North Merrick, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Merrick, New York - Basic Facts

The North Merrick Census Designated Place had a population of 12,456 as of July 1, 2016. North Merrick ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Merrick is located at latitude 40.6884 and longitude -73.5606 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the North Merrick Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The North Merrick Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389576) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The North Merrick Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Merrick population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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North Merrick, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,456
Population in Households 12,439
Population in Familes 11,292
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 7,247
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 4,073
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 3,339
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,773 (90.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 300 ( 7.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $468,252
Average Home Value $500,298


Median Household Income $111,741
Average Household Income $137,932
Per Capita Income $45,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.32%
Households 0.11% 0.22%
Families 0.04% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

North Merrick, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Merrick to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 158 87th
Population Density1 # 64 95th
Diversity Index2 # 399 67th
Median Household Income # 137 89th
Per Capita Income # 231 81st

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