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Mercer County, West Virginia (WV)


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County population in 2012: 62,523 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 62,980 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,043
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,384
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,373
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,176 (it was 6,136 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

27%

Land area: 420 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 149 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mercer County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.4%), Retail trade (15.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mercer County, West Virginia:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years

Males: 29,754  (48.2%)
Females: 32,510  (51.8%)

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Mercer County,WV real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Mercer County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,567 ($26,628 in 1999)
This county:

$33567
West Virginia:

$37435

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $390 (lower quartile is $300, upper quartile is $490)
This county:

$390
State:

$415


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $73,615 (it was $56,200 in 2000)
Mercer County:

$73,615
West Virginia:

$94,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,243 - $122,966

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $133,346
Here:

$133,346
State:

$134,377

Townhouses or other attached units: $145,193
Here:

$145,193
State:

$154,643

In 2-unit structures: $352,411
Here:

$352,411
State:

$132,801

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,768
Here:

$149,768
State:

$147,396

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,385
Here:

$157,385
State:

$126,208

Mobile homes: $42,392
Here:

$42,392
State:

$32,459

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,259
Here:

$18,259
State:

$30,386
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $847
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $238

Institutionalized population: 410

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


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


Mercer County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $335 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $205 (0.3%)


Mercer County household income distribution in 2009 Mercer County home values distribution


Mercer County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.7%
(22.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.0% for American Indian residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

19.7%
Whole state:

17.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.0%
Whole state:

7.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mercer County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $621 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bluefield, Princeton, Bluewell, Brush Fork, Athens, Montcalm, Lashmeet, Bramwell, Matoaka, Oakvale.

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mercer County: Mountaineer Speedway (A), Mercer Healing Springs (B), Flat Top Yards (C), Sand Gap (D), Princeton Elks Country Club Golf Course (E), Barn (F), Mercer County Health Center (G), Isaac Bell Log Home (H), Princeton Rescue Squad Incorporated Station 2 (I), Princeton Rescue Squad Incorporated Station 3 (J), Oakvale Volunteer Fire Department (K), Bluestone Valley Volunteer Fire Department (L), Green Valley Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department (M), East River Volunteer Fire Department (N), Princeton Rescue Squad Incorporated Station 4 (O), Mercer County Health Center (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Blue Prince Shopping Center (1), Mercer Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mercer County include: Holiness Church (A), Kegley Church (B), Lake View Church (C), Thompson Chapel (D), Sun Rise Chapel (E), Stovall Ridge Church (F), Spanishburg Church (G), Beeson Chapel (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Doyle Cemetery (1), Donley Cemetery (2), Witten Cemetery (3), Barberie Cemetery (4), Davidson Cemetery (5), Brown Cemetery (6), Johnson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Simon Fish Pond (A), Lake Shawnee (B), Christian Fork Lake (C), Bramwell Lake (D), Doctor Daniel Hale Lake (E), Turkey Gap Slurry Impoundment (F), Tolliver Branch Lake (G), Pinnacle Rock Lake Number One (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tracy Fork (A), Trace Creek (B), Tony Branch (C), Tolliver Branch (D), Sugar Camp Branch (E), Stony Run (F), Spruce Fork (G), Delashmeet Creek (H), Skelts Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mercer County include: Pinnacle Rock State Park (1), Camp Creek State Park (2), Tate Lohr Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bland County, Virginia , McDowell County , Giles County, Virginia , Raleigh County , Summers County , Wyoming County , Tazewell County, Virginia .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 3,223
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 506 (74% naturalized citizens)

Mercer County:

0.8%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.6%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Mercer County with a mortgage: 6,237 (548 second mortgage, 390 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,538

Here:

45.3% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.20%
Here45.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 28,466
Total congregations: 147

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents7,850 (27.6%)5,734 (20.1%)1,803 (6.3%)1,774 (6.2%)1,736 (6.1%)
Congregations23 (15.6%)34 (23.1%)1 (0.7%)10 (6.8%)9 (6.1%)
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1,684 (5.9%)1,171 (4.1%)986 (3.5%)796 (2.8%)4,932 (17.3%)
Congregations13 (8.8%)3 (2.0%)2 (1.4%)6 (4.1%)46 (31.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Mercer County - Bluefield, Princeton, Bluewell, Brush Fork, Athens

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Mercer County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Mercer County:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
This county:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Mercer County:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
West Virginia:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mercer County:

13.4%
State:

13.1%


Agriculture in Mercer County:

Average size of farms: 142 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,022
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $83.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,662
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.89%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,921
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.07%
Corn for grain: 47 harvested acres
Vegetables: 36 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 61 acres

Tornado activity:

Mercer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 3.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Mercer County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 45.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from Mercer County center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 49.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Mercer County (%):





Mercer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,173 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 2,684 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 87 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 367 (2%)
  • Other means: 154 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 412 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Mercer County, West Virginia in 2000:

People in group quarters in Mercer County, West Virginia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,121.

