Merrill, Oregon

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Merrill is a city in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. The population was 897 at the 2000 census.

Merrill is an agricultural area and home to an annual Potato Festival.[3] The area was also part of the Klamath Basin water crisis pitting agricultural interests against endangered species water requirements, tribal interests, and environmentalists.[4]

Merrill was the birthplace and boyhood home of Carl Barks, the Disney comics artist who created Scrooge McDuck, among others. It is home to the Raiders of Lost River Jr./Sr. High School.



Merrill is located at 42°1′32″N 121°35′58″W / 42.02556°N 121.59944°W / 42.02556; -121.59944 (42.025582, -121.599566)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 897 people, 344 households, and 230 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,045.4 people per square mile (787.1/km²). There were 380 housing units at an average density of 866.5/sq mi (333.5/km²).

The racial makeup of the city was:
73.13% White
0.11% African American
1.00% Native American
0.22% Asian
19.18% from other races
6.35% from two or more races
33.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 344 households out of which:
34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them
52.0% were married couples living together
10.8% had a female householder with no husband present
33.1% were non-families
27.9% of all households were made up of individuals
11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older

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