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Population
35,268
0.15% decline
Median Age
38
Median Household Income
$52,428
0.72% decline
Poverty Rate
15.3%
Number of Employees
16,459
0.59% growth
Median Property Value
$127,400
0% growth

Economy

The economy of Merrillville, IN employs 16,459 people. The economy of Merrillville, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Utilities; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.94; 1.5; and 1.47 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Merrillville, IN are Manufacturing (3,089), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,506), and Retail trade (1,723), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($52,788), Transportation & Warehousing ($49,643), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,035).

Median household income in Merrillville, IN is $52,428. Males in Merrillville, IN have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,032. The income inequality of Merrillville, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Merrillville, IN. In Lake County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,709. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Merrillville, IN is from the county of Lake County, IN.

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Diversity

Merrillville, IN is home to a population of 35,268 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Merrillville, IN is composed of 16,016 Black residents (45.4%), 12,830 White residents (36.4%), 4,936 Hispanic residents (14%), 980 Two+ residents (2.78%), and 452 Asian residents (1.28%). The most common foreign languages in Merrillville, IN are Spanish (2,521 speakers), Greek (237 speakers), and Other Slavic (174 speakers), but compared to other places, Merrillville, IN has a relative high number of Greek (237 speakers), Other Slavic (174 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (135 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Merrillville, IN awarded 433 degrees. The student population of Merrillville, IN is skewed towards females, with 158 male students and 275 female students. Most students in Merrillville, IN are Black or African American (179 and 41.3%), followed by White (170 and 39.3%), Hispanic or Latino (72 and 16.6%), and Unknown (8 and 1.85%). The largest universities in Merrillville, IN by number of graduates are Brown Mackie College-Merrillville (193 and 44.6%), ITT Technical Institute-Merrillville (123 and 28.4%), and Success Schools (80 and 18.5%). The most popular majors in Merrillville, IN are Registered Nursing (76 and 17.6%), Occupational Therapist Assistant (43 and 9.9%), and Surgical Technologist (23 and 5.31%). The median tuition costs in Merrillville, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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The median property value in Merrillville, IN is $127,400, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value changed from $127,400 to $127,400, a 0% increase. The homeownership rate of Merrillville, IN is 63.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Merrillville, IN have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Merrillville, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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