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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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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.
34% of Merriam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Merriam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $587. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $927.
Johnson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merriam political report.
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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