Merriam is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 11,288 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Merriam is the 34th largest community in Kansas.
Merriam real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Merriam house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Merriam is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Merriam is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merriam who work in office and administrative support (16.05%), sales jobs (9.90%), and management occupations (8.07%).
Also of interest is that Merriam has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Merriam is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.38% of adults in Merriam have a college degree.
The per capita income in Merriam in 2010 was $27,986, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,944 for a family of four. However, Merriam contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Merriam is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Merriam home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Merriam residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Merriam include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Merriam is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.