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Merlin, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Merlin Census Designated Place had a population of 1,616 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Merlin is located at latitude 42.5199 and longitude -123.4323 in Josephine County. 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. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 919 feet.

The Merlin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2611757) 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 Merlin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merlin: Jump Off Joe.

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Merlin, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,616
Population in Households 1,565
Population in Familes 1,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 379
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 695
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 503
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 555 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $265,854
Average Home Value $301,128


Median Household Income $46,265
Average Household Income $60,492
Per Capita Income $25,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.23%
Households 0.25% 0.37%
Families 0.66% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.77%
Per Capita Income   3.29%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 217 43rd
Median Household Income # 197 48th
Per Capita Income # 153 60th

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