Merlin is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Merlin Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Josephine County at latitude 42.5173 and longitude -123.4198. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 919 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Merlin Census Designated Place (see map) 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.Photos of the local Merlin, OR area
Also See: Merlin, OR ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|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.