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Mercer County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 111,750 (56% urban, 44% rural); it was 120,293 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,319
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,619
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 35,613
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,504 (it was 11,099 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

30%

Land area: 672 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 166 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Mercer County: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.3%), Manufacturing (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Mercer County, PA (2017)
    • 102,07684.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,5525.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,0681.7%Two or more races
    • 1,6851.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8490.7%Asian alone
    • 1930.2%Some other race alone
    • 800.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

45.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 55,062  (49.3%)
Females: 56,688  (50.7%)
Average household size:
Mercer County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,785 ($34,666 in 1999)
This county:

$46,785
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $517 (lower quartile is $323, upper quartile is $648)
This county:

$517
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,700 (it was $75,100 in 2000)
Mercer:

$123,700
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,300 - $193,900

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $158,667
Here:

$158,667
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $130,808
Here:

$130,808
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $108,667
Here:

$108,667
State:

$167,412

Mobile homes: $111,616
Here:

$111,616
State:

$63,273

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,054
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $413

Institutionalized population: 3,322
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 309 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 1998: 321 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1999: 344 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2000: 303 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2001: 283 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2002: 421 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2003: 359 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2004: 317 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2005: 218 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2006: 219 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2007: 194 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2008: 106 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2009: 139 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2010: 127 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2011: 86 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2012: 79 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2013: 122 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2014: 78 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2015: 95 buildings, average cost: $218,600
  • 2016: 79 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2017: 87 buildings, average cost: $228,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Mercer, PA residents
Average permit cost in Mercer, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,712 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,459 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Mercer, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mercer, PA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mercer, PA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.2%
Mercer County:

11.2%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.5% for Black residents, 22.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.1% for American Indian residents, 66.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 44.7% for other race residents, 28.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.0 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 46.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.3 years old, Black residents: 32.8 years old, American Indian residents: 37.4 years old, Asian residents: 62.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.9 years old, Other race residents: 55.3 years old)

Area name: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mercer County is $446 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $541 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $681 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sharon, Hermitage, Grove City, Greenville, Farrell, Sharpsville, Mercer, Reynolds Heights, Stoneboro, Lake Latonka.

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

2018 air pollution in Mercer County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Armstrong County , Erie County, Ohio , Hancock County, Ohio , Lake County, Indiana , Logan County, Nebraska , Ottawa County, Ohio , Starke County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 5,921
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,205 (57.4% naturalized citizens)

Mercer County:

2.0%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3542010 or later
  • 4782000 to 2009
  • 2191990 to 1999
  • 3421980 to 1989
  • 1851970 to 1979
  • 1,032Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 39,228
  • One, attached: 901
  • Two: 812
  • 3 or 4: 2,060
  • 5 to 9: 2,191
  • 10 to 19: 1,058
  • 20 to 49: 665
  • 50 or more: 1,499
  • Mobile homes: 3,847
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Mercer County with a mortgage: 16,726 (351 second mortgage, 2,338 home equity loan, 90 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,056

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mercer County

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

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Mercer County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 81
This county:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mercer County:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

29.4%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Mercer County:

Average size of farms: 133 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,300
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $160.89
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.79%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,172
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,184
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.94
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 32.77%
Corn for grain: 24602 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3013 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9504 harvested acres
Vegetables: 757 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 80 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 14.3 miles away from Mercer County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from the 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) earthquake occurred 287.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from Mercer County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 355.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to September 12, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1485: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 1485, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, High Winds, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 31, 1985 to June 01, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-737: June 03, 1985, FEMA Id: 737, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Pennsylvania SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 15, 1981, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-641: June 15, 1981, FEMA Id: 641, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3026: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3026, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-340: June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: 340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mercer

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,190 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 4,089 (7.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 124 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 351 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 118 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,723 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 2,830 (5.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

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


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Vietnam (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Syria (5%)
  • Haiti (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Argentina (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mercer County


  • German (19%)
  • American (10%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Polish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 2,693 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,323 people in nursing homes
  • 915 people in state prisons
  • 461 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 425 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 152 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 104 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 98 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 39 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 32 people in halfway houses
  • 21 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 16 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 3,049 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,540 people in state prisons
  • 1,080 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 471 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 170 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 116 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 114 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 56 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 22 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,302.

