Wisconsin

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Merrimac Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles NW of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Sauk
Standard Zip Codes 53561
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.373
Longitude -89.623

Merrimac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31 inches
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.7 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
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Merrimac Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 416 100%
Male 199 47.8%
Female 217 52.2%
Under 18 103 24.8%
18+ 313 75.2%
65+ 68 16.3%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 2.91
White 403 96.9%
African-American 3 0.7%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 5 1.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1.4%

Estimated Merrimac Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 438
Growth 22
Growth % 5.3%

Merrimac 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 38.8%
Norwegian 17.4%
English 7.1%
Irish 6.5%
Polish 5.6%
Welsh 4.3%
Czech 4.3%
Scottish 2.5%
Italian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
French Canadian 1.6%
US/American 1.2%
Hungarian 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 1.2%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Slovak 0.9%
Danish 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Merrimac 416 $42,656
Baraboo 10,711 $48,149
Dane 799 $56,250
Lodi 2,882 $57,763
Prairie du Sac 3,231 $55,234
Sauk City 3,109 $45,156
West Baraboo 1,248 $51,406
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