Merrimac, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Merrimac, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Merrimac Census Designated Place had a population of 2,172 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Merrimac is located at latitude 37.1949 and longitude -80.422 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Merrimac Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,985 feet.

The Merrimac Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389476) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merrimac: Merrimac Mines, Merrimoc Mines.

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Merrimac, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,172
Population in Households 1,887
Population in Familes 1,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 285
Population Density1 1,289
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,038
Average Household Size 1.82
Family Households 449
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 372 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 666 (56.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $155,634
Average Home Value $166,331


Median Household Income $31,313
Average Household Income $46,541
Per Capita Income $25,239
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% -0.03%
Households 0.05% -0.1%
Families 0.73% -0.18%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   0.34%
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.

Merrimac, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merrimac to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia 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 # 260 56th
Population Density1 # 198 67th
Diversity Index2 # 398 33rd
Median Household Income # 545 8th
Per Capita Income # 300 50th

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