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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Merrillville IN General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||35,622||6,570,902|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||35,246||6,483,797|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||1.1%||1.3%|
|Population, 2010 ||35,246||6,483,802|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||6.4%||6.7%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||25.5%||24.8%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||13.7%||13.0%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||53.0%||50.8% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||46.4%||84.3%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||44.5%||9.1%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.2%||0.3%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||1.2%||1.6%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||3.2%||2.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||12.9%||6.0%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||40.0%||81.5% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||82.8%||84.9%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||5.9%||4.7%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||11.6%||8.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||90.0%||87.2%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||20.9%||23.2%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||2,670||455,105|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||27.2||23.2|
|Housing units, 2010 ||14,842||2,795,541|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||66.2%||70.0%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||29.2%||18.5%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$130,400||$122,800|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||13,323||2,481,793|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.62||2.55|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$22,989||$24,635|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$51,389||$48,248|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||16.7%||15.4%|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||3,117||482,847|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||22.3%||4.6%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.5%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||4.2%||1.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||3.5%||1.8%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||26.3%||26.8% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||122,044||221,877,814|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||195,819||67,634,947|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||1,071,206||78,745,589|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$33,424||$12,408|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||141,159||11,669,759|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||33.22||35,826.11|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||1,061.1||181.0|
|FIPS Code ||48528||18|
|Counties ||Lake County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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