A small town located in Wisconsin, Merrill has a population of approximately 9,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than nationally (14%). The majority of residents own their homes in Merrill, and 36% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $605 a month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Wisconsin. Over the course of a year, renters in Merrill will save around $3,200 compared to the state average.
Merrill has a large number of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 8% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Merrill residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 28% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the town. Merrill workers take home an average annual income of just under $60,000, less than the average Wisconsin resident. Merrill's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, faster than most cities in Wisconsin, Merrill residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (48%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used much. Not many workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number does exceed the national average.
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