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Merlin, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Merlin Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Josephine County at latitude 42.5199 and longitude -123.4323. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 919 feet.

The formal official name is the Merlin Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Merlin, Oregon.

The U5 Census Class Code for Merlin indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Merlin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merlin: Jump Off Joe.

Merlin Census Designated Place, OR Boundary Map


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Merlin, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,607
Population in Households 1,554
Population in Familes 1,280
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 377
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 690
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 500
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 553 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $250,287
Average Home Value $278,888
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,589
Average Household Income $54,873
Per Capita Income $22,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.12% 0.17%
Households 0.14% 0.23%
Families 0.67% 0.16%
Median Household Income   4.08%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
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.

Merlin, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merlin to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 173 54th
Population Density1 # 268 29th
Diversity Index2 # 216 43rd
Median Household Income # 221 42nd
Per Capita Income # 180 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.