Merrimac, Massachusetts

Merrimac: Town in Massachusetts, United States


Merrimac is a town located in the county of Essex in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,338 and a population density of 277 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 6,972 inhabitants.

The town was created 386 years ago in 1637.

Merrimac locator map
Location of Merrimac on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Merrimac

Population : 6,972 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Essex County
Postal code : 01860
Area : 22.9 km2
Altitude : 108 feet / 33 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1638 (386 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 22:44:09 (13th July 2024)
Density : 304 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 9.09% (2010-2020)
Merrimac Town Hall image
Merrimac Town Hall
Merrimac Town Hall image


Merrimac is located at 42°49'50"N 71°0'8"W (42.8306500, -71.0022800).

Merrimac map


The population of Merrimac increased by 9.09% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,338 - census
2011 6,418 1.25% estimation process
2012 6,480 0.96% estimation process
2013 6,589 1.65% estimation process
2014 6,686 1.45% estimation process
2015 6,766 1.18% estimation process
2016 6,837 1.04% estimation process
2017 6,915 1.13% estimation process
2018 6,960 0.65% estimation process
2019 6,960 0% estimation process
2020 6,972 0.17% estimation process

Merrimac zip code is 01860. County name: Essex, County fips: 25009

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People born in Merrimac (6)

People born in Merrimac, including politician George W. Weymouth, Major League Baseball outfielder Dennis Berran, businessman William Wheelwright, .


  • Richard P. Gabriel (American writer and academic) he was born in 01/01/1949
  • George S. Odiorne he was born in 04/11/1920
  • Madeline M. Henderson (information scientist) she was born in 03/09/1922

Schools in Merrimac

College & universities near Merrimac, MA

Code Name City ZIP
167376 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill (MA) 01830-2399

Stations (24)

Amtrak & bus stations near Merrimac, MA

Code Name Address Type
NBT Newburyport, Massachusetts 90 Storey Avenue BUS
HHL Haverhill station Washington Street at Railroad Square RAIL
EXR Exeter station 60 Lincoln Street RAIL
PTS Portsmouth, New Hampshire 185 Grafton Drive BUS
DHM Durham–UNH station 3 Depot Road RAIL

Post offices near Merrimac

Post Office Name City ZIP
Merrima Post Office Merrimac (MA) 01860

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Merrimac , Wisconsin village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States with a population of 1,056 people.

Other cities in Essex County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Essex County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lynn 94,539 The third most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Lawrence 80,007 The third most populous city in Massachusetts.
Haverhill 64,098 The most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Peabody 53,063 A city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Methuen 50,910 The most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
South Peabody 50,293 A census-designated place in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Salem 43,581 The capital of Massachusetts.
Beverly 42,242 A city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Beverly Cove 40,365 A census-designated place in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
Andover 36,554 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
North Andover 31,460 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Gloucester 30,539 City on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States
Saugus 28,542 Town in Massachusetts
Danvers 27,571 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Marblehead 20,551 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Newburyport 18,495 City in Massachusetts

Distance to Other Cities

Merrimac distances to largest Massachusetts cities