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Mercer County Statistics

Facts

Land area561.2 square miles
Population Density29.3 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)16,178
Population change-1.6%
Under 5 years of age5.3%
Under 1822.3%
65 and over19.9%
Females50.6%
White98.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race2.2
Asian0.3%
Two or more races0.8%
Black or African American0.4%
Native American0.1%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school91%
Had a bachelor degree or higher14.7%
Veterans1,471

Households and Housing

Households6,716
Persons per household2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more90.7%
Median household income$53,136
The Per capita income$26,620
Live below the poverty line10.1%
Housing units7,358
Multi-unit structures8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$98,100
Residents owning their homes78.7%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,344
Women-owned firms33.1%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$85,284
Retail sales per capita$5,191
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$0
Source US Census Data