Mercer Island, Washington

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Population in 2017: 25,261 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.6%
 
Males: 12,215  (48.4%)
Females: 13,046  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

45.4 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98040.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $146,624 (it was $91,904 in 2000)
Mercer Island:

$146,624
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $88,607 (it was $53,799 in 2000)

Mercer Island city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $548,300 in 2000)
Mercer Island:

over $1,000,000
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $658,517; detached houses: $716,050; townhouses or other attached units: $510,548; in 2-unit structures: $431,808; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $429,908; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $435,878; mobile homes: $112,193; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $70,157

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,151.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mercer Island: 126.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.3%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Black residents, 7.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.7% for other race residents, 2.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mercer Island, WA (2017)
    • 18,04770.5%White alone
    • 5,06919.8%Asian alone
    • 9793.8%Two or more races
    • 7753.0%Hispanic
    • 4691.8%Black alone
    • 1610.6%Other race alone
    • 170.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.02%American Indian alone

Races in Mercer Island detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mercer Island, Washington as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mercer Island is 25,295 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Mercer Island by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(21.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.6)
2
(8.3)
1
(4.1)
2
(8.1)
2
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(15.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(8.9)
2
(8.6)
1
(4.2)
3
(12.4)
2
(8.2)
4
(16.2)
3
(13.0)
2
(8.6)
1
(4.2)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.0)
3
(11.8)
2
(7.8)
4
(15.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(22.2)
14
(60.2)
5
(21.1)
10
(41.4)
7
(28.7)
9
(36.4)
8
(34.7)
7
(29.9)
5
(20.9)
4
(16.4)
2
(8.1)
1
(3.9)
5
(19.6)
2
(7.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
70
(311.4)
75
(322.5)
73
(308.4)
79
(327.3)
74
(303.1)
50
(202.3)
59
(255.9)
84
(359.3)
70
(292.0)
68
(278.2)
83
(335.5)
105
(411.3)
61
(238.7)
63
(245.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
343
(1,526)
345
(1,484)
289
(1,221)
310
(1,284)
323
(1,323)
264
(1,068)
334
(1,449)
245
(1,048)
281
(1,172)
292
(1,194)
444
(1,795)
415
(1,626)
379
(1,483)
366
(1,427)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(169.0)
32
(137.6)
30
(126.7)
30
(124.3)
14
(57.4)
10
(40.5)
14
(60.7)
6
(25.7)
12
(50.1)
13
(53.2)
18
(72.8)
11
(43.1)
22
(86.1)
23
(89.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(8.9)
14
(60.2)
8
(33.8)
4
(16.6)
5
(20.5)
3
(12.1)
8
(34.7)
5
(21.4)
1
(4.2)
1
(4.1)
4
(16.2)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)103.5124.786.196.393.575.591.684.583.479.3110.4107.889.2100.2

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City-data.com crime index in Mercer Island, WA

Crime rate in Mercer Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: European (8.1%), German (6.5%), English (6.1%), American (5.3%), Irish (2.7%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1960

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 6.38 square miles.

Population density: 3,957 people per square mile   (average).

Mercer Island, Washington map

5,057 residents are foreign born (5.4% Asia, 3.6% Europe, 2.0% Latin America).

This city:

19.8%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $8,318 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $8,100 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellevue, WA (3.9 miles , pop. 109,569).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (4.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (953.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Beaux Arts Village, WA (1.4 miles ),
Newcastle, WA (1.9 miles ),
Bellevue, WA (2.0 miles ),
Medina, WA (2.0 miles ),
Clyde Hill, WA (2.1 miles ),
Eastgate, WA (2.1 miles ),
East Seattle, WA (2.1 miles ),
Hunts Point, WA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 47.57 N, Longitude: 122.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,606 (-14.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,002 (25.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 425

Distribution of median household income in Mercer Island, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mercer Island, WA in 2017

Property values in Mercer Island, WA

Mercer Island satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Mercer Island, WA
Historical housing units in Mercer Island, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +528 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in Mercer Island, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.3%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.4%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.5%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Educational services (14.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Mercer Island, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Top executives (5.4%)
  • Lawyers (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Top executives (8.5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (8.2%)
  • Lawyers (6.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Mercer Island, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mercer Island, Washington average temperatures Mercer Island, Washington average precipitation Mercer Island, Washington humidity Mercer Island, Washington wind speed Mercer Island, Washington snowfall Mercer Island, Washington sunshine Mercer Island, Washington clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.4. This is about average.

