Merrimac, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 6,338.
Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 3,057  (48.2%)
Females: 3,281  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

43.7 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01860.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $105,163 (it was $58,692 in 2000)
Merrimac:

$105,163
MA:

$94,488

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $48,351 (it was $24,869 in 2000)

Merrimac town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $564,511 (it was $201,000 in 2000)
Merrimac:

$564,511
MA:

$534,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $645,471; detached houses: $712,185; townhouses or other attached units: $551,275; in 2-unit structures: $503,219; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $450,535; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $352,534; mobile homes: $123,118; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $131,058
March 2022 cost of living index in Merrimac: 144.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Merrimac, MA (2010)
    • 6,06795.7%White alone
    • 1151.8%Hispanic
    • 681.1%Two or more races
    • 360.6%Black alone
    • 410.6%Asian alone
    • 80.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Merrimac, Massachusetts as of April 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Merrimac is 1,268 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Merrimac by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(30.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.7)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
1
(14.7)
1
(14.6)
2
(28.8)
2
(28.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(42.3)
2
(29.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
2
(29.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(122.4)
0
(0.0)
7
(109.8)
6
(93.1)
10
(151.7)
3
(44.8)
2
(29.3)
5
(72.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
2
(28.6)
2
(28.6)
3
(42.3)
8
(118.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(45.9)
12
(189.3)
28
(439.1)
19
(294.8)
24
(364.2)
12
(179.2)
12
(176.0)
11
(160.4)
8
(115.1)
10
(143.0)
5
(71.4)
1
(14.3)
2
(28.2)
3
(44.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(351.8)
19
(299.8)
19
(297.9)
37
(574.0)
29
(440.1)
30
(448.0)
35
(513.3)
26
(379.1)
16
(230.3)
15
(214.5)
9
(128.6)
11
(157.3)
9
(126.9)
16
(237.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(61.2)
7
(110.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.0)
3
(45.5)
1
(14.9)
3
(44.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.8)
2
(28.6)
1
(14.3)
1
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index75.734.177.277.181.661.554.057.042.650.917.014.249.361.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Merrimac, MA

Crime rate in Merrimac detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 11 (7 officers - 7 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
Massachusetts average:

2.63
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Ancestries: Irish (26.5%), English (20.5%), French (17.0%), Italian (12.5%), French Canadian (6.8%), Polish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1876

Elevation: 107 feet

Land area: 8.53 square miles.

Population density: 743 people per square mile   (low).

Merrimac, Massachusetts map

110 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Merrimac town:

1.2% ($2,464)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Haverhill, MA (5.7 miles , pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (35.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (201.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Amesbury Town, MA (1.6 miles ),
West Newbury, MA (1.8 miles ),
Newton, NH (1.9 miles ),
South Hampton, NH (1.9 miles ),
Amesbury, MA (2.0 miles ),
Plaistow, NH (2.2 miles ),
Haverhill, MA (2.4 miles ),
Groveland, MA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 71.00 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Merrimac, MA in 2022
Merrimac satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2021: 2 buildings, average cost: $263,900
  • 2020: 18 buildings, average cost: $263,100
  • 2019: 10 buildings, average cost: $262,400
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $266,000
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $256,900
  • 2016: 23 buildings, average cost: $254,300
  • 2015: 21 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $402,100
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $406,200
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $398,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $425,000
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $315,400
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $401,500
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 1998: 58 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $114,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Merrimac, MA residents
Average permit cost in Merrimac, MA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.8%
Massachusetts:

3.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Merrimac, MA
Historical housing units in Merrimac, MA
Most common industries in Merrimac, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.2%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Merrimac, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Computer specialists (2.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)

Average climate in Merrimac, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Merrimac, Massachusetts average temperatures Merrimac, Massachusetts average precipitation Merrimac, Massachusetts humidity Merrimac, Massachusetts wind speed Merrimac, Massachusetts snowfall Merrimac, Massachusetts sunshine Merrimac, Massachusetts 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 2022 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2022 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 6.56. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.56
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.873. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.873
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 12.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.65. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.65
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Merrimac-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Merrimac town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 tornado 17.9 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merrimac-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 177.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from Merrimac center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 184.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 177.6 miles away from Merrimac center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 260.3 miles away from Merrimac center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (33) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Blizzards: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Merrimac topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Merrimac:

  • EXCELLA HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • AMESBURY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY NSG AND REH CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • LAKEVIEW HOUSE NH (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • LAKEVIEW HOUSE SKLD NRSG AND RESIDENTIAL CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • DSI AMESBURY RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • AMESBURY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)

Amtrak stations near Merrimac:

  • 7 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.
  • 11 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.) . Services: ticket office.

Operable nuclear power plant near Merrimac:

  • 9 miles: Seabrook in Seabrook, NH.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrimac:

  • Northern Essex Community College (about 4 miles; Haverhill, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • Merrimack College (about 14 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • North Shore Community College (about 17 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 21 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 22 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • Endicott College (about 22 miles; Beverly, MA; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Salem State University (about 24 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 8,027)

Public elementary/middle schools in Merrimac:

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Library in Merrimac:

  • MERRIMAC PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $251,660; Location: 86 WEST MAIN ST.; 37,776 books; 1 e-books; 2,782 audio materials; 2,457 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 137 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Merrimac: Merrimac Fire Department (A), Thomas Hoyt Memorial Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Locust Grove Cemetery (1), Church Street Cemetery (2), Lower Corner Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Sargent Millpond (A), Neal Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cobbler Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: William Wheelwright - Americna businessman, Dennis Berran - Major League Baseball outfielder, George W. Weymouth - Politician.

Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

MERRIMAC WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6,338, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 125 regular monitoring violations

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

  • BRYANT BROOK (Serves NH, Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.0%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.3%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.1%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Merrimac in 2010:

  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in residential schools for people with disabilities

People in group quarters in Merrimac in 2000:

  • 14 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Merrimac (2011 data):

  • Haverhill Bank: West Main Street Branch at 6 Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/20: Bank assets: $260.7 mil, Deposits: $219.7 mil, headquarters in Haverhill, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Merrimac Savings Bank: at 1 West Main Street, branch established on 1871/04/19. Info updated 2006/10/23: Bank assets: $63.4 mil, Deposits: $56.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Merrimac:

Marital status in Merrimac, MA
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Merrimac:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Merrimac (Merrimac, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Merrimac, MA (based on Essex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic341,97055
Mainline Protestant33,710140
Evangelical Protestant20,925160
Other15,88263
Orthodox11,59013
Black Protestant3763
None318,706-
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: 145
Here:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Essex County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 144
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 95
Essex County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 557
Essex County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Essex County:

8.4%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

23.7%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Essex County:

20.7%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

5.09% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($96,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Massachusetts average:

6.35%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($21 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.01%
Massachusetts average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.68% ($100,625 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.95% ($108,931)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.28% ($75,273)


5.47% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($95,440 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Massachusetts average:

7.18%

0.01% of residents moved to foreign countries ($53 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.01%
Massachusetts average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Middlesex County, MA  1.29% ($97,144 average AGI)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.64% ($100,677)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.52% ($73,556)
Businesses in Merrimac, MA
NameCountNameCount
Decora Cabinetry2FedEx1
Dunkin Donuts1MasterBrand Cabinets2

Strongest AM radio stations in Merrimac:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCCM (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD P/SHI)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNBP (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: RADIO NEWBURYPORT, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merrimac:

  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Merrimac:

  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
Merrimac fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Merrimac fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.5mTotal length
  • $23,234,000Total costs
  • 128,150Total average daily traffic
  • 587Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Lottie L Thompson, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc. Through American Tower, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccnortheast@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (617) 585-7614

  • Tim McDougall, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc. Through American Tower, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccnortheast@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (617) 585-7614

  • TERRY L ARMANT, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc., Maria.Gabriel@spectrasite.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 468-0112

  • Tim McDougall, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc. Through American Tower, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccnortheast@americantower.Com, , Bosto-n, Phone: (617) 585-7600

  • CARISSA L BICK, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc. Through American Tower, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccnortheast@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (617) 585-7614

  • W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: Dispatch Communications Of New England Inc Dba , Shari.Pogach@nextel.Com, , Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 394-3526


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 84 Main St. (Lat: 42.825083 Lon: -71.011722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WPLA750,
    Assigned Frequencies: 862.037 MHz, 862.062 MHz, 862.087 MHz, 862.112 MHz, 862.137 MHz, 862.162 MHz, 862.187 MHz, 862.212 MHz, 862.237 MHz, 862.262 MHz... (+148 more), Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2019, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 16 E Main St (Lat: 42.834528 Lon: -71.000611), Call Sign: KBX936,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.010 MHz, 154.070 MHz, 154.145 MHz, 154.190 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/2002, Expiration Date: 07/09/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2012, Registrant: Tcs Communications Corp, 85 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952, Phone: (978) 465-7932, Fax: (978) 462-8980, Email:

  • 2 School St (Lat: 42.832583 Lon: -71.001722), Call Sign: KNES952, Licensee ID: L00044648,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/13/2023, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2023, Registrant: Merrimac Municipal Light Co, 10 W Main St, Merrimac, MA 01860, Phone: (978) 346-8311

  • 2 School St (Lat: 42.832583 Lon: -71.001722), Call Sign: KXM568, Licensee ID: L00044648,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.7200 MHz, Grant Date: 07/17/2014, Expiration Date: 08/21/2024, Registrant: Merrimac, Town Of, 10 W Main St, Merrimac, MA 01860, Phone: (978) 346-8311

  • SARGENT PIT PS, Sargent Pit Pumping Station (Lat: 42.862222 Lon: -71.011667), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQPC684,
    Assigned Frequencies: 217.750 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/2022, Expiration Date: 04/06/2032, Certifier: Carol Traynor, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

  • 16 East Main Street (Lat: 42.834528 Lon: -71.000611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQSB556,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.187 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/2023, Expiration Date: 08/27/2033, Certifier: Mike Lemieux, Registrant: Cyber Communications, Inc., 250 Cape Highway, Route 44, East Taunton, MA 02718, Phone: (508) 880-3294, Fax: (508) 880-6745, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MERRIMAC, Tucker Hill (Lat: 42.825917 Lon: -71.013667), Overall height: 40.2 m, Call Sign: WMW967,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10618.7 MHz, Grant Date: 03/02/2010, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/23/2015, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Merrimac)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4360C, N4360C, N-4360C, Serial Number: 32R-8413016, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 05/27/2004
    Registrant (Individual): John M Trustee Cryan, 102 River Rd, Merrimac, MA 01860
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BL-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 20450, N20450, N-20450, Serial Number: 1137, Year manufactured: 1939, Airworthiness Date: 11/12/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 11/07/1961
    Registrant (Individual): F Wesley Bishop, 52 Church St, Merrimac, MA 01860
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/12/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 49. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 70 took place in 2009, and the least - 28 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Merrimac, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.9%), and Outside Fires (35.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Merrimac, MA
    • 38746.9%Structure Fires
    • 28935.0%Outside Fires
    • 10412.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 455.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Merrimac, MA
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Merrimac, MA
  • 55.7%Utility gas
  • 33.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 3.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Merrimac, MA
  • 46.2%Utility gas
  • 29.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.5%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel


Merrimac compared to Massachusetts 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Merrimac on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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