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97532 Zip Code (Merlin, OR) Detailed Profile



City: Merlin, OR (5.86%)
County: Josephine County, OR
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,343
Zip code population in 2010: 2,378
Zip code population in 2000: 2,163

Houses and condos: 1,046
Renter-occupied apartments: 222
% of renters here:

22%
State:

39%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 97532: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 59.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 39 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 97532
Zip code 97532 (Merlin, Oregon) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.4% ($1,231)
Oregon:

1.1% ($2,494)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,213 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,295 (0.5%)

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Males: 1,180  (50.4%)
Females: 1,163  (49.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 97532:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 30.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 97532:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

Zip code 97532 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 97532

  • Zip code 97532 races chart
    • 2,136White population
    • 4Black population
    • 26American Indian population
    • 15Asian population
    • 3Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 3Some other race population
    • 67Two or more races population
    • 124Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $274,500
97532:

$274,500
Oregon:

$229,700
Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.7 years
Oregon median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 97532, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,743 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,743
State:

$57,845

Salary/wage: $35,882 (reported on 64.7% of returns)
Here:

$35,882
State:

$47,723
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 52.7% for AGIs below $25k, 55.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 46.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,137 (reported on 40.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,137
Oregon:

$1,848
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,547 (reported on 22.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,547
State:

$5,987
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$7,621 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,621
State:

+$13,095
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,056 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$12,056
State:

+$13,871
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.0% for AGIs below $25k, 5.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,841 (reported on 18.0% of returns)
97532:

$12,841
Oregon:

$16,036
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $25k, 5.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,602 (27% of AGI, reported on 34.7% of returns)
Here:

$21,602
State:

$24,430

Here:

26.7% of AGI
State:

23.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.5% for AGIs below $25k, 14.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 26.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,390 (reported on 26.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,390
State:

$3,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,956 (reported on 34.7% of returns)
97532:

$7,956
State:

$10,269
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,038 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,038
State:

$2,021
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 56.7%
Here:

57%
State:

47%
(% for various income ranges: 49.2% for AGIs below $25k, 57.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 90.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 97532, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $43,254 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,254
State:

$46,788

Salary/wage: $30,160 (reported on 70.5% of returns)
Here:

$30,160
State:

$39,788
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 93.2% for AGIs below $10k, 61.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,291 (reported on 48.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,291
Oregon:

$2,126
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,494 (reported on 25.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,494
State:

$3,427
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$25,580 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

+$25,580
State:

+$12,447
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.3% for AGIs below $10k, -0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 39.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,593 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

+$8,593
State:

+$11,682
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $10k, 9.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,191 (reported on 4.5% of returns)
97532:

$3,191
Oregon:

$3,035
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,729 (26% of AGI, reported on 36.8% of returns)
Here:

$19,729
State:

$20,209

Here:

25.7% of AGI
State:

24.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 30.8% for AGIs below $10k, 16.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 15.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 18.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,913 (4% of AGI, reported on 30.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,913
State:

$3,145

Here:

3.7% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,406 (reported on 74.1% of returns)
97532:

$6,406
State:

$7,148
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,457 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,457
State:

$1,605

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.5%
Here:

66%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 60.7% for AGIs below $10k, 63.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$42,313
Oregon:

$50,251
Merlin, OR (97532) map Nearest zip codes: 97497, 97526, 97543, 97442, 97527, 97538.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.2%
Oregon:

47.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.6%
Oregon:

7.3%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 177
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 812


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 29 (29 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 460 (293 now married, 167 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 97532 with a mortgage: 545 (37 second mortgage, 139 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 222

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,853
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S286

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

11.0%
Whole state:

16.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

4.7%
Whole state:

9.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 97532: Galice Boat Landing (A), Rand Access Boat Launch (B), Argo Boat Launch (C), Indian Mary Park Boat Ramp (D), Ennis Riffle Boat Ramp (E), Almeada Bar Boat Ramp (F), Hog Creek Boat Ramp (G), Pottsville Museum and Pioneer Town (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoir: Werner Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Creeks: Yew Wood Creek (A), Keyte Creek (B), Delta Creek (C), Paint Creek (D), Waterspout Creek (E), Cold Springs Creek (F), Smith Creek (G), Hog Creek (H), Galice Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 97532 include: Argo County Park (1), Rand Recreation Area (2), Carpenters Island Park (3), Indian Mary County Park (4), Almeda County Park (5), Rogue River Scenic Waterway (6), Hog Creek County Park (7), Ennis Riffle County Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 2082000 to 2009
  • 3001990 to 1999
  • 2041980 to 1989
  • 1671970 to 1979
  • 511960 to 1969
  • 361950 to 1959
  • 131940 to 1949
  • 671939 or earlier

Zip code 97532 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Merlin, OR (97532)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 351 bedroom
  • 1282 bedrooms
  • 4403 bedrooms
  • 1644 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merlin, OR (97532)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 391 bedroom
  • 672 bedrooms
  • 1073 bedrooms
  • 94 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Merlin, OR (97532) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 0no vehicle
  • 2181 vehicle
  • 2352 vehicles
  • 2313 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 665+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Merlin, OR (97532) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 39no vehicle
  • 671 vehicle
  • 492 vehicles
  • 673 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 97532 household income distribution in 2013