City:

85.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 19.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00429. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00429
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Mercer Island-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 146% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 25.4 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 36.9 miles away from Mercer Island center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 18.1 miles away from Mercer Island center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from Mercer Island center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from Mercer Island center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from Mercer Island center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in King County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mercer Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mercer Island:

  • COVENANT SHORES HEALTH CENTER (9107 FORTUNA DRIVE)
  • MERCER ISLAND CARE AND REHAB CTR (7445 SOUTHEAST 24TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Mercer Island:

  • KIN ON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • CAROLINE KLINE GALLAND HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • WASHINGTON CENTER FOR COMPREHE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • BELLEVUE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; BELLEVUE, WA)
  • MEYDENBAUER MED AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BELLEVUE, WA)
  • KIN ON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • LEON SULLIVAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)

Amtrak stations near Mercer Island:

  • 5 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: EDMONDS (211 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercer Island:

  • Bellevue College (about 4 miles; Bellevue, WA; Full-time enrollment: 10,940)
  • Seattle University (about 5 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 5,808)
  • Seattle Central College (about 6 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 5,825)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 6 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,986)
  • Renton Technical College (about 7 miles; Renton, WA; FT enrollment: 2,549)
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus (about 8 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 39,445)
  • Seattle Pacific University (about 9 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,897)

Public high school in Mercer Island:

Private high schools in Mercer Island:

  • NORTHWEST YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 87, Location: 5017 90TH AVE SE, Grades: 9-12)
  • CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING DIFFERENCES (Students: 42, Location: 4030 86TH AVE SE, Grades: 2-12)
  • ETC PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Students: 38, Location: 9655 SE 36TH ST STE 101, Grades: 4-12)
  • AMERICAN ACADEMY (Students: 25, Location: 7834 SE 32ND ST, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mercer Island:

Private elementary/middle schools in Mercer Island:

  • FRENCH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PUGET SOUND (Students: 383, Location: 3795 E MERCER WAY, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MONICA SCHOOL (Students: 240, Location: 4320 87TH AVE SE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Mercer Island

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mercer Island: Mercer Village (A), Green Wood Village (B), Proctor Landing (C), Calkins Landing (D), Franklin Landing (E), Lincoln Landing (F), Stroum Jewish Community Center (G), Mercer Island Care and Rehabilitation (H), Sunrise of Mercer Island Senior Living Center (I), Covenant Shores Retirement Community (J), Mercer Island Fire Department Station 91 (K), Mercer Island Fire Department Station 92 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: South End Shopping Center (1), Mercer Island Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mercer Island include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Emmanuel Episcopal Church (B), Mercer Island United Methodist Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist at Mercer Island (D), Herzl - Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation (E), Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (F), Mercer Island Presbyterian Church (G), Congregation Shevet Achim (H), Mercer Island Covenant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mercer Island include: Island Crest Park (1), Groveland Park (2), Homestead Field (3), Hollerbach Park (4), Clarke Beach Park (5), Luther Burbank Park (6), Mercerdale Field (7), Pioneer Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Mercer Island Travelodge (7645 Sunset Highway).

Birthplace of: Quin Snyder - Basketball player and coach, Mary Wayte - College swimmer, Brandon Burmeister - College basketball player (Washington Huskies), Brayden Billbe - College basketball player (American Eagles), Kevin Tempest - College basketball player (Lehigh Mountain Hawks), Taj Mathews - College basketball player (Navy Midshipmen).

King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.4%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Mercer Island in 2010:

  • 43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
140 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
139 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Mercer Island (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Mercer Island Branch at 2737 78th Avenue Se #101, branch established on 1993/05/03. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • KeyBank National Association: Mercer Island Branch at 2731 77th Avenue, S.E., branch established on 1979/12/17. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Mercer Island Branch at 7803 Se 27th #170, branch established on 2006/03/01. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mercer Island Branch at 3001 78th Avenue Southeast, branch established on 1992/12/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Mercer Island Branch at 2630 77th Ave Se, Suite 110, branch established on 2009/09/08. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Banner Bank: Mercer Island Branch at 2918 78th Ave Se, branch established on 2005/01/26. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Mercer Island at 7900 Se 28th St. #101, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Mercer Island Branch at 2830 80th Avenue, S.E., branch established on 1950/08/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Mercer Island:

Marital status in Mercer Island, WA
  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in Mercer Island:

  • High school or higher: 97.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 78.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 36.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mercer Island
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Mercer Island:

(Mercer Island, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Mercer Island, WA (based on King County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic278,34071
Evangelical Protestant204,523711
Other119,713329
Mainline Protestant104,806304
Orthodox12,25720
Black Protestant7,03024
None1,204,580-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 439
King County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 220
King County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 399
Here:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
King County:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mercer Island:

59.9%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

59.3%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Mercer Island:

27.5
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.7%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.6%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.9%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Mercer Island:

63.3%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.1%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mercer Island, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 58$411,289$85,09425$43,653
Firefighters 29$351,629$145,5020$0
Police Protection - Officers 29$259,625$107,4310$0
Parks and Recreation 19$112,612$71,12313$15,971
Health 9$53,774$71,6991$2,727
Other Government Administration 9$87,003$116,0042$5,372
Streets and Highways 7$42,307$72,5260$0
Financial Administration 7$60,345$103,4490$0
Sewerage 5$32,626$78,3020$0
Water Supply 5$31,300$75,1200$0
Police - Other 4$23,030$69,0900$0
Fire - Other 3$32,643$130,5720$0
Judicial and Legal 2$19,352$116,1125$24,386
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 186$1,517,535$97,90546$92,109

