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Welcome to Merrillville ...

The town of Merrillville is located in Lake County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Merrillville has a population of 34,846 people<2> (see below for details).

Merrillville was established in 1834.

The community of Merrillville is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Merrillville (for example, toward Walkerton), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Merrillville lies within the (219) area code.

The ZIP codes for Merrillville: 46410-46411<4>

Websites for Merrillville ...

Official Website: www.townofmerrillville.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Merrillville had an population of 34,846 people. This is a decrease of 1.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Merrillville had a population of 35,246 people (or 7.11% of the total population of Lake County). This makes Merrillville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Merrillville represents 0.54% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,246 people, the population of Merrillville increased 15.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 30,560 people).

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

Communities Also Named Merrillville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Merrillville - they are located in California and Georgia.

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

Communities near Merrillville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Merrillville.

  • Hammond [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammond
    • Hammond [Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Merrillville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 75,342 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hammond<6>
  • Gary [Lake County]
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    • Gary [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Merrillville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,693 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary<6>
  • Portage [Porter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
    • Portage [Porter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Merrillville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,137 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage<6>
  • Calumet City [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calumet City
    • Calumet City [Cook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Merrillville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,514 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calumet City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calumet City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Valparaiso [Porter County]
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      • Valparaiso [Porter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Merrillville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valparaiso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valparaiso<6>
    • Chicago Heights [Cook County]
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      • Chicago Heights [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Merrillville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,990 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicago Heights<6>
    • Schererville [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schererville
      • Schererville [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Merrillville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schererville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schererville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schererville<6>
    • East Chicago [Lake County]
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      • East Chicago [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Merrillville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Chicago have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Chicago
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Chicago<6>
    • Lansing [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Merrillville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,059 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<6>
    • Harvey [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Cook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Merrillville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvey<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Merrillville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Merrillville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Merrillville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Merrillville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Merrillville. See our Newspapers Page for Merrillville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Merrillville ...

Looking for more information about Merrillville? 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 Merrillville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Merrillville.

Adding Merrillville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Merrillville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Merrillville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Merrillville on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1908.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Merrillville on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Merrillville

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About Lake County

About Indiana

The official website for Merrillville: www.townofmerrillville.com/

The official website for Lake County: www.lakecountyin.org/

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Merrillville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Merrillville - 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 town (such as Merrillville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Merrillville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Merrillville includes: 46410 & 46411.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Merrillville) 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 Merrillville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MerrillvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merrillville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4789, Longitude: -87.3227    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.

 

 

 

 

 


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