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Apartments for rent in Merrimac, VA

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See what Merrimac, VA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Merrimac

There are a lot of good restaurants here. One of my favorites is PKs. I also like 622 North Main. We have several playgrounds and walking trails.

I live 5 minutes from Va Tech, not that I like that but the town and busy areas are kept clean and decorated beautifully. There are several things to do with kids.We like the trampoline park and the skate park. I love the walking/hiking trails. I mean I'm in the mountains, what's not to love?!

We like having a walkable park. We like the mountain views. We like the unique architecture. We like being close to our jobs and schools.

I like all the trees in the area. They are blooming flowers and it's very pretty. I also really like the walking path.

Our neighborhood has 2 bank branches. It has a grocery store and beauty parlor/ spa. We have walking/bike trails that connect to national park.

Who Lives Here

Merrimac Demographics

Education

High School

43%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

15%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

49%

3 people

23%

4 people

20%

5 people

4%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

4%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

9%

20-45

33%

45-65

16%

65+

32%

Getting Around Merrimac

Merrimac Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

51%

15-30 Mins

33%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

2%

What Renters Are Saying

Merrimac Features

Area Has Litter

No

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Busy Streets

No

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Noise Late At Night

No

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Pet Friendly

Yes

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Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

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Safe For Families

Yes

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Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

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Near Grocery Stores

Yes

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Area Has Potholes

No

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Quiet Area

Yes

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Maintained Yards

Yes

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Mostly Older Buildings

No

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Nearby Parks

Yes

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Near Schools

Yes

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Nice Views

Yes

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Near Highways

Yes

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Tree Lined Streets

No

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Near Downtown

No

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Mostly Newer Buildings

No

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Well Lit

No

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Merrimac Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Merrimac

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All About

Living in Merrimac, VA

Merrimac, a small town in Virginia, has a population of approximately 2,000. Children under 5 make up a larger portion of the population here (10%) than nationally (6%), making it a nice place to raise a family, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. At an average age of just over 46, the town's residents skew older than most cities in Virginia. Most Merrimac residents rent, and 41% of residents own their homes. The town boasts a relatively low average rent of $591 per month, which is $694 less than the state average.

Averaging about 17 minutes, Merrimac's commute time is quicker than the state average of about 30 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 31% of residents, while public transit isn't used. Relatively few residents walk to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Merrimac has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 10% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 12% have a Bachelor's degree. There are two primary industries in Merrimac: education and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 13% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in transportation, as 6% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of around $51,000, Merrimac workers earn about $37,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Virginia. The town's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).