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Merrillville, IN
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Living in Merrillville



Merrillville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 36,233 people and nine associated neighborhoods, Merrillville is the 26th largest community in Indiana.

One downside of living in Merrillville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.06 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Merrillville overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Merrillville, 24.37% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Merrillville in 2018 was $34,226, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,904 for a family of four. However, Merrillville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Merrillville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Merrillville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Merrillville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Merrillville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Merrillville include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Merrillville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.