Merrill, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Merrill, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Merrill had a population of 811 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Merrill is located at latitude 43.4091 and longitude -84.3346 in Saginaw County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Merrill (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saginaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Village of Merrill (GNIS ID: 2399319) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Merrill is located within Township of Jonesfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saginaw County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Merrill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Merrill, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 811
Daytime Population: Workers 401
Daytime Population: Residents 430
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 831
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 806
Population in Familes 668
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,161
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $50,442
Average Household Income $59,809
Per Capita Income $23,939


Total Housing Units 324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (81.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $96,154
Average Home Value $129,580


Total Households 311
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 222
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.57% -0.12%
Households 0.73% 0.0%
Families 0.84% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Merrill, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merrill to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 474 32nd
Population Density # 282 59th
Diversity Index # 399 43rd
Median Household Income # 263 62nd
Per Capita Income # 329 53rd

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