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Population in 2012: 23,661 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 

Males: 11,725  (49.6%)
Females: 11,936  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  46.0 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98040.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $123,552 (it was $91,904 in 2000)
Mercer Island:

$123,552
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $72,321

Mercer Island city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $801,625 (it was $548,300 in 2000)
Mercer Island:

$801,625
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $880,356; Detached houses: $919,877; Townhouses or other attached units: $861,662; In 2-unit structures: $232,748; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $644,533; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $381,762; Mobile homes: $686,851

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,503.

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  • White alone - 17,657 (77.0%)
  • Asian alone - 3,351 (14.6%)
  • Hispanic - 800 (3.5%)
  • Two or more races - 763 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 158 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 150 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 43 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mercer Island: 118.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (12.3%), Irish (10.2%), English (10.1%), Norwegian (4.0%), Swedish (4.0%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1960

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 6.38 square miles.

Population density: 3,707 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Mercer Island:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 76.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 36.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercer Island city:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

4,048 residents are foreign born (6.1% Asia, 4.6% Europe, 2.2% North America).

This city:  17.7%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,343 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,197 (0.8%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (6.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $330,400
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $334,100
  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $415,800
  • 2000: 74 buildings, average cost: $447,300
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $425,200
  • 2002: 30 buildings, average cost: $494,300
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $446,400
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $414,100
  • 2005: 66 buildings, average cost: $487,700
  • 2006: 57 buildings, average cost: $566,000
  • 2007: 57 buildings, average cost: $586,100
  • 2008: 33 buildings, average cost: $573,300
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $621,200
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $539,700
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $564,500
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $696,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 47.57 N, Longitude: 122.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,901 (-12.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,407 (23.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 425

Mercer Island household income distribution Mercer Island home values distribution

Property values in Mercer Island, WA


 

Crime rates in Mercer Island by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0100000000000
per 100,000 0.04.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3412205002102
per 100,000 14.017.94.48.98.80.021.50.00.08.24.00.08.6
Robberies 22210422132432
per 100,000 9.38.98.844.417.78.98.64.212.48.216.213.08.6
Assaults 418495145107987
per 100,000 18.74.535.317.739.822.260.221.141.428.736.434.729.9
Burglaries 495868621027075737974505984
per 100,000 229.1259.1299.7275.0451.0311.4322.5308.4327.3303.1202.3255.9359.3
Thefts 301314296277447343345289310323264334245
per 100,000 1407.11402.61304.51228.81976.61525.71483.61220.91284.51323.21068.21448.71047.9
Auto thefts 1745283263383230301410146
per 100,000 79.5201.0123.4142.0278.6169.0137.6126.7124.357.440.560.725.7
Arson 55536214845385
per 100,000 23.422.322.013.326.58.960.233.816.620.512.134.721.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 102.3124.3102.1110.1162.6109.8132.491.3102.199.280.197.289.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Washington average:

1.47

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Mercer Island, Washington accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +528 (+2.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Top executives (9%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (8%)
  • Lawyers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Mercer Island: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mercer Island, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Mercer Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 276% 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Floods: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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).


Hospitals/medical centers in Mercer Island:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Mercer Island, 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.

Local government website: 206.63.58.126

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

  • Bellevue College (about 5 miles; Bellevue, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,870)
  • Seattle University (about 6 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 5,632)
  • Seattle Community College-Central Campus (about 6 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 4,243)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 6 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus (about 8 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 38,572)
  • Seattle Pacific University (about 9 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,207)
  • Seattle Community College-North Campus (about 11 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 2,268)

Public high school in Mercer Island:

Private high schools in Mercer Island:

  • NORTHWEST YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 5917 90TH AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ETC PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Students: 58; Location: 9655 SE 36TH ST STE 101; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING DIFFERENCES (Students: 39; Location: 4030 86TH AVE SE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • PRIVETT ACADEMY (Students: 6; Location: 9311 SE 36TH ST; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mercer Island:

Private elementary/middle schools in Mercer Island:

  • FRENCH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PUGET SOUND (Students: 274; Location: 3795 E MERCER WAY; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST MONICA SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 4320 87TH AVE SE; Grades: KG - 8)
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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).

 
King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.274. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.274
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.46
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 17.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.5
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.40
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.8%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.6% for Black residents, 7.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for American Indian residents, 17.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.9% for other race residents, 3.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mercer Island, WA

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

Mercer Island compared to Washington state average:

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


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mercer Island travel time to work - commute


Mercer Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.26%
Here37.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.3%6.3%5.5%5.0%4.2%
Congregations5.9%9.7%6.2%1.9%5.5%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.8%2.9%2.8%2.7%23.6%
Congregations5.6%4.6%3.6%0.7%56.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
King County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
King County:

20.5%
Washington:

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

14.6%
State:

13.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$68,211$68,2111$3,020
Other Government Administration 7$62,999$107,9980$0
Judicial and Legal 5$37,074$88,9780$0
Police Protection - Officers 40$278,521$83,5560$0
Police - Other 12$55,219$55,2193$2,784
Firefighters 36$267,672$89,2248$3,823
Fire - Other 2$10,659$63,9540$0
Streets and Highways 10$51,399$61,6791$2,361
Welfare 7$42,256$72,4390$0
Sewerage 10$57,201$68,6410$0
Parks and Recreation 22$113,315$61,80813$21,912
Natural Resources 0$0 2$6,671
Water Supply 7$41,423$71,0110$0
Other and Unallocable 41$233,295$68,28123$17,168
Totals for Government 211$1,319,244$75,02851$57,739

