Merrillville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 34,871 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Merrillville is the 25th largest community in Indiana.
Merrillville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Merrillville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merrillville who work in office and administrative support (14.88%), sales jobs (9.87%), and management occupations (8.09%).
The citizens of Merrillville are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.45% of adults in Merrillville having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Merrillville in 2010 was $26,749, 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 $106,996 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 14.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Merrillville include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Merrillville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.