Merom is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 226 people and just one neighborhood, Merom is the 432nd largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Merom was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Merom isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Merom are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Merom is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Merom who work in office and administrative support (14.49%), law enforcement and fire fighting (13.04%) and sales jobs (11.59%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Merom is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Merom’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Merom, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Merom is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Merom, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 98.55% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small town, Merom does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.