For population 25 years and over in Mercer:
For population 15 years and over in Mercer town:
11 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $357 (0.6%)
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 ), 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) , Cainsville, MO (3.7 miles ).
Latitude: 40.51 N, Longitude: 93.53 W
Area code: 660
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +44 (+14.8%).
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
Mercer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 122% 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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercer:
Public high school in Mercer:
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Public elementary/middle school in Mercer:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 27.1%
(27.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Mercer compared to Missouri state average:
Banks with branches in Mercer (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Mercer (based on Mercer County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.17%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,912 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,726 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:5
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mercer, MO