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3.58% growth
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1.82% growth
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4.8% growth
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3.48% growth


The economy of Merrifield, VA employs 10,852 people. The economy of Merrifield, VA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Public Admin.; and Information, which employ respectively 4.37; 1.92; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Merrifield, VA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (3,378), Public Admin. (975), and Educational Services (894), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($89,510), Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($69,816), and Finance & Insurance ($67,083).

Median household income in Merrifield, VA is $110,121. Males in Merrifield, VA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,547. The income inequality of Merrifield, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Merrifield, VA. In Fairfax County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 103 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,799. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Merrifield, VA is from the county of Fairfax County, VA.

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Merrifield, VA is home to a population of 17,000 people, from which 73.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Merrifield, VA is composed of 7,367 White residents (43.3%), 5,563 Asian residents (32.7%), 2,063 Hispanic residents (12.1%), 962 Two+ residents (5.66%), and 835 Black residents (4.91%). The most common foreign languages in Merrifield, VA are Spanish (1,648 speakers), Other Asian (1,303 speakers), and Persian (885 speakers), but compared to other places, Merrifield, VA has a relative high number of Persian (885 speakers), Other Asian (1,303 speakers), and Scandinavian (88 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Merrifield, VA awarded 157 degrees. The student population of Merrifield, VA is skewed towards females, with 66 male students and 91 female students. Most students in Merrifield, VA are Asian (89 and 56.7%), followed by White (18 and 11.5%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 8.92%), and Black or African American (3 and 1.91%). The largest universities in Merrifield, VA by number of graduates are Columbia College (157 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Merrifield, VA are General English Language & Literature (108 and 68.8%), Dental Laboratory Technology (2 and 1.27%), and General Cosmetology (0 and N/A). The median tuition costs in Merrifield, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Merrifield, VA is $466,900, which is 2.28 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $451,200 to $466,900, a 3.48% increase. The homeownership rate of Merrifield, VA is 44.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Merrifield, VA have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Merrifield, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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