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47861 Zip Code (Merom, IN) Detailed Profile




City: Merom, IN (0.78%)
County: Sullivan County, IN
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 670
Zip code population in 2010: 616
Zip code population in 2000: 700

Houses and condos: 292
Renter-occupied apartments: 27
% of renters here:

11%
State:

31%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 47861: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 43.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($579)
Indiana:

0.8% ($1,263)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $608 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $530 (0.8%)

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Males: 356  (53.2%)
Females: 313  (46.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 47861:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 47861:

  • Never married: 9.7%
  • Now married: 73.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

Zip code 47861 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 47861 (2019)
    • 59296.1%White
    • 101.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 61.0%Two or more races
    • 50.8%American Indian
    • 30.5%Black
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $99,296
47861:

$99,296
Indiana:

$156,000



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 47861 zip code as of December 01, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 47861 is 237 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

35.4 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 47861, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,004 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,004
State:

$52,932

Salary/wage: $38,226 (reported on 85.2% of returns)
Here:

$38,226
State:

$45,173
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.9% for AGIs below $25k, 74.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $443 (reported on 25.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$443
Indiana:

$1,311

Ordinary dividends: $967 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

$967
State:

$4,690

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$5,967 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,967
State:

+$10,406

Profit/loss from business: +$1,600 (reported on 7.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,600
State:

+$11,105

Total itemized deductions: $18,633 (18% of AGI, reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

$18,633
State:

$20,913

Here:

18.1% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI

Taxes paid: $5,267 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
47861:

$5,267
State:

$7,456

Earned income credit: $1,900 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,900
State:

$2,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.4% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 70.4%
Here:

70%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 58.3% for AGIs below $25k, 100.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 47861, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,372 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,372
State:

$44,790

Salary/wage: $31,143 (reported on 85.1% of returns)
Here:

$31,143
State:

$39,615
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 88.9% for AGIs below $10k, 74.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $889 (reported on 37.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$889
Indiana:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $537 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

$537
State:

$2,998

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,286 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

+$1,286
State:

+$8,619

Profit/loss from business: +$1,000 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,000
State:

+$10,071

Total itemized deductions: $15,971 (23% of AGI, reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

$15,971
State:

$17,065

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,737 (4% of AGI, reported on 6.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,737
State:

$3,550

Here:

3.8% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI

Total tax: $3,542 (reported on 70.5% of returns)
47861:

$3,542
State:

$6,914
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,860 (reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,860
State:

$1,685

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 70.1%
Here:

70%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 56.9% for AGIs below $10k, 75.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$69,275
Indiana:

$57,603
Merom, IN (47861) map Nearest zip codes: 62451, 47849, 62433, 47882, 62477, 47865.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

56.9%
Indiana:

46.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.7%
Indiana:

47.0%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.7% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 39
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 196


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 8 (8 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 114 (89 now married, 23 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 47861 with a mortgage: 126
Houses without a mortgage: 84

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,140
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $355

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

12.0%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

10.3%
Whole state:

6.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.7
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4
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    Churches in zip code 47861 include: Big Springs Church (A), Rose Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Hollenback Cemetery (1), Island Cemetery (2), Old French Cemetery (3), Mann Cemetery (4), Massey Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 112010 to 2013
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 211990 to 1999
  • 181980 to 1989
  • 851970 to 1979
  • 321960 to 1969
  • 161950 to 1959
  • 71940 to 1949
  • 951939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Merom, IN (47861)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Merom, IN (47861)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 412 bedrooms
  • 963 bedrooms
  • 624 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merom, IN (47861)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merom, IN (47861)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 41 bedroom
  • 232 bedrooms
  • 03 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Merom, IN (47861) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Merom, IN (47861) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1no vehicle
  • 391 vehicle
  • 1052 vehicles
  • 373 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Merom, IN (47861) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Merom, IN (47861) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8no vehicle
  • 41 vehicle
  • 152 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 47861 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 47861 household income distribution in 2019
  • 7Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5$15,000 to $19,999
  • 18$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 6$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7$40,000 to $44,999
  • 16$45,000 to $49,999
  • 24$50,000 to $59,999
  • 28$60,000 to $74,999
  • 31$75,000 to $99,999
  • 42$100,000 to $124,999
  • 20$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 47861

