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Population (year 2000): 10,146. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,145 (-0.0% change)
Males: 4,800 (47.3%), Females: 5,346 (52.7%)

Lincoln County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $33,098 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,100 (year 2000)

Merrill, WI residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Merrill:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (54.9%), Irish (8.7%), Polish (8.1%), Norwegian (6.2%), French (6.1%), Swedish (5.5%).Wisconsin

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 7.0 square miles

Merrill,

For population 25 years and over in Merrill

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merrill city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2.0% Foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +253 (+2.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WI Appleton, (109.2 miles pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (147.2 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (269.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: WI (0.0 miles Merrill, Brokaw, WI (11.0 miles) , WI (14.5 miles Hamburg, WI (15.8 miles Wausau, Mountain, WI (17.7 miles Rib .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $125,100

Latitude: 45.18 N, Longitude: 89.70 W

Area code: 715

Merrill, Wisconsin business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (32.9%), Educational,health and social services (15.4%), Retail trade (14.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,355 (+23.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,945 (63.3%)

Crime in Merrill by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 5 4 4 3 2
    per 100,000 69.0 49.3 39.4 39.4 29.6 19.7
Robberies 0 2 1 0 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 19.7 9.9 0.0 9.9 9.9
Assaults 12 8 7 11 6 4
    per 100,000 118.3 78.8 69.0 108.4 59.1 39.4
Burglaries 68 45 73 59 44 45
    per 100,000 670.2 443.5 719.5 581.5 433.7 443.5
Thefts 418 277 359 320 316 353
    per 100,000 4119.9 2730.1 3538.3 3154.0 3114.5 3479.2
Auto thefts 21 18 16 17 16 14
    per 100,000 207.0 177.4 157.7 167.6 157.7 138.0
279.5 195.8 237.0 217.7 194.2 200.0

Average climate in Merrill, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Merrill,

Merrill-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.6 miles away from the Merrill city center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category 4 tornado 32.3 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Merrill:
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CTR OF MERRILL (601 S CENTER AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Merrill:
  • WAUSAU HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; WAUSAU, WI)
  • NORTH CENTRAL HEALTH CARE FACIL 206 (about 16 miles; WAUSAU, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; TOMAHAWK, WI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Merrill:
  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN (about 29 miles; MOSINEE, WI; ID: CWA)
  • RHINELANDER-ONEIDA COUNTY (about 34 miles; RHINELANDER, WI; ID: RHI)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 95 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; ID: VOK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Merrill:
  • MERRILL MUNI (about 1 miles; MERRILL, WI; ID: RRL)
  • WAUSAU DOWNTOWN (about 20 miles; WAUSAU, WI; ID: AUW)
  • TOMAHAWK REGIONAL (about 21 miles; TOMAHAWK, WI; ID: T08)

Amtrak station near Merrill:
  • 16 miles: WAUSAU (109 S. 17TH AVE.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area.
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
Health 9 $30,589 $40,785 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,568 $30,816 2 $2,650
Police Protection - Officers 21 $86,782 $49,589 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $12,808 $38,424 0 $0
Streets and Highways 14 $45,482 $38,984 0 $0
Airports 1 $3,474 $41,688 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $5,497 $65,964 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 6 $17,433 $34,866 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $12,004 $36,012 5 $3,173
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,762 $40,572 0 $0
Water Supply 7 $21,327 $36,560 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $14,057 $42,171 0 $0
Transit 5 $14,497 $34,792 4 $2,918
Local Libraries 9 $25,379 $33,838 12 $9,091
Other and Unallocable 6 $23,136 $46,272 2 $1,634
Firefighters 15 $53,530 $42,824 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $10,990 $32,970 3 $1,023
Other Government Administration 1 $3,788 $45,456 9 $4,441
Totals for Government 114 $390,105 $41,063 37 $24,930
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrill:
  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WAUSAU, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,039)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 47 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; FT enrollment: 8,083)
  • FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT APPLETON (about 108 miles; APPLETON, WI; FT enrollment: 3,364)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH (about 113 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; FT enrollment: 9,057)
  • SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE (about 124 miles; DE PERE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 127 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 127 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,601)
Public high school in Merrill:
  • MERRILL HI (Students: 1,157; Location: 1201 N SALES ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Merrill:
  • NTC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 81; Location: P O BOX 119 N2519 BUS HWY 51; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Merrill:
  • PRAIRIE RIVER MID (Students: 739; Location: 106 N POLK ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KATE GOODRICH EL (Students: 439; Location: 505 W 10TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WASHINGTON EL (Students: 285; Location: 1900 E 6TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JEFFERSON EL (Students: 163; Location: 1914 JACKSON ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PINE RIVER EL (Students: 127; Location: W4165 HIGHWAY 64; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HEADSTART AND EARLY CHILDHOOD (Students: 102; Location: 1111 N SALES ST; Grades: PK - PK)
  • SCOTT EL (Students: 99; Location: N1725 SUNSET DR; Grades: 01 - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Merrill:
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 1104 EAST THIRD STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER ELEMENTARY (Students: 185; Location: 1708 E. 10TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 611 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Merrill:
  • T.B. SCOTT FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $806,639; Location: 106 W. FIRST ST.; 77,504 books; 4,780 audio materials; 4,156 video materials; 255 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Merrill: Merrill City Hall (A), Fire Station Number 2 (B), T B Scott Free Library (C), Lincoln County Jail (D), Lincoln County Courthouse (E).

Churches in Merrill include: Church of the Ascension (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (D), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (E), Park City Baptist Church (F), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (G), Saint Francis Catholic Church (H).

Cemetery: Merrill Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: 2780 Reservoir (A).

Rivers and creeks: Devil Creek (A), Prairie River (B).

Parks in Merrill include: Otts Park (1), Riverside Park (2), Lincoln County Fair Grounds (3), Memorial Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Merrill compared to Wisconsin state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Merrill:
  • WJMT (730 AM; 1 kW; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXCO (1230 AM; 1 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJJQ (810 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TOMAHAWK, WI; Owner: GREGORY A & MARGARUITE S ALBERT)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Merrill:
  • WMZK (104.1 FM; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WCLQ (89.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WOFM (94.7 FM; MOSINEE, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKQH (104.9 FM; MARATHON, WI; Owner: RLM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJJQ-FM (92.5 FM; TOMAHAWK, WI; Owner: GREGORY A & MARGARUITE S ALBERT)
TV broadcast stations around Merrill:
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSAW-TV (Channel 7; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W31CI (Channel 31; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • W27AU (Channel 27; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)

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