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Demographics Analysis

The people of Merrill Township, Michigan give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Male:

Under 5 years : 6

5 to 9 years : 11

10 to 14 years : 4

15 to 17 years : 19

18 and 19 years : 7

20 years : 3

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 0

25 to 29 years : 6

30 to 34 years : 15

35 to 39 years : 0

40 to 44 years : 19

45 to 49 years : 17

50 to 54 years : 34

55 to 59 years : 16

60 and 61 years : 14

62 to 64 years : 5

65 and 66 years : 9

67 to 69 years : 5

70 to 74 years : 12

75 to 79 years : 0

80 to 84 years : 3

85 years and over : 5

Female:

Under 5 years : 11

5 to 9 years : 25

10 to 14 years : 21

15 to 17 years : 6

18 and 19 years : 9

20 years : 0

21 years : 4

22 to 24 years : 4

25 to 29 years : 4

30 to 34 years : 14

35 to 39 years : 4

40 to 44 years : 43

45 to 49 years : 7

50 to 54 years : 15

55 to 59 years : 26

60 and 61 years : 23

62 to 64 years : 10

65 and 66 years : 11

67 to 69 years : 2

70 to 74 years : 5

75 to 79 years : 6

80 to 84 years : 6

85 years and over : 6


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 251

Multiple ancestry : 82

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 0

Ancestry not reported : 139


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 455

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 9

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 8

Not a U.S. citizen : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Total:

Under 5 years : 17

5 to 17 years : 86

18 to 24 years : 27

25 to 34 years : 39

35 to 44 years : 66

45 to 54 years : 73

55 to 59 years : 42

60 and 61 years : 37

62 to 64 years : 15

65 to 74 years : 44

75 years and over : 26

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 14

5 to 17 years : 83

18 to 24 years : 18

25 to 34 years : 35

35 to 44 years : 56

45 to 54 years : 58

55 to 59 years : 18

60 and 61 years : 25

62 to 64 years : 12

65 to 74 years : 37

75 years and over : 13

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 3

5 to 17 years : 3

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 10

45 to 54 years : 11

55 to 59 years : 24

60 and 61 years : 12

62 to 64 years : 3

65 to 74 years : 7

75 years and over : 13

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 9

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 4

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 4

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 174

Female : 195

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 36

Female : 50

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 9

Foreign born:

Male : 0

Female : 8


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence : 323

Born in other state in the United States : 31

Native: born outside the United States : 9

Foreign born : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 72

Now married, except separated : 157

Divorced : 44

Separated : 10

Widowed : 14

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 29

Divorced : 19

Separated : 0

Widowed : 32

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 9

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 4

Divorced : 4

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Speak only English : 447

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 4

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

French Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 4

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Merrill Township, Michigan

  • Other Groups: 178   (32.0%)
  • German: 86   (15.5%)
  • United States Or American: 70   (12.6%)
  • English: 55   (9.9%)
  • Irish: 46   (8.3%)
  • Dutch: 32   (5.8%)
  • French (except Basque): 24   (4.3%)
  • Swedish: 12   (2.2%)
  • Polish: 10   (1.8%)
  • French Canadian: 5   (0.9%)
  • Scotch-irish: 5   (0.9%)
  • Welsh: 4   (0.7%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 4   (0.7%)
  • Scandinavian: 4   (0.7%)
  • Subsaharan African: 3   (0.5%)
  • Hungarian: 3   (0.5%)
  • Finnish: 3   (0.5%)
  • Italian: 2   (0.4%)
  • Arab: 2   (0.4%)
  • Scottish: 2   (0.4%)
  • Czech: 2   (0.4%)
  • European: 2   (0.4%)
  • Danish: 2   (0.4%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Merrill Township, Michigan is 472



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Merrill Township, Michigan: 210
Female Population in Merrill Township, Michigan: 262


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Merrill Township, Michigan: 47.7
Median Female Resident Age in Merrill Township, Michigan: 43.8


