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Mercer County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 3,722 (all rural); it was 3,757 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 566
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 625
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,229
Renter-occupied apartments: 369 (it was 371 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 454 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mercer County: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (32.9%), Educational, health and social services (22.0%), Manufacturing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mercer County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Males: 1,869  (50.2%)
Females: 1,853  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Mercer County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,632 ($29,640 in 1999)

This county:

$43,632
Missouri:

$51,746

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $345 (lower quartile is $245, upper quartile is $442)
This county:

$345
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,031 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Mercer:

$88,031
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,492 - $145,746

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $114,382
Here:

$114,382
State:

$199,711

Mobile homes: $112,237
Here:

$112,237
State:

$92,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $945
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $335

Institutionalized population: 40

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,121 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $645 (0.9%)

Mercer County household income distribution in 2013 Mercer County home values distribution in 2013 Mercer County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.4%
Mercer County:

13.4%
Missouri:

14.0%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.6% for Black residents, 10.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.0 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 44.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.0 years old, Black residents: 23.8 years old, Asian residents: 31.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.1 years old, Other race residents: 18.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mercer County is $373 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $578 a month.

Cities in this county include: Princeton, Mercer, Ravanna, South Lineville.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mercer County: Sweet Home (A), Nodaway County Farm (B), Black Oak Public Access (C), Keever Bridge Access Area (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mercer County include: Saint Benedict Convent (A), Salem Church (B), Bethany Church (C), Burr Oak Church (D), Workman Union Chapel (E), Centenary Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Johnson Cemetery (1), Long Branch Cemetery (2), Luteston Cemetery (3), McLaughlin Cemetery (4), Kyle Cemetery (5), Prairie Home Cemetery (6), Linville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Randall Lake (A), Schimming Lake (B), Wakley Lake (C), Hoover Frankum Watershed E 20 Reservoir (D), Hoover Frankum Watershed D 12 Reservoir (E), Hoover Frankum Watershed B 20 Reservoir (F), Mires Lake (G), 102 River Tributaries Watershed Number 13 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Burr Oak Creek (A), Hickory Creek (B), East Fork Jenkins Creek (C), Drum Creek (D), Dog Branch (E), Cuyhoga Creek (F), Cottonwood Creek (G), Norvey Creek (H), Slaughter Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brooke County, West Virginia , Daviess County , Fremont County, Iowa , Jay County, Indiana , Grundy County , Putnam County , Van Buren County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 83
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 53 (53.9% naturalized citizens)

Mercer County:

1.4%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 112010 or later
  • 72000 to 2009
  • 71990 to 1999
  • 31980 to 1989
  • 81970 to 1979
  • 1Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.5%

Mercer County marital status for males Mercer County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,728
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 13
  • 3 or 4: 79
  • 5 to 9: 16
  • 10 to 19: 21
  • 20 or more: 40
  • Mobile homes: 219

Housing units in Mercer County with a mortgage: 485 (4 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 574

Here:

45.8% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mercer County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,13814
Mainline Protestant4993
Catholic501
Other1-
None1,097-
Mercer County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Mercer County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Mercer County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

22.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mercer County:

10.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

30.3%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Mercer County:

Average size of farms: 373 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $146,538
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $151,209
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,294
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.23%
Corn for grain: 13678 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 162 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 22783 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Mercer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 1218362.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 31 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/29/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mercer County-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 333.3 miles away from Mercer County 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 322.9 miles away from the county 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 313.6 miles away from the county 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 335.7 miles away from the county 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 353.5 miles away from Mercer County 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 334.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: September 09, 2014 to September 11, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4200: October 31, 2014, FEMA Id: 4200, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to July 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1934: August 17, 2010, FEMA Id: 1934, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1773: June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: 1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1736: December 27, 2007, FEMA Id: 1736, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1708: June 11, 2007, FEMA Id: 1708, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3232: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to May 31, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1524: June 11, 2004, FEMA Id: 1524, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Germany (38%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (17%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Canada (13%)
  • Honduras (8%)
  • India (6%)
  • Ireland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mercer County


  • American (28%)
  • German (22%)
  • Pennsylvania German (14%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Mercer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,282 (73.7%)
  • Carpooled: 154 (8.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 21 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 105 (6.0%)
  • Worked at home: 175 (10.1%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Mercer County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 36 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,160.

