merrillville Demographics
Educational Attainment
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Less than High School 696 3.4 % 6.6 %
High School Graduate 7,914 38.8 % 32.6 %
Some College 6,688 32.8 % 24.6 %
Bachelor’s Degree 3,539 17.4 % 22.5 %
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,555 7.6 % 13.7 %
High School Graduate or Higher 18,598 91.2 % 87.1 %
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 4,384 21.5 % 21.5 %
Age Statistics
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Total Population 35,322 - -
19 years old and under 9,396 26.6 % 25.6 %
20 to 44 years old 11,623 32.9 % 12.7 %
45 to 64 years old 9,203 26.1 % 12.7 %
65 years old and older 5,100 14.4 % 1.9 %
Language Spoken at Home
Number No. Area % Area National % National
English Only 29,671 92.0 % 84.6 %
Spanish 2,521 7.8 % 14.3 %
Other Languages 50 0 % 0 %
Marital Status
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Never Married 4,803 36.2 % 33.5 %
Married 5,942 44.7 % 50.5 %
Separated 308 2.3 % 2.6 %
Divorced 2,227 16.8 % 13.5 %
Census Housing Report
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Total Housing Units 14,448 - -
Occupied Housing Units 13,473 93.3 % 87.7 %
Vacant Housing Units 975 6.7 % 12.3 %
1-Unit, Detached 8,716 60.3 % 61.4 %
1-Unit, Attached 1,354 9.4 % 5.8 %
2-Units 161 1.1 % 3.7 %
3 to 4 Units 550 3.8 % 4.5 %
5 to 9 Units 714 4.9 % 4.8 %
10 to 19 Units 1,390 9.6 % 4.6 %
20 or More Units 1,465 10.1 % 8.8 %
Mobile Homes 91 0.6 % 6.3 %
Boat, RV, or Van 7 0.0 % 0.1 %
Built 1990 to 1999 1,481 10.3 % 14.0 %
Built 1980 to 1989 1,193 8.3 % 13.6 %
Built 1970 to 1979 2,673 18.5 % 15.5 %
Built 1960 to 1969 2,637 18.3 % 10.8 %
Built 1940 to 1959 2,827 19.6 % 15.6 %
Built 1939 or Earlier 777 5.4 % 13.0 %
Electric 1,642 11.4 % 33.5 %
Natural Gas 11,553 80.0 % 42.3 %
Tank or LP Gas 187 1.3 % 4.1 %
Wood 39 0.3 % 1.8 %
Other Fuel 35 0.2 % 0.4 %
None 17 0.1 % 1.0 %
Racial Breakdown
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Caucasian 15,282 45.2 % 75.5 %
African-American 15,506 45.9 % 13.1 %
Native American 269 0.8 % 0.8 %
Asian 467 1.4 % 5.6 %
Some Other Race 2,259 6.7 % 4.9 %
Economic Statistics
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Median Household Income 52,810 55,775
Median Family Income 63,060 68,260
Median Per Capita Income 23,923 29,979
Weather
  • Chance of Sunshine 41.94 %
  • Temperature 30.88 ℉
  • Rainfall 1.29 inches
  • Energy Demand
    [HDD] 40.46
    [CDD] 0
Earthquakes
Magnitude Probability
5.0 0.04 %
6.0 0.01 %
7.0 0.00 %
8.0 0.00 %
9.0 0.00 %
Very Low Risk Area
Public Information
Unemployment Information
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