Merrill is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 9,048 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Merrill is the 88th largest community in Wisconsin. Much of the housing stock in Merrill was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Merrill is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Merrill is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merrill who work in office and administrative support (19.36%), management occupations (7.65%), and sales jobs (7.60%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Merrill rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.26% of adults 25 and older in Merrill have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Merrill in 2018 was $26,955, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,820 for a family of four. However, Merrill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Merrill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Merrill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Merrill include German, Irish, Polish, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Merrill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.