Mercer, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 1,891 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.9%
 
Males: 961  (50.8%)
Females: 930  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years

Zip codes: 16137.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,596 (it was $29,795 in 2000)
Mercer:

$52,596
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,735 (it was $22,161 in 2000)

Mercer borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $112,850 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
Mercer:

$112,850
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $124,535; detached houses: $122,418; mobile homes: $145,644

Median gross rent in 2016: $634.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mercer: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.1%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mercer, PA (2010)
    • 1,93096.4%White alone
    • 231.1%Two or more races
    • 201.0%Black alone
    • 170.8%Hispanic
    • 80.4%Asian alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 152 registered sex offenders living in Mercer, Pennsylvania as of October 16, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mercer is 12 to 1.


Crime rates in Mercer by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

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)
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)
Robberies
(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)
1
(50.8)
1
(51.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(85.7)
2
(86.2)
5
(217.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(177.5)
2
(90.5)
7
(319.9)
2
(91.6)
6
(298.8)
1
(50.2)
0
(0.0)
8
(409.2)
1
(51.6)
1
(52.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(299.8)
1
(43.1)
8
(347.5)
3
(130.5)
9
(399.5)
4
(180.9)
22
(1,005)
9
(412.1)
4
(199.2)
5
(250.8)
7
(355.9)
8
(409.2)
8
(412.6)
4
(211.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
54
(2,313)
16
(689.4)
16
(695.0)
23
(1,000)
23
(1,021)
30
(1,357)
23
(1,051)
8
(366.3)
7
(348.6)
14
(702.1)
15
(762.6)
24
(1,228)
28
(1,444)
4
(211.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(42.8)
1
(43.1)
1
(43.4)
1
(43.5)
3
(133.2)
1
(45.2)
1
(45.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.8)
1
(50.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(204.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 283.3)101.851.399.052.6115.088.6180.161.891.659.770.7191.397.049.6

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City-data.com crime index in Mercer, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Pennsylvania average:

1.90
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Ancestries: German (30.2%), Irish (14.2%), American (10.1%), English (8.2%), Italian (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1259 feet

Land area: 1.24 square miles.

Population density: 1,527 people per square mile   (low).

Mercer,PA real estate house value index trend

Mercer, Pennsylvania map

4 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,467 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,487 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Youngstown, OH (23.3 miles , pop. 82,026).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (56.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (280.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lake Latonka, PA (2.2 miles ),
Jackson Center borough, PA (2.4 miles ),
Fredonia borough, PA (2.6 miles ),
Volant, PA (2.8 miles),
New Wilmington borough, PA (3.0 miles ),
Grove City borough, PA (3.0 miles ),
Clark borough, PA (3.1 miles ),
Stoneboro borough, PA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.23 N, Longitude: 80.24 W

Area code: 724

Distribution of median household income in Mercer, PA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Mercer, PA in 2016

Mercer satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Most common industries in Mercer, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.6%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Construction (3.5%)
  • Machinery (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Machinery (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (20.4%)
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Mercer, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Mercer, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mercer, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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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 67.9. This is about average.

City:

67.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.139. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.139
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 12.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.05
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 0.00133. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00133
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Mercer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the Mercer borough center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the borough center killed 16 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mercer-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 20.1 miles away from Mercer center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 287.2 miles away from Mercer center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.5 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mercer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mercer:

  • AVALON SPRINGS NURSING CENTER (745 GREENVILLE ROAD)
  • COUNTRYSIDE CONV HME LMTD PARTNERSHIP (8221 LAMOR ROAD)
  • COUNTRYSIDE CONV HOME (ROUTE 7 BOX 7146)
  • COUNTRYSIDE CONVAL HOME LTD PA (8221 LAMOR ROAD)
  • MERCER CTY LIVING CNTR (RD 2 BOX 2060)

Airports and heliports located in Mercer:

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College/University in Mercer:

  • Mercer County Career Center (Full-time enrollment: 76; Location: 776 Greenville Rd; Public; Website: www.mccc.tec.pa.us)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercer:

