Merrillville, IN


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Merrillville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 35,224 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Merrillville is the 25th largest community in Indiana.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Merrillville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Merrillville is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Merrillville who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (10.18%), and food service (7.30%).

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, 21.47% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Merrillville in 2010 was $23,923, 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 $95,692 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 15.60% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Merrillville include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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