Merrick, NY 11566 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 11566: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Merrick, NY 11566

Acceptable Alternative
N Merrick, NY 11566
North Merrick, NY 11566

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 888
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,654
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 51
  • County: Nassau County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.685, Longitude -73.561
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Merrick, NY 11566 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,584
Population in Households 35,531
Population in Familes 32,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 6,369
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 11,809
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 9,866
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,976 (89.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 833 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 409 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $511,211
Average Home Value $567,869


Median Household Income $120,698
Average Household Income $160,166
Per Capita Income $53,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.2%
Households -0.05% 0.11%
Families -0.12% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

Merrick, NY 11566 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 11566 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes 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 # 173 90th
Population Density1 # 245 86th
Diversity Index2 # 636 63rd
Median Household Income # 65 96th
Per Capita Income # 140 92nd

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