Merrimac, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Merrimac, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Merrimac Census Designated Place had a population of 2,452 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Merrimac, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,452
Daytime Population: Workers 1,070
Daytime Population: Residents 1,675
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,745
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 2,175
Population in Familes 1,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density2 1,456
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $32,418
Average Household Income $47,212
Per Capita Income $25,564


Total Housing Units 1,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 402 (31.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 799 (63.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $152,885
Average Home Value $163,903


Total Households 1,201
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 507
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.86% 1.31%
Households 2.07% 1.53%
Families 2.33% 1.19%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

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, 2017 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 # 248 58th
Population Density # 183 69th
Diversity Index # 406 32nd
Median Household Income # 548 8th
Per Capita Income # 314 47th

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