Merrill, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 9,475 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 4,565  (48.2%)
Females: 4,910  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54452.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,562 (it was $33,098 in 2000)
Merrill:

$38,562
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,704 (it was $17,429 in 2000)

Merrill city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,630 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Merrill:

$85,630
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $104,274; Detached houses: $108,982; Townhouses or other attached units: $91,509; In 2-unit structures: $95,802; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,124; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,982; Mobile homes: $25,933

Median gross rent in 2012: $572.

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  • White alone - 9,060 (93.4%)
  • Hispanic - 251 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 153 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 110 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 79 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Merrill: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (47.6%), Polish (5.4%), Irish (5.0%), Norwegian (4.8%), English (4.2%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 7.04 square miles.

Population density: 1,346 people per square mile   (low).

Merrill,WI real estate house value index trend

Merrill, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Merrill:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merrill city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

168 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Merrill, Wisconsin as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Merrill to the number of sex offenders is 735 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,994 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,788 (2.2%)

Merrill satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (89.8 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (146.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (252.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pine River, WI (2.5 miles ), Rock Falls, WI (2.9 miles ), Harding, WI (3.1 miles ), Texas, WI (3.1 miles ), Corning, WI (3.2 miles ), Schley, WI (3.2 miles ), Maine, WI (3.3 miles ), Brokaw, WI (3.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $78,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $32,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $110,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.18 N, Longitude: 89.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,496 (+15.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,541 (56.3%)

Area code: 715

Merrill household income distribution Merrill home values distribution

Crime rates in Merrill by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 5443215762433
per 100,000 46.939.138.929.419.59.849.171.062.620.842.430.931.1
Robberies 2101111135000
per 100,000 18.89.80.09.89.89.89.810.131.352.00.00.00.0
Assaults 87116484122732331929
per 100,000 75.168.5106.958.839.178.439.3121.7281.6332.7349.8195.8300.9
Burglaries 45735944455245483847505062
per 100,000 422.2714.4573.2431.3439.8509.7442.0486.8396.4488.7530.1515.3643.2
Thefts 277359320316353279354356267284313312204
per 100,000 2599.03513.43108.93097.73450.02734.53476.73610.52785.02953.13318.13215.52116.4
Auto thefts 181617161471216810466
per 100,000 168.9156.6165.2156.8136.868.6117.9162.383.4104.042.461.862.2
Arson 000N/A010000423
per 100,000 0.00.00.0N/A0.09.80.00.00.00.042.420.631.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 205.1250.9230.0204.8206.0176.9229.4275.5261.5259.3277.0233.4219.6

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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 Merrill detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Wisconsin average:

2.22
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +253 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Merrill, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Merrill-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Merrill city center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 tornado 28.1 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merrill-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 309.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 260.6 miles away from Merrill center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 322.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 239.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 419.5 miles away from Merrill center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 495.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Merrill topographic map

Birthplace of: Donald Edgar Tewes - Politician, Ralph D. Hetzel - Tenth president of Penn State University, Walter Chilsen - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Merrill:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN HLTH CTR (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 601 S CENTER AVE)
  • DAVITA - PRAIRIE RIVER DIALYSIS (601 S CENTER AVE)
  • PINE CREST NUR HOME (2100 E SIXTH ST)

Airports located in Merrill:

See details about airports located in Merrill, WI

Amtrak station near Merrill:

  • 16 miles: WAUSAU (109 S. 17TH AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrill:

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 14 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 46 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 55 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 87 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 91 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 91 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 93 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)

Public high schools in Merrill:

Private high school in Merrill:

  • NTC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 51; Location: N2519 HWY K; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Merrill:

Private elementary/middle schools in Merrill:

  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 1104 E 3RD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 611 W MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 1708 E 10TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Merrill

Library in Merrill:

