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Total population: 24,559 (All urban)

Mercer Island,WA index of house prices


Houses: 8,806 (8,437 occupied: 6,783 owner occupied, 1,654 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

23%

Housing density: 1380 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $308,180.


Median contract rent in 2009: $1,361 (lower quartile is $1,092, upper quartile is $1,806)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $1,616


Median gross rent in Mercer Island, WA in 2009: $1,427


Housing units in Mercer Island with a mortgage: 4,137 (390 second mortgage, 644 home equity loan, 50 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,916


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $170,357


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $82,763


Median monthly housing costs: $1,842





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Mercer Island, Washington Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $891,337 (it was $548,300 in 2000)
Mercer Island:

$891,337
Washington:

$287,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $652,942 - $998,828

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $1,147,417
Here:

$1,147,417
State:

$367,029

Townhouses or other attached units: $961,532
Here:

$961,532
State:

$319,220

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,098
Here:

$126,098
State:

$312,031

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $648,354
Here:

$648,354
State:

$300,621

Mobile homes: $587,624
Here:

$587,624
State:

$80,529

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,756
  • In family households: 19,196 (5,186 male householders, 1,080 female householders)
    5,689 spouses, 6,506 children (6,155 natural, 197 adopted, 154 stepchildren), 147 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 81 parents, 170 other relatives, 286 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,560 (792 male householders (660 living alone)), 1,376 female householders (1,204 living alone)), 392 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 280 (152 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,777 2-persons, 1,235 3-persons, 1,512 4-persons, 560 5-persons, 124 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,864 1-person, 237 2-persons, 48 3-persons, 19 4-persons.

4,888 married couples with children.
690 single-parent households (151 men, 539 women).

85.3% of residents of Mercer Island speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
5.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
7.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 3,046 (13.8%)
(63.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

8.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.9

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Mercer Island, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 107
  • 4 rooms: 276
  • 5 rooms: 543
  • 6 rooms: 655
  • 7 rooms: 978
  • 8 rooms: 1,288
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,894
  • 1 room: 92
  • 2 rooms: 196
  • 3 rooms: 424
  • 4 rooms: 424
  • 5 rooms: 170
  • 6 rooms: 87
  • 7 rooms: 84
  • 8 rooms: 86
  • 9 or more rooms: 91
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mercer Island, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 136
  • 2 bedrooms: 692
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,124
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,656
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,166
  • no bedroom: 106
  • 1 bedroom: 551
  • 2 bedrooms: 599
  • 3 bedrooms: 186
  • 4 bedrooms: 161
  • 5+ bedrooms: 51
Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer Island, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 103
  • 1 vehicle: 1,333
  • 2 vehicles: 3,503
  • 3 vehicles: 1,398
  • 4 vehicles: 358
  • 5+ vehicles: 88
  • no vehicle: 178
  • 1 vehicle: 914
  • 2 vehicles: 470
  • 3 vehicles: 52
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 462
  • 2000 to 2004: 579
  • 1990 to 1999: 980
  • 1980 to 1989: 873
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,834
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,273
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,731
  • 1940 to 1949: 847
  • 1939 or earlier: 342

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Mercer Island, WA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Mercer Island, WA:

  • Less than $10,000: 3
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 2
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 1
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 0
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 0
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 0
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 0
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 4
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 7
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 7
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 7
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 7
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 4
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 4
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 10
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 24
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 21
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 67
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 101
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 279
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 330
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 1283
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 1661
  • $1,000,000 or more: 3739
 


Mercer Island rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Mercer Island:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 13
  • $200 to $249: 10
  • $250 to $299: 0
  • $300 to $349: 0
  • $350 to $399: 0
  • $400 to $449: 46
  • $450 to $499: 0
  • $500 to $549: 9
  • $550 to $599: 0
  • $600 to $649: 39
  • $650 to $699: 0
  • $700 to $749: 0
  • $750 to $799: 48
  • $800 to $899: 83
  • $900 to $999: 57
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 376
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 546
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 477
  • $2,000 or more: 432
  • No cash rent: 94
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 533
  • 1990 to 1994: 283
  • 1985 to 1989: 444
  • 1980 to 1984: 295
  • 1975 to 1979: 257
  • 1970 to 1974: 212
  • 1970 to 1974: 339
  • 1965 to 1969: 683