Mercer Island government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $9,024,000 ($381.39)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($0.97)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $4,055,000 ($171.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,551,000 ($150.08)
    Police Protection: $3,461,000 ($146.27)
    Water Utilities: $2,594,000 ($109.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,555,000 ($107.98)
    Central Staff Services: $2,477,000 ($104.69)
    General - Other: $1,360,000 ($57.48)
    Health - Other: $1,144,000 ($48.35)
    Regular Highways: $1,024,000 ($43.28)
    Financial Administration: $728,000 ($30.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $646,000 ($27.30)
    General Public Buildings: $371,000 ($15.68)
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000 ($5.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($1.23)
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000 ($0.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $281,000 ($11.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,936,000 ($81.82)
    Police Protection: $496,000 ($20.96)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($0.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,851,000 ($500.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.04)

Mercer Island government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,567,000 ($193.02)
    All Other: $2,984,000 ($126.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $509,000 ($21.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $558,000 ($23.58)
    Health and Hospitals: $153,000 ($6.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $972,000 ($41.08)
    Donations From Private Sources: $760,000 ($32.12)
    Rents: $135,000 ($5.71)
    General Revenue, NEC: $38,000 ($1.61)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,290,000 ($139.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $733,000 ($30.98)
    All Other: $401,000 ($16.95)
    General Local Government Support: $261,000 ($11.03)
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000 ($0.17)
  • Tax - Property: $9,219,000 ($389.63)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,709,000 ($156.76)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,106,000 ($131.27)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,027,000 ($127.93)
    Other License: $1,512,000 ($63.90)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $503,000 ($21.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $97,000 ($4.10)

Mercer Island government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,328,000 ($309.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,746,000 ($285.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,082,000 ($45.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $500,000 ($21.13)

Mercer Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,878,000 ($1051.43)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $228,000 ($9.64)

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,154 average AGI)
King County:

0.27%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.95% ($45,723 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.78% ($40,128)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.20% ($65,600)


6.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($54,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,377 average AGI)
King County:

0.16%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.31% ($49,721 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.97% ($46,071)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($51,775)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Mercer Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27
Total length: 396 meters (1,299ft)
Total costs: $462,208,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,269,541
Total average daily truck traffic: 73,050

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1980-1989: 22
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mercer Island, WA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mercer Island)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 8477 Se 68th Street (Lat: 47.541667 Lon: -122.223611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPWD479
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.487 MHz, 851.637 MHz, 851.687 MHz, 851.737 MHz, 852.187 MHz, 852.337 MHz, 852.387 MHz, 852.437 MHz, 852.487 MHz, 852.937 MHz... (+124 more)
    Grant Date: 09/25/2012, Expiration Date: 10/22/2022, Certifier: Robin J Cohen
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Lat: 47.572056 Lon: -122.223722, Call Sign: KNBI350
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/09/2003, Expiration Date: 11/02/2013
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Lat: 47.549833 Lon: -122.167889, Call Sign: KNNN216
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.112 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2001, Expiration Date: 03/04/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2011, Certifier: Richard D Cech
  • Lat: 47.543889 Lon: -122.234722, Call Sign: WPRY328
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.437 MHz, 456.437 MHz, 451.637 MHz, 456.637 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2001, Expiration Date: 03/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Certifier: Signature On File
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Bend, OR 97709, Phone: (541) 383-8920, Fax: (541) 383-1703
  • 9107 Fortuna Dr (Lat: 47.580944 Lon: -122.214889), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WQMG454
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2010, Expiration Date: 08/02/2020, Certifier: Anne Arakaki-Lock
    Registrant: Commtech Wireless, 8301 Cypress Plaza Dr, Ste 105, Jacksonville, FL 32256, Phone: (904) 281-0073, Fax: (904) 281-0074, Email:
  • 3003 77th Avenue Se (Lat: 47.582500 Lon: -122.235000), Call Sign: WQQA277
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.662 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/02/2012, Expiration Date: 10/02/2022, Certifier: Earl Reynolds
    Registrant: Bearcom Operating LP, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (214) 765-7104, Fax: (214) 355-1713, Email:
  • Lat: 47.582694 Lon: -122.235222, Call Sign: WQQD933
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.687 MHz, 457.162 MHz, 457.787 MHz, 457.887 MHz, 457.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/14/2012, Expiration Date: 11/14/2022, Certifier: Skip Reynolds
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 659-4723, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

234 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mercer Island)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

64 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mercer Island)


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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 59
  • Hazardous Condition: 48

Incident types - Mercer Island


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Mercer Island, WA
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1Quiznos1
Baskin-Robbins1Rite Aid2
FedEx5Starbucks5
Kroger2Subway1
McDonald's1True Value1
New Balance1UPS3
Qdoba Mexican Grill1Walgreens1
Browse common businesses in Mercer Island, WA


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  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #42 (98040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable dividends in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #50 (98040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #85 (98040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Latvian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Clarence T. Tegreene (211)
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  • Kevin Geisner (40)
  • Christian L. Belady (38)
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  • Gregory A. Demopulos (28)
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