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Mercer County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2016: 41,138 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 40,924 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,470
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,879
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,833
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,183 (it was 2,923 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 463 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 89 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Mercer County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (35.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.8%), Manufacturing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 52%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Mercer County, OH (2017)
    • 38,96495.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7821.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4171.0%Two or more races
    • 2090.5%Asian alone
    • 2020.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1690.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 790.2%Some other race alone
    • 30.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years
Males: 20,685  (50.3%)
Females: 20,453  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Mercer County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,867 ($42,742 in 1999)
This county:

$58,867
Ohio:

$54,021

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $509 (lower quartile is $423, upper quartile is $583)
This county:

$509
State:

$627


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,156 (it was $93,500 in 2000)
Mercer:

$134,156
Ohio:

$144,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,188 - $208,959

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $178,267
Here:

$178,267
State:

$184,174

Townhouses or other attached units: $216,438
Here:

$216,438
State:

$176,779

In 2-unit structures: $124,673
Here:

$124,673
State:

$145,870

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $237,598
Here:

$237,598
State:

$149,759

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,171
Here:

$132,171
State:

$135,655

Mobile homes: $47,219
Here:

$47,219
State:

$65,137

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,092
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $434

Institutionalized population: 403

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 53
  • Thefts: 196
  • Auto thefts: 19

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 39
  • Thefts: 180
  • Auto thefts: 11
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 93 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 1998: 124 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 1999: 121 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2000: 113 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2001: 103 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2002: 110 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2003: 126 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2004: 154 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2005: 117 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2006: 78 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2007: 72 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2008: 65 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2009: 51 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2012: 41 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2013: 54 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2014: 57 buildings, average cost: $249,900
  • 2015: 58 buildings, average cost: $243,500
  • 2016: 54 buildings, average cost: $265,100
  • 2017: 70 buildings, average cost: $289,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Mercer, OH residents
Average permit cost in Mercer, OH
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,719 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,771 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Mercer, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mercer, OH in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mercer, OH in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.5%
Mercer County:

7.5%
Ohio:

14.0%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.9% for Black residents, 24.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.9% for other race residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.0 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.1 years old, Black residents: 30.0 years old, American Indian residents: 59.9 years old, Asian residents: 28.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.2 years old, Other race residents: 15.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mercer County is $426 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $678 a month.

Cities in this county include: Celina, Coldwater, St. Henry, Fort Recovery, Rockford, Mendon, Chickasaw, Burkettsville, Montezuma.

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
45310Burkettsville410.80.75.253.544.3182.044.750.706.10
45822Celina19048.60.16.263.776.82109.014.301.958.30
45826Chickasaw78.43.14.94.631.8738.254.203.405.73
45828Coldwater5917.60.75.073.913.7573.94.202.386.50
45846Fort Recovery3438.50.66.393.697.85122.743.401.607.70
45860Maria Stein6156.10.710.355.9112.5120.835.802.4013.18
45862Mendon940.40.410.674.9612.49117.129.001.1512.38
45882Rockford176.40.12.171.511.8484.631.400.982.63
45883Saint Henry46530.17.174.178.61120.14.502.608.00

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

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Neighboring counties: Auglaize County , Cumberland County, Pennsylvania , Franklin County, Pennsylvania , Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania , Seneca County , White County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Ohio:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Mercer, OH
County total employment by year in Mercer, OH
County average yearly wages by year in Mercer, OH

Current college students: 1,275
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 403 (35.2% naturalized citizens)

Mercer County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1532010 or later
  • 1362000 to 2009
  • 141990 to 1999
  • 631980 to 1989
  • 511970 to 1979
  • 127Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,307
  • One, attached: 259
  • Two: 749
  • 3 or 4: 485
  • 5 to 9: 365
  • 10 to 19: 195
  • 20 to 49: 317
  • 50 or more: 105
  • Mobile homes: 1,089

Housing units in Mercer County with a mortgage: 6,586 (101 second mortgage, 902 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,875

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mercer County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic23,72820
Mainline Protestant5,59922
Evangelical Protestant3,37528
Other11
None8,111-
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: 8
Mercer County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Mercer County:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mercer County:

10.2%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

29.2%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Mercer County:

Average size of farms: 212 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $218,747
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $149.57
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.16%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $180,092
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $103,725
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.75%
Corn for grain: 70396 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 20948 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 102592 harvested acres
Vegetables: 50 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 18 acres

