Merrill, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 738 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 394  (53.5%)
Females: 344  (46.5%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51038.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,304 (it was $43,333 in 2000)
Merrill:

$64,304
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,561 (it was $15,656 in 2000)

Merrill city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $138,930 (it was $76,500 in 2000)
Merrill:

$138,930
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $111,577; detached houses: $112,907; mobile homes: $57,979

Median gross rent in 2017: $734.

March 2019 cost of living index in Merrill: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.1%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Merrill, IA (2010)
    • 73497.2%White alone
    • 70.9%Hispanic
    • 60.8%Two or more races
    • 40.5%American Indian alone
    • 40.5%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Merrill, Iowa as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Merrill is 836 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (48.3%), American (7.4%), French (5.4%), Dutch (4.3%), Danish (2.9%), Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/24/1894

Elevation: 1170 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 1,703 people per square mile   (low).

Merrill, Iowa map

58 residents are foreign born (5.0% Latin America, 0.8% Oceania).

This city:

6.9%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,321 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,204 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (17.1 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (101.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (442.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brunsville, IA (2.5 miles),
Le Mars, IA (2.5 miles ),
Hinton, IA (2.7 miles ),
Oyens, IA (3.5 miles),
Struble, IA (3.5 miles),
Craig, IA (3.5 miles),
Remsen, IA (3.9 miles ),
Kingsley, IA (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 42.72 N, Longitude: 96.25 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Merrill, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Merrill, IA in 2017

Merrill satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $168,100
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $254,100
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $258,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Merrill, IA residents
Average permit cost in Merrill, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+4.9%).
Most common industries in Merrill, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (11.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.8%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Food (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Merrill, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)

Average climate in Merrill, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Merrill, Iowa average temperatures Merrill, Iowa average precipitation Merrill, Iowa humidity Merrill, Iowa wind speed Merrill, Iowa snowfall Merrill, Iowa sunshine Merrill, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.69
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.659. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.659
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Merrill-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Merrill city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merrill-area historical earthquake activity is above Iowa state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.2 miles away from Merrill center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 204.1 miles away from Merrill center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from Merrill center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.2 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 204.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Merrill topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Merrill:

  • PLYMOUTH MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • LEMARS AREA DIALYSIS SERVICES (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • FLOYD VALLEY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - LEMARS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • FMC MIDWEST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • HALLMARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrill:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 18 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 35 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 52 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Buena Vista University (about 54 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 65 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Northeast Community College (about 75 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 86 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

Library in Merrill:

  • MERRILL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,895; Location: 321 3RD ST; 8,057 books; 61 audio materials; 13 state licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Merrill: Merrill (A), Plymouth Feeds Company Elevator (B), Merrill Ambulance Service (C), Merrill Fire Department (D), Merrill Public Library (E), Merrill Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Merrill include: United Methodist Church (A), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (B), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Plymouth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


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

Banks with branches in Merrill (2011 data):

  • Iowa Prairie Bank: Merrill Branch at 201 Main Street, branch established on 1923/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $64.9 mil, Deposits: $54.3 mil, headquarters in Brunsville, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Prairie View Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Merrill:

Marital status in Merrill, IA
  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Merrill:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Merrill, IA (based on Plymouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,52910
Mainline Protestant6,93728
Evangelical Protestant2,94413
Other8-
None6,568-
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: 6
Plymouth County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Plymouth County:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

28.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Merrill:

54.7%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Merrill:

49.8%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Merrill:

27.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Merrill:

14.3%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Merrill:

25.4%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.6%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Merrill:

52.3%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Merrill:

82.2%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Merrill, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$3,418$41,0161$280
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,120$37,4403$1,110
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$150
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$589
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$620
Financial Administration 0$0 1$853
Totals for Government 2$6,538$39,22810$3,602

Merrill government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $106,000 ($143.63)
    Regular Highways: $98,000 ($132.79)
    General - Other: $87,000 ($117.89)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($100.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $61,000 ($82.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($62.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000 ($56.91)
    Health - Other: $40,000 ($54.20)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($48.78)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($27.10)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($9.49)
    Correctional Institutions: $7,000 ($9.49)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($6.78)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($5.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($4.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($2.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($12.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $121,000 ($163.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($9.49)

