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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Merrimac is a suburb of Boston with a population of 6,839. Merrimac is in Essex County. Living in Merrimac offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Merrimac there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Merrimac and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Merrimac are above average.
About Merrimac...
Population
6,839

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$340,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Merrimac Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    71.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    128.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Merrimac

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,508
National
$55,322
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Merrimac is a small town with not a lot of crime. It is beside the Merrimack River. The schools in merrimac are average. However, Merrimac is expanding every year and new housing developments are being build. Merrimac is a nice town for families.
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Very kind people, quiet, small town. Not much to do, but multiple athletic field, a small town market, a few restaurants. Short drives away are more restaurants, stores, movie theaters, and much more to do.
I have lived here all my life. Merrimac is a very quiet town with a close community of town members. There isn't much to Merrimac but it is in a good spot. You aren't too far from the beach, take a trip to Maine it's only 30 minutes, and so much more. Everything is out of town but never too far away.