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Population (year 2000): 11,008. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,769 (-2.2% change)
Males: 5,294 (48.1%), Females: 5,714 (51.9%)

Johnson County

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Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $48,455 (year 2000)
Median house value: $112,900 (year 2000)

Merriam, KS residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Merriam:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.5%)
  • Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Black (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Other race (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (25.5%), English (15.2%), Irish (14.3%), United States (6.1%), Italian (4.0%), French (3.3%).

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Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 4.3 square miles

Merriam,

For population 25 years and over in Merriam

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merriam city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

3.9% Foreign born (1.5% Asia, 1.5% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -849 (-7.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Park, KS Overland (5.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, MO Kansas (10.3 miles pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (453.7 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: KS (2.6 miles Mission, KS (2.7 miles Countryside, Park, KS (3.9 miles Roeland KS (4.4 miles Fairway, Village, KS (4.5 miles Prairie KS Shawnee, (5.0 miles Hills, KS (5.4 miles Mission Quivira, KS (5.4 miles Lake


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700

Latitude: 39.02 N, Longitude: 94.69 W


Merriam, Kansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.6%), Retail trade (11.1%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,955 (+26.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 649 (10.2%)


 

Crime in Merriam by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 5 9 8
    per 100,000 45.4 81.8 72.7
Robberies 15 15 10
    per 100,000 136.3 136.3 90.8
Assaults 21 29 23
    per 100,000 190.8 263.4 208.9
Burglaries 81 124 79
    per 100,000 735.8 1126.5 717.7
Thefts 727 615 624
    per 100,000 6604.3 5586.8 5668.6
Auto thefts 104 92 114
    per 100,000 944.8 835.8 1035.6
488.5 495.5 457.9


Average climate in Merriam, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Merriam-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 134% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Merriam city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Merriam:
  • SHAWNEE MISSION MEDICAL CENTER (about 2 miles; SHAWNEE MISSION, KS)
  • CHILDRENS MERCY HOSPITAL SOUTH (about 5 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS)
  • SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF MID-AMERICA (about 5 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Merriam:
  • CHARLES B. WHEELER DOWNTOWN (about 11 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; ID: MKC)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 19 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; ID: MCI)
  • ROSECRANS MEMORIAL (about 54 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; ID: STJ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Merriam:
  • JOHNSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE (about 14 miles; OLATHE, KS; ID: OJC)
  • CEDAR AIR PARK (about 15 miles; OLATHE, KS; ID: 51K)
  • HILLSIDE (about 16 miles; STILWELL, KS; ID: 63K)

Amtrak stations near Merriam:
  • 9 miles: KANSAS CITY (2200 MAIN ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: INDEPENDENCE (600 S. GRAND AVE.). Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 6 $30,102 $60,204 9 $6,131
Financial Administration 2 $8,911 $53,466 1 $2,652
Firefighters 22 $96,103 $52,419 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $28,235 $56,470 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $6,243 $37,458 1 $1,767
Police - Other 4 $13,138 $39,414 5 $2,624
Streets and Highways 14 $45,735 $39,201 3 $4,275
Parks and Recreation 6 $23,634 $47,268 11 $6,934
Police Protection - Officers 25 $117,207 $56,259 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $9,919 $59,514 1 $2,953
Totals for Government 89 $379,227 $51,131 31 $27,336


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merriam:
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,168)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS; FT enrollment: 8,857)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES (about 8 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,259)
  • KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY (about 9 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 8,830)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 9 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,189)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; FT enrollment: 4,180)

Notable location: Georgetown Marketplace (A).

Park in Merriam: Antioch Park (1).


Merriam compared to Kansas state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Merriam:
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCNW (1380 AM; 3 kW; FAIRWAY, KS; Owner: KANSAS CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCZZ (1480 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, KS; Owner: HMEB COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCKN (1340 AM; 1 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merriam:
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCUR-FM (89.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KCCV-FM (92.3 FM; OLATHE, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLJC (88.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKFI (90.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MID-COAST RADIO PROJECT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Merriam:
  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K26CR (Channel 26; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K27FR (Channel 27; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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