For population 25 years and over in Mercer:
For population 15 years and over in Mercer town:
31 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (104.8 miles , pop. 86,918).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (168.2 miles , pop. 287,151).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (322.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Oma, WI (2.9 miles ), Manitowish Waters, WI (3.6 miles ), Carey, WI (3.7 miles) , Knight, WI (3.7 miles ), Agenda, WI (3.8 miles ), Pence, WI (4.0 miles) , Lac du Flambeau, WI (4.1 miles ), Eisenstein, WI (4.3 miles ).
Latitude: 46.17 N, Longitude: 90.10 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Loon Capital of the World
Area code: 715
Population change in the 1990s: +405 (+30.5%).
Work and jobs in Mercer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Mercer, Wisconsin
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Mercer-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Mercer town center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/27/1984, a category F3 tornado 29.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Iron County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 7.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.94. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Mercer and their reported violations in the past:PINE FOREST LODGE (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Mercer compared to Wisconsin state average:
Banks with branches in Mercer (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Mercer town (based on Iron County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.11%
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): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,891 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:
7.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,103 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: 10See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mercer, WI
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total costs: $544,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,658
Total average daily truck traffic: 645
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 10,858
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mercer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
FAA Registered Aircraft:8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mercer)
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.