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Merlin, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Merlin Census Designated Place had a population of 1,698 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Merlin is located at latitude 42.5173 and longitude -123.4198 in Josephine County. The formal boundaries for the Merlin Census Designated Place 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.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Merlin Census Designated Place is located within Northwest Josephine Division of Josephine County.

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Merlin, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Merlin, OR Housing Affordability Index is 90
State of Oregon Housing Affordability Index is 83
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Merlin, OR Wealth Index is 69
State of Oregon Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,698 (100%)
Population in Households 1,648 (97.1%)
Population in Families 1,351 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 50 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 408
Diversity Index2 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,457
Average Household Income $64,001
Per Capita Income $26,865
Wealth Index4 69

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 596 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $338,333
Housing Affordability Index3 90
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 723
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 523
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.75% 0.82%
Households 0.75% 0.82%
Families 0.95% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Merlin, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merlin to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 178 53rd
Population Density # 268 29th
Diversity Index # 212 45th
Median Household Income # 172 55th
Per Capita Income # 216 43rd

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