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 47861
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 2$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5$35,000 to $39,999
  • 14$40,000 to $49,999
  • 10$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3$70,000 to $79,999
  • 28$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2$90,000 to $99,999
  • 9$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7$125,000 to $149,999
  • 22$150,000 to $174,999
  • 34$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4$250,000 to $299,999
  • 22$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 47861

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 47861
  • 1$200 to $249
  • 3$300 to $349
  • 5$450 to $499
  • 14No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $819.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $175,033.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $95,908
  • Two or more races householders: $396,972

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,296
47861:

$99,296
Indiana:

$156,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,536 - $222,044

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $146,090
Here:

$146,090
State:

$196,369

Mobile homes: $12,801
Here:

$12,801
State:

$63,481
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 47861
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 239
  • Mobile homes: 50

Unemployment: 7.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 47861

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 47861
  • 95.2%271Drove a car alone
  • 3.2%9Carpooled
  • 0.4%1Motorcycle
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 47861

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 47861
  • 5Less than 5 minutes
  • 115 to 9 minutes
  • 1610 to 14 minutes
  • 2215 to 19 minutes
  • 8720 to 24 minutes
  • 925 to 29 minutes
  • 2030 to 34 minutes
  • 2635 to 39 minutes
  • 1540 to 44 minutes
  • 3745 to 59 minutes
  • 2160 to 89 minutes
  • 990 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 52.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 670
  • Male householders: 112 (31 living alone), Female householders: 126 (17 living alone)
  • 170 spouses (170 opposite-sex spouses), 3 unmarried partners, (1 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 213 children (203 natural, 4 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 26 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 10 other relatives, 9 non-relatives

Size of family households: 80 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 9 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 48 1-person, 5 2-persons

169 married couples with children.
10 single-parent households (5 men, 5 women).

98.6% of residents of 47861 zip code speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.3%
Most common first ancestries reported in 47861
  • 25%Scottish
  • 14%American
  • 13%German
  • 7%European
  • 6%Dutch
  • 3%English
  • 3%Irish

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • MEROM MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS (2626 S 3RD STREET in MEROM, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (SDWIS) - SDWIS-IN5277005 7573, WATER TREATMENT PLANT
    Business SIC classification: WATER SUPPLY
    Organizations: DEAN E SPRINGER (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: MEROM MUNICIPAL WATER CO.
  • GRAYSVILLE SAND & GRAVEL (10664 W SR 154 in MEROM, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CRUSHED AND BROKEN LIMESTONE; GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
    Organizations: VAN MEDLOCK ENV MANAGER (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , CERTIFIED OPERATOR (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , ROGERS GROUP, INC. (CONTACT/OWNER) , SUNOCO INC (CONTACT/OWNER) , ROGERS GROUP INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ACTIVE GASAMERICA FACILITY #80

Zip code 47861 marital status for males
Zip code 47861 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 59.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 10.8%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Wood
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 649. Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+7.9%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 549
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 38
  • South: 24
  • West: 53

62% of the 47861 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Indiana.

100% of the 47861 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 200% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Merom, IN (47861)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 53
Here:

71.1%
Indiana:

12.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

9.8%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

21.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 62,113Education, training, and library occupations
  • 59,969Production occupations
  • 55,389Construction and extraction occupations
  • 51,137Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 42,146Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 30,935Office and administrative support occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Utilities: Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation (100-249 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Drywall and Insulation Contractors (5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 47861 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James875.8 years
Robert772.4 years
John680.0 years
Mary480.5 years
Edward483.5 years
Charles488.0 years
Ruby469.8 years
Joseph370.7 years
Floyd359.0 years
Grace376.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 47861 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bogard1178.0 years
Thompson875.3 years
Brown672.5 years
Burke580.6 years
Cox580.8 years
Pirtle573.4 years
Scott576.8 years
Daugherty472.2 years
Arnett472.3 years
Cooper477.0 years
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