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Merrill, Iowa

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The location of Merrill

Welcome to Merrill ...

The city of Merrill is located in Plymouth County.

The location of Merrill has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Merrill has a population of 736 people<2> (see below for details).

Merrill is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Merrill lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Merrill and travel west, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Merrill is within the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Merrill: 51038<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Merrill had a population of 755 people. This makes Merrill the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Merrill represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 365th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 755 people, the population of Merrill has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 754 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Merrill had an population of 736 people. This is a decrease of 2.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.39% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Merrill.

Communities Also Named Merrill ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Merrill - they are located in California, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Merrill.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Merrill. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Merrill. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Merrill.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Merrill:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Merrill ...

Looking for more information about Merrill? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Merrill, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Merrill.

Communities near Merrill ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Sioux City   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Merrill

Located in Woodbury County

South Sioux City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Merrill

Located in Dakota County (NE)

Le Mars   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Merrill

North Sioux City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Merrill

Located in Union County (SD)

Remsen   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Merrill

Moville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Merrill

Located in Woodbury County

Akron   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Merrill

Kingsley   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Merrill

Lawton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Merrill

Located in Woodbury County

Hinton   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Merrill

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Merrill.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Merrill.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Merrill - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Merrill). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Merrill or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Merrill) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Merrill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Merrill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merrill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7212, Longitude: -96.2502     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Merrill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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