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Michigan is 39


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Merrill Township, Michigan


White


Both sexes

48.5

Male

50.2

Female

46.6

Black or African American


Both sexes

59.3

Male

61.2

Female

56.8

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

13.5

Male

13.5

Female

24.0

Asian


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

41.0

Male

47.5

Female

34.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

23.5

Male

29.5

Female

19.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

41.0

Male

47.5

Female

34.5

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

48.2

Male

50.1

Female

46.5


(updated 2010)



Races in Merrill Township, Michigan


  • White: 363
  • African American: 85
  • American Indian: 7
  • Asian: 4
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 0
  • Two or More Races: 13



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Merrill Township, Michigan citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Merrill Township, Michigan

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 8   (3.67%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 17   (7.8%)
  • 9th Grade: 9   (4.13%)
  • 10th Grade: 25   (11.47%)
  • 11th Grade: 18   (8.26%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 16   (7.34%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 84   (38.53%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 10   (4.59%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 10   (4.59%)
  • Associate Degree: 7   (3.21%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 14   (6.42%)
  • Master's Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Professional School Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 4   (1.79%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 2   (0.9%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 4   (1.79%)
  • 9th Grade: 13   (5.83%)
  • 10th Grade: 18   (8.07%)
  • 11th Grade: 14   (6.28%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 8   (3.59%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 72   (32.29%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 23   (10.31%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 33   (14.8%)
  • Associate Degree: 7   (3.14%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 12   (5.38%)
  • Master's Degree: 11   (4.93%)
  • Professional School Degree: 2   (0.9%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)







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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Merrill Township, Michigan affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Merrill Township, Michigan.

Area Features of Merrill Township, Michigan


Canal


(1) Blue Lake Drain  

Cemetery


(1) Hillers Cemetery   (2) Merrill Township Cemetery   (3) Saint Joseph S Catholic Cemetery  

Civil


(1) Township Of Home   (2) Township Of Merrill   (3) Township Of Monroe  

Lake


(1) Bass Lake   (2) Benton Lake   (3) Berger Pond   (4) Bluegill Lake   (5) Bub Lake   (6) Egg Lake   (7) Indian Lake   (8) Kinney Lake   (9) Loda Lake   (10) Loon Lake   (11) Lost Lake   (12) Merrill Lake   (13) Middle Lake   (14) Minnie Lake   (15) Moon Lake   (16) Moonbeam Lake   (17) Oxford Lake   (18) Perch Lake   (19) Richmond Lake   (20) Shelley Lake   (21) Sis Lake   (22) Webinguaw Lake  

Locale


(1) Benton Lake Recreation Area   (2) Broham Station   (3) Jackson Corners   (4) Newaygo Recreation Area  

Park


(1) Loda Lake Recreation Site   (2) Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary   (3) Mena Creek Waterfowl Area   (4) Minnie Lake Park  

Populated Place


(1) Brohman  

Post Office


(1) Brohman Post Office  

Stream


(1) Bear Creek   (2) James Creek   (3) Mcduffee Creek   (4) West Michigan Creek   (5) Whipple Creek  

Summit


(1) Skidder Hill  

Swamp


(1) Oxford Swamp  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Merrill Township, Michigan

49312 (pop. 87)


Cities Nearby Merrill Township, Michigan

Lilley Township, MI  (pop. 743) 4.9 Miles
Monroe Township, MI  (pop. 361) 6.0 Miles
Wilcox Township, MI  (pop. 1,104) 8.1 Miles
Troy Township, MI  (pop. 283) 9.1 Miles
White Cloud City, MI  (pop. 1,451) 11.1 Miles
Pleasant Plains Township, MI  (pop. 1,653) 11.5 Miles
Barton Township, MI  (pop. 716) 12.4 Miles
Goodwell Township, MI  (pop. 547) 12.7 Miles
Yates Township, MI  (pop. 483) 12.9 Miles
Leavitt Township, MI  (pop. 775) 12.9 Miles



Area Code(s) in Merrill Township, Michigan

231



Elevation in Merrill Township, Michigan is 948.0 ft. (289.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Merrill Township, Michigan

Lat: 43.700883 N        Long: -85.849829 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Merrill Township, Michigan need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Michigan