Earthquake activity:

Mercer County-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 13.1 miles away from Mercer County 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 225.8 miles away from the 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 210.1 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 230.3 miles away from Mercer County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 195.1 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:

  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to July 11, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1478: July 15, 2003, FEMA Id: 1478, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: August 07, 1995 to August 18, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1065: August 25, 1995, FEMA Id: 1065, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 12, 1992 to August 01, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-951: August 04, 1992, FEMA Id: 951, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Ohio SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 23, 1989 to June 26, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-831: June 10, 1989, FEMA Id: 831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-191: April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: 191, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mercer

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,230 (86.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,406 (7.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 219 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 77 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 301 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 449 (2.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (18%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (13%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (9%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Peru (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mercer County


  • German (61%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • European (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 399 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in religious group quarters
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Mercer County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 361 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,926.

3.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
Ohio average:

5.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.56% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($29,738 average AGI)
0.96% relocated from other states ($11,478 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.96%
Ohio average:

1.73%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Auglaize County, OH  0.80% ($37,066 average AGI)
from Darke County, OH  0.26% ($43,818)
from Van Wert County, OH  0.25% ($33,535)
from Montgomery County, OH  0.20% ($38,500)
from Allen County, OH  0.15% ($33,400)
from Shelby County, OH  0.13% ($44,826)
from Miami County, OH  0.13% ($52,955)


3.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
Ohio average:

5.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.71% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($28,152 average AGI)
1.13% relocated to other states ($15,362 average AGI)
Mercer County:

1.13%
Ohio average:

2.01%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Auglaize County, OH  0.82% ($38,482 average AGI)
to Darke County, OH  0.28% ($44,878)
to Van Wert County, OH  0.23% ($30,650)
to Franklin County, OH  0.20% ($49,441)
to Shelby County, OH  0.17% ($43,586)
to Allen County, OH  0.16% ($31,556)
to Montgomery County, OH  0.12% ($38,381)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Mercer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Mercer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Mercer County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
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: 6,812 (6,016 aged, 796 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,040 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (990)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (450)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (351)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (223)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (197)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (175)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (135)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (126)
  • Unspecified dementia (125)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (116)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,811
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 146
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,409

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,447
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 988
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,138
  • In family households: 35,099 (7,143 male householders, 4,333 female householders)
    9,404 spouses, 12,431 children (11,521 natural, 314 adopted, 599 stepchildren), 423 grandchildren, 195 brothers or sisters, 131 parents, 258 other relatives, 705 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,458 (2,118 male householders (1,744 living alone)), 2,665 female householders (2,420 living alone)), 664 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 495

Size of family households: 5,636 2-persons, 2,240 3-persons, 1,857 4-persons, 1,229 5-persons, 415 6-persons, 146 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,170 1-person, 537 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 44 5-persons.

7,541 married couples with children.
2,010 single-parent households (926 men, 1,084 women).

97.6% of residents of Mercer speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $111,751,000 ($2,721 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,468,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $27,787,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,849,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,317,000
Federal grants: $26,795,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,081,000 ($136,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,921,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $816,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,154,000
Federal Government insurance: $56,709,000

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

Births: 2,850
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,997
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -570
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mercer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.51 millions of gallons per day (52% from ground, 48% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Mercer County, Ohio
  • Year house built in Mercer County, Ohio
  • 3712014 or later
  • 3852010 to 2013
  • 1,6792000 to 2009
  • 2,6991990 to 1999
  • 1,8401980 to 1989
  • 2,8751970 to 1979
  • 1,6741960 to 1969
  • 2,1871950 to 1959
  • 8961940 to 1949
  • 3,4131939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Ohio
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Ohio
  • 01 room
  • 792 rooms
  • 1493 rooms
  • 6774 rooms
  • 1,9735 rooms
  • 3,1116 rooms
  • 2,4837 rooms
  • 1,7158 rooms
  • 2,1849+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Ohio
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Ohio
  • 2051 room
  • 1562 rooms
  • 4363 rooms
  • 8894 rooms
  • 9305 rooms
  • 5676 rooms
  • 4537 rooms
  • 1808 rooms
  • 1309+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Ohio
  • 7no bedroom
  • 2251 bedroom
  • 1,7712 bedrooms
  • 7,2193 bedrooms
  • 2,5884 bedrooms
  • 5675+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Ohio
  • 207no bedroom
  • 4981 bedroom
  • 1,7732 bedrooms
  • 1,0763 bedrooms
  • 2974 bedrooms
  • 975+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 206no vehicle
  • 2,2901 vehicle
  • 5,4382 vehicles
  • 2,9133 vehicles
  • 1,0744 vehicles
  • 5305+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 543no vehicle
  • 1,8111 vehicle
  • 1,2042 vehicles
  • 3393 vehicles
  • 814 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.7% of Mercer County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Ohio.

