Merrill, Plymouth County, Iowa

Merrill: City in Plymouth County, Iowa

About

Merrill is a city located in the county of Plymouth in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 755. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 723 inhabitants.

The city was created 129 years ago in 1893.

Quick Facts about Merrill

Population : 723 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Plymouth County
Postal code : 51038
Water as percent of area : 0%
Land as percent of area : 100%
Altitude : 1,175 feet / 358 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1894 (129 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 07:03:40 (6th February 2023)
Population growth : -4.43% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Merrill is located at 42°43'11"N 96°14'55"W (42.7197100, -96.2486400).

Merrill map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Merrill decreased by 4.43% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 755 - census
2011 751 -0.53% estimation process
2012 746 -0.67% estimation process
2013 745 -0.13% estimation process
2014 740 -0.68% estimation process
2015 738 -0.27% estimation process
2016 743 0.67% estimation process
2017 738 -0.68% estimation process
2018 732 -0.82% estimation process
2019 731 -0.14% estimation process
2020 723 -1.11% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 14,891
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 15,046
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -1.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 15,479
April 1, 2010 Population : 15,062
People under 5 years old, percentage : 4.4%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.2%
People over 65 (%) : 20.6%
Female persons, % : 54.1%
White only, percent : 91.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 0.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.2%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 5.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 87.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,069
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.1%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.0%

Merrill zip code is 51038. County name: Plymouth, County fips: 19149

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $129,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $973
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $354
2015-2019 median gross rent : $587
2015-2019 Households : 6,075
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.31
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 83.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 80.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 74.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 84.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 22.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 47.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 44.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 61,961
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 278,500
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,039,092
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 544,514
2012 total retail sales per capita : $36,243
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $37,121
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $23,728
Percentage of people living in poverty : 18.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,829
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,025
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 505
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 61
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,582
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 167
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,470
2010 population per square mile : 885.3
2010 land area in square miles : 17.01

Schools in Merrill

College & universities near Merrill, IA

Code Name City ZIP
152992 Briar Cliff University Sioux City (IA) 51104

Post offices near Merrill

Post Office Name City ZIP
Merrill Post Office Merrill (IA) 51038

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Merrill , Wisconsin city in and county seat of Lincoln County, Wisconsin, United States with a population of 2,953 people.
  • Merrill , Oregon city in Oregon, USA with a population of 859 people.
  • Merrill , Michigan village in Michigan, United States with a population of 720 people.

Other cities in Plymouth County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Plymouth County , IA.

City Name Population Title
Le Mars 10,195 City in Iowa, United States
Remsen 1,607 City in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States of America
Akron 1,454 City in Plymouth County, South Dakota, United States
Kingsley 1,397 Town in Iowa, USA
Hinton 954 City in Iowa, United States
Brunsville 152 Human settlement in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States of America
Westfield 126 City in Iowa, USA
Oyens 102 City in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States
Craig 91 City in Iowa, United States
Struble 77 Human settlement in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States of America