Merrick, New York

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Merrick, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
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Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Merrick, New York is located in New York
Merrick, New York
Merrick, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°39′34″N 73°33′13″W / 40.65944°N 73.55361°W / 40.65944; -73.55361Coordinates: 40°39′34″N 73°33′13″W / 40.65944°N 73.55361°W / 40.65944; -73.55361
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyNassau
Area
 • Total5.2 sq mi (13.5 km2)
 • Land4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total22,097
 • Density4,200/sq mi (1,600/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code11566
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-46668
GNIS feature ID0956989

Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,097.[1] The name Merrick is taken from Meroke, the name (meaning peaceful) of the Algonquian tribe formerly indigenous to the area. It is served by the Merrick station on the Long Island Rail Road on the Babylon line.

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census Map

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2), of which 4.2 square miles (11 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), or 19.27%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 22,764 people, 7,524 households, and 6,478 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,423.3 per square mile (2,092.7/km²). There were 7,602 housing units at an average density of 1,811.1/sq mi (698.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.2% White, 1.0% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.70% of the population.[2][needs update]

There were 7,524 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $93,132, and the median income for a family was $99,589.[3] (According to a 2007 estimate, these values had risen to $111,536 and $122,319 respectively.) Males had a median income of $79,607 versus $41,618 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,334. About 2.0% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

The schools in Merrick and North Merrick make up the Merrick and North Merrick School Districts, as well as part of the Bellmore–Merrick Central High School District (BMCHSD). Below are the schools, their grade levels, and the towns that attend them.

School Grades Town(s) That Go To School
Birch School K–6 Merrick
Roland A. Chatterton School K–6 Merrick
Norman J. Levy Lakeside School K–6 Merrick
Park Avenue School K–6 North Merrick
Camp Avenue School K–6 North Merrick
Harold D. Fayette School K–6 North Merrick
Old Mill Road School K–6 North Merrick
Merrick Avenue Middle School* 7–8 North Merrick, Merrick
Grand Avenue Middle School* 7–8 Bellmore
Sanford H. Calhoun High School* 9–12 North Merrick, Merrick
John F. Kennedy High School* 9–12 Merrick & Bellmore, South of Merrick Road
Wellington C. Mepham High School* 9–12 Bellmore
  • An asterisk means that the school is part of the Bellmore Merrick Central High School District. All other schools are in the district of town that attends them.

Notable people[edit]

Films[edit]

  • 2002 – Blue Vinyl (dir. Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand)
  • 2010 – Mildred Pierce (starring Kate Winslet, directed by Todd Haynes)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merrick CDP, New York". American FactFinder. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000". American FactFinder. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000". American FactFinder. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Dreifus, Claudia. "PASSING THE SCOOP; BEN & JERRY". Retrieved 2018-04-03.

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