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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.
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.
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.
47% of Merrick residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Merrick, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $968. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,076.
Libraries in Merrick include Merrick Library, Merrick Library Wing ... View libraries
Newspapers in Merrick include Merrick Herald
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merrick political report.
The average commute time for Merrick workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Merrick, NYPros: Quiet, good restaurants and bagel stores...
Cons: Traffic, deficient in parks...
This is a good place to Sit out on the back deck and watch fireflies...Blog about Merrick
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