Merrick, New York

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Population in 2010: 22,097.
Population change since 2000: -2.9%
Males: 10,804  (48.9%)
Females: 11,293  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 11566.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $150,906 (it was $93,132 in 2000)
Merrick:

$150,906
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $62,415 (it was $36,334 in 2000)

Merrick CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $577,842 (it was $287,800 in 2000)
Merrick:

$577,842
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $623,832; detached houses: $626,073; townhouses or other attached units: $511,644; in 2-unit structures: $522,711; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $443,953

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,130.

March 2019 cost of living index in Merrick: 153.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.2%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Black residents, 6.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.4% for other race residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Merrick, NY (2010)
    • 19,69289.1%White alone
    • 1,3015.9%Hispanic
    • 6192.8%Asian alone
    • 2461.1%Black alone
    • 2050.9%Two or more races
    • 210.10%American Indian alone
    • 120.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Merrick, New York as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Merrick is 5,220 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Merrick, NY City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (21.8%), American (9.7%), Irish (7.2%), Russian (7.0%), European (4.9%), Eastern European (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 23 feet

Land area: 4.20 square miles.

Population density: 5,264 people per square mile   (average).

Merrick, New York map

2,623 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 3.9% Europe, 2.1% Asia).

This place:

12.6%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,001 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,001 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hempstead, NY (4.6 miles , pop. 56,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (10.1 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Queens, NY (14.5 miles , pop. 2,229,379).

Nearest cities:

Bellmore, NY (1.1 miles ),
Freeport, NY (1.3 miles ),
North Merrick, NY (1.4 miles ),
Roosevelt, NY (1.5 miles ),
North Bellmore, NY (1.5 miles ),
Wantagh, NY (1.6 miles ),
Baldwin, NY (1.7 miles ),
Baldwin Harbor, NY (1.8 miles )

Latitude: 40.66 N, Longitude: 73.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,292 (-25.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,074 (10.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Merrick, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Merrick, NY in 2017
Merrick satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Merrick, NY
Historical housing units in Merrick, NY
Most common industries in Merrick, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.0%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.7%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.5%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Merrick, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Lawyers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.8%)
  • Lawyers (6.5%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in Merrick, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Merrick, New York average temperatures Merrick, New York average precipitation Merrick, New York humidity Merrick, New York wind speed Merrick, New York snowfall Merrick, New York sunshine Merrick, New York clear and cloudy days

Merrick, New York 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 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 89.4. This is worse than average.

City:

89.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.271. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.271
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 15.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.291. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.291
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.43. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.43
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Merrick-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/18/1973, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the Merrick place center .

On 9/27/1970, a category F2 tornado 4.0 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merrick-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 264.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 220.6 miles away from Merrick center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nassau County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Merrick topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Merrick:

  • PLUS, INC (1817 WILLIS AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Merrick:

  • NASSAU DIALYSIS LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; BELLMORE, NY)
  • UCPA OF NASSAU COUNTY (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ROOSEVELT, NY)
  • FREEPORT HOSP (Hospital, about 2 miles away; FREEPORT, NY)
  • EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF LONG ISLAND, INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; NORTH BELLMORE, NY)
  • HUNTINGTON AKC FREEPORT, EXT. (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; FREEPORT, NY)
  • SOUTH SHORE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FREEPORT, NY)
  • MEADOWBROOK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FREEPORT, NY)

Amtrak stations near Merrick:

  • 13 miles: KENNEDY AIRPORT NEW YORK (QUEENS, ) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand.
  • 19 miles: LA GUARDIA AIRPORT (QUEENS, ) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrick:

  • Molloy College (about 5 miles; Rockville Centre, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,962)
  • Hofstra University (about 5 miles; Hempstead, NY; FT enrollment: 9,429)
  • Nassau Community College (about 6 miles; Garden City, NY; FT enrollment: 18,552)
  • Adelphi University (about 7 miles; Garden City, NY; FT enrollment: 7,312)
  • Briarcliffe College (about 8 miles; Bethpage, NY; FT enrollment: 2,134)
  • SUNY College at Old Westbury (about 10 miles; Old Westbury, NY; FT enrollment: 4,096)
  • Farmingdale State College (about 10 miles; Farmingdale, NY; FT enrollment: 6,956)

