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Mercer County Statistics

Facts

Land area248.8 square miles
Population Density85.7 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)21,349
Population change0.1%
Under 5 years of age6.7%
Under 1822.9%
65 and over17.6%
Females51%
White93.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race2.3
Asian0.5%
Two or more races1.8%
Black or African American3.9%
Native American0.3%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school84%
Had a bachelor degree or higher18.9%
Veterans1,723

Households and Housing

Households8,745
Persons per household2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more87.1%
Median household income$45,396
The Per capita income$24,138
Live below the poverty line16.8%
Housing units9,986
Multi-unit structures13%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$128,400
Residents owning their homes74.9%

Business Facts

Total number of firms2,213
Women-owned firms0%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$157,041
Retail sales per capita$7,219
Manufacturers shipments$1,252,350
Merchant wholesaler sales$14,950
Source US Census Data