  • T.B. SCOTT FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $958,425; Location: 106 W. FIRST ST.; 87,917 books; 8,805 e-books; 9,393 audio materials; 5,549 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 213 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Merrill: T B Scott Free Library (A), Merrill City Hall (B), Lincoln County Jail (C), Lincoln County Courthouse (D), Fire Station Number 2 (E), Merrill Fire and Ambulance Department Station 2 (F), Merrill Fire and Ambulance Department Station 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Merrill include: Assembly of God Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B), Christ United Methodist Church (C), Church of the Ascension (D), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (E), Park City Baptist Church (F), Saint Francis Catholic Church (G), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (H), Saint Stephens Evangelical Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: 2780 Reservoir (A), Alexander Flowage 2520 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Prairie River (A), Devil Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Merrill include: Otts Park (1), Riverside Park (2), Lincoln County Fair Grounds (3), Memorial Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Merrill Historical Society Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 804 East 3rd Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Americinn (3300 E Main St) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Courts: Merrill City - Municipal Court (1004 East 1st Street) (1), Lincoln County - Clerk Of Court- Financial (1104 East 1st Street) (2), Lincoln County - Clerk Of Court (1110 East Main Street) (3), Lincoln County - Family Court Commissioner (1104 East 1st Street) (4), Lincoln County - Court Reporter (1110 East Main Street) (5), Lincoln County - Clerk Of Court- Civil Jury (1110 East Main Street) (6), Lincoln County - Clerk Of Court- Criminal (1104 East 1st Street) (7), Lincoln County - Clerk Of Court- Small Claims (1104 East 1st Street) (8), Lincoln County - Clerk Of Court- Traffic (1104 East 1st Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Merrill and their reported violations in the past:

WI DNR COUNCIL GRNDS ENTRANCE OFFICE (Population served: 525, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WI DNR COUNCIL GRNDS CMPGD (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
VICTORY LANE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WI DNR BEARSKIN TRAIL HWY K (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OUR BAR LLC (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2013), St Boil Water Order (MAY-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2013), St Public Notif issued (AUG-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2013)
UNDERDOWN RECREATION AREA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2011), St Boil Water Order (MAY-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-26-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2011)
OTTER LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif issued (JUN-24-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2008)
NEWOOD TAP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Merrill that have no violations reported:

  • RED GRANITE BAR & GRILL (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MISSION EVANGELICAL (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DNR COUNCIL GRNDS GROUP CMPGD (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH STAR CONVENIENCE (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHWAY CLUB (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OTTER LAKE PICNIC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCHULTS COUNTRY INN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW WOOD COUNTY PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MERRILL SCHOOL FOREST (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TUG LAKE PICNIC & BEACH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.3%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.5% for Black residents, 22.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 18.8% for other race residents, 54.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Merrill in 2010:

  • 169 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 73 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Merrill in 2000:

  • 162 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Merrill, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Merrill compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with branches in Merrill (2011 data):

  • Lincoln Community Bank: West Branch at 319 W Main St, branch established on 1977/01/17; at 1400 East Main Street, branch established on 1897/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $62.0 mil, Deposits: $54.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: United Citizens 401(K) Savings Plan
  • River Valley Bank: Merrill West Side Office at 300 E First St, branch established on 1997/04/02; Merrill Branch at 3210 East Main Street, branch established on 1988/05/16. Info updated 2007/11/20: Bank assets: $984.4 mil, Deposits: $839.5 mil, headquarters in Wausau, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: River Valley Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Merrill Federal Savings and Loan Association: Merrill Federal Savings And Loan Ass at 907 East Main St, branch established on 1924/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $45.7 mil, Deposits: $37.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Merrill Branch at 2403 East Main Street, branch established on 1964/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Merrill at 900 East Main Street, branch established on 1933/03/01. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Merrill, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8 Motel, 3209 E Main St, Merrill, WI 54452 , Phone: (715) 536-6880, Fax: (715) 539-6802
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 3300 E Main St, Merrill, WI 54452 , Phone: (715) 536-7979, Fax: (715) 536-7975
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Merrill, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Merrill city (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.31%
Here: 68.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents33.8%29.8%14.9%7.7%4.6%
Congregations10.0%20.0%10.0%7.5%10.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodVineyard USAPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.9%1.3%1.1%1.1%2.8%
Congregations7.5%5.0%2.5%2.5%25.0%
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: 6
Lincoln County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Lincoln County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

