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Merrimac is a town in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community name derives from an Indian term for "swift waters"
The latitude of Merrimac is 42.830N. The longitude is -71.002W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 171 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,138.
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5% of Merrimac residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merrimac ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Merrimac was $24,869, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Merrimac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Merrimac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $597. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,471.
Libraries in Merrimac include Thomas Hoyt Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Merrimac include Newburyport Current
The average commute time for Merrimac workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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