Merrick, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Merrick, New York - Basic Facts

The Merrick Census Designated Place had a population of 22,195 as of July 1, 2018. 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 Merrick is located at latitude 40.6516 and longitude -73.5519 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Merrick Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.02 sq. miles and a water area of 1.13 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Merrick Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389474) 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 Merrick Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merrick: Meric, Merikohe, Moroke.

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Merrick, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,195
Population in Households 22,165
Population in Familes 20,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 5,523
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $139,928
Average Household Income $187,510
Per Capita Income $62,374


Total Housing Units 7,642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,904 (90.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $583,264
Average Home Value $671,712


Total Households 7,378
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 6,204
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.05% 0.09%
Households -0.11% 0.01%
Families -0.19% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Merrick, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merrick to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 74 94th
Population Density # 120 90th
Diversity Index # 461 61st
Median Household Income # 87 93rd
Per Capita Income # 129 89th

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