Mercer Island government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,192,000 ($86.77)
    General - Other: $1,601,000 ($63.38)
    Water Utilities: $922,000 ($36.50)
    Sewerage: $861,000 ($34.08)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,266,000 ($208.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,632,000 ($183.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,782,000 ($149.72)
    Sewerage: $3,171,000 ($125.53)
    Water Utilities: $2,914,000 ($115.36)
    Central Staff Services: $2,575,000 ($101.94)
    Health - Other: $1,492,000 ($59.06)
    General - Other: $1,327,000 ($52.53)
    Regular Highways: $1,111,000 ($43.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $829,000 ($32.82)
    Financial Administration: $642,000 ($25.41)
    General Public Buildings: $411,000 ($16.27)
    Natural Resources - Other: $109,000 ($4.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($1.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $460,000 ($18.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $3,820,000 ($151.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,126,000 ($638.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($2.38)

Mercer Island government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,470,000 ($335.30)
    Other: $2,050,000 ($81.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $868,000 ($34.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $121,000 ($4.79)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $576,000 ($22.80)
    Health and Hospitals: $60,000 ($2.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,379,000 ($54.59)
    Rents: $670,000 ($26.52)
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000 ($4.04)
    Interest Earnings: $46,000 ($1.82)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($0.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,607,000 ($182.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $478,000 ($18.92)
    Other: $334,000 ($13.22)
    General Local Government Support: $288,000 ($11.40)
    Health and Hospitals: $6,000 ($0.24)
  • Tax - Property: $10,458,000 ($414.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,839,000 ($151.97)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,048,000 ($120.66)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,827,000 ($72.32)
    Other License: $1,191,000 ($47.15)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $532,000 ($21.06)

Mercer Island government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,529,000 ($812.68)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,830,000 ($785.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,850,000 ($73.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,151,000 ($45.56)

Mercer Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,780,000 ($901.79)

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,122 average AGI)
King County:

0.11%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.80% ($69,312 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.66% ($53,673)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($98,405)


6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,693 average AGI)
King County:

0.15%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.24% ($71,246 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  1.00% ($57,641)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($81,611)
Businesses in Mercer Island, WA
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1Quiznos1
Baskin-Robbins1Rite Aid2
FedEx5Starbucks5
Kroger2Subway1
McDonald's1True Value1
New Balance1UPS3
Qdoba Mexican Grill1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mercer Island:

  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKNW (1150 AM; 10 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KXPA (1540 AM; 5 kW; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBLE (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SACRED HEART RADIO, INC.)
  • KKDZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mercer Island:

  • KMIH (104.5 FM; MERCER ISLAND, WA; Owner: MERCER ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT # 400)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KUOW (94.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)
  • KEXP-FM (90.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mercer Island:

  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Mercer Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 1,119ft / 341mTotal length
  • $369,043,000Total costs
  • 1,350,097Total average daily traffic
  • 43,760Total average daily truck traffic
  • 575,649Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mercer Island, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 201980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mercer Island, WA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$367,500173$552,3011,006$455,51532$242,93843$363,140
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$251,00024$727,83397$501,6192$400,0008$316,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$493,80031$606,613195$692,8158$562,25016$328,375
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$149,00031$579,645134$529,5973$328,33314$313,214
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$06$765,00029$550,0343$286,0002$386,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0243.00 , 0244.00, 0245.00, 0246.01, 0246.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$327,0001$235,0001$293,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$286,0001$286,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0243.00 , 0244.00, 0245.00, 0246.01, 0246.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mercer Island, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mercer Island, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 44. The highest number of fire incidents - 80 took place in 2004, and the least - 11 in 2015. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Mercer Island, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.2%), and Outside Fires (32.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mercer Island, WA
    • 32844.2%Structure Fires
    • 24432.9%Outside Fires
    • 8811.9%Other
    • 8211.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mercer Island, WA
Most common first names in Mercer Island, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10776.3 years
Mary9682.0 years
William9577.5 years
Robert8975.2 years
Helen7185.2 years
Ruth5684.8 years
James5675.4 years
George5678.7 years
Margaret5281.7 years
Dorothy5282.8 years
Most common last names in Mercer Island, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3880.6 years
Anderson3679.2 years
Smith3677.8 years
Nelson2483.6 years
Williams1677.5 years
Miller1575.7 years
Peterson1483.8 years
Hansen1488.2 years
Brown1478.6 years
Green1380.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mercer Island, WA
  • 79.7%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mercer Island, WA
  • 60.2%Electricity
  • 34.0%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Mercer Island compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Mercer Island on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 (98040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #94 (98040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #96 (98040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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