Public high school in Merrick:

Private high school in Merrick:

Public elementary/middle schools in Merrick:

Private elementary/middle schools in Merrick:

See full list of schools located in Merrick

Library in Merrick:

  • MERRICK LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,134,068; Location: 2279 MERRICK AVENUE; 77,719 books; 814 e-books; 5,485 audio materials; 4,397 video materials; 54 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 210 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Merrick: Merrick Golf Course (A), Merrick Station (B), Sunrise Yacht Club (C), Merrick Library (D), North Merrick Public Library (E), Merrick Fire Department Friendship Engine and Hose Company (F), Merrick Fire Department Empire Hose Company 3 (G), Merrick Fire Department Hook and Ladder Company 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Merrick include: Merrick Jewish Center (A), Church of the Redeemer (B), Cure of Ars Church (C), Grace Reformed Baptist Church (D), Merrick Community Presbyterian Church (E), Saint Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church (F), Saint John's Lutheran Church (G), Temple Beth Am (H), Temple Israel of South Merrick (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: East Meadow Pond (A), Simmonds Pond (B), Newbridge Pond (C), High Flats Marsh (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Simmond Creek (A), Freeport Creek (B), Emory Creek (C), Mud Creek (D), Merrick Creek (E), Cedar Swamp Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Merrick include: Cammanns Pond County Park (1), Julian Lane Park (2), Merrick Road Park (3), Cow Meadow Preserve (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Aquariums Extraordinaire- Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 129 Woodbine Ave.), Protective Environments Inc (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 1835 Merrick Avenue).

Hotel: #1 Travel Inc (2011 Merrick Road).

Birthplace of: Scott Lipsky - Tennis player, Zack Ryder - Professional wrestler, Brian Bloom - Film actor, Doug Ellin - Screenwriter, Jacqueline Stone - Businesswoman, John Uberti - Army general, Kevin Shinick - Game show host, Chris Metkiff - College basketball player (Delaware Fightin Blue Hens), Gary C. Contessa - Horse trainer, Gregg Burge - Tap dancer.

Nassau County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.0 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

84.6%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Merrick in 2010:

  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Merrick in 2000:

  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Merrick (2011 data):

  • Capital One, National Association: Merrick Branch at 35 Merrick Ave, branch established on 1889/01/01; South Merrick Road Branch at 2192 Merrick Road, branch established on 2002/11/14. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Merrick Branch at 15 Merrick Avenue, branch established on 1949/11/21; South Merrick Branch at 2020 Merrick Road, branch established on 1961/09/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Merrick Branch at 2122 Merrick Avenue, branch established on 1987/05/18; Merrick Branch at 1696 Merrick Road, branch established on 1980/12/30. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • The First National Bank of Long Island: Merrick Branch at 1810 Merrick Avenue, branch established on 2005/12/19. Info updated 2006/07/13: Bank assets: $2,021.9 mil, Deposits: $1,503.5 mil, headquarters in Glen Head, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: First Of Long Island Corporation, The
  • Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association: Merrick Branch at 2090 Merrick Road, branch established on 1972/12/12. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $16,975.1 mil, Deposits: $11,426.8 mil, headquarters in Long Island City, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 86 total offices
  • New York Community Bank: Merrick Branch at 2111 Merrick Avenue, branch established on 2000/12/15. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $39,468.7 mil, Deposits: $20,709.8 mil, headquarters in Westbury, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 247 total offices, Holding Company: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: Merrick Branch at 2085 Merrick Road, branch established on 1961/12/09. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • The Dime Svgs. Bank of Williamsburgh: Merrick Branch at 1775 Merrick Avenue, branch established on 1998/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,009.9 mil, Deposits: $2,426.7 mil, headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Merrick Branch at 2260 Merrick Road, branch established on 2003/04/05. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Merrick:

Marital status in Merrick, NY
  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

For population 25 years and over in Merrick:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 60.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
New York average:

