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Mercer County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2016: 40,982 (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: 88 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mercer County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.3%), Manufacturing (11.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mercer County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years
Males: 20,621  (50.3%)
Females: 20,361  (49.7%)
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Mercer County,OH real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Mercer County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $57,028 ($42,742 in 1999)

This county:

$57,028
Ohio:

$52,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $498 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $569)
This county:

$498
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $143,180 (it was $93,500 in 2000)
Mercer:

$143,180
Ohio:

$140,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,873 - $218,318

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $174,970
Here:

$174,970
State:

$180,767

Townhouses or other attached units: $192,942
Here:

$192,942
State:

$157,588

In 2-unit structures: $115,973
Here:

$115,973
State:

$135,691

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,043
Here:

$195,043
State:

$122,936

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,501
Here:

$139,501
State:

$140,420

Mobile homes: $35,271
Here:

$35,271
State:

$48,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,089
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $432

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:

  • 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
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: $1,668 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,729 (1.2%)

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: 7.9%
Mercer County:

7.9%
Ohio:

14.6%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.9% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.0 years old
(Males: 39.0 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.0 years old, Black residents: 29.8 years old, American Indian residents: 54.4 years old, Asian residents: 28.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.6 years old, Other race residents: 15.2 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:

2.8%
Ohio:

4.3%

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

Current college students: 1,275
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 392 (36.2% naturalized citizens)

Mercer County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 1222010 or later
  • 1482000 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: 14,234
  • One, attached: 253
  • Two: 761
  • 3 or 4: 496
  • 5 to 9: 372
  • 10 to 19: 189
  • 20 to 49: 284
  • 50 or more: 106
  • Mobile homes: 1,037

Housing units in Mercer County with a mortgage: 6,526 (105 second mortgage, 930 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,722

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mercer County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • India (17%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Japan (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mercer County


  • German (64%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • European (1%)

Mercer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,095 (86.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,368 (7.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 48 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 208 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 80 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 331 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 452 (2.4%)
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 $51,845.

3.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Ohio average:

4.72%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.18% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($20,440 average AGI)
0.85% relocated from other states ($9,579 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.85%
Ohio average:

1.60%

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  0.65% ($25,917 average AGI)
from Van Wert County, OH  0.27% ($23,778)
from Darke County, OH  0.25% ($22,310)
from Allen County, OH  0.16% ($24,148)
from Montgomery County, OH  0.15% ($34,600)
from Franklin County, OH  0.13% ($30,864)
from Shelby County, OH  0.12% ($37,550)


3.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,452 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.69%
Ohio average:

5.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.38% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($20,922 average AGI)
1.32% relocated to other states ($10,530 average AGI)
Mercer County:

1.32%
Ohio average:

2.02%

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  0.61% ($32,223 average AGI)
to Franklin County, OH  0.28% ($26,667)
to Van Wert County, OH  0.24% ($27,854)
to Montgomery County, OH  0.21% ($24,222)
to Darke County, OH  0.20% ($50,000)
to Allen County, OH  0.17% ($26,607)
to Jay County, IN  0.13% ($23,500)

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: 40,982
  • In family households: 35,006 (7,041 male householders, 4,333 female householders)
    9,332 spouses, 12,431 children (11,518 natural, 328 adopted, 588 stepchildren), 431 grandchildren, 212 brothers or sisters, 133 parents, 252 other relatives, 711 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,418 (2,094 male householders (1,732 living alone)), 2,631 female householders (2,394 living alone)), 673 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 488

Size of family households: 5,540 2-persons, 2,272 3-persons, 1,816 4-persons, 1,211 5-persons, 446 6-persons, 153 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,132 1-person, 509 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 30 5-persons.

7,579 married couples with children.
2,030 single-parent households (960 men, 1,070 women).

97.9% of residents of Mercer speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 47% 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 Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 2052014 or later
  • 3832010 to 2013
  • 1,6952000 to 2009
  • 2,7241990 to 1999
  • 1,8411980 to 1989
  • 2,8071970 to 1979
  • 1,6181960 to 1969
  • 2,1851950 to 1959
  • 9201940 to 1949
  • 3,4701939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 01 room
  • 702 rooms
  • 1243 rooms
  • 6564 rooms
  • 1,9935 rooms
  • 3,1196 rooms
  • 2,4117 rooms
  • 1,6618 rooms
  • 2,1459+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 2361 room
  • 1492 rooms
  • 4253 rooms
  • 8884 rooms
  • 9255 rooms
  • 5756 rooms
  • 4647 rooms
  • 1868 rooms
  • 1339+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 6no bedroom
  • 2061 bedroom
  • 1,7352 bedrooms
  • 7,1293 bedrooms
  • 2,5534 bedrooms
  • 5585+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 236no bedroom
  • 4881 bedroom
  • 1,7422 bedrooms
  • 1,1203 bedrooms
  • 2954 bedrooms
  • 1035+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 201no vehicle
  • 2,2621 vehicle
  • 5,3482 vehicles
  • 2,8933 vehicles
  • 1,0364 vehicles
  • 5145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Mercer County population
  • 560no vehicle
  • 1,8561 vehicle
  • 1,1702 vehicles
  • 3193 vehicles
  • 654 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.3% 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:

89.3%
State average:

85.0%

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

  • This state: 34,679
  • Other state: 5,658
  • Northeast: 463
  • Midwest: 3,321
  • South: 1,490
  • West: 433
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
  • 47.8%Utility gas
  • 23.3%Electricity
  • 19.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.1%Electricity
  • 37.4%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 126
Here:

2.8%
Ohio:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

1.5%
Ohio:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 121
Here:

10.0%
Ohio:

23.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
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Mercer County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $78,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,462,000
    Health - Other: $6,123,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,008,000
    Police Protection: $2,764,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,173,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,973,000
    Financial Administration: $1,873,000
    General - Other: $1,303,000
    Housing and Community Development: $923,000
    General Public Buildings: $682,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $659,000
    Sewerage: $638,000
    Correctional Institutions: $333,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $234,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $140,000
    General - Other: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,997,000

Mercer County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,089,000
    Sewerage: $996,000
    Regular Highways: $512,000
    Solid Waste Management: $218,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,146,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,586,000
    Interest Earnings: $485,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $288,000
    Special Assessments: $161,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $99,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,139,000
    Highways: $4,953,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,747,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,122,000
    All Other: $885,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,706,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,629,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $527,000
    Other License: $74,000

Mercer County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,851,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,562,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $815,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $693,000

Mercer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,861,000

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
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, 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

Mercer County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"