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
  Total Electric Industry 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
  Total Electric Industry 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
  Total Electric Industry 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.93 2.94 0.00 0.00 2.80
  Full-Service Providers 8.73 7.86 5.05 10.17 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.73 7.85 5.03 10.17 0.00 7.12
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 6.22 5.62 4.91 0.00 0.00 5.03
  Full-Service Providers 8.53 7.90 5.10 10.77 0.00 7.12
  Total Electric Industry 8.52 7.90 5.09 10.77 0.00 7.11
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.59 0.00 0.00 0.67
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 6.23 4.80 0.00 0.00 5.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.97
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.73 0.29 0.00 0.00 0.55
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.56 4.41 0.00 0.00 5.09
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.91 5.04 10.43 0.00 7.15
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.79 5.02 10.43 0.00 7.09
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.48 0.00 0.00 0.51
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.18 4.43 0.00 0.00 4.50
  Full-Service Providers 8.35 7.59 4.98 0.00 8.21 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.35 7.55 4.96 0.00 8.21 6.85
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.13 1.80 0.98 0.00 0.00 1.44
  Energy-Only Providers 6.49 5.42 4.24 0.00 0.00 4.91
  Full-Service Providers 8.33 7.66 4.86 0.00 7.89 7.03
  Total Electric Industry 8.33 7.57 4.92 0.00 7.89 6.94
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.22 1.93 0.89 0.00 0.00 1.49
  Energy-Only Providers 6.44 5.78 4.37 0.00 0.00 5.19
  Full-Service Providers 8.40 7.87 5.33 0.00 13.07 7.30
  Total Electric Industry 8.40 7.84 5.32 0.00 13.07 7.23
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.69 2.65 1.05 0.00 0.00 1.87
  Energy-Only Providers 5.42 7.00 4.07 0.00 0.00 5.58
  Full-Service Providers 9.77 8.42 6.13 0.00 10.06 8.17
  Total Electric Industry 9.77 8.51 6.05 0.00 10.06 8.14

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Merrill Township, Michigan

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 17   (9.2%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 23   (12.4%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 8   (4.3%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 22   (11.9%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 10   (5.4%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 27   (14.6%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 27   (14.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 6   (3.2%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 12   (6.5%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 4   (2.2%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 11   (5.9%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 18   (9.7%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 102

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 8

In 3-person carpool : 7

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 4

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 7

Other means : 21

Worked at home : 6


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Less than 5 minutes : 10

5 to 9 minutes : 4

10 to 14 minutes : 14

15 to 19 minutes : 0

20 to 24 minutes : 26

25 to 29 minutes : 0

30 to 34 minutes : 36

35 to 39 minutes : 4

40 to 44 minutes : 12

45 to 59 minutes : 6

60 to 89 minutes : 13

90 or more minutes : 24


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

With Social Security income : 78

No Social Security income : 146


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

With retirement income : 66

No retirement income : 158


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 22

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 13

$20,000 to $24,999 : 13

$25,000 to $29,999 : 7

$30,000 to $34,999 : 12

$35,000 to $39,999 : 12

$40,000 to $44,999 : 5

$45,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 5

$60,000 to $74,999 : 36

$75,000 to $99,999 : 2

$100,000 to $124,999 : 0

$125,000 to $149,999 : 4

$150,000 to $199,999 : 0

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $33,750


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Merrill Township, Michigan

  • WBRN (1460 AM; 5.0 kW; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • WSHN (1550 AM; 1.0 kW; Fremont, MI; Owner: Noordyk Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • NEW (1590 AM; 1.0 kW; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Merrill Township, Michigan

