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Merton is a town in Waukesha County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Merton. For links to other places called Merton, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Merton is 43.156N. The longitude is -88.358W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 948 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,988.
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43% of Merton residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Merton was $34,633, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Merton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Merton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $611. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,591.
Waukesha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merton political report.
The average commute time for Merton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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