Merriam, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 11,212 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 
Males: 5,349  (47.7%)
Females: 5,863  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66202, 66203, 66204.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,328 (it was $48,455 in 2000)
Merriam:

$65,328
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,170 (it was $23,988 in 2000)

Merriam city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $192,639 (it was $112,700 in 2000)
Merriam:

$192,639
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $167,151; detached houses: $171,970; townhouses or other attached units: $116,166

Median gross rent in 2017: $902.

March 2019 cost of living index in Merriam: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.2% for Black residents, 7.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.7% for other race residents, 8.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Merriam, KS (2017)
    • 8,91176.7%White alone
    • 1,0489.0%Hispanic
    • 1,0268.8%Black alone
    • 3863.3%Asian alone
    • 2221.9%Two or more races
    • 100.09%American Indian alone
    • 60.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Merriam detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Merriam, Kansas as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Merriam is 547 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Merriam by year

Type

2005

2008

2009

2011

2012

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.8)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(74.0)
14
(130.1)
12
(111.2)
3
(27.1)
8
(71.2)
8
(70.5)
8
(70.6)
6
(53.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(185.0)
11
(102.2)
9
(83.4)
7
(63.2)
12
(106.8)
4
(35.2)
4
(35.3)
3
(26.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
29
(268.3)
69
(641.0)
49
(454.0)
18
(162.6)
33
(293.7)
31
(273.1)
39
(344.0)
32
(283.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
56
(518.0)
80
(743.2)
78
(722.7)
54
(487.7)
59
(525.1)
77
(678.3)
42
(370.5)
36
(319.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
586
(5,421)
545
(5,063)
408
(3,780)
400
(3,612)
426
(3,791)
417
(3,673)
415
(3,661)
529
(4,691)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
97
(897.3)
24
(223.0)
54
(500.3)
79
(713.4)
78
(694.1)
111
(977.8)
98
(864.4)
111
(984.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(55.5)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.6)
2
(17.6)
1
(8.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)511.7553.9446.6308.9427.2411.8377.3413.7

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City-data.com crime index in Merriam, KS

Crime rate in Merriam detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (19.4%), American (9.0%), Irish (7.3%), English (7.0%), European (3.7%), Northern European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/28/1950

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 4.32 square miles.

Population density: 2,598 people per square mile   (average).

Merriam, Kansas map

911 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 0.9% Africa).

This city:

7.8%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,989 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,119 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Overland Park, KS (5.6 miles , pop. 149,080).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (8.4 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (417.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mission, KS (1.4 miles ),
Countryside, KS (1.4 miles ),
Roeland Park, KS (1.8 miles ),
Fairway, KS (1.9 miles ),
Prairie Village, KS (1.9 miles ),
Shawnee, KS (2.0 miles ),
Mission Hills, KS (2.1 miles ),
Lake Quivira, KS (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.02 N, Longitude: 94.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,266 (+45.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 890 (12.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Merriam, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Merriam, KS in 2017

Property values in Merriam, KS

Merriam satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $248,600
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $159,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Merriam, KS residents
Average permit cost in Merriam, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Merriam, KS
Historical housing units in Merriam, KS
Most common industries in Merriam, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Merriam, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)

Average climate in Merriam, Kansas

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Merriam, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 88.7. This is about average.

City:

88.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.225. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.225
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.717. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.717
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.46
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Merriam-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Merriam city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merriam-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 369.3 miles away from Merriam center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 308.6 miles away from Merriam center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 315.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 335.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 297.7 miles away from Merriam center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 366.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Merriam topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Merriam:

  • SOUTH PARK HOUSE (9322 W 50TH TERRACE)
  • NMC HOMECARE INC (9301 W 53RD STREET)
  • TRINITY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER INC (9700 W 62ND STREET)

Heliports located in Merriam:

Amtrak stations near Merriam:

  • 8 miles: KANSAS CITY (2200 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: INDEPENDENCE (600 S. GRAND AVE.) . Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: LEE'S SUMMIT (220 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merriam:

  • Wright Career College (about 7 miles; Overland Park, KS; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 7 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 10,544)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (about 7 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 12,834)
  • Rockhurst University (about 7 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 8 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 8 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 12 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Merriam,Kansas is a very old town.People from all around come to Merriam every year added by Annie May

