Merrillville employment information

Income per capita$22,729$24,953$28,555
Median household income$49,711$48,737$53,482
Median income owner occupied$61,551$60,618$68,142
Median income renter occupied$30,288$27,534$33,219
Median earnings male$35,765$35,272$36,116
Median earnings female$25,501$22,933$25,692
Unemployment rate7.2%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level17.1%15.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Merrillville is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Merrillville is 7% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Merrillville is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Merrillville is 10% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Merrillville median earnings by income bracket

Merrillville employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.5%0.3%
Manufacturing sector25.6%0.3%
Financial & insurance services1.7%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services13.3%15.4%
Public administration4.3%6.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.5%3.6%
Education, health & social services11.9%36.8%

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Aberdeen, IN1,831$95,33378%
St. John, IN15,456$93,80275%
Merrillville, IN35,262$49,7117%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
University City, MO35,226$53,6670%
Columbia, TN35,207$34,32536%
San Juan, TX35,183$34,51835%
Hobbs, NM35,343$53,7501%
Tupelo, MS35,345$41,97922%
Merrillville, IN35,262$49,7117%
Source: The Merrillville, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.