Merrillville demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,06218091
Median age38.037.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%43%43%
Speak English90%92%79%
Speak Spanish7%5%13%
Merrillville, IN has a population of 35,268 and is the 1,194th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,062 per sq mi which is 492% higher than the Indiana average and 1072% higher than the national average. The median age in Merrillville is 38 which is approximately 2% higher than the Indiana average of 37. In Merrillville, 49% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 59% of Merrillville residents were born in Indiana, 35% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Merrillville is 492% higher than Indiana.
  • The median age in Merrillville is 2% higher than Indiana.
  • In Merrillville 42.15% of the population is White.
  • In Merrillville 46.49% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Merrillville 1.36% of the population is Asian.

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Merrillville population breakdown by race

Black or African American46.49%9.23%12.63%
American Indian0.27%0.24%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race4.14%2.22%3.06%
Other race5.59%2.30%4.75%
In Merrillville, 14.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Merrillville, IN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).