  • WVIB (100.1 FM; Twin Lake, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WWBR (100.9 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • WYBR (102.3 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • NEW (102.7 FM; Leroy, MI; Owner: Roy E. Henderson)
  • WMOM (102.7 FM; Pentwater, MI; Owner: Bay View Broadcasting, Inc)
  • WAAQ (88.1 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WAAQ (88.1 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WAAQ (88.1 FM; Canadian Lakes, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; White Cloud, MI; Owner: International Radio Friends Corporation)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; Hart, MI; Owner: Smile Fm)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; White Cloud, MI; Owner: Well Of Rehoboth Church & Outreach Ministry)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; Hesperia, MI; Owner: Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp)
  • NEW (91.9 FM; Hart, MI; Owner: Larlen Communications, Inc.)
  • NEW (91.9 FM; Chase, MI; Owner: Saidnewsfoundation)
  • NEW (93.3 FM; Fountain, MI; Owner: Roy E. Henderson)
  • WWKR (94.1 FM; Hart, MI; Owner: Synergy Media, Inc.)
  • WDEE-FM (97.3 FM; Paris, MI; Owner: Steven V. Beilfuss)
  • WLCS (98.3 FM; Twin Lake, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WRAX (98.9 FM; Custer, MI; Owner: Radioactive, Llc)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Merrill Township, Michigan

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 6  (6.1%)
  • Service Occupations: 21  (21.4%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 8  (8.2%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 4  (4.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 33  (33.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 15  (14.7%)
  • Service Occupations: 27  (26.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 26  (25.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 2  (2.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 0 Farms In Merrill Township, Michigan


(updated 2008)









Airports Near Merrill Township, Michigan

  • Roben-Hood


    (about 17.3 miles in Big Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: WBR)

  • Miller Field


    (about 21.2 miles in Reed City, Michigan; Airport Code: RCT)

  • Ludington Airport


    (about 33.2 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Mason County


    (about 33.2 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Muskegon County


    (about 41.5 miles in Muskegon, Michigan; Airport Code: MKG)

  • Manistee County-Blacker


    (about 44.4 miles in Eastlake, Michigan; Airport Code: MBL)

  • Wexford County


    (about 45.1 miles in Cadillac, Michigan; Airport Code: CAD)

  • Greenville Municipal


    (about 48.8 miles in Greenville, Michigan; Airport Code: MI1)

  • Mount Pleasant Municipal


    (about 56.1 miles in Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Airport Code: MOP)

  • Kent County


    (about 59.0 miles in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: GRR)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Merrill Township, Michigan

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

69.84%

Carpooled

24.34%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

2.65%

Other Means

1.06%

Worked At Home

2.12%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Merrill Township, Michigan, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 89

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 4

Female householder, no husband present : 38

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 70

Householder not living alone : 23


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 22

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 5

All other households : 197


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 79

Renter-occupied housing units : 10

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4

Renter-occupied housing units : 0

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 19

Renter-occupied housing units : 19

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 82

Renter-occupied housing units : 11


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 52

$10,000 to $14,999 : 25

$15,000 to $19,999 : 20

$20,000 to $24,999 : 18

$25,000 to $29,999 : 10

$30,000 to $34,999 : 14

$35,000 to $39,999 : 12

$40,000 to $44,999 : 7

$45,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 10

$60,000 to $74,999 : 36

$75,000 to $99,999 : 5

$100,000 to $124,999 : 11

$125,000 to $149,999 : 4

$150,000 to $199,999 : 0

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Total : 808


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Occupied : 224

Vacant : 584


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Median number of rooms : 4


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 63

Built 1990 to 1999 : 129

Built 1980 to 1989 : 83

Built 1970 to 1979 : 189

Built 1960 to 1969 : 59

Built 1950 to 1959 : 130

Built 1940 to 1949 : 45

Built 1939 or earlier : 110


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Utility gas : 13

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 139

Electricity : 2

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 6

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 53

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 11

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 8

$10,000 to $14,999 : 10

$15,000 to $19,999 : 4

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 11

$30,000 to $34,999 : 16

$35,000 to $39,999 : 2

$40,000 to $49,999 : 2

$50,000 to $59,999 : 5

$60,000 to $69,999 : 20

$70,000 to $79,999 : 7

$80,000 to $89,999 : 8

$90,000 to $99,999 : 10

$100,000 to $124,999 : 44

$125,000 to $149,999 : 7

$150,000 to $174,999 : 10

$175,000 to $199,999 : 0

$200,000 to $249,999 : 8

$250,000 to $299,999 : 0

$300,000 to $399,999 : 12

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 7

Home equity loan only : 20

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 3

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 71

Housing units without a mortgage : 83


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Merrill Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $108,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $103,100