  • Zip code 97532 household income distribution in 2013
  • 96Less than $10,000
  • 74$10,000 to $14,999
  • 80$15,000 to $19,999
  • 23$20,000 to $24,999
  • 77$25,000 to $29,999
  • 52$30,000 to $34,999
  • 37$35,000 to $39,999
  • 89$40,000 to $44,999
  • 32$45,000 to $49,999
  • 154$50,000 to $59,999
  • 105$60,000 to $74,999
  • 70$75,000 to $99,999
  • 37$100,000 to $124,999
  • 50$125,000 to $149,999
  • 13$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2013 in zip code 97532

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2013 in zip code 97532
  • 18$70,000 to $79,999
  • 32$100,000 to $124,999
  • 68$150,000 to $174,999
  • 83$175,000 to $199,999
  • 82$200,000 to $249,999
  • 205$250,000 to $299,999
  • 143$300,000 to $399,999
  • 53$400,000 to $499,999
  • 58$500,000 to $749,999
  • 13$750,000 to $999,999
  • 12$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in zip code 97532

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in zip code 97532
  • 36$450 to $499
  • 43$550 to $599
  • 19$600 to $649
  • 19$700 to $749
  • 33$800 to $899
  • 9$1,250 to $1,499
  • 63No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2013: $863.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $288,691
  • Two or more races householders: $534,614
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $534,614

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $274,500
97532:

$274,500
Oregon:

$229,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $197,200 - $361,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $323,451
Here:

$323,451
State:

$286,540

Mobile homes: $186,328
Here:

$186,328
State:

$101,219

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 784
  • Mobile homes: 223
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 39

Unemployment: 30.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 97532

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 97532
  • 89.2%569Drove a car alone
  • 5.6%36Carpooled
  • 0.3%2Walked
  • 4.9%31Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 97532

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 97532
  • 1Less than 5 minutes
  • 245 to 9 minutes
  • 7610 to 14 minutes
  • 7315 to 19 minutes
  • 8620 to 24 minutes
  • 7625 to 29 minutes
  • 2030 to 34 minutes
  • 6540 to 44 minutes
  • 13545 to 59 minutes
  • 5160 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 72.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,340
  • In family households: 2,000 (525 male householders, 164 female householders)
    545 spouses, 636 children (556 natural, 1 adopted, 81 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 37 other relatives, 44 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 340 (96 male householders (96 living alone)), 204 female householders (161 living alone)), 40 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 331 2-persons, 148 3-persons, 202 4-persons, 8 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 257 1-person, 43 2-persons

241 married couples with children.
85 single-parent households (85 men).

97.4% of residents of 97532 zip code speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 59 (2.5%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

2.5%
Whole state:

10.0%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 98%Brazil
  • 2%Mexico

Most common first ancestries reported in 97532 (%)

  • 15%Other groups
  • 13%German
  • 9%Irish
  • 9%English
  • 7%American
  • 7%French (except Basque)
  • 5%Swedish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 75Before 1990

Zip code 97532 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • GRANTS PASS, CITY OF (1789 MERLIN-GALICE ROAD in MERLIN, OR)
    STATE MASTER (Oregon inspections and permits database) - OR-SWMS-104060A159, REFUSE DISPOSAL, OR-SIS-104060-12147, NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT, OR-SIS-104060-101277, NPDES NON-MAJOR, OR-SIS-104060-12146, NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (SDWIS) - SDWIS-OR4100342 162, WATER TREATMENT PLANT
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS
    Business NAICS classification: HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL.; SOLID WASTE LANDFILL.; SOLID WASTE COMBUSTORS AND INCINERATORS.; OTHER NONHAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL.
    Organizations: CITY OF GRANTS PASS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CITY OF GRANTS PASS

Zip code 97532 marital status for males
Zip code 97532 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 61%Electricity
  • 18%Wood
  • 10%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4%Utility gas
  • 4%No fuel used
  • 3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,806. Population change in the 1990s: +357 (+19.8%).

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

  • This state: 693
  • Northeast: 198
  • Midwest: 299
  • South: 118
  • West: 959

56% of the 97532 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Oregon.

92% of the 97532 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

9.3%
Oregon:

9.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 24
Here:

16.8%
Oregon:

8.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

4.3%
Oregon:

15.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 60,926Management occupations
  • 37,826Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 33,750Construction and extraction occupations
  • 31,500Office and administrative support occupations
  • 14,031Education, training, and library occupations

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 3 establishments)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Septic Tank and Related Services (10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars (5-9: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (5-9: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 97532 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3074.4 years
Robert2670.2 years
William2373.7 years
George1673.5 years
Richard1570.7 years
Helen1281.7 years
Mary1280.3 years
James1272.4 years
Frances1178.1 years
Frank1071.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 97532 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1277.4 years
Miller876.5 years
Harris778.5 years
Wilson778.3 years
Smith773.7 years
Davis669.9 years
Brown676.2 years
Russell680.2 years
Nelson580.4 years
Reed566.0 years
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