The Town of Merino is a Statutory Town
in Logan County
, United States. The town population was 284 at the 2010 United States Census
The town was named for the merino
sheep which grazed there.
Merino is located at (40.484418, -103.353691).
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of , all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 246 people, 96 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density
was 1,421.9 people per square mile (558.7/km). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 635.8 per square mile (249.8/km). The racial makeup of the town was 93.90% White
, 0.81% Native American
, 4.07% from other races
, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 6.91% of the population.
There were 96 households, out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 30.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $31,406. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income
for the town was $14,943. About 7.6% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 13.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.0% of those 65 or over.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification
system, Merino has a semi-arid climate
, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.
Radio and television host Ralph Edwards
was born in Merino. Ralph Edwards Avenue
was named in his memory.
*Outline of Colorado
**Index of Colorado-related articles
*State of Colorado
**Colorado cities and towns
***Logan County, Colorado
**Colorado metropolitan areas
***Sterling, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area
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Category:Towns in Logan County, Colorado
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