Merrill is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 9,233 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Merrill is the 88th largest community in Wisconsin.
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, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merrill who work in office and administrative support (18.27%), sales jobs (10.96%), and management occupations (5.53%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Merrill rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.61% 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 2010 was $22,716, 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 $90,864 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 Polish, Norwegian, Irish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Merrill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.