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Merrick is in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.

The community name derives from an Indian term for "barren land."

The latitude of Merrick is 40.662N. The longitude is -73.551W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,764.


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Median household income
Local
$93,132
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Merrick demographic reports
Merrick is on the south shore.
Former and merged names include:
· Meric
· Merikohe
· Moroke
Well-known residents have included:
· Ed Begley Jr., actor
· Debbie Gibson, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Merrick demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11520 ZIP code.

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10% of Merrick residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merrick ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Merrick was $36,334, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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47% of Merrick residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Merrick, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $968.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,076.


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Libraries in Merrick include Merrick Library, Merrick Library Wing ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Merrick include Merrick Herald

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Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merrick political report.

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The average commute time for Merrick workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Merrick, NY

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