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Merrillan, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Merrillan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jackson County at latitude 44.4506 and longitude -90.8345. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 935 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Merrillan, but most people and references simply refer to it as Merrillan, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Merrillan indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Merrillan (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

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Merrillan, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 595
Population in Households 595
Population in Familes 478
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 471
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 267
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $58,224
Average Home Value $65,995


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $44,269
Per Capita Income $18,444
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.22% 1.69%
Households 2.44% 1.81%
Families 4.33% 1.7%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Merrillan, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merrillan to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 487 37th
Population Density1 # 482 38th
Diversity Index2 # 80 90th
Median Household Income # 745 4th
Per Capita Income # 726 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.