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Mercer Island, WA (Washington) Houses and Residents

Mercer Island,WA index of house prices

Total population: 24,326 (Urban population: 22,036, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 10,724 (10,164 occupied: 7,208 owner occupied, 2,927 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

29%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,680 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $4,407,049.

Median contract rent in 2016: $1,920 (lower quartile is $716, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $3,231


Median gross rent in Mercer Island, WA in 2016: $1,014

Housing units in Mercer Island with a mortgage: 4,797 (77 second mortgage, 1,130 home equity loan, 78 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,418

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $193,567

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $125,176

Median monthly housing costs: $2,430


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Mercer Island, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $1,153,120 (it was $548,300 in 2000)
Mercer Island:

$1,153,120
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $862,484 - $1,571,587
Median year house/condo built: 1970

Median year apartment built: 1974

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,295
  • In family households: 21,910 (4,407 male householders, 2,998 female householders)
    6,336 spouses, 7,214 children (6,832 natural, 258 adopted, 124 stepchildren), 131 grandchildren, 79 brothers or sisters, 287 parents, 252 other relatives, 227 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,334 (1,112 male householders (909 living alone)), 1,682 female householders (1,409 living alone)), 532 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 112

Size of family households: 3,477 2-persons, 1,715 3-persons, 1,425 4-persons, 627 5-persons, 120 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,317 1-person, 407 2-persons, 52 3-persons.

5,064 married couples with children.
738 single-parent households (278 men, 460 women).

81.2% of residents of Mercer Island speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
6.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
9.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 4,824 (19.1%)
(66.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

8.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mercer Island, Washington:

  • 12no bedroom
  • 801 bedroom
  • 7052 bedrooms
  • 1,9753 bedrooms
  • 3,2034 bedrooms
  • 1,2595+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Mercer Island population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer Island, Washington:

  • 283no bedroom
  • 9341 bedroom
  • 1,0162 bedrooms
  • 3573 bedrooms
  • 2344 bedrooms
  • 915+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Mercer Island population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer Island in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 82no vehicle
  • 1,2711 vehicle
  • 3,7482 vehicles
  • 1,5853 vehicles
  • 3824 vehicles
  • 1285+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Mercer Island population

Cars and other vehicles available in Mercer Island in renter-occupied apartments

  • 421no vehicle
  • 1,1141 vehicle
  • 1,1482 vehicles
  • 2373 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Mercer Island population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mercer Island, Washington:

  • 121 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 963 rooms
  • 3044 rooms
  • 5675 rooms
  • 7326 rooms
  • 9577 rooms
  • 1,1468 rooms
  • 3,4129+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Mercer Island population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mercer Island, Washington:

  • 2871 room
  • 3042 rooms
  • 6323 rooms
  • 8194 rooms
  • 3235 rooms
  • 1026 rooms
  • 807 rooms
  • 2538 rooms
  • 1429+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Mercer Island population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Mercer Island, WA household income distribution

  • Mercer Island, WA household income distribution
  • 412Less than $10,000
  • 164$10,000 to $14,999
  • 127$15,000 to $19,999
  • 253$20,000 to $24,999
  • 146$25,000 to $29,999
  • 210$30,000 to $34,999
  • 141$35,000 to $39,999
  • 136$40,000 to $44,999
  • 167$45,000 to $49,999
  • 301$50,000 to $59,999
  • 581$60,000 to $74,999
  • 967$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,067$100,000 to $124,999
  • 884$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,301$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,868$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Mercer Island, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Mercer Island, WA
  • 26Less than $10,000
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 24$70,000 to $79,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 8$150,000 to $174,999
  • 6$175,000 to $199,999
  • 53$200,000 to $249,999
  • 126$250,000 to $299,999
  • 197$300,000 to $399,999
  • 136$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,472$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2,914$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,525$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 1,149$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,169$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Mercer Island, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Mercer Island, WA
  • 5Less than $100
  • 34$200 to $249
  • 21$250 to $299
  • 19$300 to $349
  • 16$600 to $649
  • 26$650 to $699
  • 40$700 to $749
  • 56$800 to $899
  • 12$900 to $999
  • 290$1,000 to $1,249
  • 449$1,250 to $1,499
  • 965$1,500 to $1,999
  • 407$2,000 to $2,499
  • 454$2,500 to $2,999
  • 252$3,000 to $3,499
  • 314$3,500 or more
  • 153No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9702010 or later
  • 8942000 to 2009
  • 9131990 to 1999
  • 7391980 to 1989
  • 4691970 to 1979
  • 1,022Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Mercer Island population
Mercer Island commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 440
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 497
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,103
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,755
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,876
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 934
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,649
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 261
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 450
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 696
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 154
  • 90 or more minutes: 107
Mercer Island, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.1%
Number of people working at home: 1,320 (11.6% of all workers)

Mercer Island mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 5,685 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 669 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 86 (1%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 132 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0%)
  • Walked: 309 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,320 (16%)

First ancestries reported:

 European: 1,110
 German: 771
 English: 670
 American: 503
 Italian: 396
 Irish: 387
 Russian: 278
 Norwegian: 245
 British: 230
 Swedish: 212
 Brazilian: 204
 Eastern European: 190
 Polish: 160
 Canadian: 132
 Finnish: 131
 Scottish: 129
 Northern European: 124
 Dutch: 118
 Iranian: 115
 French (except Basque): 86
 Australian: 75
 Greek: 71
 Ethiopian: 62
 Lebanese: 61
 Scotch-Irish: 56
 Scandinavian: 53
 Swiss: 51
 Turkish: 44
 Hungarian: 40
 Welsh: 40
 Danish: 36
 African: 34
 Latvian: 32
 Guyanese: 29
 Ukrainian: 27
 Czech: 26
 Armenian: 25
 Serbian: 24
 Jordanian: 23
 Romanian: 22
 South African: 22
 Austrian: 19
 Israeli: 16
 Basque: 12
 Lithuanian: 12
 Croatian: 10
 Belgian: 8
 Slovak: 8
 French Canadian: 7
 Slovene: 7
 Slavic: 1

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

  • 17%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 9%Canada
  • 8%India
  • 5%Taiwan
  • 5%Vietnam
  • 4%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 4%Korea

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

  • This state: 9,352
  • Other state: 10,629
  • Northeast: 2,260
  • Midwest: 2,453
  • South: 1,675
  • West: 4,290

83% of Mercer Island residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 4% lived in Washington.

Mercer Island:

82.6%
State average:

82.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 5
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 20
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 285
  • Less than 1 year of college: 242
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 684
  • Associate degree: 331
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,312
  • Master's degree: 2,396
  • Professional school degree: 1,434
  • Doctorate degree: 394

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 46
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 61
  • 7th and 8th grade: 15
  • 9th grade: 26
  • 10th grade: 12
  • 11th grade: 83
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 41
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 643
  • Less than 1 year of college: 188
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 588
  • Associate degree: 497
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,437
  • Master's degree: 2,010
  • Professional school degree: 666
  • Doctorate degree: 379

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.2%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 2.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.2%Males
Mercer Island marital status for males
Mercer Island marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,349
  • One, attached: 95
  • Two: 23
  • 3 or 4: 89
  • 5 to 9: 499
  • 10 to 19: 490
  • 20 to 49: 679
  • 50 or more: 1,534

Median worth of mobile homes: $811,368

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 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 (79.0%)
  • Electricity (17.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Electricity (61.7%)
  • Utility gas (31.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 506
Here:

14.5%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 248
Here:

19.6%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 145
Here:

23.1%
Washington:

16.4%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)