Merrillville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 34,750 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 (12.32%), sales jobs (10.14%), and management occupations (8.67%).
The overall education level of Merrillville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.13% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Merrillville in 2010 was $28,381, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,524 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 14.95% 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 Greek.