3.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.56%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.03% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($25,414 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($17,056 average AGI)
Mercer County:

1.53%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lawrence County, PA  0.38% ($49,544 average AGI)
from Trumbull County, OH  0.35% ($27,590)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.32% ($48,556)
from Crawford County, PA  0.31% ($35,371)
from Butler County, PA  0.31% ($54,109)
from Venango County, PA  0.17% ($34,273)
from Erie County, PA  0.12% ($32,164)


4.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.95% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($19,023 average AGI)
2.32% relocated to other states ($24,161 average AGI)
Mercer County:

2.32%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Trumbull County, OH  0.49% ($31,418 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.39% ($36,441)
to Lawrence County, PA  0.36% ($40,677)
to Butler County, PA  0.29% ($53,282)
to Crawford County, PA  0.28% ($37,703)
to Venango County, PA  0.16% ($38,284)
to Mahoning County, OH  0.14% ($32,323)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Mercer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Mercer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Mercer County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
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: 25,253 (20,969 aged, 4,284 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,719 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,979)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,792)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,361)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (982)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (746)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (684)
  • Unspecified dementia (673)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (476)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (446)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (436)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.5
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,773
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 459
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 69,333

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 990
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,151
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 26.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 99.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.0
  • Other - 39.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 111,750
  • In family households: 83,082 (14,591 male householders, 13,988 female householders)
    20,912 spouses, 26,802 children (25,086 natural, 964 adopted, 752 stepchildren), 2,076 grandchildren, 866 brothers or sisters, 708 parents, 863 other relatives, 2,276 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,515 (8,217 male householders (6,376 living alone)), 9,657 female householders (8,009 living alone)), 3,641 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,153

Size of family households: 14,248 2-persons, 6,318 3-persons, 5,122 4-persons, 2,167 5-persons, 495 6-persons, 229 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,385 1-person, 3,284 2-persons, 187 3-persons, 18 4-persons.

12,961 married couples with children.
5,551 single-parent households (1,827 men, 3,724 women).

94.9% of residents of Mercer speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $759,721,000 ($6,342 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $18,533,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $371,643,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $216,319,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,459,000
Federal grants: $135,385,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,827,000 ($2,159,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $25,089,000 ($8,463,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,435,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,444,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,446,000

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

Births: 6,646
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,261
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +215
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -174
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mercer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.70 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • 3352014 or later
  • 4112010 to 2013
  • 3,3652000 to 2009
  • 4,7671990 to 1999
  • 4,3401980 to 1989
  • 7,7811970 to 1979
  • 5,3031960 to 1969
  • 7,0351950 to 1959
  • 5,1311940 to 1949
  • 13,8091939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • 141 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3403 rooms
  • 2,5024 rooms
  • 6,2795 rooms
  • 7,5986 rooms
  • 6,7537 rooms
  • 3,5178 rooms
  • 5,7799+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,2511 room
  • 4092 rooms
  • 2,2313 rooms
  • 3,3324 rooms
  • 2,3595 rooms
  • 1,9416 rooms
  • 5717 rooms
  • 1,0458 rooms
  • 5329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • 27no bedroom
  • 4231 bedroom
  • 6,9822 bedrooms
  • 18,5383 bedrooms
  • 5,4444 bedrooms
  • 1,3685+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,251no bedroom
  • 2,5971 bedroom
  • 5,4972 bedrooms
  • 3,2263 bedrooms
  • 7054 bedrooms
  • 3955+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County, Pennsylvania 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
  • 1,154no vehicle
  • 9,4231 vehicle
  • 13,4072 vehicles
  • 5,8763 vehicles
  • 1,9624 vehicles
  • 9605+ 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
  • 3,556no vehicle
  • 7,2931 vehicle
  • 2,1442 vehicles
  • 6333 vehicles
  • 454 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.9% of Mercer County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Pennsylvania.

Mercer County:

88.9%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 87,699
  • Other state: 21,632
  • Northeast: 3,247
  • Midwest: 10,047
  • South: 5,773
  • West: 2,565
Year householders moved into unit in Mercer County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mercer County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.7%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Electricity
  • 11.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.7%Utility gas
  • 27.0%Electricity
  • 3.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 920
Here:

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 569
Here:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,493
Here:

65.3%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,923,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,338,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $9,624,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,944,000
    Health - Other: $8,319,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,857,000
    General - Other: $6,323,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,484,000
    Financial Administration: $2,367,000
    Police Protection: $2,181,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,952,000
    General Public Buildings: $806,000
    Housing and Community Development: $632,000
    Regular Highways: $450,000
    Libraries: $243,000
    Solid Waste Management: $151,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,332,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,958,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,066,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $892,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,291,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $545,000
    General Revenue - Other: $182,000
    Rents: $142,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $146,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000
    Police Protection: $103,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,000
    Regular Highways: $27,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,006,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,032,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,466,000
    Other: $7,451,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,088,000
    Highways: $740,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,568,000
    Other Selective Sales: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,908,000

