Merriam, a town in Kansas, has a population of just over 11,000. The city's population, at an average age of just under 40, is somewhat older compared to other cities in Kansas, which has an average age of 37. A narrow majority of residents own their homes (54%) as opposed to renting (46%) in Merriam. At $896 per month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.
Merriam has an average commute time of about 20 minutes. Many residents (56%) drive to work, while public transit isn't widely used. Few workers commute on foot.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Merriam. The five most common are retail, healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, and scientific. Combined, these industries make up 36% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 14% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Merriam workers earn an average annual income of nearly $67,000, about the same as the state average. Merriam, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (13%), Merriam has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned Bachelor's degrees (16%). Additionally, 8% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.