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Merriam: Antioch Industrial Park (A), Georgetown Marketplace (B), Antioch Library (C), Station Number 1 (D), Merriam City Hall (E), Antioch Central Library (F), Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (G), Merriam Fire Department Station 1 (H), Johnson County Medical Action Station 61 (I), Irene B French Community Center (J), Merriam Police Department (K), Shawnee Mission Medical Center Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Merriam include: Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Kansas City (A), Mount Olive Baptist Church (B), Korean United Presbyterian Church of Kansas (C), Merriam Christian Church (D), Grace Church of the Living God (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), Christian Assembly Fellowship (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Antioch Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Antioch Lake North (A), Antioch Lake South (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Merriam include: Merriam Aquatic Center (1), Antioch Park (2), Chatlain Park (3), Campbell Park (4), Merriam Parks and Recreation (5), Lucyann C Vavra Memorial Park (6), Quail Creek Park (7), Werner Park (8), Waterfall Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Johnson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.9%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Merriam in 2010:

  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Merriam in 2000:

  • 116 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Merriam (2011 data):

  • UMB Bank, National Association: Merriam Hen House Bkg. Center Branch at 5800 Antioch, branch established on 1998/06/29. Info updated 2007/12/13: Bank assets: $11,205.9 mil, Deposits: $8,538.8 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • The Morrill and Janes Bank and Trust Company: The Morrill And Janes Bank And Trust at 6740 Antioch Road, branch established on 1871/01/04. Info updated 2011/03/15: Bank assets: $646.8 mil, Deposits: $475.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Morrill Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Merriam Branch at 8600 Shawnee Mission Parkway, branch established on 1969/07/29. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Merriam:

Marital status in Merriam, KS
  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Merriam:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Merriam
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Merriam, KS (based on Johnson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic102,13118
Evangelical Protestant99,699190
Mainline Protestant71,06887
Other21,64446
Orthodox1,5055
Black Protestant6424
None247,490-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 72
This county:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 120
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 388
Johnson County:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.0%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Johnson County:

12.6%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Merriam:

49.3%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Merriam:

46.7%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.3%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

56.6%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Merriam, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 31$162,143$62,7650$0
Streets and Highways 14$62,474$53,5491$2,128
Other and Unallocable 8$39,428$59,1421$1,993
Other Government Administration 6$42,747$85,4949$4,618
Parks and Recreation 6$26,804$53,6089$5,443
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$27,311$65,5460$0
Police - Other 5$18,715$44,9162$1,484
Financial Administration 3$21,800$87,2001$2,440
Judicial and Legal 2$7,890$47,3401$1,329
Totals for Government 80$409,312$61,39724$19,435

Merriam government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,151,000 ($548.61)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,638,000 ($324.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,315,000 ($295.67)
    Regular Highways: $2,519,000 ($224.67)
    Central Staff Services: $1,306,000 ($116.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,195,000 ($106.58)
    General Public Buildings: $934,000 ($83.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $302,000 ($26.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $288,000 ($25.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $2,134,000 ($190.33)
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $57,000 ($5.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $266,000 ($23.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000 ($11.95)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($4.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000 ($2.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($2.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,377,000 ($479.58)

Merriam government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $343,000 ($30.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($0.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,593,000 ($409.65)
    Highways: $1,862,000 ($166.07)
    General Local Government Support: $1,720,000 ($153.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,224,000 ($109.17)
    Special Assessments: $426,000 ($38.00)
    General Revenue - Other: $133,000 ($11.86)
    Sale of Property: $62,000 ($5.53)
    Interest Earnings: $61,000 ($5.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,341,000 ($119.60)
    General Local Government Support: $486,000 ($43.35)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,944,000 ($886.91)
    Property: $3,386,000 ($302.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,459,000 ($130.13)
    Other License: $566,000 ($50.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $500,000 ($44.60)

Merriam government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,190,000 ($641.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,825,000 ($519.53)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,365,000 ($121.74)

Merriam government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,488,000 ($2451.66)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,000 ($4.01)

7.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,186 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Kansas average:

