Statewide Claims to Fame

Merriam is 1st in Kansas out of 55 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Merriam is 6th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Merriam is 8th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Merriam is 9th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Female residents

Merriam is 12th in Kansas out of 55 other cities in Retail sales

Merriam is 13th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Merriam is 14th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Foreign born residents

Merriam is 14th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - Two or More

Merriam is 15th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Merriam is 16th in Kansas out of 60 other cities in Home median value

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Merriam Rank Kansas US
Current population (2012) 11,174 33rd 2,885,905 313,914,040
Size in square miles 4.3 53rd 81,758.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,549.4 8th 34.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Merriam Rank Kansas US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 54th 7.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.1% 56th 25.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.9% 26th 13.7% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Merriam Rank Kansas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 91.1% 25th 89.5% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 33.9% 15th 29.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Merriam Rank Kansas US
Race - White 83.4% 44th 87.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.1% 13th 6.2% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 46th 1.2% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.6% 17th 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 26th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.6% 14th 2.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 10.7% 16th 11.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 78.1% 45th 77.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Merriam Rank Kansas US
Female residents 52.2% 9th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 8.2% 14th 6.5% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Merriam Rank Kansas US
Housing units 5,224 31st 1,237,651 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 31.3% 6th 17.6% 25.9%
Households 4,887 30th 1,104,479 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 64.0% 40th 69.0% 66.1%
Home median value $157,500 16th $125,500 $186,200
People per household 2.2 56th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Merriam Rank Kansas US
Income per capita $26,576 17th $26,545 $27,915
Income per household $52,668 24th $50,594 $52,762
Income below poverty line 15.1% 23rd 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Merriam Rank Kansas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,461 23rd 237,040 27,092,908
Retail sales $679,275 12th $34,538,332 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $62,884 1st $12,444 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $23,864 24th $4,192,347 $613,795,732

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