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Merino, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Merino had a population of 298 as of July 1, 2019. Merino ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Merino is located at latitude 40.4825 and longitude -103.3513 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Merino encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Logan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,035 feet.

The Town of Merino (GNIS ID: 2412985) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Merino is located within Merino Division of Logan County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Merino: Buffalo.

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Merino, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Merino, CO Housing Affordability Index is 172
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
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

Merino, CO Wealth Index is 77
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
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 298
Population in Households 298
Population in Families 258
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,781
Diversity Index1 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,978
Average Household Income $76,273
Per Capita Income $30,214
Wealth Index3 77

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $197,222
Housing Affordability Index2 172
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.52% 0.4%
Households 0.59% 0.35%
Families 1.09% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Merino, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merino to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado 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 # 320 30th
Population Density # 99 79th
Diversity Index # 351 24th
Median Household Income # 215 53rd
Per Capita Income # 250 46th

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