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Population (year 2000): 6,138. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,360 (+3.6% change)
Males: 2,988 (48.7%), Females: 3,150 (51.3%)

Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $58,692 (year 2000)
Median house value: $224,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Merrimac:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (26.5%), English (20.5%), French (17.0%), Italian (12.5%), French Canadian (6.8%), Polish (6.4%).

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Elevation: 107 feet

Merrimac,

For population 25 years and over in Merrimac

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merrimac town

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

1.8% Foreign born




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Haverhill, (6.7 miles pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (35.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (248.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Newbury, MA (2.2 miles West NH (3.5 miles Newton, Hampton, NH (4.4 miles South MA (5.3 miles Groveland, MA Amesbury, (5.4 miles NH Plaistow, (6.4 miles Kingston, NH (6.6 miles East


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 59 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 1998: 58 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $401,500
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $315,400
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $425,000

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 71.00 W

Area code: 978

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.8%), Manufacturing (20.7%), Retail trade (10.2%).


 

Crime in Merrimac by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 3 0 1
    per 100,000 16.3 48.9 0.0 16.3
Robberies 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.3
Assaults 12 15 2 10
    per 100,000 195.5 244.4 32.6 162.9
Burglaries 9 10 9 13
    per 100,000 146.6 162.9 146.6 211.8
Thefts 22 38 28 34
    per 100,000 358.4 619.1 456.2 553.9
Auto thefts 5 4 1 4
    per 100,000 81.5 65.2 16.3 65.2
76.7 109.8 36.3 86.2


Average climate in Merrimac, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Merrimac-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Merrimac city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Merrimac:
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • WHITTIER REHABILITATION HOSP (about 6 miles; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • BALDPATE HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; GEORGETOWN, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Merrimac:
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 21 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • MANCHESTER (about 31 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 32 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Merrimac:
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 12 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)
  • PLUM ISLAND (about 13 miles; NEWBURYPORT, MA; ID: 2B2)
  • HAMPTON AIRFIELD (about 16 miles; HAMPTON, NH; ID: 7B3)

Amtrak stations near Merrimac:
  • 7 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE). Services: ticket office.
  • 11 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.). Services: ticket office.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrimac:
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,388)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 13 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 21 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (about 23 miles; SALEM, MA; FT enrollment: 5,917)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 27 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
Public primary/middle schools in Merrimac:
  • HELEN R DONAGHUE SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: UNION STREET EXT.; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • DR FREDERICK N SWEETSIR (Students: 333; Location: 104 CHURCH STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Merrimac:
  • LITTLE PEOPLE PRESCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 59 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HARBORSCHOOLS MEERRIMAC CAMPUS (Students: 68; Location: PO BOX 275; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Merrimac:
  • THOMAS HOYT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $154,403; Location: 34 WEST MAIN ST.; 31,396 books; 403 audio materials; 922 video materials; 100 serial subscriptions)

Merrimac compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Merrimac:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCM (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD P/SHI)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merrimac:
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)

TV broadcast stations around Merrimac:
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

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