  • Grove City College (about 10 miles; Grove City, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,560)
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (about 15 miles; Slippery Rock, PA; FT enrollment: 8,424)
  • Youngstown State University (about 23 miles; Youngstown, OH; FT enrollment: 11,575)
  • Allegheny College (about 30 miles; Meadville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • Butler County Community College (about 33 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (about 45 miles; Edinboro, PA; FT enrollment: 6,746)
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 45 miles; Clarion, PA; FT enrollment: 5,771)

Public high schools in Mercer:

Private high school in Mercer:

  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 25, Location: 1033 N PERRY HWY, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mercer:

Private elementary/middle schools in Mercer:

  • HILLTOP AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 46, Location: 972 SKUNK RUN RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • ORCHARD HILL SCHOOL (Students: 35, Location: 450 ORCHARD RD, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Mercer

Library in Mercer:

  • MERCER AREA LIBRARY (Operating income: $178,127; Location: 143 NORTH PITT ST; 21,224 books; 213 audio materials; 207 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Otter Creek (A), Munnell Run (B), Cool Spring Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Mercer: Brandy Springs Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Colonial Inn Motel (USHighway 19), Mercer Motel (213 Franklin St).

Birthplace of: Trent Reznor - Musician, John Bingham - Politician, Dick Stevenson - Politician, Carman A. Newcomb - Union Army officer, Dick Braggins - Baseball player, Harry Maskrey (baseball) - Baseball player, Leech Maskrey - Baseball player, Madison Miller - Union Army officer.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mercer and their reported violations in the past:

BUHL COMMUNITY WATER COMPANY (Population served: 2,027, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012)
  • One regular monitoring violation
PLANTATION PARK (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2008)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between SEP-15-2013 and OCT-15-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
RV VILLAGE (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-12-2012 and SEP-12-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-14-2011 and SEP-14-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MERCER GROVE CITY KOA (Population served: 121, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LEO MART (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-18-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
RACHELS ROADHOUSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ROCKY SPRINGS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-24-2008 to OCT-24-2008)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LEGACY BANQUET AND CONFERENCE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-23-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-14-2012 and SEP-14-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mercer that have no violations reported:

  • SPRINGFIELD GRILLE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MERCER PUBLIC GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

58.3%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
104 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Mercer (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Mercer Drive-In Branch at 110 Butler Street, branch established on 1963/07/05; Mercer Branch at 107 North Diamond Street, branch established on 1963/12/02. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • The Huntington National Bank: Mercer Branch at 127 North Diamond Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Mercer Branch at 147 North Diamond Street, branch established on 1964/06/18. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Mercer County State Bank: Jackson Township Branch at 811 Franklin Road, branch established on 1997/12/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.6 mil, Deposits: $267.5 mil, headquarters in Sandy Lake, PA, positive income, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Mercer County State Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Mercer:

Marital status in Mercer, PA
  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Mercer:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Mercer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mercer, PA (based on Mercer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,24415
Mainline Protestant21,83178
Evangelical Protestant13,73994
Black Protestant1,1477
Orthodox9296
Other6129
None50,136-
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: 23
Mercer County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Here:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Here:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Mercer County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mercer County:

10.5%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mercer:

45.4%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mercer:

44.7%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.4%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mercer:

26.5%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.7%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.7%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mercer, PA Residents

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $50,000 ($26.44)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $805,000 ($425.70)
    Police Protection: $363,000 ($191.96)
    Regular Highways: $281,000 ($148.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $63,000 ($33.32)
    Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($29.61)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($22.21)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($8.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($2.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($2.12)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($1.59)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $141,000 ($74.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $515,000 ($272.34)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $830,000 ($438.92)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($3.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $37,000 ($19.57)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($5.29)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($3.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($0.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $186,000 ($98.36)
    Highways: $55,000 ($29.09)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • Tax - Property: $405,000 ($214.17)
    Individual Income: $229,000 ($121.10)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $54,000 ($28.56)
    Public Utility License: $28,000 ($14.81)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $12,000 ($6.35)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,093,000 ($2693.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,931,000 ($2607.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,000 ($85.67)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000 ($0.53)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,598,000 ($1373.88)

3.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.56%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lawrence County, PA  0.38% ($49,544 average AGI)
from Trumbull County, OH  0.35% ($27,590)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.32% ($48,556)


