Merrick, New York is a small city with approximately 21,000 residents. The city's population, with an average age of just over 41, is a little older compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 39. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 6% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,868/month, exceeding the state average by $587 per month, relatively high rent costs may play a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Merrick has an average commute time of about 44 minutes, slower than the state average of about 38 minutes. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 36% of commuters, while public transit is used by only 12% of the population. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Merrick residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common five of which are education, retail, healthcare, scientific, and finance. Combined, these industries make up 34% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 11% of the city's population works in management, making it the top career path in the city. Merrick workers earn an average annual income of just over $142,000, around $62,000 more than the average New York resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Merrick has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 17% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 21% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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