dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Merrillville, Indiana

Merrillville, Indiana, in Lake county, is 7 miles S of Gary, Indiana and 30 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. The town is included in the Gary metropolitan area.

Merrillville History

The area on which the present day town of Merrillville stands was once occupied by the Potawatomi Indians. In 1834, the McGwinn village was established in this area. In the following year, Jeremiah Wiggins became the first white man to settle down in this area. After Wiggins died in 1838, the area was renamed Merrillville. In 1971, the area was officially incorporated as the Town of Merrillville.

Merrillville and nearby Attractions

  • Turkey Creek Golf Course
  • Innsbrook Country Club
  • Cedar Lake
  • Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Oak Ridge Prairie Park
  • Deep River Waterpark

Things To Do In Merrillville

The town has many outdoor and indoor facilities for recreation. Merrillville has a large concentration of hotels, big box retailers, restaurants and automobile dealerships. The city also has several parks with excellent amenities. There are a number of golf courses and forest preserves around the area as well.

Merrillville Transportation

Chicago International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Merrillville Higher Education

Davenport University, Commonwealth Business College, Keller Graduate School of Management and Sawyer College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 35,322
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 15,957
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 42.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,060
% Above Poverty Level 86.1%
% Below Poverty Level 13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.5%
Median Gross Rent $926
Median House Value $127,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.6%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Merrillville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles S of Gary, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 46410
P.O. Box Zip Codes 46411
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.482
Longitude -87.332

Merrillville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station OGDEN DUNES
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crown Point 28,444 $77,064
Griffith 16,643 $68,240
Hobart 28,943 $71,357
New Chicago 2,081 $49,074
Schererville 28,987 $85,441
St. John 15,789 $108,580

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Merrillville Public Libraries

Library
Lake County Pl
1919 W 81ST AVE
Merrillville, Indiana
(219) 769-3541
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Clinical Massage Therapy
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist - Diploma
  • Applied Business Fundamentals
  • Offers accelerated programs w/ flexible schedules & professional instruction
  • Multiple accredited campuses across 9 states including CA, TX, NV, & PA
  • 10 + programs including Practical Nursing, Dental and Medical Assisting
  • Provides professional development training & career planning resources
  • Military Student Center (MSC) is committed to the success of military students
camnpus icon
Hammond
Request Info
Programs
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Business Process Innovation
  • Teaches academic excellence, career preparation, & civic engagement for success
  • More than 40 undergraduate majors and 50 minors, including top-ranked programs
  • In a recent survey, 90% of seniors rated overall experience as excellent or good
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education w/110 acre campus near Philadelphia
  • Military Friendly School in the top 20 % helping military families, Victory Media
Programs
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
camnpus icon
Melrose Park
Request Info
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics
  • Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
  • AU challenges students to combine serious study with real-world experience
  • 8 schools & 150+ programs including bachelor’s, master’s & doctoral degrees
  • MSA accredited with multiple accreditations per program, located in Wash. D.C.
  • Ranked #74 in “Best National Universities” by US News and World Report
  • Multiple financial aid options for eligible students in need
Programs
  • Doctor of Health Professionals Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Life Science
  • Master of Science - Sports Science & Rehabilitation
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • A celebrated educational institution focusing on Health Sciences
  • Offering Online Bachelor's & Master's degrees
  • Logan University is HLC & CCE accredited
  • No GRE required for Master's degree programs.

Merrillville High Schools

MERRILLVILLE HIGH SCH
276 E 68TH PL
219-650-5307
Serves 2,054 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

Merrillville Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Merrillville Colleges
Merrillville colleges and trade schools.
Merrillville Graduate Schools
Merrillville Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Merrillville
Additional Resources
Info for Merrillville Government Officials


Are you an official in the Merrillville government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top