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.
3.22% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($14,548 average AGI)
2.51% relocated from other states ($11,548 average AGI)
Mercer County:

2.51%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


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.
3.66% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($15,646 average AGI)
2.73% relocated to other states ($11,012 average AGI)
Mercer County:

2.73%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Mercer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Mercer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Mercer County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mercer County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Mercer County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mercer County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mercer County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mercer County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Mercer County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 806 (694 aged, 112 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 100 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Mercer County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (90)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (58)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (43)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (40)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (30)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (27)
  • Congestive heart failure (20)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (16)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (14)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,391
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,224

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 28

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,722
  • In family households: 3,142 (460 male householders, 495 female householders)
    786 spouses, 1,220 children (1,178 natural, 17 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 30 grandchildren, 24 brothers or sisters, 22 parents, 20 other relatives, 74 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 510 (239 male householders (232 living alone)), 231 female householders (205 living alone)), 36 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 69

Size of family households: 515 2-persons, 195 3-persons, 109 4-persons, 57 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 438 1-person, 29 2-persons, 1 3-persons.

689 married couples with children.
170 single-parent households (39 men, 131 women).

91.4% of residents of Mercer speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
8.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $28,772,000 ($7,952 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $381,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $9,769,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,167,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,415,000
Federal grants: $6,082,000
Federal procurement contracts: $232,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,107,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $479,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $674,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,164,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 227
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 222
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -155
Here -43 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mercer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.20 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built in Mercer County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 512014 or later
  • 472010 to 2013
  • 2172000 to 2009
  • 1621990 to 1999
  • 2221980 to 1989
  • 3411970 to 1979
  • 2751960 to 1969
  • 1881950 to 1959
  • 1391940 to 1949
  • 5121939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 01 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 233 rooms
  • 1394 rooms
  • 2425 rooms
  • 2406 rooms
  • 1717 rooms
  • 788 rooms
  • 1389+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 91 room
  • 432 rooms
  • 573 rooms
  • 1034 rooms
  • 685 rooms
  • 426 rooms
  • 187 rooms
  • 198 rooms
  • 139+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 541 bedroom
  • 2892 bedrooms
  • 4803 bedrooms
  • 1714 bedrooms
  • 515+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 8no bedroom
  • 991 bedroom
  • 1362 bedrooms
  • 1033 bedrooms
  • 124 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 51no vehicle
  • 2301 vehicle
  • 3832 vehicles
  • 2893 vehicles
  • 894 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 42no vehicle
  • 1951 vehicle
  • 902 vehicles
  • 303 vehicles
  • 104 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

88.6% of Mercer County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Missouri.

Mercer County:

88.6%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2,201
  • Other state: 1,409
  • Northeast: 43
  • Midwest: 1,094
  • South: 109
  • West: 162
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mercer County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 31.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.3%Utility gas
  • 22.1%Electricity
  • 14.4%Wood
  • 2.9%Solar energy
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 41.8%Utility gas
  • 35.1%Electricity
  • 16.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 76
Here:

18.9%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

19.1%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

6.3%
Missouri:

24.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Mercer County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $840,000
    Police Protection: $184,000
    General - Other: $167,000
    General Public Buildings: $125,000
    Central Staff Services: $112,000
    Financial Administration: $98,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $92,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $522,000

Mercer County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $93,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $656,000
    General Support: $80,000
    All Other: $66,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $286,000
    Property: $229,000

Mercer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $483,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 92
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 70
  • Number of recipients under 18: 11
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 49
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 32
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 41
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 37
Mercer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Mercer County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Mercer County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4878.4 years
John4175.4 years
Mary3882.6 years
James3275.8 years
Charles3174.5 years
Robert2668.6 years
George2476.8 years
Fred2077.9 years
Mildred1674.8 years
Roy1577.0 years
Most common last names in Mercer County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moore3277.1 years
Cox2683.6 years
Miller2479.9 years
Clark2068.3 years
Jones1880.7 years
Constable1678.8 years
Bryan1582.4 years
Hamilton1578.7 years
Robinson1475.7 years
Brown1478.7 years

Businesses in Mercer County, MO

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