Mercer County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,923,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,338,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $9,624,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,944,000
    Health - Other: $8,319,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,857,000
    General - Other: $6,323,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,484,000
    Financial Administration: $2,367,000
    Police Protection: $2,181,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,952,000
    General Public Buildings: $806,000
    Housing and Community Development: $632,000
    Regular Highways: $450,000
    Libraries: $243,000
    Solid Waste Management: $151,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,332,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,958,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,066,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $892,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,291,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $545,000
    General Revenue - Other: $182,000
    Rents: $142,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $146,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000
    Police Protection: $103,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,000
    Regular Highways: $27,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,006,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,032,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,466,000
    Other: $7,451,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,088,000
    Highways: $740,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,568,000
    Other Selective Sales: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,908,000

Mercer County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,923,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,338,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $9,624,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,944,000
    Health - Other: $8,319,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,857,000
    General - Other: $6,323,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,484,000
    Financial Administration: $2,367,000
    Police Protection: $2,181,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,952,000
    General Public Buildings: $806,000
    Housing and Community Development: $632,000
    Regular Highways: $450,000
    Libraries: $243,000
    Solid Waste Management: $151,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,332,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,958,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,066,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $892,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,291,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $545,000
    General Revenue - Other: $182,000
    Rents: $142,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $146,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000
    Police Protection: $103,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,000
    Regular Highways: $27,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,006,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,032,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,466,000
    Other: $7,451,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,088,000
    Highways: $740,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,568,000
    Other Selective Sales: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,908,000

Mercer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,923,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,338,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $9,624,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,944,000
    Health - Other: $8,319,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,857,000
    General - Other: $6,323,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,484,000
    Financial Administration: $2,367,000
    Police Protection: $2,181,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,952,000
    General Public Buildings: $806,000
    Housing and Community Development: $632,000
    Regular Highways: $450,000
    Libraries: $243,000
    Solid Waste Management: $151,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,332,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,958,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,066,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $892,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,291,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $545,000
    General Revenue - Other: $182,000
    Rents: $142,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $146,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000
    Police Protection: $103,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,000
    Regular Highways: $27,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,006,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,032,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,466,000
    Other: $7,451,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,088,000
    Highways: $740,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,568,000
    Other Selective Sales: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,908,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,089
  • Number of aged recipients: 163
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,926
  • Number of recipients under 18: 902
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,750
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 437
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,290
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,021
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 33 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED253$91,217459$96,4731,424$110,857301$37,6683$177,66794$75,17084$53,357
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$94,16728$89,500133$109,04533$31,4850$011$81,9098$47,125
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$97,13995$72,021695$113,325165$31,0420$046$69,56552$56,442
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$91,47437$116,216310$119,68421$39,2381$348,0009$119,33311$72,364
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$46,5004$57,50056$134,39311$35,7270$01$35,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED84$119,14338$170,8683$248,6671$91,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$148,20019$143,3681$185,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$168,83311$194,0910$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$87,2500$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$167,0000$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mercer, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mercer, PA - Value
Most common first names in Mercer County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,60875.2 years
Mary1,57080.8 years
William1,18774.5 years
James81573.0 years
Robert79071.2 years
Joseph75775.5 years
George71175.9 years
Helen70779.7 years
Charles62475.0 years
Margaret61480.5 years
Most common last names in Mercer County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith33277.3 years
Miller33177.1 years
Jones22376.7 years
Williams21976.3 years
Thompson20876.5 years
Davis18778.1 years
Brown18575.5 years
Johnson15274.4 years
Anderson13275.7 years
Wilson13075.1 years
Businesses in Mercer County, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Justice1
ALDO2KFC1
AT&T1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale2Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters3Lane Furniture3
Ann Taylor2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's4Long John Silver's1
AutoZone4Lowe's1
Banana Republic1Macy's1
Bath & Body Works2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Best Western1Maurices1
Brooks Brothers1McDonald's7
Burger King5Microtel1
Casual Male XL1Motherhood Maternity2
Charlotte Russe1New Balance2
Chevrolet2New York & Co1
Chico's1Nike6
Circle K2Nissan1
Clarks1Old Navy1
Coldwater Creek1Pac Sun1
Comfort Inn2Panera Bread1
Curves1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen10Payless3
Dennys1Pizza Hut3
Domino's Pizza1Quality1
DressBarn1RadioShack2
Dressbarn1Red Lobster1
Dunkin Donuts1Red Roof Inn1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid9
Eddie Bauer1Rue212
Famous Footwear1SAS Shoes2
Fashion Bug1Sears4
FedEx13Skechers USA1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
Foot Locker1Staples1
GNC3Starbucks1
GameStop2Subway12
Gap2Super 82
Goodwill1T-Mobile2
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block6Taco Bell2
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn2Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot1True Value2
Honda1U-Haul9
Hyundai1UPS8
IZOD1Vans1
J.Crew1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Walgreens2
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart3
Jones New York2Wendy's3
Journeys1YMCA2

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"