13.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Merrick, NY (based on Nassau County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic677,14973
Other102,012168
Mainline Protestant50,181184
Evangelical Protestant39,923251
Orthodox16,75822
Black Protestant13,18945
None440,320-
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: 556
Nassau County:

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Nassau County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 201
Nassau County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
This county:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,219
Here:

9.01 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Nassau County:

20.9%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nassau County:

22.2%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Merrick:

55.3%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.9%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Merrick:

19.4%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Merrick:

8.0%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Merrick:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Merrick:

35.0%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Merrick:

61.1%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.2%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Merrick, NY Residents

3.93% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($98,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
New York average:

4.90%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($796 average AGI)
Nassau County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Queens County, NY  1.43% ($88,518 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.65% ($104,809)
from Kings County, NY  0.38% ($91,355)


4.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($89,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
New York average:

5.85%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,106 average AGI)
Nassau County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, NY  0.99% ($97,425 average AGI)
to Queens County, NY  0.70% ($60,723)
to New York County, NY  0.39% ($157,218)
Businesses in Merrick, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Nike4
AT&T2Outback1
Advance Auto Parts1Outback Steakhouse1
American Eagle Outfitters1RadioShack1
Baskin-Robbins3Sprint Nextel1
Blockbuster1Starbucks1
Burger King1Stop & Shop1
Chico's1T-Mobile1
Dunkin Donuts3Taco Bell1
FedEx6Trader Joe's1
GameStop2UPS3
Gap1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Waldbaums1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Merrick:

  • WHLI (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HEMPSTEAD, NY)
  • WGBB (1240 AM; 1 kW; FREEPORT, NY; Owner: WGBB-AM, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merrick:

  • WKJY (98.3 FM; HEMPSTEAD, NY; Owner: LONG ISLAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHPC (90.3 FM; GARDEN CITY, NY; Owner: NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRHU (88.7 FM; HEMPSTEAD, NY; Owner: HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY)
  • WLIR-FM (92.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, NY; Owner: JARAD BROADCASTING COMPANY INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Merrick:

  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WPXU-LP (Channel 38; AMITYVILLE, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WLIG-LP (Channel 54; MINEOLA, NY; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLIW (Channel 21; GARDEN CITY, NY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
See more detailed statistics of Merrick fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 322ft / 97.5mTotal length
  • $224,372,000Total costs
  • 685,401Total average daily traffic
  • 7,388Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Merrick, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 101930-1939
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Merrick, NY

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Lat: 40.666778 Lon: -73.549583, Call Sign: WNHK557,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.487 MHz, 452.087 MHz, 457.087 MHz, 467.762 MHz, 467.812 MHz, 464.475 MHz, 469.975 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2004, Expiration Date: 10/02/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/06/2014, Registrant: Spectrum License Consultants, Inc., 6713 Club Meadows Drive, Amarillo, TX 79124, Phone: (806) 352-4810, Fax: (806) 352-4830, Email:
  • Merrick Railroad (Lat: 40.662611 Lon: -73.550139), Call Sign: KFW590, Licensee ID: L00591088,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.420 MHz, 157.680 MHz, Grant Date: 07/22/2003, Expiration Date: 07/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2013, Registrant: Merrick Transportation Corp, 6 Nagel Ct At Merrick Station, Merrick, NY 11566, Phone: (516) 378-1144
  • Lat: 40.687972 Lon: -73.568222, Call Sign: WQBQ677, Licensee ID: L00921451,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2014, Expiration Date: 11/23/2024, Certifier: John Dziedzic, Registrant: Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District
  • Lat: 40.684722 Lon: -73.540833, Call Sign: WQCH298,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.750 MHz, Grant Date: 02/24/2015, Expiration Date: 03/03/2025, Certifier: William C Gies, Registrant: Maday Communications, 19 Gazza Blvd, Farmingdale, NY 11735, Phone: (631) 752-0250
  • 120-MERRICK, Mta - Rail Station Merrick (Lat: 40.663611 Lon: -73.562222), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15.3 m, Call Sign: WQEC764,
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.037 MHz, 851.537 MHz, 852.037 MHz, 852.537 MHz, 853.037 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2005, Expiration Date: 12/28/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2011, Certifier: Thomas J Cowper, Registrant: Nys Dhses Office Of Interoperable And Emergency Communications, State Office Campus Building 22, 1220 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12226, Phone: (518) 322-4912, Fax: (518) 322-4975, Email:
  • GRACE BAPTIST, 36 Smith St (Lat: 40.666194 Lon: -73.555028), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WRCE279,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.900 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2018, Expiration Date: 09/07/2028, Certifier: Daniel Totter, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:
  • Lat: 40.659389 Lon: -73.540722, Call Sign: WRCW641,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.487 MHz, 456.237 MHz, 456.487 MHz, 456.562 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2019, Expiration Date: 02/13/2029, Certifier: Jon Goldenberg, Registrant: Telecom Communications, Inc., 234 Newtown Road, Plainview, NY 11803, Phone: (516) 777-3333, Fax: (516) 694-1078, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Lat: 40.663972 Lon: -73.552056, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTS966,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/1994, Expiration Date: 03/31/1999, Phone: (516) 739-6269
  • MERRICK, NY, Lat: 40.681111 Lon: -73.496667, Call Sign: WQCJ587, Licensee ID: L00020521,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.356 MHz, Grant Date: 03/18/2005, Expiration Date: 03/18/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2015, Certifier: Matthew Snyder, Registrant: New York Water Service, 60 Brooklyn Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566, Phone: (516) 378-3922, Fax: (516) 868-4521

