Merton, Wisconsin

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Merton, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Merton, Wisconsin
Location of Merton, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°8′42″N 88°21′40″W / 43.14500°N 88.36111°W / 43.14500; -88.36111Coordinates: 43°8′42″N 88°21′40″W / 43.14500°N 88.36111°W / 43.14500; -88.36111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Area[1]
 • Total 3.07 sq mi (7.95 km2)
 • Land 3.00 sq mi (7.77 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation[2] 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 3,346
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 3,461
 • Density 1,115.3/sq mi (430.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-51400[5]
GNIS feature ID 1583707[2]

Merton is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The population was 3,346 at the 2010 census. It is located partially within the Town of Merton.

Geography[edit]

Merton is at 43°8'28" North, 88°18'34" West (43.141308, -88.309613).[6] Located in the Lake Country area of Waukesha County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.07 square miles (7.95 km2), of which, 3.00 square miles (7.77 km2) of it is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011, the population was 3,353.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,045
1990 1,199 14.7%
2000 1,926 60.6%
2010 3,346 73.7%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 3,346 people, 1,020 households, and 934 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,115.3 inhabitants per square mile (430.6 /km2). There were 1,054 housing units at an average density of 351.3 per square mile (135.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 1,020 households of which 55.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.1% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 8.4% were non-families. 6.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.44.

The median age in the village was 37.8 years. 34.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 5.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

The census[5] of 2000 recorded that there were 1,926 people, 591 households, and 527 families residing in the village. The population density was 730.7 people per square mile (281.7/km²). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 226.9 per square mile (87.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.65% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 591 households out of which 56.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.2% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.7% were non-families. 8.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.26 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the village the population age-spread was: 36.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $71,509, and the median income for a family was $75,000. Males had a median income of $50,402 as against $30,380 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,927. 1.6% of the population and 1.6% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.9% of those under the age of 18 and 2.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

Merton is served by Merton Primary School (grades 4K to 4) and Merton Intermediate School (grades 5-8). Merton Intermediate students are then enrolled at Arrowhead High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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