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Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Merrillville is approximately 27,257 (1990), 35246 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,322 (1990), 13696 (2010).
The amount of land area in Merrillville is 80.339 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Merrillville is 38.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.077 sq kilometers.
The distance from Merrillville to Washington DC is 592 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 133 miles. (as the crow flies)
Merrillville is positioned 41.47 degrees north of the equator and 87.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average winter temperature is 20 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.


south of Gary about 40 miles from Chicago.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Merrillville.
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History & History Related Items

From Town of Merrillville
The Town has experienced growth and development as far back as the early 19th Century. In 1834, the entire area that was to become Merrillville was the province of the Potawatomi Indians known as McGwinn Village. In approximately 1835, a frontiersman named Jeremiah Wiggins, along with other frontiersman, camped and traded in the area to become known as Wiggins Point. This became a popular stop for wagon trains bound for Chicago and points west thereof. One of the most popular trails that transversed this area was the Sauk Trail (73rd Avenue). The Saul Trail was the main stage route between Chicago and Crown Point. When Wiggins died in 1838, the local settlers decided to rename the area with a more dignified title for the thriving development. The settlers decided upon the name of Centreville for this area. In the 1850's, two brothers named William & Dudley Merrill, settled in the area known as Centreville. Because of Merrill brothers' great impact on the area's early growth, Centreville was renamed Merrillville. Until the Town incorporated, the communities of Merrillville, Rexville, Lottaville, Ainsworth, Turkey Creek, Ross and Deep River were governed under Ross Township. In 1971, the Town incorporated these areas into the current Town of Merrillville boundaries.
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The incorporation of Merrillville

30 December 1971

Merrillville City Government

The Town of Merrillville
Phone: (219) 769-5711
Fax: (219) 756-6170

Merrillville has a Town Council/Town Manager form of Government.

Merrillville Chamber

Merrillville Chamber of Commerce
Serving the Merrillville/Ross Township Area Since 1954
255 West 80th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219/769-8180
Fax: 219/736-6223

Merrillville Organizations

Merrillville Chamber of Commerce
Serving the Merrillville/Ross Township Area Since 1954
255 West 80th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219/769-8180
Fax: 219/736-6223

Merrillville Schools

Merrillville Community School Corp.
6701 Delaware Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219-650-5300
FAX: 219-650-5320

Merrillville High School
276 East 68th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219-650-5307
FAX: 219-650-5391

Andrean High School
Quality Catholic Education in a caring, family oriented community. "Where Excellence is a Result"
Established 1959 - Enrollment 764
5959 Broadway
Merrillville Indiana, 46410
Phone: (219) 887-5281


Calumet College Of St Joseph
Merrillville Campus
51 W. 80th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: (219) 736-9430
FAX: (219) 736-8014

Sawyer College
Sawyer College has two locations in Indiana (Hammond, Merrillville). Both locations offer Associate degrees in Accounting Management, Computerized Office Technology and Administration, Information Technology, and Medical Assisting. Sawyer College also offers Certificates in becoming a Accounting Assistant, Clinical Massage Therapy, MOUS Specialist, Network Engineer, and Web Site Manager. Merrillville


The population of Merrillville was:
1970 - 27,223
1980 - 27,677
1990 - 27,257

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