Mercer Island, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.1%
Number of people working at home: 723 (7.4% of all workers)


Mercer Island commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 211
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 735
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1049
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1516
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2272
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 919
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1378
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 153
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 188
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 343
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 159
  • 90 or more minutes: 146
 


Mercer Island mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 7,439 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 854 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 547 (6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (0%)
  • Walked: 147 (2%)
  • Other means: 43 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 723 (7%)
 


Mercer Island, WA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 199
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 239
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 196
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 185
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 174
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 299
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 276
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 276
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 334
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 539
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 646
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 1136
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 992
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 688
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 699
  • $200,000 or more: 1556
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 3736
 English: 2538
 German: 2177
 Irish: 1636
 Italian: 963
 United States or American: 927
 Swedish: 694
 Norwegian: 691
 Russian: 674
 Polish: 607
 European: 549
 Scottish: 533
 Scotch-Irish: 311
 French (except Basque): 302
 Dutch: 298
 British: 196
 Canadian: 193
 Northern European: 166
 Danish: 154
 Czech: 114
 French Canadian: 109
 Scandinavian: 103
 Eastern European: 100
 Greek: 100
 Swiss: 99
 Portuguese: 94
 Welsh: 89
 Subsaharan African:: 81
 Yugoslavian: 69
 Austrian: 68
 Latvian: 68
 Hungarian: 64
 Turkish: 47
 Arab:: 47
 Croatian: 47
 Ukrainian: 42
 Romanian: 41
 South African: 40
 Lithuanian: 37
 African: 32
 Iranian: 32
 Slovak: 26
 Moroccan: 22
 Finnish: 21
 Icelander: 20
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 17
 Basque: 17
 Czechoslovakian: 16
 Celtic: 15
 Other Arab: 12
 Israeli: 12
 Bulgarian: 11
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 10
 New Zealander: 9
 Senegalese: 9
 Belgian: 8
 Palestinian: 8
 Jamaican: 7
 Lebanese: 5


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



  • Canada (15%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Taiwan (8%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Japan (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Hong Kong (4%)


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

  • This state: 8341
  • Northeast: 2133
  • Midwest: 3174
  • South: 1295
  • West: 3812

62% of Mercer Island residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 25% lived in Washington.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 6
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 15
  • 7th and 8th grade: 37
  • 9th grade: 19
  • 10th grade: 12
  • 11th grade: 12
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 56
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 414
  • Less than 1 year of college: 106
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 661
  • Associate degree: 232
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,702
  • Master's degree: 1,340
  • Professional school degree: 1,285
  • Doctorate degree: 341

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 21
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 24
  • 5th and 6th grade: 12
  • 7th and 8th grade: 26
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 24
  • 11th grade: 23
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 62
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 893
  • Less than 1 year of college: 392
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,321
  • Associate degree: 398
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,083
  • Master's degree: 1,181
  • Professional school degree: 531
  • Doctorate degree: 195

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 3.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 2.9%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 9.6%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 5.8%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 1.8%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 11.6%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 11.1%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $114,389
  • Black householders: $70,173
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $72,990
  • Asian householders: $123,356
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $250,051
  • Some other race householders: $108,016
  • Two or more races householders: $116,062
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $117,672
Mercer Island household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Mercer Island household income for Black householders
Mercer Island household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Mercer Island household income for Asian householders
Mercer Island household income for Some other race householders
Mercer Island household income for Two or more races householders
Mercer Island household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Mercer Island marital status for males
Mercer Island marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $954,411
  • Black or African American householders: $767,625
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $501,183
  • Asian householders: $832,488
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $568,972
  • Some other race householders: $278,634
  • Two or more races householders: $724,546
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $541,824

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,829
  • One, attached: 105
  • Two: 9
  • 3 or 4: 12
  • 5 to 9: 266
  • 10 to 19: 601
  • 20 to 49: 493
  • 50 or more: 480
  • Mobile homes: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $881,149


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Mercer Island:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mercer Island
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (76.2%)
  • Electricity (15.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.0%)
  • Electricity (49.8%)
  • Utility gas (36.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Other fuel (5.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 445
Here:

14.8%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 169
Here:

11.6%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 99
Here:

15.1%
Washington:

15.7%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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.)


 

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