Merrill, WI Population

Population: 10,146. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,145 (-0.0% change)
Males: 4,800 (47.3%), Females: 5,346 (52.7%)

Lincoln County

Zip code: 54452

Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $33,098
Median house value: $76,100

Races in Merrill:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (54.9%), Irish (8.7%), Polish (8.1%), Norwegian (6.2%), French (6.1%), Swedish (5.5%).

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 7.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Merrill

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merrill city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2.0% Foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +253 (+2.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Merrill:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CTR OF MERRILL (601 S CENTER AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Merrill:

  • WAUSAU HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; WAUSAU, WI)
  • NORTH CENTRAL HEALTH CARE FACIL 206 (about 16 miles; WAUSAU, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; TOMAHAWK, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Merrill:

  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN (about 29 miles; MOSINEE, WI; Abbreviation: CWA)
  • RHINELANDER-ONEIDA COUNTY (about 34 miles; RHINELANDER, WI; Abbreviation: RHI)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 95 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; Abbreviation: VOK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Merrill:

  • MERRILL MUNI (about 1 miles; MERRILL, WI; Abbreviation: RRL)
  • WAUSAU DOWNTOWN (about 20 miles; WAUSAU, WI; Abbreviation: AUW)
  • TOMAHAWK REGIONAL (about 21 miles; TOMAHAWK, WI; Abbreviation: T08)
Amtrak station near Merrill:

  • 16 miles: WAUSAU (109 S. 17TH AVE.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrill:

  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WAUSAU, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,039)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 47 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,083)
  • FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT APPLETON (about 108 miles; APPLETON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,364)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH (about 113 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,057)
  • SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE (about 124 miles; DE PERE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,031)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 127 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 127 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)

Schools

Public high school in Merrill:

  • MERRILL HI (Students: 1,157; Location: 1201 N SALES ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Merrill:

  • NTC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 81; Location: P O BOX 119 N2519 BUS HWY 51; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Merrill:

  • PRAIRIE RIVER MID (Students: 739; Location: 106 N POLK ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • KATE GOODRICH EL (Students: 439; Location: 505 W 10TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WASHINGTON EL (Students: 285; Location: 1900 E 6TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JEFFERSON EL (Students: 163; Location: 1914 JACKSON ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PINE RIVER EL (Students: 127; Location: W4165 HIGHWAY 64; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HEADSTART AND EARLY CHILDHOOD (Students: 102; Location: 1111 N SALES ST; Grades: PK – PK)
  • SCOTT EL (Students: 99; Location: N1725 SUNSET DR; Grades: 01 – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Merrill:

  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 1104 EAST THIRD STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER ELEMENTARY (Students: 185; Location: 1708 E. 10TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 611 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Merrill:

  • T.B. SCOTT FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $806,639; Location: 106 W. FIRST ST.; 77,504 books; 4,780 audio materials; 4,156 video materials; 255 serial subscriptions)