6.44%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($422 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.04%
Kansas average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jackson County, MO  1.34% ($71,814 average AGI)
from Wyandotte County, KS  0.66% ($42,296)
from Douglas County, KS  0.31% ($49,739)


6.82% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Kansas average:

7.12%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($565 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.05%
Kansas average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jackson County, MO  1.32% ($58,976 average AGI)
to Wyandotte County, KS  0.66% ($40,363)
to Clay County, MO  0.23% ($62,830)
Businesses in Merriam, KS
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CarMax1Nike1
Caribou Coffee1Nissan1
Comfort Inn1OfficeMax1
Dennys1Old Navy1
Domino's Pizza1Papa John's Pizza1
Famous Footwear1PetSmart1
FedEx1Quality1
GNC1SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop1Sprint Nextel1
Hilton1Starbucks1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Homestead Studio Suites1Verizon Wireless1
IHOP1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Merriam:

  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCNW (1380 AM; 3 kW; FAIRWAY, KS; Owner: KANSAS CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCZZ (1480 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, KS; Owner: HMEB COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCKN (1340 AM; 1 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merriam:

  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCUR-FM (89.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KLJC (88.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KCCV-FM (92.3 FM; OLATHE, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKFI (90.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MID-COAST RADIO PROJECT, INC.)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KANU (91.5 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)

TV broadcast stations around Merriam:

  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K26CR (Channel 26; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K27FR (Channel 27; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Merriam fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 433ft / 132mTotal length
  • $5,714,000Total costs
  • 1,371,983Total average daily traffic
  • 108,572Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Merriam, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Merriam, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Merriam)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Merriam, KS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Merriam)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: MULVANEY RONALD F CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 130R , Serial Number: 289463, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 10/08/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 10/27/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel J Keister, 5646 Knox St, Merriam, KS 66203
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 425 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 12, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 353ES , Serial Number: 425-0158, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 02/25/1982, Certificate Issue Date: 07/29/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Napoleon LLC, 9000 W 64th Ter, Merriam, KS 66202
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5748A , Serial Number: 28348, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 02/20/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/09/2012
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kenneth R Godfrey, 7219 Mastin St, Merriam, KS 66203, Other Owners: Benjamin Judith A Godfrey
  • Aircraft: ENSTROM F-28C (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360 SER (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 637H , Serial Number: 395, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 06/27/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/24/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas A Eisenach, 7243 Eby Ave Apt 103, Merriam, KS 66204
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 955JL , Serial Number: 2099, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 08/25/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 09/24/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Eog Air LLC, 5425 Antioch Dr, Merriam, KS 66202
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9591J , Serial Number: 28-3730, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 06/08/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Brenda A Lea, 6320 Hadley St, Merriam, KS 66202

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED62$135,73056$123,452237$129,29714$24,87914$122,394
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$103,1754$108,37516$132,6141$14,9700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$123,6585$102,42858$135,46013$17,2993$104,690
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$127,3859$132,10941$128,2933$37,8202$101,595
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$97,9701$70,7709$124,6371$48,1901$40,330

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0504.00 , 0505.00, 0520.01, 0520.04, 0521.01, 0522.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$143,98316$148,2610$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$132,5764$137,0901$129,060
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$143,0081$178,9100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$68,8800$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0504.00 , 0505.00, 0520.01, 0520.04, 0521.01, 0522.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Merriam, KS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Merriam, KS - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 43. The highest number of reported fires - 110 took place in 2007, and the least - 7 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Merriam, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (60.5%), and Outside Fires (20.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Merriam, KS
    • 44360.5%Structure Fires
    • 15320.9%Outside Fires
    • 12216.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 141.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Merriam, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Merriam, Kansas:

  • Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Shawnee Mission, 6451 E Frontage Rd, Merriam, Kansas 66202 , Phone: (913) 236-6006, Fax: (913) 236-7343
  • Drury Inn Kansas City Shawnee Mission, 9009 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, Kansas 66202 , Phone: (913) 236-9200
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Merriam, Kansas
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Merriam, KS
  • 86.6%Utility gas
  • 12.5%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Merriam, KS
  • 54.2%Utility gas
  • 39.5%Electricity
  • 3.0%No fuel used
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Merriam compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 10 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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