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Merlin, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Merlin Census Designated Place had a population of 1,690 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merlin: Jump Off Joe.

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Merlin, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,690
Population in Households 1,639
Population in Familes 1,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 407
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $53,953
Average Household Income $68,662
Per Capita Income $28,918


Total Housing Units 768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 576 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $364,286
Average Home Value $433,203


Total Households 717
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 520
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.78% 0.97%
Households 0.73% 0.98%
Families 1.0% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

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, 2018 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 # 176 54th
Population Density # 268 29th
Diversity Index # 214 44th
Median Household Income # 159 58th
Per Capita Income # 132 65th

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