Merton, Wisconsin

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Merton, Wisconsin

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High Points

Merton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Merton Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Merton People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Merton Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Merton College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Merton, Wisconsin

Comparing Merton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 3 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Short Commute Times 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Merton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
P.O. Box Zip Codes 53056
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.146
Longitude -88.306

Merton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
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Merton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,926 100%
Male 982 51%
Female 944 49%
Under 18 697 36.2%
18+ 1,229 63.8%
65+ 75 3.9%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.47
White 1,900 98.7%
African-American 8 0.4%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 0.7%

Estimated Merton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,643
Growth 717
Growth % 37.2%

Merton 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 49.2%
Irish 10.4%
Polish 9.9%
English 4.4%
Italian 4%
Norwegian 3.4%
US/American 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Scottish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Swedish 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Bulgarian 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Serbian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Merton 1,926 $75,000
Chenequa 583 $166,623
Hartland 7,905 $67,844
Lannon 1,009 $54,107
Nashotah 1,266 $82,949
Pewaukee 11,783 $80,163
Sussex 8,828 $65,702
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