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Mercer Island, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $861,481 (it was $548,300 in 2000)
Mercer Island:

$861,481
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $579,467 - $1,020,592
Median year house/condo built: 1972

Median year apartment built: 1976

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,756

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

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 9no bedroom
  • 1361 bedroom
  • 6922 bedrooms
  • 2,1243 bedrooms
  • 2,6564 bedrooms
  • 1,1665+ bedrooms

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

  • 106no bedroom
  • 5511 bedroom
  • 5992 bedrooms
  • 1863 bedrooms
  • 1614 bedrooms
  • 515+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 103no vehicle
  • 1,3331 vehicle
  • 3,5032 vehicles
  • 1,3983 vehicles
  • 3584 vehicles
  • 885+ vehicles

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

  • 178no vehicle
  • 9141 vehicle
  • 4702 vehicles
  • 523 vehicles
  • 304 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 91 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 1073 rooms
  • 2764 rooms
  • 5435 rooms
  • 6556 rooms
  • 9787 rooms
  • 1,2888 rooms
  • 2,8949+ rooms

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

  • 921 room
  • 1962 rooms
  • 4243 rooms
  • 4244 rooms
  • 1705 rooms
  • 876 rooms
  • 847 rooms
  • 868 rooms
  • 919+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 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
  • 199Less than $10,000
  • 239$10,000 to $14,999
  • 196$15,000 to $19,999
  • 185$20,000 to $24,999
  • 174$25,000 to $29,999
  • 299$30,000 to $34,999
  • 276$35,000 to $39,999
  • 276$40,000 to $44,999
  • 334$45,000 to $49,999
  • 539$50,000 to $59,999
  • 646$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,136$75,000 to $99,999
  • 992$100,000 to $124,999
  • 688$125,000 to $149,999
  • 699$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,556$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Mercer Island, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Mercer Island, WA
  • 103Less than $10,000
  • 12$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10$50,000 to $59,999
  • 9$60,000 to $69,999
  • 30$70,000 to $79,999
  • 31$100,000 to $124,999
  • 18$150,000 to $174,999
  • 23$175,000 to $199,999
  • 101$200,000 to $249,999
  • 217$250,000 to $299,999
  • 149$300,000 to $399,999
  • 317$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,566$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2,025$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,593$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Mercer Island, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Mercer Island, WA
  • 11Less than $100
  • 71$200 to $249
  • 9$250 to $299
  • 32$500 to $549
  • 18$600 to $649
  • 13$650 to $699
  • 42$700 to $749
  • 31$750 to $799
  • 92$800 to $899
  • 56$900 to $999
  • 452$1,000 to $1,249
  • 445$1,250 to $1,499
  • 601$1,500 to $1,999
  • 868$2,000 or more
  • 235No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5331995 to March 2000
  • 2831990 to 1994
  • 4441985 to 1989
  • 2951980 to 1984
  • 2571975 to 1979
  • 2121970 to 1974
  • 3391965 to 1969
  • 683Before 1965
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: 1,049
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,516
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,272
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 919
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,378
  • 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, 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 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%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 3,736
 English: 2,538
 German: 2,177
 Irish: 1,636
 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 (%):

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

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

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 by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.6%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.6%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 11.1%Females
Mercer Island marital status for males
Mercer Island marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $572,638

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Mercer Island:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 76.2%Utility gas
  • 15.1%Electricity
  • 8.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 49.8%Electricity
  • 36.2%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.7%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

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 (Noninstitutionalized)