Merrill government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($79.95)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($50.14)
    Other: $14,000 ($18.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $59,000 ($79.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $41,000 ($55.56)
    Rents: $16,000 ($21.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($14.91)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.36)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($1.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($78.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $72,000 ($97.56)
    Other: $5,000 ($6.78)
  • Tax - Property: $172,000 ($233.06)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $69,000 ($93.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($2.71)

Merrill government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000 ($609.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $429,000 ($581.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($28.46)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $113,000 ($153.12)
    End of Fiscal Year: $65,000 ($88.08)

Merrill government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $304,000 ($411.92)

5.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Woodbury County, IA  2.22% ($48,398 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.47% ($39,646)


5.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Woodbury County, IA  1.79% ($51,414 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,472)
to Polk County, IA  0.27% ($67,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Merrill:

  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KLEM (1410 AM; 1 kW; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTFJ (1250 AM; 1 kW; DAKOTA CITY, NE; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merrill:

  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • K205DC (88.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KSUX (105.7 FM; WINNEBAGO, NE; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KMSC (88.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Merrill:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K38DU (Channel 38; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CORNERSTONE FAITH CENTER)

Merrill fatal accident list:

Mar 18, 1988 11:10 PM, 75, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 1, 1976 07:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 1, 1975 07:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 27.8mTotal length
  • 86,565Total average daily traffic
  • 14,551Total average daily truck traffic
  • 86,565Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Merrill, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 51940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Merrill, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Merrill)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Merrill, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • MERRILL, Lat: 42.750306 Lon: -96.369361, Type: Tower, Structure height: 50 m, Call Sign: WQJX447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Email:
  • MERRILL, Lat: 42.750306 Lon: -96.369361, Type: Tower, Structure height: 50 m, Call Sign: WQJX447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Email:
  • MERRILL, Lat: 42.750306 Lon: -96.369361, Type: Tower, Structure height: 50 m, Call Sign: WQJX447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Email:
  • MERRILL, Lat: 42.750306 Lon: -96.369361, Type: Tower, Structure height: 50 m, Call Sign: WQJX447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Email:
  • SSRW PtP, Lat: 42.721667 Lon: -96.390000, Type: Tank, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 31 m, Call Sign: WQSE351,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2013, Expiration Date: 09/10/2023, Certifier: Wade W Shultz, Registrant: Countryside Wireless, 25633 K18 North, Westfield, IA 51062, Phone: (712) 253-4891, Email:
  • Merrill-K22-C38, Intersection Of K22 And C38, 2.8km East Of Adaville (Lat: 42.750306 Lon: -96.369361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 50 m, Call Sign: WRAV748,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2018, Expiration Date: 03/19/2028, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Black & Associates, 2052 Bridgegate Court, Westlake Village, CA 91361, Phone: (805) 495-7619, Email:
  • ADAVILLE, 6.2 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 42.750250 Lon: -96.369444), Overall height: 55.8 m, Call Sign: KAM41,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.80 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.80 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.20 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.50 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 02/15/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2001, Registrant: At&t Corp., 1200 Peachtree Street, Locn 5w23, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 810-4021, Fax: (404) 810-7349, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K0KKH, Licensee ID: L01182399, Grant Date: 08/15/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2018, Certifier: Donald W Boehm, Registrant: Donald W Boehm, 630 Frost St, Merrill, IA 51038
  • Call Sign: KE0QZJ, Licensee ID: L02175580, Grant Date: 04/04/2018, Expiration Date: 04/04/2028, Certifier: Ira L Wall, Registrant: Ira L Wall, 30098 240th St, Merrill, IA 51038

Most common first names in Merrill, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1474.2 years
John1274.4 years
Harry1078.2 years
Robert870.6 years
Mary883.4 years
Anna788.3 years
Frank784.8 years
Marvin773.4 years
Ruth676.3 years
Joseph681.6 years
Most common last names in Merrill, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schultz979.2 years
Trometer876.6 years
Kovarna678.8 years
Brown676.5 years
Ruedy577.6 years
Yoerger579.0 years
Lake589.2 years
Carstensen472.7 years
Mattas475.5 years
Feuerhelm479.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Merrill, IA
  • 78.2%Utility gas
  • 20.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Merrill, IA
  • 93.0%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Electricity


Merrill compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2020.