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Merrill, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Merrill had a population of 10,054 as of July 1, 2016. Merrill ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Merrill is located at latitude 45.1806 and longitude -89.7025 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Merrill (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,266 feet.

The City of Merrill (GNIS ID: 1583701) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Merrill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merrill: Jenny, Jenny Bull Falls, Jenny Falls, Mush-ko-da-yaw Tosh-ko-bo-je-gun.

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Merrill, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,054
Population in Households 9,697
Population in Familes 7,548
Population in Group Qrtrs 357
Population Density1 1,389
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 4,243
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,626
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,783 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,655 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,588 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 540 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $93,870
Average Home Value $130,548


Median Household Income $43,758
Average Household Income $53,474
Per Capita Income $22,852
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.12%
Households 0.26% 0.05%
Families 0.69% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Merrill, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merrill to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 87 89th
Population Density1 # 137 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 381 51st
Median Household Income # 562 28th
Per Capita Income # 579 25th

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