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Merrill is a township in Newaygo County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Merrill. For links to other places called Merrill, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Merrill is 43.685N. The longitude is -85.861W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 590.
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15% of Merrill residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merrill ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Merrill was $13,526, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Merrill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Merrill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $609.
Newaygo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merrill political report.
The average commute time for Merrill workers is 51 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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