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Merriam is a city in Johnson County, in the Kansas City metro area.

Possibly named for G.F. Merriam, township clerk

The latitude of Merriam is 39.023N. The longitude is -94.693W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,835.


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Median household income
Local
$48,455
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Merriam demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 53. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Turkey Creek Festival - May 19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Merriam web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Merriam demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66204 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Merriam residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merriam ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Merriam was $23,988, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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34% of Merriam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Merriam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $587.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $927.


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Johnson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merriam political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Merriam workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Merriam between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Merriam include Comfort Inn, Drury Inn Merriam/Shawnee Mission, Hampton Inn and Suites, Homestead Studio Suites Hotels, Quality Inn Merriam.

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