Merriam, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 11,281 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.5%
 
Males: 5,384  (47.7%)
Females: 5,897  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66202, 66203, 66204.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,037 (it was $48,455 in 2000)
Merriam:

$56,037
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,501 (it was $23,988 in 2000)

Merriam city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $154,639 (it was $112,700 in 2000)
Merriam:

$154,639
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $158,111; Detached houses: $161,594; Townhouses or other attached units: $133,153; In 2-unit structures: $114,613; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,694; Mobile homes: $17,577

Median gross rent in 2012: $844.

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  • White alone - 8,570 (75.4%)
  • Black alone - 1,241 (10.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1,215 (10.7%)
  • Asian alone - 237 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 103 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 39 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Merriam: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (12.9%), English (9.9%), United States (4.5%), Italian (3.2%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/28/1950

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 4.32 square miles.

Population density: 2,614 people per square mile   (average).

Merriam,KS real estate house value index trend

Merriam, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Merriam:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merriam city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

912 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

This city:  8.0%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Merriam, Kansas as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Merriam to the number of sex offenders is 1,397 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,035 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,011 (1.4%)

Merriam satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.02 N, Longitude: 94.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,866 (+25.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 669 (10.7%)

Merriam household income distribution Merriam home values distribution

Property values in Merriam, KS


Crime rates in Merriam by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 00011002
per 100,000 0.00.00.09.39.30.00.017.8
Rapes 5988141238
per 100,000 45.082.873.574.0130.1111.227.171.2
Robberies 15151020119712
per 100,000 134.9137.991.9185.0102.283.463.2106.8
Assaults 2129232969491833
per 100,000 188.8266.7211.3268.3641.0454.0162.6293.7
Burglaries 81124795680785459
per 100,000 728.41140.3725.9518.0743.2722.7487.7525.1
Thefts 727615624586545408400426
per 100,000 6537.85655.75733.75420.95063.23780.23612.43791.0
Auto thefts 104921149724547978
per 100,000 935.3846.11047.5897.3223.0500.3713.4694.1
Arson 88161110
per 100,000 71.973.69.255.59.39.39.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.5) 486.9519.1478.3496.9537.8433.6299.9414.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Merriam detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Kansas average:

2.68
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -849 (-7.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Merriam: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Merriam, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 (12).
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

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.518. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.518
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.42. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.42
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.88
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.8%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for Black residents, 33.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 48.5% for other race residents, 15.1% for two or more races residents)
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

Merriam, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Merriam compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Merriam, Kansas:

  • Comfort Inn, 6401 E Frontage Rd, Merriam, KS 66202 , Phone: (913) 262-2622, Fax: (913) 262-1043
  • Homestead Studio Suites Hotels, 6451 E Frontage Rd, Merriam, KS 66202 , Phone: (913) 236-6006, Fax: (913) 236-7343
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 7400 W Frontage Rd, Merriam, KS 66203 , Phone: (913) 722-0800
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Merriam, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Merriam travel time to work - commute Merriam mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Merriam city (based on Johnson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.81%
Here: 50.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionJewish
Adherents41.9%8.8%6.8%6.0%5.2%
Congregations7.6%8.4%5.9%9.3%2.5%
NameLutheran ChurchChurch of the NazareneEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents4.1%3.8%3.6%2.8%16.8%
Congregations3.4%5.1%5.1%5.1%47.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 72
Johnson 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.
State:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

23.0%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$12,624$75,7442$6,138
Other Government Administration 6$39,763$79,5269$4,305
Judicial and Legal 2$7,441$44,6461$2,124
Police Protection - Officers 25$118,991$57,1160$0
Police - Other 8$42,814$64,2213$1,984
Firefighters 21$95,461$54,5490$0
Fire - Other 2$17,506$105,0360$0
Streets and Highways 16$72,692$54,5191$2,081
Parks and Recreation 4$20,548$61,64410$6,526
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$21,451$64,3530$0
Other and Unallocable 8$33,294$49,9410$0
Totals for Government 98$482,585$59,09226$23,158

Merriam government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $17,992,000 ($1594.89)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,865,000 ($253.97)
    Regular Highways: $2,333,000 ($206.81)
    Police Protection: $2,019,000 ($178.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,100,000 ($97.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $975,000 ($86.43)
    Central Staff Services: $400,000 ($35.46)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($2.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,982,000 ($352.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $214,000 ($18.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($2.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,264,000 ($466.63)

Merriam government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $228,000 ($20.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,208,000 ($107.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,391,000 ($211.95)
    Fines and Forfeits: $751,000 ($66.57)
    General Revenue, NEC: $316,000 ($28.01)
    Special Assessments: $55,000 ($4.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,894,000 ($167.89)
    Highways: $314,000 ($27.83)
    General Local Government Support: $57,000 ($5.05)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,619,000 ($586.74)
    Property: $3,972,000 ($352.10)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,126,000 ($99.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $348,000 ($30.85)
    Other License: $337,000 ($29.87)

Merriam government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $46,429,000 ($4115.68)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $43,751,000 ($3878.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,035,000 ($2307.86)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,560,000 ($1911.18)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,900,000 ($523.00)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,678,000 ($237.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,425,000 ($126.32)

Merriam government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,106,000 ($895.84)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,612,000 ($497.47)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,069,000 ($3906.48)

6.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Kansas average:

6.43%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($551 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.03%
Kansas average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, MO  1.26% ($71,410 average AGI)
from Wyandotte County, KS  0.72% ($32,403)
from Douglas County, KS  0.32% ($35,909)


6.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($56,477 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Kansas average:

6.89%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($849 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.06%
Kansas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, MO  1.12% ($43,111 average AGI)
to Wyandotte County, KS  0.65% ($29,660)
to Douglas County, KS  0.27% ($32,975)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Merriam fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 26
Total length: 144 meters (472ft)
Total costs: $5,260,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,180,560
Total average daily truck traffic: 72,345

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 8
  • 1990-1999: 10
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Merriam, KS
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Merriam

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Merriam, KS
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

Merriam on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists (population 5,000+)"
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  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: U. S. Postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 (66203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Arab first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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