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.
|Population in Households||1,554|
|Population in Familes||1,280|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||53|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
|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|
|Median Household Income||$42,589|
|Average Household Income||$54,873|
|Per Capita Income||$22,834|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||4.08%|
|Per Capita Income||3.04%|
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.
|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.