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 2695 Colonial Ave (Lat: 40.652611 Lon: -73.562083), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WHU772,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.975 MHz, Grant Date: 01/26/2013, Expiration Date: 03/09/2023, Registrant: 2695 Colonial Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566, Phone: (516) 378-8333, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Merrick)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • 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: 18AV , Serial Number: 4729, Year manufactured: 2018, Airworthiness Date: 11/29/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 02/06/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Advanced Aviation LLC, 128 Central Pkwy, Merrick, NY 11566
  • Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 40 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 431DE , Serial Number: 40.232, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 08/20/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 12/29/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Plane Sense LLC, 70 Shaw Dr, Merrick, NY 11566
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4642L , Serial Number: 17254637, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 04/28/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Hugh W Schaefer, 174 Merrick Rd, Merrick, NY 11566
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 489CD , Serial Number: 1591, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 09/06/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 09/20/2010
    Registrant (LLC): Frg Aircraft Partnership LLC, 2093 Berkley Ln, Merrick, NY 11566
  • 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: 514DT , Serial Number: 1972, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 07/31/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): North Shore Aviation Inc, 1776 Seaman Dr, Merrick, NY 11566
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7252P , Serial Number: 24-2428, Year manufactured: 1961, Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Hugh W Schaefer, 174 Merrick Rd, Merrick, NY 11566
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 738MK , Serial Number: 17270083, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 01/19/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 09/12/1986
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Frank X Falabella, 45 Roydon Dr N, Merrick, NY 11566, Other Owners: Nicholas P Salerno

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full 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 ORIGINATED37$384,568120$376,408345$313,10116$123,3753$270,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$378,00015$385,86733$337,0615$38,8000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$319,50022$398,636168$361,57112$108,5005$232,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$357,12511$393,000106$359,6132$327,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$503,0004$283,75033$336,3331$50,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4150.00 , 4151.01, 4151.02, 4152.01, 4152.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$371,0003$382,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$357,3332$392,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$603,0003$404,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$409,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$367,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4150.00 , 4151.01, 4151.02, 4152.01, 4152.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Merrick, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Merrick, NY - Value

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 24. The highest number of fire incidents - 43 took place in 2018, and the least - 4 in 2011. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Merrick, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.5%), and Outside Fires (21.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Merrick, NY
    • 16953.5%Structure Fires
    • 6821.5%Outside Fires
    • 5116.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 288.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Merrick, NY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Merrick, NY
  • 66.1%Utility gas
  • 30.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Merrick, NY
  • 54.2%Utility gas
  • 36.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.9%Electricity


Merrick compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Merrick on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved more then 10 years ago (1,000+ households)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
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