5.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
West Virginia average:

5.78%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.07%
West Virginia average:

0.06%

1.89% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($10,670 average AGI)
3.15% relocated from other states ($17,690 average AGI)
Mercer County:

3.15%
West Virginia average:

3.05%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McDowell County, WV  0.63% ($24,922 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, VA  0.54% ($27,945)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.22% ($34,067)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.19% ($28,256)
from Summers County, WV  0.14% ($24,714)
from Monroe County, WV  0.13% ($21,692)
from Bland County, VA  0.10% ($24,667)


5.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
West Virginia average:

5.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.30% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($7,975 average AGI)
3.82% relocated to other states ($32,850 average AGI)
Mercer County:

3.82%
West Virginia average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tazewell County, VA  0.70% ($44,762 average AGI)
to McDowell County, WV  0.23% ($16,213)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.22% ($38,044)
to Summers County, WV  0.11% ($26,043)
to Monroe County, WV  0.10% ($29,714)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.10% ($38,050)
to Wyoming County, WV  0.09% ($36,474)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Mercer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Mercer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mercer County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 14,269 (10,655 aged, 3,614 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 28524.25
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 768.490
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 150895.76

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1128.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1320.040
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.49

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36.05
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.12

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 85.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 64.7
  • Other - 20.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 219.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 157.2
  • Other - 62.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 61,076

Size of family households: 8,599 2-persons, 4,179 3-persons, 2,932 4-persons, 1,097 5-persons, 342 6-persons, 164 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,999 1-person, 1,126 2-persons, 112 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 4 6-persons.

97.8% of residents of Mercer County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $485,006,000 ($7814 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,908,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $233,334,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $123,602,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,094,000
Federal grants: $99,700,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,847,000 ($304,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $23,429,000 ($7,778,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,975,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,455,000
Federal Government insurance: $48,855,000

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

Births: 3,868
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,382
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +71
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -888
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mercer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.70 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 314
  • 4 rooms: 2,880
  • 5 rooms: 5,048
  • 6 rooms: 4,797
  • 7 rooms: 3,583
  • 8 rooms: 2,137
  • 9+ rooms: 1,548
  • 1 room: 87
  • 2 rooms: 303
  • 3 rooms: 761
  • 4 rooms: 1,841
  • 5 rooms: 1,521
  • 6 rooms: 822
  • 7 rooms: 443
  • 8 rooms: 193
  • 9+ rooms: 165
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mercer County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 455
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,638
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,760
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,926
  • 5+ bedrooms: 565
  • no bedroom: 87
  • 1 bedroom: 1,101
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,877
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,691
  • 4 bedrooms: 309
  • 5+ bedrooms: 71
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,586
  • 1 vehicle: 6,959
  • 2 vehicles: 8,308
  • 3 vehicles: 2,800
  • 4 vehicles: 553
  • 5+ vehicles: 167
  • no vehicle: 1,423
  • 1 vehicle: 3,010
  • 2 vehicles: 1,454
  • 3 vehicles: 181
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

64% of Mercer County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in West Virginia.

Mercer County:

63.7%
State average:

63.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mercer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.7%)
  • Utility gas (26.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.7%)
  • Wood (5.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.5%)
  • Coal or coke (2.5%)
  • Electricity (54.2%)
  • Utility gas (30.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.4%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Coal or coke (2.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 180
Here:

3.1%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 87
Here:

2.7%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 295
Here:

10.3%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Mercer County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Mercer County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Mercer County government finances - Debt in 2004:


Mercer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Mercer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mercer County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Mercer County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James67171.3 years
William58973.4 years
Mary51978.6 years
John51574.2 years
Robert43770.8 years
Charles33872.0 years
George23374.8 years
Virginia20177.8 years
Helen19377.0 years
Margaret18675.2 years
Most common last names in Mercer County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bailey33576.2 years
Smith26174.5 years
White20973.7 years
Thompson20074.4 years
Taylor16671.9 years
Jones15874.4 years
Martin15575.3 years
Johnson15472.9 years
Brown14375.3 years
Hall14173.9 years
Businesses in Mercer County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kroger3
AT&T2La-Z-Boy3
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture4
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone2Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's3
Blockbuster1Microtel1
Burger King2Nike4
CVS3Outback1
Chick-Fil-A1Outback Steakhouse1
Comfort Inn1Pac Sun1
Cracker Barrel1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen4Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Deb1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Ryan's Grill1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx7Sears2
Foot Locker1Sleep Inn1
GNC1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Starbucks2
H&R Block3Subway7
Hardee's3Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul5
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular2
KFC2UPS9
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's3
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