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Merrillville is a town in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community was named for Dudley and William Merrill, residents.

The latitude of Merrillville is 41.482N. The longitude is -87.332W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,990.


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Median household income
Local
$49,545
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Merrillville demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Centreville
· McGwinn's Village
· Centerville
· Wiggins Point
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 53. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Beaner?s Gourmet Coffee, Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Indian Arts Expo - Oct. 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Merrillville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Davenport College-Merrillville, Sawyer College-Merrillville
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Merrillville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merrillville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Merrillville was $22,293, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Merrillville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Merrillville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $631.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $961.


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Libraries in Merrillville include Lake County Public Library ... View libraries

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Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merrillville political report.

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The average commute time for Merrillville workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Merrillville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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