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Merlin, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Merlin Census Designated Place had a population of 1,661 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merlin: Jump Off Joe.

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Merlin, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,661
Daytime Population: Workers 597
Daytime Population: Residents 1,114
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,711
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 1,610
Population in Familes 1,321
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 400
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $50,218
Average Household Income $63,503
Per Capita Income $26,641


Total Housing Units 753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 561 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $329,478
Average Home Value $396,569


Total Households 704
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 510
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.7%
Households 0.58% 0.67%
Families 0.87% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

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, 2017 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 # 175 54th
Population Density # 266 30th
Diversity Index # 216 43rd
Median Household Income # 168 56th
Per Capita Income # 152 60th

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