Merrill, Maine

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Population in 2010: 273. Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 
Males: 138  (50.5%)
Females: 135  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04780.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,672 (it was $26,806 in 2000)
Merrill:

$36,672
ME:

$53,079

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,977 (it was $11,532 in 2000)

Merrill town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $77,484 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Merrill:

$77,484
ME:

$184,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $125,039; Detached houses: $133,261; Townhouses or other attached units: $227,405; In 2-unit structures: $202,827; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $29,654; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,247; Mobile homes: $46,901; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $121,366
  • Races in Merrill, ME (2010)

    Merrill races chart
    • 25292.3%White alone
    • 124.4%American Indian alone
    • 41.5%Black alone
    • 31.1%Hispanic
    • 20.7%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Merrill: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (31.7%), Irish (30.5%), English (21.3%), United States (10.0%), Scottish (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 09/06/1858

Land area: 37.6 square miles.

Population density: 7.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Merrill,ME real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Merrill:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merrill town:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

10 residents are foreign born (2.4% North America, 1.6% Asia).

This town:

4.0%
Maine:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Merrill town:  1.1% ($507)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (199.6 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (301.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (463.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Dyer Brook, ME (2.4 miles) , Smyrna, ME (2.6 miles ), Oakfield, ME (2.6 miles ), Hersey, ME (3.0 miles) , Island Falls, ME (3.3 miles ), Ludlow, ME (3.5 miles ), New Limerick, ME (3.6 miles ), Crystal, ME (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $13,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $75,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.16 N, Longitude: 68.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (29%)
  • Rail transportation (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (6%)
  • Health care (36%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Food and beverage stores (11%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Woodworkers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Merrill, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Merrill, Maine average temperatures Merrill, Maine average precipitation Merrill, Maine humidity Merrill, Maine wind speed Merrill, Maine snowfall Merrill, Maine sunshine Merrill, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Merrill-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 290.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.8 miles away from Merrill center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 335.3 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 247.4 miles away from Merrill center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.4 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 Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Merrill:

  • MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PATTEN, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrill:

  • University of Maine (about 91 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 97 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 140 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 148 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 196 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 200 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 200 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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Cemeteries: Tarbell Cemetery (1), Merrill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Charley Anderson Pond (A), Huntley Mill Pond (B), Read Lake (C), Roach Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cold Brook (A), North Branch Dudley Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aroostook 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 2000 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.7%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

16.4%
Whole state:

10.9%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Maine average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Merrill town (based on Aroostook County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
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: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Merrill:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merrill:

  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W274AF (102.7 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • $2,762,000Total costs
  • 4,140Total average daily traffic
  • 270Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,991Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Merrill compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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