|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Merrillville is 36,524. Merrillville, Indiana is the 1,087th largest city in the US.
Merrillville is located entirely in Lake County.
The peak population of Merrillville was in 2020, when its population was 36,591. In 2020, Merrillville was the 1,080th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,087th largest city in the US. Merrillville is currently 0.2% smaller than it was in 2020.
Merrillville has grown 19.5% since the 2000. Merrillville, Indiana's growth is about average. 46% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Merrillville has a population density of 1,061.1 people per square mile.
|1081||Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina||36,736||348.1%|
|1082||Rock Island, Illinois||36,636||-7.5%|
|1088||Farmers Branch, Texas||36,442||32.5%|
|1089||Upper Arlington, Ohio||36,295||7.8%|
|1090||Lake Stevens, Washington||36,288||186.9%|
|1091||Oak Creek, Wisconsin||36,260||26.9%|
|1092||North Ridgeville, Ohio||36,240||61.5%|
The total voting age population of Merrillville, Indiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 25,646. The voting age population is 46.4% male and 53.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.9% of the residents of Merrillville are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Merrillville are 42.5% White, 42.5% Black, 7.3% Other, 6.0% Two or more races, 1.2% Asian, 0.3% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 16.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Merrillville, 13.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 23.2%. On a per-household basis, 9.6% of families are below the poverty line in Merrillville.
Among those aged 16 and older, 65.9% of Merrillville residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.9% of Merrillville residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 24.5% have a bachelor's degree and 8.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Merrillville residents aged 5 and older, 11.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 7.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Merrillville is 6.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Merrillville, 9.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Merrillville is $60,803.
In Merrillville, 63.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 36.1% of housing units in Merrillville.
Of all the housing units in Merrillville, 3.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Merrillville, 19.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,000 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Merrillville is $1,082.
In Merrillville, 85.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.