Mercer County:

89.7%
State average:

85.3%

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

  • This state: 34,705
  • Other state: 5,699
  • Northeast: 458
  • Midwest: 3,335
  • South: 1,519
  • West: 435
Year householders moved into unit in Mercer County, OH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mercer County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.8%Utility gas
  • 23.4%Electricity
  • 18.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.7%Electricity
  • 37.9%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 123
Here:

2.7%
Ohio:

13.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 40
Here:

1.7%
Ohio:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 116
Here:

9.9%
Ohio:

23.2%

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 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $2,208,000
    Sewerage: $1,259,000
    Regular Highways: $728,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,749,000
    Health - Other: $6,567,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,137,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,876,000
    Police Protection: $4,082,000
    Sewerage: $2,337,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,560,000
    General - Other: $695,000
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $713,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $231,000
    General - Other: $90,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,756,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,339,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,419,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,014,000
    Interest Earnings: $378,000
    Special Assessments: $373,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $114,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $200,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,069,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $466,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $206,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,509,000
    Other: $6,324,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,844,000
    Sewerage: $1,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,229,000
    Public Welfare: $111,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,488,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,122,000
    Other License: $774,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,362,000

Mercer County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $2,208,000
    Sewerage: $1,259,000
    Regular Highways: $728,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,749,000
    Health - Other: $6,567,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,137,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,876,000
    Police Protection: $4,082,000
    Sewerage: $2,337,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,560,000
    General - Other: $695,000
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $713,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $231,000
    General - Other: $90,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,756,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,339,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,419,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,014,000
    Interest Earnings: $378,000
    Special Assessments: $373,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $114,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $200,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,069,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $466,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $206,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,509,000
    Other: $6,324,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,844,000
    Sewerage: $1,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,229,000
    Public Welfare: $111,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,488,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,122,000
    Other License: $774,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,362,000

Mercer County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $2,208,000
    Sewerage: $1,259,000
    Regular Highways: $728,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,749,000
    Health - Other: $6,567,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,137,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,876,000
    Police Protection: $4,082,000
    Sewerage: $2,337,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,560,000
    General - Other: $695,000
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $713,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $231,000
    General - Other: $90,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,756,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,339,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,419,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,014,000
    Interest Earnings: $378,000
    Special Assessments: $373,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $114,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $200,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,069,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $466,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $206,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,509,000
    Other: $6,324,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,844,000
    Sewerage: $1,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,229,000
    Public Welfare: $111,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,488,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,122,000
    Other License: $774,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,362,000

Mercer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $2,208,000
    Sewerage: $1,259,000
    Regular Highways: $728,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,749,000
    Health - Other: $6,567,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,137,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,876,000
    Police Protection: $4,082,000
    Sewerage: $2,337,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,560,000
    General - Other: $695,000
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $713,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $231,000
    General - Other: $90,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,756,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,339,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,419,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,014,000
    Interest Earnings: $378,000
    Special Assessments: $373,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $114,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $200,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,069,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $466,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $206,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,509,000
    Other: $6,324,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,844,000
    Sewerage: $1,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,229,000
    Public Welfare: $111,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,488,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,122,000
    Other License: $774,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,362,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 381
  • Number of aged recipients: 17
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 364
  • Number of recipients under 18: 66
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 267
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 48
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 134
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 166
Most common first names in Mercer County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary33079.8 years
John25276.9 years
William20276.5 years
Robert17373.0 years
Charles13975.9 years
James12369.1 years
Paul11873.6 years
Joseph11477.7 years
Helen11378.1 years
Edward10777.9 years
Most common last names in Mercer County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller11577.8 years
Smith9076.9 years
Homan6576.5 years
Bollenbacher5678.1 years
Davis5378.4 years
Bruns5375.5 years
Williams5073.5 years
Hemmelgarn4778.9 years
Knapke4779.2 years
Post4574.8 years
Businesses in Mercer County, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ace Hardware3McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Menards1
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway7
Ford1Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value1
Goodwill2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS5
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

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