4.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Trumbull County, OH  0.49% ($31,418 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.39% ($36,441)
to Lawrence County, PA  0.36% ($40,677)
Businesses in Mercer, PA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Holiday Inn1
Chevrolet1Justice1
Comfort Inn1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
FedEx2Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hilton1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mercer:

  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKBN (570 AM; 5 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNIO (1390 AM; 10 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WBZY (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKST (1200 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPIC (790 AM; 1 kW; SHARON, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHKW (1440 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, OH; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLOA (1470 AM; 1 kW; FARRELL, PA; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHBC (1480 AM; 15 kW; CANTON, OH; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mercer:

  • WICT (95.1 FM; GROVE CITY, PA; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WLLF (96.7 FM; MERCER, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXY (98.9 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWIZ (103.9 FM; MERCER, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSAJ-FM (91.1 FM; GROVE CITY, PA; Owner: GROVE CITY COLLEGE)
  • WHOT-FM (101.1 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYFM (102.9 FM; SHARON, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYTN (91.7 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W248AD (97.5 FM; NEW WILMINGTON, PA; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOXX (99.3 FM; FRANKLIN, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRBP (101.9 FM; HUBBARD, OH; Owner: STOP 26-RIVERBEND, INC.)
  • WAKZ (95.9 FM; SHARPSVILLE, PA; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WEXC (107.1 FM; GREENVILLE, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGYY (100.3 FM; MEADVILLE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQXK (105.1 FM; SALEM, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHUZ (94.3 FM; SAEGERTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVMN (90.1 FM; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WYSU (88.5 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWNW (88.9 FM; NEW WILMINGTON, PA; Owner: WESTMINSTER COLLEGE BD. OF TRUSTEES)

TV broadcast stations around Mercer:

  • WFXI-CA (Channel 17; MERCER, PA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WKBN-TV (Channel 27; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WFMJ-TV (Channel 21; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: WFMJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W50BF (Channel 50; SHARON, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W56CL (Channel 56; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYFX-LP (Channel 62; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WYTV (Channel 33; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF YOUNGSTOWN, LLC)
  • W52DS (Channel 52; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mercer: Lewis F. Brest.

Mercer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Mercer fatal accident list:

Dec 9, 2002 12:40 AM, Us-19, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 8, 1998 09:30 PM, Sr-58, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 1, 1993 02:54 AM, 19, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 21, 1993 05:57 PM, Stambaugh, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 28, 1988 01:52 PM, 62, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 26, 1985 12:16 AM, 00074, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 13, 1980 10:00 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 341ft / 104mTotal length
  • $6,016,000Total costs
  • 189,835Total average daily traffic
  • 64,021Total average daily truck traffic
  • 148,571Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mercer, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mercer, PA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mercer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Mercer, PA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mercer)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mercer)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$76,2002$112,1001$26,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$115,4601$8,480
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0326.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$72,070
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2003 2002 2001

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0326.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mercer, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mercer, PA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in Mercer, PA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mercer, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mercer, Pennsylvania:

  • Comfort Inn, 835 Perry Hwy, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 , Phone: (800) 542-7674, Fax: (724) 748-3484
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 4 Holiday Blvd, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 , Phone: (724) 748-5744, Fax: (724) 748-5844
  • Candlewood Suites, 37 Holiday Blvd, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 , Phone: (724) 748-6900, Fax: (724) 748-6901
  • TownePlace Suites Grove City Mercer/ Outlet, 231 Westside Square Dr, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 , Phone: (724) 748-6322, Fax: (724) 748-6323
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mercer, Pennsylvania
Most common first names in Mercer, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15677.1 years
Mary14381.9 years
William13974.3 years
Robert9273.0 years
James9077.4 years
George7777.9 years
Margaret7481.4 years
Charles6676.3 years
Helen6580.7 years
Anna6083.0 years
Most common last names in Mercer, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thompson5779.2 years
Miller4376.7 years
Smith3979.6 years
Anderson3180.0 years
Davis2878.9 years
Campbell2676.2 years
Patterson2176.0 years
Johnson1982.9 years
King1975.6 years
Brown1977.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mercer, PA
  • 90.5%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Electricity
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mercer, PA
  • 61.7%Utility gas
  • 36.3%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Mercer compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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