Mercer, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 307 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.2%
 
Males: 134  (43.7%)
Females: 173  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  46.4 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 64661.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,796 (it was $23,906 in 2000)
Mercer:

$20,796
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,637 (it was $13,493 in 2000)

Mercer town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,407 (it was $24,100 in 2000)
Mercer:

$43,407
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $49,599; Detached houses: $48,282; Mobile homes: $78,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $292.

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Mercer races chart
  • White alone - 312 (98.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mercer: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (23.4%), German (14.3%), Dutch (10.4%), United States (10.4%), Scotch-Irish (6.7%), English (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1886

Elevation: 1074 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 867 people per square mile   (low).

Mercer, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Mercer:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercer town:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 22.0%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

10 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe).

This town:  2.3%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Mercer, Missouri as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mercer to the number of sex offenders is 104 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $665 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $300 (0.9%)

Mercer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (74.8 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (113.3 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (318.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: South Lineville, MO (2.2 miles) , Lineville, IA (2.3 miles ), Ravanna, MO (2.3 miles) , Princeton, MO (2.9 miles ), Clio, IA (3.1 miles) , Pleasanton, IA (3.5 miles) , Powersville, MO (3.5 miles) , Lucerne, MO (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 40.51 N, Longitude: 93.53 W

Area code: 660

Mercer household income distribution Mercer home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +44 (+14.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)

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

Average climate in Mercer, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mercer-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the Mercer town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 12.0 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mercer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 333.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 322.4 miles away from Mercer center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 315.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 338.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 353.9 miles away from Mercer center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 334.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mercer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mercer:

  • PEARL'S II EDEN FOR ELDERS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercer:

  • Truman State University (about 55 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 70 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 73 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Drake University (about 76 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 83 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 85 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 95 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)

Public high school in Mercer:

Public elementary/middle school in Mercer:

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Notable location: Mercer Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

6.58
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.6%
(25.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.1%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Mercer compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Mercer (2011 data):

  • Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri: Mercer Branch at State And Main Streets, branch established on 1986/12/01. Info updated 2011/07/05: Bank assets: $325.0 mil, Deposits: $273.5 mil, headquarters in Unionville, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Missouri Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mercer travel time to work - commute Mercer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.17%
Here: 82.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents63.1%14.5%8.0%6.0%8.3%
Congregations42.1%21.1%5.3%5.3%26.3%
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: 2
Mercer County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Mercer County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

22.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

30.3%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,190$26,2800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$224
Streets and Highways 1$2,373$28,4760$0
Totals for Government 2$4,563$27,3785$224

5.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


6.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,659 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Mercer:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mercer:

  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $819,000
Total average daily traffic: 11,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,100
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 13,750

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mercer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • MERCER, 2.4km Wsw Of Jct Us65 & Rt K (Lat: 40.499444 Lon: -93.545167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96.9 m, Call Sign: KAA204
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.4000 MHz, 42.1200 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/26/2005, Expiration Date: 10/13/2015, Certifier: James C Biggerstaff
    Registrant: Missouri State Highway Patrol, 2413 E Mccarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0568, Phone: (573) 526-6105, Fax: (573) 526-0484, Email:
  • Booster Station (Lat: 40.436944 Lon: -93.572444), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPLU899
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/1998, Expiration Date: 03/04/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2003, Certifier: Merle Martin
    Registrant: Micro Comm Inc, 6980 W 153rd St, Overland Park, KS 66223, Fax: (913) 681-2753

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, State St & N City Limits (Lat: 40.510556 Lon: -93.515750), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WNTB786
    Assigned Frequencies: 2184.80 MHz, 2188.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2010, Expiration Date: 06/13/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2011
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:
  • Grundy Mercer SE, Lat: 40.499444 Lon: -93.545167, Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96.9 m, Call Sign: WQKE684
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2009, Expiration Date: 04/21/2019, Certifier: Troy A Slagle
    Registrant: Mid-States Services, LLC., 4100 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton, MO 64683, Phone: (660) 359-3941, Fax: (660) 359-6030, Email:
  • Grundy Mercer SW, Lat: 40.499444 Lon: -93.545167, Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96.9 m, Call Sign: WQKE684
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2009, Expiration Date: 04/21/2019, Certifier: Troy A Slagle
    Registrant: Mid-States Services, LLC., 4100 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton, MO 64683, Phone: (660) 359-3941, Fax: (660) 359-6030, Email:
  • Grundy Mercer N, Lat: 40.499444 Lon: -93.545167, Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96.9 m, Call Sign: WQKE684
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2009, Expiration Date: 04/21/2019, Certifier: Troy A Slagle
    Registrant: Mid-States Services, LLC., 4100 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton, MO 64683, Phone: (660) 359-3941, Fax: (660) 359-6030, Email:
  • MERCER, State Street And North City Limits (Lat: 40.516667 Lon: -93.531944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQOJ413
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6775.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2011, Expiration Date: 10/17/2021, Certifier: David J Lachapelle
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-0392, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0RGR, Licensee ID: L00210271
    Grant Date: 09/19/2003, Expiration Date: 11/02/2013, Certifier: James M Park
    Registrant: James M Park, 326 S. State Street, Mercer, MO 64661

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mercer, MO
Most common first names in Mercer, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1781.3 years
John1275.1 years
Charles1073.0 years
James968.6 years
Mary981.1 years
George777.0 years
Robert770.7 years
Dorothy579.6 years
Clara579.2 years
Fred577.8 years
Most common last names in Mercer, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Robinson1177.7 years
Wells1082.8 years
Cox1082.5 years
Shaffer877.6 years
Ragan878.4 years
Porter883.7 years
Stark871.2 years
Alley780.4 years
Dykes782.4 years
Clark762.0 years
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