Built 1980 to 1989 : $34,500

Built 1970 to 1979 : $33,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $62,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $66,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $85,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $341,700


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Merrill Township, Michigan: 56.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Michigan: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Merrill Township, Michigan

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 100%


(updated 2010)









Median Household Income In 2000 (Merrill Township, MI): $22,917
Median Household Income In 2000 (Michigan): $44,667


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Merrill Township): $62,300
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Michigan): $110,300


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Merrill Township): $436
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Michigan): $546


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Merrill Township, Michigan

Utility Gas: 2.8%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 79.2%
Electricity: 0.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 6.9%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 10.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 1.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Merrill Township, Michigan are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Merrill Township, Michigan

Northern Home Care


     Address: 230 N Charles, White Cloud, Michigan 49349
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/9/1993

Community Home Care Services


     Address: 175 Gibbs, White Cloud, Michigan 49349
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 9/20/1966

Continu Care Of Gmhs


     Address: 231 W. Pine Lake Drive, Newaygo, Michigan 49337
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 11/23/1990

Mecosta County General Hosp


     Address: 415 Mecosta Ave. Suite 1, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 9/1/2000

Ace Home Health Care


     Address: 112 Edgerton Po Box 499, Howard City, Michigan 49329
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 2/1/2005

Hospitals Close To Merrill Township, Michigan

Gerber Memorial Health Services


     Address: 212 S Sullivan St, Fremont, Michigan 49412
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Mecosta County Medical Center


     Address: 605 Oak Street, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Spectrum Health-reed City Campus


     Address: "po Box 75, 300 N Patterson", Reed City, Michigan 49677
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Memorial Medical Center Of West Michigan


     Address: 1 Atkinson Drive, Ludington, Michigan 49431
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Mercy General Health Partners


     Address: 1500 E Sherman Boulevard, Muskegon, Michigan 49444
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Nursing Homes Close To Merrill Township, Michigan

Grand Oaks Nursing Center


     Address: 600 Denmark St, Baldwin, Michigan 49304
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 71
     Percent Occupied: 90%

Newaygo Co Medical Care Facili


     Address: 4465 W 48th St, Fremont, Michigan 49412
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 116
     Percent Occupied: 100%

Transitional Health Svcs Of Fremont


     Address: 4554 W 48th St, Fremont, Michigan 49412
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 116
     Percent Occupied: 90%

Metron Of Big Rapids


     Address: 725 W Fuller, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 75
     Percent Occupied: 57%

Altercare Of Big Rapids


     Address: 805 West Ave, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 89
     Percent Occupied: 89%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Merrill Township, Michigan

Name: Point Beach
Address: 6610 Nuclear Road; Two Rivers, WI 54241
Distance: 94 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Merrill Township, Michigan

    Retired Workers: 55
    Disabled Workers: 20
    Widowers Workers: 5
    Spouses Workers: 5
    Children Workers: 5


(updated 2007)



Newaygo County, Michigan Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 39.60%
  • Bush & Cheney 59.49%
  • Other 0.91%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Merrill Township, Michigan citizens.

Relocation to Newaygo County, MI

6.04 % of Newaygo County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $34,427

Michigan Average 5.24 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Newaygo County, MI (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Kent County , MI 1.90 % ($36,834 AGI )
  • Muskegon County , MI 0.73 % ($33,675 AGI )
  • Ottawa County , MI 0.30 % ($40,096 AGI )

Relocation away from Newaygo County, MI

6.75 % of Newaygo County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $31,634

Michigan Average 5.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Newaygo County, MI (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Kent County , MI 1.84 % ($30,881 AGI )
  • Muskegon County , MI 0.86 % ($28,270 AGI )
  • Mecosta County , MI 0.42 % ($26,767 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Michigan

Low Bracket: $0 (4.35%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (4.35%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Michigan

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Merrill Township, Michigan is based on over 50 years of data.

























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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Merrill Township, Michigan directly or research local government web sites.



Number of Sex Offenders In Michigan

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
36,233 38,032 41,145 48,000 43,613 45,717 46,122 39,795 40,692 40,909


(updated 2014)



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