28.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.0%
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 3$14,207$56,8284$5,858
Other Government Administration 1$7,638$91,6569$3,429
Judicial and Legal 2$10,802$64,8123$3,711
Police Protection - Officers 22$104,806$57,1670$0
Police - Other 3$10,195$40,7805$1,417
Firefighters 22$109,177$59,5510$0
Fire - Other 1$6,401$76,8120$0
Streets and Highways 17$71,085$50,1780$0
Solid Waste Management 5$18,905$45,3720$0
Sewerage 3$12,808$51,2320$0
Parks and Recreation 4$16,459$49,3778$6,886
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,509$42,1080$0
Water Supply 7$28,937$49,6061$1,758
Transit 5$18,500$44,4004$3,830
Local Libraries 9$33,031$44,04111$11,435
Other and Unallocable 1$4,258$51,0966$10,324
Totals for Government 106$470,718$53,28951$48,648

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

  • Construction - Transit Utilities: $551,000 ($58.15)
    Regular Highways: $373,000 ($39.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $135,000 ($14.25)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($8.55)
    General Public Buildings: $33,000 ($3.48)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($1.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($0.74)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,282,000 ($240.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,873,000 ($197.68)
    Regular Highways: $1,743,000 ($183.96)
    Water Utilities: $1,141,000 ($120.42)
    Libraries: $1,016,000 ($107.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $728,000 ($76.83)
    Health - Other: $711,000 ($75.04)
    Sewerage: $684,000 ($72.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $416,000 ($43.91)
    Transit Utilities: $403,000 ($42.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $388,000 ($40.95)
    Central Staff Services: $344,000 ($36.31)
    Financial Administration: $235,000 ($24.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $234,000 ($24.70)
    General - Other: $181,000 ($19.10)
    General Public Buildings: $150,000 ($15.83)
    Air Transportation: $126,000 ($13.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $45,000 ($4.75)
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000 ($0.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $522,000 ($55.09)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($8.97)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $189,000 ($19.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,242,000 ($553.25)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,097,000 ($115.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $172,000 ($18.15)
    All Other: $74,000 ($7.81)
    Air Transportation: $16,000 ($1.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($1.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $736,000 ($77.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,359,000 ($143.43)
    Highways: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $434,000 ($45.80)
    Interest Earnings: $205,000 ($21.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $162,000 ($17.10)
    Donations From Private Sources: $158,000 ($16.68)
    Special Assessments: $99,000 ($10.45)
    Sale of Property: $71,000 ($7.49)
    Rents: $63,000 ($6.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $927,000 ($97.84)
    Transit Utilities: $85,000 ($8.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,782,000 ($399.16)
    Highways: $736,000 ($77.68)
    All Other: $283,000 ($29.87)
  • Tax - Property: $3,818,000 ($402.96)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $101,000 ($10.66)
    NEC: $92,000 ($9.71)
    Other License: $37,000 ($3.91)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($0.53)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,617,000 ($1437.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,300,000 ($1298.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,322,000 ($245.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,005,000 ($106.07)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,742,000 ($922.64)

3.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marathon County, WI  1.27% ($34,033 average AGI)
from Oneida County, WI  0.30% ($31,444)
from Dane County, WI  0.13% ($43,133)


4.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,393 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marathon County, WI  1.46% ($31,017 average AGI)
to Oneida County, WI  0.30% ($38,278)
to Brown County, WI  0.18% ($23,318)

Strongest AM radio stations in Merrill:

  • WJMT (730 AM; 1 kW; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WXCO (1230 AM; 1 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJJQ (810 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TOMAHAWK, WI; Owner: GREGORY A & MARGARUITE S ALBERT)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merrill:

  • WMZK (104.1 FM; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WCLQ (89.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WOFM (94.7 FM; MOSINEE, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WKQH (104.9 FM; MARATHON, WI; Owner: RLM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WYNW (92.9 FM; BIRNAMWOOD, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJQ-FM (92.5 FM; TOMAHAWK, WI; Owner: GREGORY A & MARGARUITE S ALBERT)

TV broadcast stations around Merrill:

  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSAW-TV (Channel 7; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • W31CI (Channel 31; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W27AU (Channel 27; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Merrill fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 116 meters (381ft)
Total costs: $7,327,000
Total average daily traffic: 50,210
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,172

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Merrill, WI

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Merrill

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Merrill, WI
Businesses in Merrill, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
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