Mercer County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Mercer County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 111,750 with a growth rate of -2.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mercer County, Pennsylvania is the 30th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017111,750-2,848-2.49%
2016114,5981,9251.71%
2016112,673-1,073-0.94%
2015113,746-1,031-0.90%
2014114,777-393-0.34%
2013115,170-471-0.41%
2012115,641-498-0.43%
2011116,139-477-0.41%
2010116,616-4,387-3.63%
1990121,003-7,296-5.69%
1980128,2991,1240.88%
1970127,175-344-0.27%
1960127,51915,56513.90%
1950111,95410,91510.80%
1940101,0391,7931.81%
193099,2465,4585.82%
192093,78816,08920.71%
191077,69920,31235.39%
190057,3871,6432.95%
189055,744-417-0.74%
188056,1616,18412.37%
187049,97713,12135.60%
186036,8563,68411.11%
185033,1722990.91%
184032,87313,14466.62%
183019,7298,04868.90%
182011,6813,40441.13%
18108,2775,049156.41%
18003,2280.00%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White104,771
Black or African American6,558
Two or More Races2,052
Asian766
Some Other Race368
American Indian and Alaska Native80
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Median Age

44.1


Total

42.1


Male

45.8


Female

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 91,335 adults, (22,690 of which are seniors) in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

58,125

50.72%

Male

56,473

49.28%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All73.4%26.6%
Male71.1%28.9%
Non Family59.7%40.3%
Female50.1%49.9%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,3502.3673.4
Married22,8642.9788.2
Non Family15,2351.1559.7
Female5,3473.0350.1
Male1,904371.1

2.91

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Households

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Education

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7233.41%
9th to 12th Grade5,6587.08%
High School Graduate35,27744.14%
Some College12,48115.62%
Associates Degree6,5408.18%
Bachelors Degree10,91413.66%
Graduate Degree6,3297.92%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White74,23466,71916,256
Black3,8283,354539
Hispanic711549139
Multiple Races637563154
Asian475323149
Other Race1549730
Native American73594
Islander33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 31.37%.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,354$39,812$25,470
Less Than High School$21,736$25,928$9,725
High School Grad$26,439$32,344$21,793
Some College$30,618$40,764$23,585
Bachelors Degree$41,259$50,581$33,919
Graduate Degree$56,372$65,114$54,009

$31,354

Average Earnings

$39,812

Average Male

$25,470

Average Female

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Language

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Language

95.41% of Mercer County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 4.59% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 3.22% of the population.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White97,95312,29112.55%
Black5,3241,60930.22%
Multiple1,77257032.17%
Hispanic1,22029624.26%
Other33218355.12%
Asian717719.90%
Native801620.00%
Islander33100.00%

13.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.45%

Male Poverty Rate

15.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 9.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.51%.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.42%
High School11.40%
Some College10.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.27%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.65%
Male Unemployed22.83%
Female Employed7.18%
Male Employed5.56%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Income

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,831$60,123
Families$58,758$71,269
Married Families$67,934$80,609
Non Families$25,519$35,841

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

9,700

Number of Veterans

9,187

Male Veterans

513

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,632
First Gulf War1,263
Korea994
Second Gulf War959
World War II929

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+2,787
65 to 742,623
35 to 542,061
55 to 641,714
18 to 34515

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,15910.80%
Black4509.68%
Hispanic707.12%
2 or More474.98%
Other2913.68%
Indian1013.33%
Asian50.85%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

5.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hermitage1637515867-508-3.10%
Sharon1403813405-633-4.51%
Grove City83218069-252-3.03%
Greenville59555602-353-5.93%
Farrell49544736-218-4.40%
Sharpsville44154218-197-4.46%
Mercer20021911-91-4.55%
Stoneboro10511001-50-4.76%
West Middlesex863833-30-3.48%
Sandy Lake659644-15-2.28%
Clark640624-16-2.50%
Wheatland632603-29-4.59%
Jamestown617587-30-4.86%
Fredonia502476-26-5.18%
Jackson Center224217-7-3.13%
New Lebanon189178-11-5.82%
Sheakleyville138134-4-2.90%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990