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Population in 2010: 664. Population change since 2000: +2.6%
 

Males: 325  (48.9%)
Females: 339  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  48.4 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04957.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,085 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Mercer:

$45,085
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,138

Mercer town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,679 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
Mercer:

$135,679
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $156,000; Detached houses: $170,032; Townhouses or other attached units: $109,960; Mobile homes: $75,753

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Mercer races chart
  • White alone - 651 (98.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mercer: 170.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (21.3%), English (19.8%), United States (16.8%), French (10.7%), German (7.0%), Polish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/22/1804

Elevation: 328 feet

Land area: 26.7 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mercer:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercer town:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Mercer, Maine as of December 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Mercer to the number of sex offenders is 210 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Mercer town:  0.9% ($733)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Mercer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (72.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (173.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (342.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Starks, ME (2.2 miles ), Smithfield, ME (2.2 miles ), Norridgewock, ME (2.4 miles ), New Sharon, ME (2.6 miles ), Rome, ME (2.6 miles ), Madison, ME (2.9 miles ), Anson, ME (3.0 miles ), Industry, ME (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 44.67 N, Longitude: 69.89 W

Area code: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Paper (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Leather and allied products (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Mercer-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the Mercer town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/4/1961, a category F2 tornado 13.0 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mercer-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 22.5 miles away from Mercer center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 28.4 miles away from Mercer center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: James S. Wiley - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Mercer:

  • MAPLECREST REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MADISON, ME)
  • WOODLAWN REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SKOWHEGAN, ME)
  • REDINGTON FAIRVIEW GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 11 miles away; SKOWHEGAN, ME)

Airports located in Mercer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercer:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 14 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Husson University (about 56 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 63 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 73 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 73 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of New England (about 88 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 110 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

Public elementary/middle school in Mercer:

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Library in Mercer:

  • SHAW PUBLIC LIBRARY - MERCER (Operating income: $4,724; Location: 77 MAIN STREET; 6,100 books; 52 other licensed databases)

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Cemeteries: Young Elliot Cemetery (1), Hampshire Hill Cemetery (2), Lado Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ladd Pond (A), Mercer Bog (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hilton Brook (A), Indian Stream (B), Witham Brook (C), Pattee Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.3%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.6%
Whole state:

10.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mercer, ME

Mercer compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mercer town (based on Somerset County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.86%
Here29.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches
Adherents59.4%7.5%7.1%4.4%3.7%
Congregations12.5%12.5%9.4%7.8%9.4%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.5%2.3%2.1%7.8%
Congregations6.3%3.1%6.3%1.6%31.3%
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: 13
Somerset County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Somerset County:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Somerset County:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Here:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

31.7%
Maine:

25.0%

7.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Maine average:

6.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kennebec County, ME  2.09% ($29,363 average AGI)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.92% ($25,090)
from Franklin County, ME  0.30% ($36,655)


6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($151 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kennebec County, ME  2.00% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Penobscot County, ME  1.04% ($27,144)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.26% ($26,426)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mercer:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mercer:

  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIGY (97.5 FM; MADISON, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEBB (98.5 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEW (91.3 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCG (101.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHB (89.7 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THE MAYFLOWER HILL BROADCASTING. CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Mercer:

  • W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • DW23AB (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: RUSSELL COMMUNICATIONS)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $843,000
Total average daily traffic: 20
Total average daily truck traffic: 1
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 30

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Beech Hill, Rt 2 & 137 ( 015701 ) (Lat: 44.676694 Lon: -69.893028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 49.6 m, Call Sign: WQRC805
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+8 more)
    Grant Date: 04/17/2013, Expiration Date: 04/17/2023, Certifier: Tom Buckley
    Registrant: Northeast Wireless Networks LLC, 202 Us Rt 1, Suite 206, Falmouth, ME 04105, Phone: (207) 200-2505, Fax: (207) 200-2510, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

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