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Population (year 2000): 30,560. Estimated population in July 2005: 31,525 (+3.2% change)
Males: 14,577 (47.7%), Females: 15,983 (52.3%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $49,545 (year 2000)
Median house value: $101,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Merrillville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.5%)
  • Black (22.9%)
  • Hispanic (9.7%)
  • Other race (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.1%), Irish (10.7%), Polish (9.9%), English (5.5%), United States (4.8%), Italian (4.6%).Indiana

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 33.3 square miles

Merrillville,

For population 25 years and over in Merrillville

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merrillville town

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

7.1% Foreign born (3.8% Europe, 1.3% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,504 (+8.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Gary, (6.6 miles pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (34.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Point, IN (4.6 miles Crown IN Hobart, (5.5 miles Chicago, IN (6.5 miles New IN Gary, (6.6 miles IN (7.0 miles Griffith, IN Winfield, (7.2 miles IN (7.4 miles Schererville, Station, IN Lake (7.8 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 68 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 1997: 82 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 1998: 73 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2000: 52 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2001: 55 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2002: 57 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2004: 71 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2005: 103 buildings, average cost: $165,300

Latitude: 41.49 N, Longitude: 87.34 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.1%), Manufacturing (19.4%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,147 (+23.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,789 (25.2%)


 

Crime in Merrillville by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 2 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.5 3.3 0.0
Rapes 3 2 1 2 2 2
    per 100,000 9.8 6.5 3.3 6.5 6.5 6.5
Robberies 41 41 26 25 23 24
    per 100,000 134.2 134.2 85.1 81.8 75.3 78.5
Assaults 16 28 7 5 27 36
    per 100,000 52.4 91.6 22.9 16.4 88.4 117.8
Burglaries 82 63 71 77 91 93
    per 100,000 268.3 206.2 232.3 252.0 297.8 304.3
Thefts 962 842 766 795 833 824
    per 100,000 3147.9 2755.2 2506.5 2601.4 2725.8 2696.3
Auto thefts 168 130 160 171 181 166
    per 100,000 549.7 425.4 523.6 559.6 592.3 543.2
243.3 219.9 189.8 203.4 223.4 222.3

Average climate in Merrillville, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Merrillville,

Merrillville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Merrillville city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/12/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the city center injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Eugene Wilson - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Aug 17, 1980), David Carson - College basketball player (Oakland Golden Grizzlies), Justin Johnson - College basketball player (St. Louis Billikens).

Main business address for: NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE CO (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED), NISOURCE INC/DE (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Merrillville:
  • METHODIST HOSPITALS INC SOUTHLAKE (8701 BROADWAY)
  • SOUTHLAKE CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH INC (8555 TAFT STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Merrillville:
  • ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; CROWN POINT, IN)
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 6 miles; HOBART, IN)
  • METHODIST HOSPITALS NORTHLAKE (about 8 miles; GARY, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Merrillville:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 10 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 24 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 36 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Merrillville:
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 5 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)
  • HOBART SKY RANCH (about 8 miles; HOBART, IN; ID: 3HO)
  • LANSING MUNI (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)

Amtrak stations near Merrillville:
  • 13 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 19 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2 $5,010 $30,060 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $14,336 $34,406 7 $4,645
Police Protection - Officers 48 $175,936 $43,984 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $15,378 $30,756 1 $100
Police - Other 13 $25,609 $23,639 12 $8,630
Streets and Highways 26 $93,739 $43,264 5 $9,086
Health 12 $50,191 $50,191 4 $1,687
Parks and Recreation 3 $6,474 $25,896 2 $108
Other and Unallocable 5 $12,735 $30,564 2 $2,378
Totals for Government 120 $399,408 $39,940 33 $26,634
Colleges/Universities in Merrillville:
  • DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-WESTERN REGION-MERRILLVILLE (Full-time enrollment: 472; Location: 8200 GEORGIA ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.davenport.edu)
  • MERRILLVILLE BEAUTY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 196; Location: 48 W 67TH PL; Private, for-profit)
  • COMMONWEALTH BUSINESS COLLEGE-MAIN CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 87; Location: 1000 E 80TH PL STE 101N; Private, for-profit; Website: aeccbc.com)
  • KELLER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT INC (FT enrollment: 50; Location: 1000 E 80TH PL SOUTH TOWER STE 609; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.KELLER.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • SAWYER COLLEGE-MERRILLVILLE (FT enrollment: 27; Location: 3803 E LINCOLN HWY; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sawyercollege.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrillville:
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 5 miles; GARY, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,432)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 5 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 3,208)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 11 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 20 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 20 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; FT enrollment: 3,376)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; FT enrollment: 3,191)
Public high school in Merrillville:
  • MERRILLVILLE HIGH SCH (Students: 2,054; Location: 276 E 68TH PL; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Merrillville:
  • ANDREAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 852; Location: 5959 BROADWAY; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Merrillville:
  • PIERCE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,123; Location: 199 E 70TH PL; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MERRILLVILLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 999; Location: 1400 W 61ST AVE; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • HOMER IDDINGS ELEM SCH (Students: 699; Location: 7249 VANBUREN ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • HENRY P FIELER ELEM SCH (Students: 478; Location: 407 W 61ST AVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • EDGAR L MILLER ELEM SCH (Students: 471; Location: 5901 WAITE ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JONAS E SALK ELEM SCH (Students: 448; Location: 3001 W 77TH AVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JOHN WOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 6100 E 73RD AVE; Grades: KG - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Merrillville:
  • AQUINAS CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SCH (Students: 178; Location: 801 WEST 73RD AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SMALL FRY ACADEMY (Students: 90; Location: 216 EAST 90TH DR; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Merrillville:
  • LAKE COUNTY PL (Operating income: $8,281,640; Location: 1919 W 81ST AVE; 1,058,226 books; 55,916 audio materials; 39,582 video materials; 2,127 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Merrillville: Broadway Center (A), Turkey Creek Country Club (B), Turkey Creek Golf Course (C), Innsbrook Country Club (D), Salvatorian Fathers Monastery (E).

Shopping Centers: Crossroad Plaza Shopping Center (1), Century Mall (2).

Churches in Merrillville include: Lakewood Enterprises Baptist Church (A), Saint Peter And Paul Church (B), Saint Stephen Martyr Church (C), Trinity Free Methodist Church (D), Saint Michaels Byzantine Church (E), Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church (F), Our Lady of Consolation Church (G), First United Pentecostal Church (H).

Cemeteries: Merrillville Cemetery (1), Calumet Park Cemetery (2), Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (3), Deep River Cemetery (4).

Creek: Deer Creek (A).

Parks in Merrillville include: Hidden Lake Park (1), Independence Park (2), Forest Hill Park (3), Tahoe Park (4), Rosenbaum Park (5), Oak Ridge Prairie County Park (6).


Merrillville compared to Indiana state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Merrillville:
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WWCA (1270 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLTH (1370 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: WLTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Merrillville:
  • WZVN (107.1 FM; LOWELL, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXRD (103.9 FM; CROWN POINT, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Merrillville:
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)

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