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Merrillville is a town in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named for Dudley and William Merrill, residents.
The latitude of Merrillville is 41.482N. The longitude is -87.332W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,990.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Merrillville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gary area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46375 ZIP code.
14% of Merrillville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merrillville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Merrillville was $22,293, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Merrillville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Merrillville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $631. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $961.
Libraries in Merrillville include Lake County Public Library ... View libraries
Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merrillville political report.
The average commute time for Merrillville workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Merrillville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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